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The story of Osborn Park, as told by Vicki Carne

This is the story of Osborn Park at 750 Bellevue Road in Atwater told by Vicki Carne, Secretary of the Atwater Historical Society, and edited by Beverly Barela. The City of Atwater’s Osborn Park, located on 17 acres on Bellevue Road next to the Livingston Canal, was named after Charles A. Osborn. The City had several proposals to choose from…

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,…

Student advocate helping at-risk kids to avoid fights

Taylor Alandzes is meeting the demands of a challenging job at Atwater Valley Community School in Atwater. Her position — student advocate — is paid for by the Valley Crisis Center, a local domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking service provider. By working with students on self-help techniques, Alandzes, a dedicated…

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