Emilio Huerta from Los Banos was one of the selected winners to take part in the Oscars Fan Experience, which awards movie fanatics with a spot on the red carpet to watch their favorite celebrities stroll into the 87th Academy Awards.
Merced residents who have not yet signed up for coverage through Covered California and plan to do so before the Feb. 15 deadline, can stop by the Merced Senior Community Center between 4 and 9 p.m. Friday. According to organizers, seven insurance agents will be available to answer questions and enroll customers.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority held an informational meeting at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds last week, allowing hundreds of local citizens a chance to view alignment alternatives being studied for the project's environmental report.
A golf course, a water park and pony rides. These are just a few ideas the Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission might discuss in an effort to increase recreational activities in the city. But the commission that plans these programs is severely lacking in members – with 10 commissioner positions expiring at the end of the week. Only one current commissioner, Maria Baptista, has reapplied for her spot on the panel. The remaining nine seats – six commissioners and three alternates – will be vacant by Saturday, said Recreation Superintendent Jacquelyn Benoit.
A couple years ago, Atwater city leaders had trouble getting more than five people to show up to a town hall meeting, but they had the opposite problem Wednesday – there were hardly any seats left in the packed room of residents.
A request from fire officials for $80,000 of equipment to operate the city’s new firetruck was highly scrutinized during a City Council meeting Monday, with the council ultimately deciding they need exact prices on each item.