The Atwater City Council approved a contract with a $164,658-a-year salary for Graeme Mitchell, a one-time UC Merced employee who has decades of experience but has never worked for a city, officials confirmed.
Merced County leaders will be asked today to approve a deal with the Los Angeles Harbor Department in a plan that leaders say could help revitalize the former Castle Air Base and bring thousands of jobs to the area.
An Atwater man was at the Las Vegas concert Sunday where a gunman opened fire on a country music festival, killing at least 58 people and injuring hundreds of others in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, according to authorities.
In a public Facebook post that has since been deleted, Atwater’s mayor said the Merced County Board of Supervisors is “raping” taxpayers with bloated salaries, eliciting reactions from advocates of victims of sexual assault.
The employees and owner of Sierra Academy of Aeronautics based at the Castle Commerce Center fear the school’s closure after a Merced Superior Court judge on Friday didn’t order the school’s convicted former co-owner to give up his shares in the company.
Merced firefighters respond to the scene of a structure fire which occurred in a multi-family residential housing complex in the 1100 block of West 19th Street in Merced, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. According to Capt. Nathan Frankhauser, two families have been displaced by the fire and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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Two families displaced by structure fire on West 19th Street in Merced
Merced firefighters put out fire at multi-family home
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