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Atwater welcomes new firefighters, department head

Atwater welcomed three new reserve firefighters, as well as a new director for the Public Works Department on Monday night during the City Council meeting. For the ceremonies, city leaders were joined by Captain Blaine Lopes of Atwater’s Station 42, along with Cal Fire Battalion Chief John Slate. Lopes began the badge pinning ceremony by…

City honors El Capitan Track Team champions

Merced city leaders on Monday honored the El Capitan Boys Track Team for winning this year’s San Joaquin Section Championships in Division III. Led by Senior Brian Matthews, Sophomore Naseem Hassaan, Sophomore Devine Petershey and Freshman Maurice McGauley, El Cap surged to success in the 100m, 200m, 400m and the 4 x 100m relays. Several of…

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