Los Banos dairyman and school board trustee Dennis Areias listens to Merced County Judge John Kirihara speak Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, during a hearing on charges he illegally dumped cow waste in state waterways. A felony charge was dropped after Areias pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge.
Los Banos dairyman and school board trustee Dennis Areias listens to Merced County Judge John Kirihara speak Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, during a hearing on charges he illegally dumped cow waste in state waterways. A felony charge was dropped after Areias pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge. Vikaas Shanker vshanker@losbanosenterprise.com
Los Banos dairyman and school board trustee Dennis Areias listens to Merced County Judge John Kirihara speak Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, during a hearing on charges he illegally dumped cow waste in state waterways. A felony charge was dropped after Areias pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge. Vikaas Shanker vshanker@losbanosenterprise.com

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