The City of Los Banos Calif. is a
municipality located in western Merced county in the heart of the San Joaquin
Valley of California.
In this section of
the OurLosBanos.com website you will be able to learn a bit more about our town
in general, its history, demographical data,
our museum, the local park system, the online TV channel, churches, the airport,
shopping, local television, moving here, and more. You will also be presented
with an opportunity to view photographs taken in and around
the City of Los Banos Ca.
To Do In Los Banos - We have opened up a new page that details some of
the things that people can do in Los Banos. It is a very quick overview.
In Los Banos
are proud to present you with a thorough listing of Churches
In Los Banos. This church directory contains the names and addresses of our
local Christian Churches as well as photographs of
each church building in Los Banos California. In many cases members of the local
churches or the church leaders have sent us detailed information on worship times
and things such as church programs available to people who attend. We will be
happy to add detailed information to any church page if requested to do so.
And Snapshots of Los Banos
is pleased to be able to provide you with an information rich website with all
sorts of textual information on it. (Please take some time to explore all of the
links on the left!) On this site you can find many things that give you a feel
for LosBanos but nothing we type will tell you more than some good color
photographs. With that in mind we have put together several pages of pictures
in and around Los Banos California. Select this link to view our photography
of Los Banos. Remember to click on the smaller photos to see a larger image.
This section is added to on a regular basis and we accept requests for photos.
Banos Ca. is a growing city that is proudly holding on to a real small town atmosphere.
Surrounded on all sides by open space, reservoirs, creeks, and state and federal
wildlife preserves this pleasant 'little' city offers its 35,000 residents a great
deal of opportunity for fun and recreation.
of any town's recreation plan is its city park system. Our city has wisely has
made community parks a priority and these neighborhood areas add a great deal
to the home-town feel of the community. OurLosBanos.com is proud to offer you
this city park system guide. In the guide you
will find a detailed look at each park, a comparative chart for all of the city
parks, and photographs of all of the parks in Los Banos Ca.
In Los Banos
Banos has a large number of shopping opportunities. From the large "box stores"
in town such as Super K-Mart, Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowe's as well as the the
coming Super Target down to the quaint little 1 person boutique and jewelry stores
on Main Street Los Banos has a great deal of shopping venues to offer local residents
and visitors to our town. We have put together a guide to some of the smaller
shops in town complete with pictures of the shop, descriptions of what they sell,
location, and hours. Please click here to learn more about the small business
shopping opportunities available in Los
Local Government and
Government in Los Banos is unique and interesting.
There is sometimes a small town flavor to politics here, but the people who are
elected to office in this town appear to take their jobs very seriously. This
section contains contact information and other salient facts about the politics
and politicians of Los Banos. Intended mostly as a place to find current information
on contacting local elected officials, this section also has web links, addresses,
and phone and numbers for a number of State and in some cases federal officials
who have a hand in the destiny and future of the City of Los Banos Calif.
To Los Banos
you are going to relocate to Los Banos California
you might be interested in our Moving to Los Banos
page. This little section of OurLosBanos.com lists telephone numbers, has website
link,s and contact points for all manner of interesting information which should
be useful to individuals who are new to town or soon to be Los Banos residents.
In addition it would be a good idea to register on our forums
and ask the local contributors any questions you might have. Both of these are
great free resources but we are always looking to improve them. If you have other
ideas of what could be included in our relocation page please do not be shy! Just
contact us and make the suggestion! In addition, we have posted an opinion piece
about Los Banos Real Estate that you might
find interesting to read before relocating to our town. and here is a place to
start looking for jobs
in Los Banos.
Los Banos Municipal Airport
many small towns, Los Banos California is blessed to have its own municipal
airport. The Airport is known to be one of the many "100 dollar hamburger
stops" for aviators flying through the San Joaquin Valley. That is to say
that there are many pilots who will drop into LosBanos Muni and make a short trip
up the road to get a bite to eat at one of the many Los
Banos dining establishments. We have developed a webpage about this friendly
little airport from which you can descend from the heavens or punch a hole into
the sky. Click here for more information about the Los
Banos is surrounded by agriculture. Tomatoes, almonds, cotton, melons, corn, and
many other crops thrive here. There are also a number of dairies, goat ranches,
sheep ranches , and other livestock businesses that thrive outside the borders
of the city. Suburban residents of Los Banos do not have to feel "asphalt-locked"
with so much nature and open space within a very short drive. Even so Los Banos
still has a very high tech population since a large percentage of the town commutes
over the hill each day to work in Silicon Valley. Many of those commuters
keep up with the happenings of the city through online sources for community information
such as the Los Banos Online Forums where people
come to talk about Los Banos, it's people, and just about anything else. We also
have local television...
Local Television Channel:
Los Banos has a local
cable TV channel: ch96. This community resource is also available online.
The internet feed which regularly shows live feeds and 'video' replays of city
council meetings, school board meetings, and more can be found here: Live
Internet feed of Channel 96. We applaud the city leadership for making this
resource available to the public on the Internet We are also pleased to see that
the official city website archives some of the video of city council meetings
and other such community events on their site in such a way that the public can
view these important political events at their leisure.
Access Television: TV 95
Los Banos is also about to get public access
TV - this is run by the Los Banos Community Access
Group, Inc. "TV For The People, By The People." The mission of the Los Banos
Community Access Group is to facilitate broadcast access of locally produced programming
to the Cable TV System by providing the community of Los Banos with training,
access to equipment, and a distribution outlet for programming content. Programming
content to contain (but not limited to): Community Events and Forums, Distance
Learning/Job Training, School Sports, Cultural Events, Church Services, and other
activities that stimulate discussion and the free exchange of ideas.
Every Friday evening there is a Flea Market in Los Banos. Click
here for more information.
of Los Banos
are very pleased to announce that OurLosBanos.com has been provided with a short
history of Los Banos by Mr. Charles Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer is a local writer
and editor of history books and he serves as a historian and curator at the Milliken
Museum. We are indeed very grateful for Mr. Sawyer's work in producing the history
text that appears on this website. If you would like to meet him, Mr.
Sawyer is regularly present on Saturdays at the local Los Banos history museum
where he does docent work and interpretation of the many exhibits on display.
The Milliken Museum is easily found near Pacheco Park
at 905 Pacheco Boulevard (Highway 152) about midway through town.
would like to encourage our neighbors and indeed everyone that reads this website
to invest a few hours of your time and make a pilgrimage to the Milliken
Museum. The Museum is open to visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 1pm to
4pm (13:00 to 16:00 hours) . There is no charge collected at the door when you
visit the museum but visitors do have the opportunity to make donations at the
counter or purchase local history books if they wish to do so. The Milliken museum
features static historical exhibits of all types and is a must see if you live
in Los Banos or are interested in the history of the region.
Milken Museum can be reached at 209-826-5505.
more information on the museum and local history click
There is a great deal more that
we can and will say about Los Banos. We plan on adding to this page and to this
website on a very regular basis. We believe that having a positive and continually
updated community resource like this one available for everyone to enjoy is important
and we hope that you will find this site helpful and interesting.
REALLY want your input - both positive and negative about this website. You are
very strongly encouraged to post your opinions on
our public forums or you can contact us via e-mail.
should also visit the Official City of Los Banos website. This site which is run
by the good folks at City Hall will give you
an introduction to our local government, allow you to pay your water bill online,
introduce you to the city council, and a lot more.
Chamber of commerce also maintains a website.
Here you can find a number of businesses and other helpful information about the