8 hrs ago
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.
13 hrs ago
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.
16 hrs ago
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Senator's staff, EDD to hold office hours for Atwater AT&T call center employees
In the wake of the announced closure of two Atwater AT&T call centers, staff for State Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, said they will hold mobile office hours this week to offer assistance and information to affected employees.
Merced Art Hop brings out the inspired
From left, Carlos Lopez, 8, Victoria Lagunas, 9, Elijah Lopez, 9, and Jayden Lopez, 5, of Winton make clay art during Merced Art Hop on Saturday.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Max D. Thomas
A private celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements was entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, Atwater, CA.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Kiddieland is free today, sponsored by Merced Elks Lodge 1240. Concession opens at noon; rides will be free from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church of Merced, 899 Yosemite Park Way.
Merced Union schools need another registered nurse to handle students' medical emergencies
More students are showing up at area high school campuses with serious medical issues such as asthma, seizures, diabetes or heart conditions.
County officials look at potential changes to fee program
County leaders decided Thursday to look at options for restructuring a Merced County Association of Governments fee-collection program after hearing concerns that the money doesn't benefit all cities equally.
High school campuses getting summer spruce-up
Once school ends for the summer, the Merced Union High School District's maintenance staff hits the ground running, hoping to get both routine sprucing-up and more major renovation projects done before classes resume two months later.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Area leaders skeptical about effectiveness of larger water fines
Some Merced County water officials and experts say there are better ways to conserve water in Merced County than to levy a new, bigger fine, an unprecedented step taken this week that declared certain types of water waste a criminal infraction similar to a speeding violation.
Arrests made in triple-homicide case
At least two people have been arrested in connection with a suspected gang-related shooting last year at a house party near Atwater that left three teenagers dead, authorities confirmed.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Police investigate two drive-by shootings
Merced and Atwater police are seeking the public's help obtaining information on separate drive-by shooting incidents from earlier this week.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
AT&T employees fight to keep Atwater call centers open
AT&T employees expecting to be laid off from the closure of two Atwater call centers next month are rallying to save their jobs, and a neighboring restaurant said there's no hope for keeping its doors open.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Atwater police use Taser to arrest 'combative' woman
Amber Breckenridge, 20, was arrested Monday, July 14, 2014, after police shocked her with a stun gun while struggling with the officers, Atwater police said.
Longtime resident enters Atwater mayor's race
Jim Price, 63, on Monday confirmed plans to run for mayor in November's election, saying it was something people have urged him to do for years.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Merced council to focus on retail center development next year
Expediting the development of a regional retail center along Highway 99 and continuing to partner with UC Merced on expansion plans will be top priorities of the Merced City Council over the next 12 to 18 months.
Atwater elementary schools get new classroom door locks in wake of Sandy Hook
Classroom door locks are being modified to make Atwater schools safer. The district will consider similar upgrades on the doors of other school facilities as well.