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MS-13 terrorized Mendota for nearly a decade. Why didn’t help come sooner?  Merced Sun-Star

President Trump's administration has targeted murderous gang MS-13, but the federal government hasn't helped the town of Mendota CA in their fight against ...

Mendota High School football coach arrested  KFSN-TV

The head coach of the Mendota High School football team was arrested on charges of insurance fraud. Mendota police took Coach Beto Mejia into custody at ...

Drive, determination at Mendota High  ABC News

July 1, 2013. It's 3:45 a.m. in Mendota, Calif. The migrant farm worker town of 11,000, just 40 miles west of Fresno, is pitch-black. Within 30 minutes, the rumble of ...

Mendota powers past Avenal, 4-0, to claim Division VI boys' soccer title  Vida en el Valle

The Mendota High School boys' soccer team does not revolve around senior Danny Trejo, the state's all-time scorer.

Updated: Mendota High senior Danny Trejo inches closer to California state record: 13 goals to tie  Vida en el Valle

Mendota High School forward Danny Trejo scored all three goals for his team in a 3-2 West Sequoia League soccer victory over host Tranquillity High on Jan.

Mendota High roars back to win Battle of 33  Vida en el Valle

When Mendota High School hosted nearby rival Firebaugh High in the Battle of 33 last Friday night before an estimated 6000 football fans, both teams made ...

High School Hotshot: Danny Trejo

Meet this week's SunPower by Sun Solar High School Hotshot, a Mendota soccer star chasing a state record.

Mendota Aztecs defeat La Cañada in CIF So-Cal Regional first round, Santa Clara visits Thursday  Vida en el Valle

Mendota Aztecs had a bumpy first-round win, but a win regardless against La Cañada this afternoon (March 7) in the California Interscholastic Federation ...

Back to School 2018  Kaweah Commonwealth

Woodlake High students began the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Along with a new district superintendent and athletic director, as well as a new ...

Mendota High's Danny Trejo scores 7 goals in Central Section playoff win (Feb. 17) and breaks California record  Vida en el Valle

Mendota High senior Danny Trejo scored seven goals to break the California record in the Aztecs' Central Section Division VI first-round victory tonight (Feb. 17).

Mendota Aztecs fall in So-Cal Regional semifinal, state No. 1 Trejo held scoreless  Vida en el Valle

Bad luck and a tough defense held the state's leading scorer and Mendota High School Aztecs forward Danny Trejo scoreless in a 2-0 CIF So-Cal Regional ...

Vaness French, who made Mendota High students national chess champions, dies at 49  Fresno Bee

Vaness French, a Fresno man whose love of chess turned Spanish-speaking farmworkers' children in Mendota into champions of the game, died Tuesday night ...

Cantaloupes, Tomatoes and All-American Football  ABC News

Mendota is a small California town in the heart of the state's Central Valley. Most of its 11,000 residents are Mexican-American farm workers who harvest virtually ...

Mendota High School chess team celebrates national victory  Los Angeles Times

This time the Knuckleheads -- the surprising chess champions from drought-weary Mendota where almost half of the Central Valley town is unemployed -- knew ...

Candidates compete for Sweet Corn queen title in Friday fest pageant  LaSalle News Tribune

MENDOTA — The theme on for Friday during the 70th Annual Sweet Corn Festival queen pageant will be jazz when the Illinois Army National Guard 144th Army ...

Fresno woman dead after crashing into Mendota canal  KFSN-TV

The California Highway Patrol doesn't know how fast she was traveling or why she crashed but they said her car hit the side of a canal, went airborne and ...

Former Fresno State student makes difference in small community  The Collegian

Former Fresno State student Robert “Beto” Mejia (center) has led the undefeated Mendota High School Aztecs to their first Valley Section Championship ...

Fresno music teacher arrested for sex crimes with a child re-arrested on 5 more counts with another victim  KFSN-TV

The family of an 11-year-old watched in court Monday, as a long-time music teacher was arrested again. Now prosecutors say there is a second victim.

Mendota upsets host McFarland in D-5 So-Cal Regionals then ends season at Rancho Mirage  Vida en el Valle

Mendota High School needed two overtimes for the upset over higher-seeded and host McFarland Cougers in the quarterfinals then ended a great season on a ...

Friday Night Football - Week 7  KFSN-TV

Schedules, scores and highlights of High School Football around the Valley.

Farm town of Firebaugh, Calif., awaits fate of 'chosen one,' Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen  Casper Star-Tribune Online

FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Dodging puddles on a gray Wednesday in January, it was almost easy to forget that Firebaugh has been in desperate need of water.

Valley music teacher admits sex crimes with girls under 14  KFSN-TV

Two families are feeling relief as a former Valley music teacher confessed to sex crimes with victims under the age of 14.

Fresno county libraries to serve free lunch to kids  Fresno Bee

Fresno County libraries will kick off their free lunch program, “Lunch at the Library,” Monday at 1 p.m. at the Fowler Library, 306 South Seventh St. Monday's start ...

Bands head to Selma for annual parade and review  Hanford Sentinel

The Selma Rotary Club will host its 51st annual Marching Band Festival, consisting of a parade and field show, Saturday, Oct. 31.

Local peace officers association awards $1,000 scholarships to two Clovis High grads  Fresno Bee

Two Clovis High School graduates, Hannah Ravizza and Antonio Borjas, were among 15 local students presented with $1000 scholarships Wednesday from ...

You Matter Day at Chukchansi Park gives students a chance to make a difference  Fresno Bee

About 600 students are expected to gather at Chukchansi Park on Saturday, March 18, 2017, for You Matter Day. Activities include writing letters to military ...

Tom Flores leads the long list of sports' standouts  Vida en el Valle

Tom Flores forever etched his name as a pioneer for Latinos in sports. Setting aside for a moment that the native of Sanger coached the Oakland Raiders to a ...

Jesse Lujan tourney  Hanford Sentinel

The Lujan family and Selma High School basketball will present the second annual Jesse Lujan Memorial Basketball Tournament Jan. 8-11 at Selma High ...

KC Spotlight: Joel Ruble  Hanford Sentinel

How did you get started in your career? I studied physics as an undergrad and earned a bachelor's degree at Fresno State. I then realized that I need more ...

A fairy tale in the making: The Cinderella Project is accepting tax-deductible donations of prom dresses until Sunday, April 3.  Fresno Bee

Attending prom is a rite of passage for teenagers — signifying the end of high school and the start of adulthood. But attending prom has been known to be ...

A league of their own  Fresno Bee

Will Magee and Amanda Kerr knew their children deserved better.

Influential Entertainers  Vida en el Valle

1 Yolanda del Río: She started to sing when she was five years old in her native Pachuca, Hidalgo, México and by age 14 she was recording professionally.

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