The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is opening applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunting permits for the Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and San Luis Reservoir wildlife areas.
The Miano Mileage Club finished its third annual Fun Run Saturday. The club is a group of about 100 students from third through sixth grade who run together from January through April. Their goal is to run the 5K race near the end of the school year and transform themselves in the process.
The annual “Fill the Boot” campaign will be held between 7 a.m. and noon Friday. Along with bringing out the big boot, Los Banos and Merced County firefighters and staff will be asking motorists at the intersection if they would like to donate to the cause.
What started as a Facebook group for local musical talents, the Moonshine Bandits, and an urge for philanthropy, led to a nonprofit organization that sends about 300 care packages each year to U.S. troops abroad.