Atwater

Atwater

Atwater police set DUI checkpoint

A DUI and driver’s license checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in Atwater on Tuesday. According to an Atwater Police Department news release, the checkpoint will be conducted by the department’s traffic unit within city limits.

Atwater

Atwater adopts a balanced $43.9 million budget

Atwater adopted a $43.9 million budget this week, which leaders are calling a sign of the city’s slow crawl out of the red. The City Council voted 3-1 on Monday to approve the budget, which has a $12.5 million general fund. Councilman Joe Rivero cast the dissenting vote and Councilman James Vineyard was absent.

Atwater

Atwater still trying to catch up to pension debt

A plan to refinance a portion of Atwater’s debt didn’t get the support it would need this week, leaving some city leaders and employees unsure what happens next. City staff has for a few months pitched the plan, which would use a couple of fire stations, the community center and other city property as collateral to refinance a portion of the city’s $19 million debt owed to the pensions of retired city employees.

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City of Merced scores low on walkability

Mark Wild, 26, of Santa Cruz and a University of California, Merced student, drives his car in Merced Calif., Friday, July 15, 2016. Wild says he is not comfortable riding his bike around Merced and relies on his car to get around the city. According to walkscore.com, Merced's Walk Score is listed at 41.
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City of Merced scores low on walkability 1:33

City of Merced scores low on walkability

Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department 1:42

Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department

Merced migrant students wrap up summer program 1:34

Merced migrant students wrap up summer program

School Stories: Student, community collaboration on display in Merced 1:45

School Stories: Student, community collaboration on display in Merced