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Atwater considers better exposure for cannabis stores

Atwater City Leaders met for the first time in the new year of 2021 on Monday inside of City Hall for a regular public meeting.  Members discussed the idea of expanding zones in which retail cannabis business and taco trucks would be allowed to operate. They also reviewed costs related to the abatement of an unpermitted and unlicensed…

Fire torches former Travis Credit Union site in Merced

Local firefighters from numerous departments converged on a structure fire near the corner of Collins Drive and M Street in Merced last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29. The fire started inside a vacant two-story building that previously housed a Travis Credit Union branch located at 3180 M Street. The fire began before 1 p.m., with large…

Atwater Experiences Tense But Peaceful Day Of Many Views

Hundreds of law enforcement advocates, Trump supporters, members of the Proud Boys and Freedom Angels, and other groups made their way to Bellevue Bowl in Atwater last Saturday to let their voices be heard. Across the street at City Hall, members of Merced People of Color, the Merced Black Alliance, counter-protesting residents,…

Leaders, residents celebrate new-and-improved ‘Mainzer’

Residents are enjoying the offerings of the newly renovated Mainzer Theater following the official opening last Wednesday. With strong support from the Greater Merced County Chamber of Commerce, the Mainzer’s ribbon cutting was held virtually in lieu of a traditional in-person event due to an abundance of caution and COVID-19…

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