The history of MS-13 in Mendota, CA

MS-13 terrorized the small Valley community of Mendota far back as 2009, with multiple murders and other crimes.
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MS-13 terrorized the small Valley community of Mendota far back as 2009, with multiple murders and other crimes.

Yesenia Amaro covers immigration and diverse communities for The Fresno Bee. She previously worked for the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia and the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Nevada. She recently received the 2018 Journalistic Integrity award from the CACJ. In 2015, she won the Outstanding Journalist of the Year Award from the Nevada Press Association, and also received the Community Service Award.