Final election results have pushed trailing Los Banos school board candidates ahead of their opponents, leading Raymond Martinez over Geneva Brett in the Area 7 seat race, and Anahi Rodriguez over longtime incumbent Dennis Areias for the Area 1 seat.
A former California Highway Patrol officer accused of using excessive force was found not guilty after Merced County CA Sheriff Vern Warnke testified in defense of Angel Casas. Warnke was called a vital witness.
Two Gustine teens were arrested early Thanksgiving morning for stealing a vehicle, being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possessing controlled substances and having an illegal firearm, police said.
School officials expect Los Banos to have a new elementary school ready by the start of school in 2020. The long-term school plan will be funded by Measure X, which received voter approval during the June elections.
Merced College joined UC Merced and school districts in Merced County in closing classes Thanksgiving week due to bad air quality from the Camp Fire smoke pollution lingering in the San Joaquin Valley, according to Superintendent Chris Vitelli.
A 66-year-old man believed to have been drinking allegedly crashed a truck into a Los Banos home after fleeing another collision he was involved in, according to Los Banos police. The man who was arrested is from Salinas.
A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a dog on a Merced County street and getting thrown onto the roadway, then being hit by a suspected drunk driver minutes later, according to California Highway Patrol.
Many Los Banos schools are still testing below the state average, according to the 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Smarter Balanced Assessment results. But officials are focused on improvement.
Officers responded to reports of a traffic collision that occurred at about 8:22 p.m. Sunday on Hunt Road, north of Pfitzer Road, in Merced County, according to a news release. The single occupant of the vehicle died.
Five UC Merced graduate students who are DACA recipients had Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s ear as they shared what it’s like living in an America where their education and livelihoods could be stripped away by the federal government.
A 35-year-old Sacramento man died late Monday after crashing off Interstate 5 in Merced County, according to California Highway Patrol. The man suffered major injuries and was airlifted to a Modesto area hospital where he later died.
Merced County Judge Donald Proietti has been elected as the next presiding judge by his peers at the Merced Superior Court. The former civil attorney will start his two-year term on Jan. 1, according to a news release.
University of California President Janet Napolitano discusses health care access in the San Joaquin Valley with University of California, Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, in Merced on Friday.