Veterans hope signs lead to respectful firework use on the Fourth of July
Atwater resident and combat veteran Frank Paredes, 98, is given a sign asking neighbors to be courteous with fireworks by the Marines: Central California Veterans at his home in Atwater, Calif., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
About 10 minutes before 8 p.m. Sunday a woman reported two injured sea lions near Henderson Park in Snelling, according to the sheriff’s office. The park is in Merced County, so the call was forwarded to U.S. Fish and Wildlife down there.
Joshua Goodman talks about Buhach Colony's 65-31 win over Patterson in the Central California Conference opener for both teams. Goodman rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns. The Thunder know they are headed for a showdown with Merced.
A big rig exiting northbound Highway 99 at the Franklin off-ramp overturned, spilling logs across the on- and off-ramps there about 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Atwater residents will decide on Nov. 6 whether they are willing to pay an extra $30 per $100,000 of their property’s assessed valuation to help build a new school to alleviate overcrowding at the school district, according to Measure E.
Last week, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office’s Aviation Unit spotted several suspected illegal marijuana grows in south Merced, officials said. Deputies on the ground corroborated the information and served search warrants at five homes.
Kaylyn Davenport, a floral design instructor at Atwater High School, is helping students run a new floral shop. The experience is intended to give students the skills needed to thrive as floral designers, Davenport said.
A man smashed out the five windows in a row of Merced businesses in Bob Hart Square, according to police. Several owners said Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, they need help from the city to protect their property.
A homeless man in Santa Ana, California, faces kidnapping charges after video caught him harassing and groping children at an Orange County laundromat, and asking a mother “can I have her?” about a 6-year-old girl, police said.
Taylor Swift paid tribute to the late Aretha Franklin on August 28 during a concert in the legend’s hometown of Detroit. In clips shared by fans, Swift spoke about Franklin’s impact on music, and her fight for feminism and civil rights.
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