Dining Review: International thrills in Atwater
The falafel blossom at Momed in Atwater is made from a zucchini blossom stuffed with a falafel mixture with sheep cheese and yogurt added, then lightly fried in a tempura batter.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Open Cockpit draws thousands to Castle Air Museum
James Idle, 17, of Granite Bay, looks into the cockpit of a fighter jet during Open Cockpit Day at Castle Air Museum in Atwater, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Bill Barkman: Return your calls, City Council members
At Atwater’s City Council Aug. 11 meeting, there were good points shared in favor of and opposed to having one council meeting a month and combining commissions that don’t communicate into one seven-person commission.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Sex ed can be harmful
The story "Battle of the Bands" describes a lack of sex education for youths. One person was quoted saying LGBT youths especially need such education, advocating the idea that sexual activity can be engaged in at anytime with anyone.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
The fifth annual Run for the Fallen, honoring U.S. military men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, is scheduled for Saturday in Applegate Park, near 26th and M streets.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Pets of the Week for Aug. 16, 2014
Christine is an adorable, young female terrier mix who can sit and shake hands! To find out more, calls SPCA.
Out and About
The Merced Flea and Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the fairgrounds, 900 G St. EBT is accepted.
Los Banos Enterprise
Ballot set for November
The filing period for the November election has ended and in Los Banos a former mayor will challenge the city's current leader, four City Council candidates will vie for two spots, three of the four school board races will see head-to-head battles and voters will choose between at-large and by-district elections.
Car swap meet founder's grown children take over management of events
Atwater-Winton residents Ryan Roberts and sister Shauna Bado have taken over management of spring and fall automotive swap meets at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, but their father continues as owner and promises to stay involved for at least the next five years.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Atwater man arrested after officer witnesses drug sale, police say
An Atwater man was jailed earlier this week after a police officer reported seeing him sell a bag of suspected methamphetamine.
The preschool at St. Anthony's Catholic Church will have a parent orientation at 7 p.m. today at the parish hall, 1801 Winton Way.
Felony manslaughter charge filed against Merced police chief's son-in-law
Defendant Jesse J. Saucedo III of Merced was charged Wednesday with a single felony count of involuntary manslaughter for the April 9 death of Jack Kline, the Merced County District Attorney's Office confirmed.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Atwater considers holding 1 council meeting a month
The Atwater City Council may soon hold only one meeting a month, making it the only city in Merced County to cut down on the number of council meetings.
Shane Smith: Find a way for hot meals
Taking safely prepared food and daily interaction away from some of Merced County's neediest residents is a bad idea.
The Fresno Bee
Annual Run for the Fallen honors soldiers with ties to Merced County
Teams of runners listen to opening remarks during the opening ceremony of Run for The Fallen in 2013.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Woman charged with leaving baby in hot car appears in court
Amanda R. Sagmiller, 26, was Aug. 5, 2014, after Atwater police found her 3-month-old son just before 4 p.m. in a locked 1999 Dodge Caravan parked outside a grocery store in the 2800 block of Shaffer Road.
Winton man to stand trial in 2012 alleged drunken-driving death
Edgar Tapia Madrigal, 24, was ordered to stand trial Monday for the Nov. 18, 2012 death of Matthew Frisk, 27, of Atwater.
The Fresno Bee
Police track shoe prints to burglary suspects
Robert J. Sarracino Jr., 44, remained in custody Tuesday at the John Latorraca Correctional Center on $90,000 bail.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Workers implore AT&T to keep 400+ jobs in Atwater
AT&T call center employees were joined by their families, as well as leaders from the Communications Workers of America union, to ask the corporation to stay in town past Aug. 25, its last day in Atwater.