A single-engine aircraft crash-landed at the Los Banos CA Airport on Thursday. The pilot from San Jose was not injured. The airplane experienced a power failure. No other planes were involved in the incident.
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.
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.
Few people in a Los Banos restaurant seemed to notice as the pint-sized bandit in pink slipped up to a woman’s purse and lifted her cell phone. But two women who were with the little girl and were recorded on video surveillance footage laughing d