3 hrs ago
Water conservation on the table for Merced
The city has had some water conservation measures in place since 1992, including a watering schedule that allows sprinkler use three nights a week and only from 7 p.m. to 11 Leah Brown, the city's water conservation specialist, said the city has taken a mostly educational approach and rarely writes citations for violations.
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7 hrs ago
Trustees grant district employees raises
All 900 employees of high schools in Merced, Atwater and Livingston will get a one-time 5 percent salary bonus for the current school year and a 2 percent increase to their 2014-2015 salary, trustees decided at successive meetings last week.
Sat Mar 15, 2014
Villages, schools continue to battle flooding
A downed tree formed a dam to stop chuncks of concrete, asphalt, limestone, rock and other large debris that was flushed through the Hubbard Park tunnels en route to the Milwaukee River.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
More than 1,000 pot plants seized in 2 raids
Merced County sheriff's detectives said they raided two large marijuana growing operations Thursday in Merced County, eradicating more than 1,000 plants from homes converted into commercial operations.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Thunder Youth Cheer will be taking registration for the 2014 Cheer Season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on March 15 at Osborn Park.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Atwater City Council approves changes to Measure H committee
The City Council voted on Monday to increase the number of members of the Measure H Oversight committee from five to seven, along with other revisions to the ordinance.
The Fresno Bee
Inmate pleads guilty in prison guard's stabbing
James Ninete Leon Guerrero, 48, of Guam, entered a plea of second-degree murder before U.S. District Judge Philip Pro in a negotiated agreement that will put Guerrero in prison for the rest of his life.
The Modesto Bee
Wine Line: Readers' respond to wine rules
In the Jan. 22 Wine Line, I listed five rules that help me keep this column consumer-friendly.
All segments of community involved in school district's accountability plan
As part of a new process for obtaining state funding, Merced high school district officials have been meeting with different groups to determine future needs and priorities.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Independent Shakespeare Co. to Stage New Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, 4/4-5/3
Independent Shakespeare Co. , presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, announce a new adaptation of Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'
High-speed chase ends when car crashes in Atwater
A man from North Hollywood was jailed over the weekend in Merced County after a high-speed chase that ended when the suspect's vehicle crashed into a concrete pillar in Atwater, police said.
Pacific Daily News
Guam killer cuts deal: Attorney: Mental illness went untreated
James Leon Guerrero's run-ins with the law go all the way back to 1981, when he was first arrested for burglary and sentenced to one year of probation.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Atwater High School Class of 1974 will celebrate its 40-year reunion June 28-29.
Atwaters Ochoa nearly brings home CIF State wrestling medal
Ochoa, who didn’t even walk onto a mat until four years ago, missed the medals podium – for the top eight – by a single win.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Out and About in the Merced region
The evening will include a silent and live auction, a catered dinner and a variety of casino-style games, including blackjack, roulette and poker.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Life sentence for Atwater prison murderer angers guard's family
One of two inmates who killed a federal correctional officer at U.S. Penitentiary Atwater will spend the rest of his life in prison in exchange for a guilty plea, under a plea bargain reportedly approved by Attorney General Eric Holder.
Fitch Affirms Atwater Public Financing Auth, CA's Sewer Revs at 'BB'; Outlook Revised to Positive
The city's obligation to make installment payments is secured by a pledge of gross revenues of the city's sewer system .
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Atwater considers new graffiti ordinance
The ordinance revisions were discussed at a City Council meeting last month, though no action was taken.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Man with Atwater ties wins third Iron Dog championship
The Iditarod has long stolen the spotlight in the Alaskan sports spectrum, but it isn't the only storied race across some of this country's harshest landscape.
Mother arrested in 2-year-old son's death posts bail
A 19-year-old mother arrested this week in connection with the death of her 2-year-old son received sole custody of the child just six days before the boy's death, according to Merced County Superior Court documents.