Chowchilla council sworn in; mayor’s seat at stalemate

Two new members of Chowchilla City Council took their spots on Tuesday, but the council could not agree on who should serve as the city’s top official during the next two years. Waseem Ahmed, 45, and Mary “Trinket” Gaumnitz, 51, were the top two vote-getters on Election Day last month. They took their oaths of office from City Clerk Nanci Lima.


Community gives back to Planada families for holidays

Planada’s annual Christmas party gathered about 200 families at Planada Elementary School. The event, led by the Planada Christmas Cherish Memories group and the California Highway Patrol, treated families to a morning of toys, photos with Santa and hot chocolate.

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