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Atwater celebrates Ochoa-Jantz Insurance Agency

There’s a new business woman downtown, and Nereida Ochoa-Jantz is her name. Ochoa-Jantz celebrated the official ribbon cutting of her Farmers Insurance office — Ochoa-Jantz Insurance Agency — on May 5 at her office in downtown Atwater at 1214 3rd St. Ochoa-Jantz was surrounded by family, friends, the Atwater Chamber of Commerce,…

Locals react to interaction between mayor, street vendor

Confusion, frustration and communication difficulties between the Mayor of Atwater and a street vendor selling fruit on a downtown street corner.  Charges of racism in a viral Facebook post.  And a sitting Merced City Council member dropping the F-bomb online for all to see.  All this and more led to a large crowd converging on…

Habitat for Humanity celebrates store expansion in Atwater

The Merced County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the fourth anniversary and expansion of its ReStore facility in Atwater and the prospect of building two new homes for needy families this year. Habitat for Humanity, which formed a local chapter in Merced County in 1994, first opened its thrift store in the former Passadori's…

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