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Nice surprises at car show to celebrate Atwater’s birth

Atwater continued to celebrate its 100th anniversary last Saturday, and part of the fun was a neat old car show near the Bloss House. Close to two dozen vintage vehicles were parked in the shade next to the historic dwelling. Some of them were familiar to me but there were a couple of nice surprises as well. One of my favorites…

May aims to continue in role as Merced County Assessor

Matt May has a job where every day he loves coming to work. He's the Merced County assessor, recorder and county clerk, succeeding Barbara Levey in the elected position a year ago in January. May, 54, was appointed by Merced County supervisors. He handles a wide variety of duties, including monitoring the county's assessed valuation of just…

A Forest Grows Not So Far Away

About three miles from downtown Atwater lies an area that is totally different from the surrounding and unassuming agricultural countryside. For the family that settled there almost 60 years ago it became an oasis — make that an urban forest — that boosts spirits to this day. Retired marriage-family therapist and tree advocate…

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