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Law enforcement K-9 units certified
Fifteen narcotics units used the former Castle Air Force Base on Friday for the certification of about half of their teams of officers and K-9s. Merced County sheriff's deputy Mark Taylor said seven teams — each made up of a handler and a dog — showed their skills at finding and bringing down assailants, while one tested its ability at ... (more)
Fri May 24, 2013
Things happening Around Town
The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive, except when the first Monday is a holiday.
Car show Saturday will benefit Atwater Police Activities League
Big Creek Lumber's sixth annual car show will be held Saturday at the company's Castle Business Park location.
Open cockpit day at Castle Air Museum this Sunday
Castle Air Museum will open the doors of its historic aircraft on Sunday for an intimate viewing event that happens only twice a year.
Atwater soccer club joins forces with San Francisco semi-pro women's team
As a coach for the Golden Valley junior varsity and the Atwater Competitive Soccer club, Jason Durbin has witnessed first hand how much talent continues to be turned out in Merced County.
Thu May 23, 2013
Authorities up patrol of drunken driving for holiday
Avoid the 11, an effort involving 11 Merced County law enforcement agencies, plans license checkpoints and DUI “saturation” patrols through Monday, according to a news release.
ATWATER — The Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual giant rummage sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the parking lot at the corner of Shaffer Road and Juniper Avenue.
Wed May 22, 2013
4M Americans expected to travel on Memorial Day weekend
A travel survey by AAA estimates that just over 4 million Californians plan on traveling 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend.
The Modesto Bee
Dairy Princess winner will serve as ambassador for 11 counties
Six young women will compete June 1 for District 6 Dairy Princess at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.
Tue May 21, 2013
Things Happening Around Town
ATWATER — Atwater High School will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school.
Mon May 20, 2013
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Prison booze could play role in Calif murder trial
Defense attorneys say one of the two inmates accused of killing a California prison guard in 2009 was so drunk on potent homemade liquor that he couldn't understand an FBI agent's Miranda warnings afterward.
Sat May 18, 2013
Jim Mount: What the SPCA really is and what it can really do
This is in reply to the letter from the writer disappointed that the SPCA would not help pay her daughter's vet bill .
Fri May 17, 2013
First Look: Village Tavern, A New Neighborhood Pub in Atwater
Here's the first look into Atwater Village's new watering hole, Village Tavern , produced by Maurice Rodriguez , an Atwater resident for almost thirty years.
The Miami Herald
Prison brew could play pivotal role in California murder case
One of the two inmates accused of killing an Atwater, Calif., prison guard was so drunk on a potent brew dubbed "White Lightning" that he couldn't understand an FBI agent's Miranda warnings afterward, defense attorneys claim in revealing new documents filed in federal court.
Thu May 16, 2013
Merced County honors fallen officers with ceremony
The sound of a bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" set a somber tone Wednesday morning, as members of law enforcement gathered to honor fallen officers at the 2013 Merced County Peace Officer Memorial ceremony.
California cities in line for bankrupcy
USA TODAY lists them: Atwater, Azusa, Compton, and more, inclding some big cites.
TSA Foils Man Flying with Gun
Kerry Lee Bobo, a 53-year-old resident of Atwater, Calif., believed he could beat security by concealing his Sig Sauer .45-caliber handgun in aluminum foil, according to court documents.
Wed May 15, 2013
The city is gearing up for Cap and Town 2013, Merced's biggest outdoor celebration and ultimate block party, from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday on Main Street, from M street to Martin Luther King Jr.
Tue May 14, 2013
Longtime Merced County, Atwater official honored for work
A man who was once at the helm of Merced County and Atwater was recently recognized for more than four decades of work in local government.
Mon May 13, 2013
Buhach honors teachers with massages and more
As part of National Teacher Appreciation Day, instructors at Buhach Colony High School in Atwater were treated to a spa day, which included massages, pedicures, manicures and other pampering.