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Atwater mayor welcomes two challengers in race for seat
Atwater Mayor Joan Faul confirmed plans to seek re-election this November, but the 73-year-old could have competition from two challengers.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Candidates file for Merced College trustee seats
With four Merced College trustee seats up for election this November, three hopefuls have filed to run with two weeks left before the deadline.
A beginning dog obedience class will start today at 6 p.m. at Applegate Park in Merced.
Los Angeles Times
Don't swelter: Here are a dozen L.A. ice cream shops to help you cool off
Sweet Rose serves small batches of fresh ice cream made with ingredients from various pedigreed organic farms, and the quality shines through.
Bookstore manager a force for foster children, education in Merced
Robyn Piro, Merced College's bookstore manager, checks the corners of a book for damage inside the store on Friday.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Around Town, July 28, 2014
The class teaches basic commands such as sit, down and stay, as well as walking on a loose leash.
Real change for Atwater
Atwater's financial woes continue. The city's cash deficit runs into the millions – $4.1 million to be exact, as reported June 25 in the Sun-Star.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
District Attorney's son arrested on suspicion of murder
Ethan B. Morse, 18, son of Merced County District Attorney Larry D. Morse II, has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Mariposa County Jail.
Los Angeles Times
Mediterranean favorite Momed opens a new location in Atwater Village
Momed restaurant is open in the Atwater Crossing in Atwater Village, across the street from new housing and in the same arts complex as a local theater.
Out and About
"Once Upon a Story Time" with Jazmine, every Saturday through Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Merced Mall Center Court.
Pets of the Week, July 26, 2014
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
A Medi-Cal enrollment event held by Golden Valley Health Centers and Building Healthy Communities is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Joe Stefani Elementary School, 2768 Ranchero Lane in Merced.
The Modesto Bee
Food Expo highlights Valley taste
Making deals, unveiling new products and getting valuable feedback were all happening Thursday at the fourth annual Fresno Food Expo.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Atwater's Mello-Roos taxes on track to end in 2015
Officials said the city is on track to pay off the district debt by August 2015.
Arrest made in fatal Beachwood vehicle vs. pedestrian hit-and-run
A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday in a vehicle vs. pedestrian hit-and-run crash that killed a 47-year-old Atwater woman, according to the California Highway Patrol.
My Favorite Ride: Atwater father, sons restored 1939 Ford pickup
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
A 3-day work week
With 7 billion people on the planet, we must go to a three-day workweek paid at the 40-hour rate.
Wire: Poppy + Rose in Flower Dist; 5 Sandwiches in Atwater
Poppy + Rose is a new breakfast and lunch eatery in the middle of the Flower District in Downtown.
Atwater woman, 47, killed in hit-and-run crash identified
The California Highway Patrol is searching for a driver who killed at 47-year-old female pedestrian around 1 a.m. Wednesday on Santa Fe Drive in the Beachwood area.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Merced County, state help hundreds of AT&T workers preparing for layoff
An AT&T representative tells reporters to leave the parking lot near the soon-to-close call center on Monday in Atwater.