Yosemite,CA-The remains of the missing Santa Barbara teenager found at Yosemite National Park have been identified as Gerardo Cruz Hernandez, 18, was last reported seen at Glacier Point on November 22nd, 2017.

A search ensued including park rangers, search dogs and a California Highway Patrol helicopter, Agencies involved with the search included CHP, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, a volunteer search dog team from Yosemite and special agents for the National Park Service.


Merced CA- The new CVS opened it’s doors today, November 19th, 2017, in Merced. The new location located at 649 West Olive Avenue replaced it’s Merced Mall store location.

The new store includes a drive thru pharmacy. A Starbucks is also being built behind the CVS store. We also found out about a new KFC being built including a gas station by Golden Valley High School on Child’s avenue.

At this time it is unknown if the new KFC will replace the location at 1616 Martin Luther King Jr Way.

#new #businesses #jobs #positions


About 500 turkeys and bags of almonds will be given away starting around noon Tuesday, November 21st, at the Los Banos Fairgrounds O’Banion Pavilion.

Another 500 turkeys, bags of almonds and cheese donated by Joseph Gallo Farms On Wednesday, Nov. 22 nd, Around noon at the Merced Fairgrounds Grandstand.One turkey per household is allowed.

#free #turkey #merced #losbanos


Merced CA- Over fifteen parents have been arrested for failing to send their children to school since the program started over 2 months ago. The District Attorney’s office and the County Office of Education launched a new truancy prevention program in August in which a District Attorney Investigator has been assigned to work exclusively with Merced County School Districts to ensure that children are regularly attending school. The cost of the new program is being shared by the District Attorney’s office, the Merced County Office of Education, and the school districts, Morse said.

The sweep on August 30th was only the first, Morse said. “Countless studies have shown that students who are chronically absent from school fall behind their classmates and are at greater risk of dropping out of school. Similar studies show that high school dropouts are at least eight times more likely to be in jail or prison. They also earn less money, pay fewer taxes and are more likely to collect welfare. We fail our children, we fail public safety and we fail our communities if we do not do everything in our power to see that kids graduate from high school,” Morse said, adding that more sweeps would follow.

The 10 parents arrested on August 30th, 2017 were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor. Nancy Benitez, 42, Ana Luzania, 34, Rosalind Hardin, 46, Jose Gonzales, 45, Ana Salas, 43, Bernadette Thomas, 45, Vanessa Montufar, 32, Fabiola Higareda, 44, and Jennifer Villa, all of Merced, were all taken directly to court by the arresting officer and arraigned before Merced County Superior Court Judge Mark Bacciarini. Kristen Jacobs, 35, was booked into Merced County jail and held overnight.

The most recent arrest’s this month were charged on Monday November 13th,2017 with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Esmeralda Saldana, 40, and Cesar Saldana, 46, both of Merced; Ann Ornelas, 34, and Michael Perez, 33, both of Winton Billie Breniak, 43, and Lonita Robertson, 47, of Merced,Ruby Santos, 32, and Jose Rubio,30, both of Los Banos.

#school #students #police #parents #arrest


Yosemite,CA- Approximately 300 jobs to be filled over the next several months. Yosemite National Park has approximately 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018. There are positions open in all areas of the park. In addition to Yosemite, there are seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country.

The park will be filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, entrance station rangers, custodial services, forestry technicians, utility systems operators, administrative assistants, traffic control rangers, and more. The jobs range in pay from $16 to $22 an hour.

All open job announcements and detailed position descriptions are posted online at beginning now through the end of January 2018. To see information on all available positions in Yosemite, search for “National Park Service” and “Yosemite National Park.” Each job announcement will be posted for up to 5 business days. Some positions do have application limits ranging from 50 to 100 applicants.

All applications must be submitted through Applicants may create a profile on the website in advance to save time once the hiring process begins, which is highly recommended.

Yosemite National Park welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds across our nation. The Federal Government offers unique hiring paths (also known as a hiring authority) to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. If you fall under one of these groups of people you may be eligible to receive preference when applying for jobs.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 413 national park sites, and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.

All candidates interested in working at Yosemite National Park in the summer 2018 are encouraged to frequently visit to view the latest job announcements.

Do you want to become a part of the legacy of passionate people through history who have been protectors and guardians of Yosemite? Do you want your office to be 1,200 square miles of wilderness punctuated by waterfalls, granite cliffs, vibrant wild flora and fauna, and billions of stars?

Yosemite seasonal jobs for the summer of 2018 are being posted online at now through the end of January. Applicants may create a profile on the website in advance to save time once the hiring process begins (highly recommended). Yosemite National Park welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds across our nation to apply!

Open positions include wilderness, interpretation, traffic, and protection rangers; custodial services, forestry technicians, utility systems operators, administrative assistants, biological science technicians, and more.

#yosemite #national #park #summer #hiring #application


Atwater, CA-Officer Matt Vierra attempted to stop the vehicle near Atwater Boulevard and Maple Street after he observed the driver fail to stop for a posted stop sign. The driver (later identified as 32 year old Emanuel Reyna) failed to yield to the officer’s emergency lights and sirens and entered the northbound SR 99 on-ramp where he continued north on the freeway reaching speeds of up to 90 MPH.

Officer Vierra reported that Reyna was weaving throughout all lanes of traffic as he pursued the vehicle. The pursuit lasted approximately two minutes before Reyna pulled over just prior to the Sultana Road exit near Livingston. Reyna was then taken into custody without further incident. Dispatch advised the officers that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Atwater on November 7th.

The vehicle color was reported as red by the owner however Officer Vierra noted that it had been crudely spray painted black. Reyna was booked into Merced County Jail on charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Evading a Peace Officer, Vehicle Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools and Driving on a Suspended License.

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