Lemoore Naval Air Station will be the next home base of the US Navy’s new F-35c joint strike fighter jet. Several squadrons totaling 100 aircraft with be based at Lemoore, replacing the aging FA-18 Hornet. Lemoore beat out El Centro Naval Air Facility in Imperial County in the bid to host the jets.
In a written statement announcing the decision, Congressman David Valadao said the move will result in new jobs and a boost to the local economy."
We all know that California’s drought is posing huge problems for valley farmers. But as FM89’s Ezra David Romero reports, it’s also a concern for pilots at one of the largest Navy installations in the west.
It’s a busy day at the Lemoore Naval Air Station in Kings County. Pilots flying F/A18 Super Hornets are practicing touch and go exercises on a runway that’s painted to look like an aircraft carrier.
The Hanford Sentinel reports that one of the San Joaquin Valley's last drive-in movie theatres may close after the end of the summer season, thanks to a rash of vandalism, and pressures for development.
ARMONA - For many people, the Kings Drive-In Theatre brings back nostalgic memories of movies flickering in the dark through car windshields. They don't know what Geraldine Graff does. Every morning, the owner of the facility cleans up from the night before. She doesn't like what she sees.