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Atwater appoints interim city manager after Waterman resigns

At the start of Atwater City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, it was clear that a significant change of leadership at City Hall was taking place. The meeting agenda showed that during the closed session the council was discussing an appointment for the city manager position, and Deputy City Manager Greg Thompson was…

Falcons soar over Gauchos’ homecoming game

The bleachers at Stadium ’76 in Merced were packed this past weekend for the El Capitan Gauchos Homecoming game against the Atwater Falcons. While the game could have gone either way going into half time, the high-flying Falcons ultimately came out on top, winning 30-10. “I was really impressed with first year coach,” said Falcon Coach…

Author, actress Karyn Parsons visits Bellevue School

Author and actress Karyn Parsons, best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the TV series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” visited Bellevue Elementary School in Atwater to share her passion for literature and encourage a love of reading for students. Her school day visit on Sept. 1 was attended by more than 800 students in three…