Amid the dismal news of several business closures this week – two RadioShack stores and a Carrows Restaurant – the Merced County Department of Workforce Investment received a $950,000 grant this month from the state Employment Development Department to help laid-off employees find other opportunities.
A town hall meeting on Wednesday in Turlock gave business owners the tools and information to defend themselves against frivolous lawsuits based on minor violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Water conservation efforts in Merced have had some success as the city tries to reach the 20 percent reduction goal, and now leaders are bracing for what is predicted to be another dry year. Leaders said they believe it’s likely the state will call for more stringent conservation efforts from cities.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Wrestling Championships features the section’s very best from schools big and small and public and private. The top six in each weight class will advance to the CIF State Championships.