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50’s & 60’s Dinner/Dance Fundraiser

Tony Dutra and Kids Need Help Inc. presents 50’s & 60’s Dinner Dance Live Band and DJ John Loftin/Party on Productions Sat. May 19th – 7pm til 11pm at Dutra’s…Benefit for Aaron Godsoe Tickets $10.00 in advance… Available at Dutra’s…

Mother’s Day In The Park

This next weekend on May 12th and 13th will be Mother’s Day weekend and Pacheco Park will hold it’s annual event Mother’s Day In The Park.   The park will be the center of activity with many shoppers enjoying the array…

The Wild Wild Westside

By Geneva Brett Was the theme for this year’s fun day at the Los Banos Campus of Merced Community College. Each spring our college hosts a fun day of activities, inviting organizations and vendors to give students an idea of…

In Loving Memory of Betsy Diane Giraldin

Betsy Diane (Courant) Giraldin April 1, 1946 – May 1, 2012 On May 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM, surrounded by her loving family, Betsy Diane (Courant) Giraldin, was called peacefully to Heaven.  She made her family exceptionally proud and inspired…

Reminiscing with Mariann

A Very Special Mother By Mariann Chew Since Mother’s Day is next Sunday I thought I would reminisce with you about a very special mother, mine, Mathilde Affonso Plomp.  Mathilde was born in Los Banos, April 21, 1919 on a…

Fair Time In Los Banos

By Mariann Chew The Merced County Spring Fair was again a big success this last week.  The Spring Fair has been a Los Banos tradition for one hundred and twenty three years.   On Wednesday May 2nd the first official day…

Suspect Arrested after Shooting Himself

On May 6, 2012 at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to the Los Banos Memorial Hospital after a male arrived with a gunshot wound to his leg. Officers contacted 58-year-old Larry Briggs, who attempted to report…