52015Nov

Claudia Corchado: A path to peace of mind

A Path to Peace of Mind The Central Valley has some of the highest rates of childhood obesity. Obesity is due to a number of factors, including lack of infrastructure that supports regular physical activity. California had the nation’s highest fatality rate among child pedestrians, ages 4 to 7, and the second-highest rate among pedestrians…

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292015Oct

Beachwood-Franklin areas score grant for safer routes to schools

HIGHLIGHTS  $973,000 awarded for sidewalks on Lobo Avenue in Beachwood-Franklin $1.8 million awarded for upgrades on Walnut Avenue in Winton BY ANA B. IBARRA | aibarra@mercedsunstar.com Residents of the Beachwood-Franklin area and local agencies celebrated a victory Wednesday that will allow for road improvements on Lobo Avenue near Franklin Road. A $973,000 grant from the state’s…

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252015Oct

Beach-Franklin community receives state money for school routes

The Beachwood-Franklin community has received nearly $1 million in state funding to provide safer routes to schools. The improvements will be made to roads, curbs, gutters and other infrastructure along Lobo Avenue near Franklin Elementary School. Last year, Merced County laid plans to fund a project in the area to improve school routes. Community members’…

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102015Jan

Road improvement plans for Planada and Franklin-Beachwood areas move forward

Two community projects that would enhance roads and create safe routes for pedestrians in the Planada and Franklin-Beachwood areas are moving forward after the Merced County Board of Supervisors approved final plans. With the recent adoption of the respective improvement plans, the projects will now be eligible to compete for state and federal transportation grants…

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