Bernhard Marks and Dos Palos elementary schools in Dos Palos, CA, and El Capitan Elementary in Delhi, CA, were named three of the lowest performing schools in California, according to Department of Education.
Joaquin Antonio Sotelo, a Merced County, California, Navy veteran facing deportation by ICE agents, won his right to stay in the US after District Attorney prosecutors worked out a deal with his attorneys
In California, Stanislaus County ranks second in the state in number of child deaths by firearm in a study of data compiled by Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit group, since the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting.
Joaquin Antonio Sotelo, a Merced County, California, Navy veteran facing deportation by ICE agents, says attorney Dominic Falasco of Los Banos misled him on a felony conviction that led to his immigration issues.
The Merced Sun-Star has launched a community Facebook group, Tipping the Scale, dedicated to a discussion on childhood obesity in Merced County, which California and county data shows is a big problem.
A Merced County judge ruled a mother, Chanish Conrady of Los Banos, California, and her boyfriend, Steve Perez Jr. of Dos Palos, will stand trial in the deadly child abuse assault of 4 year old Kyis Conrady.
The Los Banos downtown apartment fire caused smoke and water damage but no major injuries. It was likely caused by electrical issues in the utility closet, according to Los Banos Fire Department Chief Mason Hurley.
The Merced County Office of Education released its annual schools report, showing a decrease in truant students. The district attorney’s office has helped by making arrests of the parents of those children.
Armed suspects of a Jan. 11 home invasion in Los Banos were tracked to a residence on Badger Flat Road, where Los Banos police and the Merced County Sheriff’s SWAT team were serving a warrant Friday morning, according to law enforcement.
Merced County Supervisor Jerry O’Banion on Tuesday received a replica scaled Merced County vehicle, a framed tribute from colleagues and several awards and commendations for his service that spanned more than a quarter-century.
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.
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.