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Looking back with the mayor who raised the bar

Mayor Mike Murphy walks into the County Times office, looks around the place, smiles, and the first thing he says is: “Fall 2011.” The mayor — who is finishing up his final term at City Hall — is obviously feeling nostalgic about the first time he came through the door to introduce himself and sit down for an interview. It was…

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…


By JOHN MILLER & JONATHAN WHITAKER In an Election Night forever to be remembered by razor-thin margins for victory, there was one local candidate in a highly competitive race who was blessed with a clear and decisive win.   Matthew Serratto is on his way to becoming the next Mayor of Merced after he took an early lead on Tuesday evening,…

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