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Around Town, 07/10/14
The Merced College Retired Women will meet for their monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today at La Hacienda 2, 3355 G St. The no-host luncheon is an opportunity to visit with retired friends and keep informed about coming events and happenings at Merced College.
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Large Debris Fire Burns Barns, Buildings in California
July 09--A fast-moving fire burned several old cars, barns and outbuildings Tuesday behind a house just north of Atwater.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Ceres man arrested in Atwater robbery
Three people were robbed at gunpoint by two men early Sunday in the parking lot of an Atwater bar, police said.
Atwater man teaches school, heads teachers' union and serves on college board
Gary Arzamendi of Atwater concedes his plate of daily activities is more than full, but that's fine.
Around Town, 07/08/14
The Merced County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. today at the county administration building, 2222 M St. Appointing a new county librarian is on the agenda.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Merced County Animal Control fee increases for cities
Since July 1, the cities of Merced, Atwater and Livingston have been paying $98.50 per animal, a $6.50 increase from the previous fee of $92.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Thousands attend Fourth of July festivities in Atwater
The 9-year-old Winton girl softly sang along to "The Star-Spangled Banner," and nodded enthusiastically when asked if she would like to someday sing it in front of the crowds of people who clustered together in tight knots for the annual Fourth of July parade in Atwater.
The Modesto Bee
Asian, Latino farmers lead strawberry industry
He and his wife, Blia, who both fled war-ravaged Laos in the 1970s, started farming the 6 acres along Monte Vista Avenue about 20 years ago.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Around Town 07-02-14
PFLAG Merced will hold its annual summer barbecue at 6:30 p.m. July 8 at United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Park Way in celebration of nine years at the church.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Community outreach coordinator positions added at Atwater schools
The Atwater Elementary School District will have eight community outreach coordinators in place when school resumes this fall as a program that has been in use at a few schools is extended to all campuses.
McClintock in the way
Tom McClintock's recent letter to the editor just shows that San Jose Mercury News reporter Paul Rogers was right to say that McClintock is standing in the way of annexing two parcels to Yosemite.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
UC Merced to purchase land in downtown
The land is 0.85 of an acre vacant lot at 18th and N streets, across from the Merced Civic Center.
Our View: AT&T loss hurts; Castle must land jobs
There are no silver linings to Friday's announcement that two AT&T call centers in Atwater will close, resulting in 397 lost jobs.
The Modesto Bee
Defendant sentenced for killing girlfriend and friend in west Modesto shooting
A judge on Monday sentenced an Atwater man to 132 years to life in prison for firing an automatic rifle at close range, killing his girlfriend and his friend.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Hensley catching on fast at Merced Speedway
Rare is the story of a stock car driver who begins his career at age 31 and finds instant success.
Firetruck burns money
Spending $1 million for a firetruck makes sense in New York or Los Angeles, but for little Atwater? Not so much.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Big Creek Lumber CO. hosts auto show
Big Creek Lumber Company hosted a third annual car show on Saturday, featuring street rods before 1972; roadsters and trucks of all years; 1955-57 Chevrolets and muscle cars including late-model Vipers, GTOs, Challengers, Mustangs and Camaros.
Atwater AT&T call centers to close, affecting 400 jobs
Officials with AT&T have confirmed that they will close the two call centers in Atwater by the end of August, affecting about 400 jobs.
Merced police chiefs son-in-law arrested on manslaughter charges
Authorities today announced the arrest of a Merced man on manslaughter charges after a fight during a comedy show earlier this year left an Atwater man dead several weeks later.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Fun soars above Pacheco Pass at Kite Day
Dozens at Pacheco State Park took advantage of gusty winds over Pacheco Pass on Saturday for the 13th annual Family Kite Day.