After a four-year plight to secure funding for a new McFarland police station — and an attempt to take over the county library branch there — McFarland was presented with a $5 million state grant toward building a new home for the police force in the heart of the city.

State Sen. Melissa Hurtado, D-ý, and Assemblywoman Dr. Jasmeet Bains, D-ý, secured the funding from the state after receiving a request from McFarland Mayor Saul Ayon, and presented a ceremonial check on Friday.