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Workers are bringing in the almond harvest from West Side orchards. At side, a sweeper operator recently made his way through a Nunes Farms almond orchard.

Growers: Almond harvest down from last year

Almonds are rolling in from orchards to processors, but some growers report that yields are down from a year ago. Growers blamed two factors – unusual weather patterns and the […]
  • NCLUSD board okays pay increases

    NEWMAN – Employees of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District will receive a retroactive 3 percent raise under 2013-14 contract agreements ratified Sept. 2 by the school board. The district […]
  • New look for lunchtime at OHS

    NEWMAN – Lunchtime has a different look at Orestimba High this year. With the switch to a block schedule, the school’s double lunches of last year have been condensed into […]
  • Gustine city manager to retire

    GUSTINE – City Hall is gearing up for a change in leadership following the announcement of Greg Greeson’s impending retirement as city manager, but local leaders did not have far […]

Community »

Fashion boutique opens for business in Gustine

The Gustine Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting recently for Fancy Nancy’s Boutique. At center are co-owners Nancy and Eduardo Siqueiros and her parents Ann and Tony Poch. Friends, family and chamber officials looked on.GUSTINE – A new boutique specializing in high-end fashion has opened for business in downtown Gustine. Nancy Siqueiros and her husband, Eduardo, opened Fancy Nancy’s Boutique at 451 Fifth St. […]
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New real estate office opens in Newman

PMZ Real Estate agent Wendy Montgomery has opened an office in downtown Newman.NEWMAN – A new PMZ Real Estate office staffed by a West Side agent has set up shop in Newman. Long-time Gustine resident Wendy Montgomery is serving clients out of […]
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VFW Auxiliary members convene

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7635 Auxiliary met Sept. 2. President MaryAnn Watson conducted the meeting with 22 members in attendance at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Gustine. The […]
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Opinion »

Dean Harris: School spirit bubbling on local campuses

A little bit about a lot of things: •  School spirit is one of those things that is easy to sense but hard to fully quantify…..one of those intangibles which […]
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Guest Opinion: 2014 legislative session was both successful and historical

By Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) It was a busy August at the Capitol as the legislative session drew to a close. We had many long days and nights of thoughtful […]
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Bill Mattos: Behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Gotham Club’

GIANTS BASEBALL COURTESY OF NEWMAN’S FOUNDERS. A set of four enigmatic glass doors stand guard behind San Francisco Giants AT&T Park alongside McCovey Cove. All bear the same mark: Two […]
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Sports »

Redskins rally to edge Lions

Gustine running back Daniel Sims breaks into the open to pick up yardage against Linden in varsity action.In a game that saw both teams trade touchdowns, the kicking game decided the outcome when Gustine faced Linden in its 2014 varsity season opener Friday. The Redskins made all […]
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Fast start lifts Warriors to win

Vicente Martell picks up yards for the varsity Warriors in their non-league win over Bret Harte Friday.A three-touchdown flurry in the first quarter paved the way for a 49-24 Orestimba win over visiting Bret Harte Friday evening. Orestimba scored early and often, relying on big plays […]
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Bolden, Braves storm past Bullfrogs

Orestimba’s Tymon Bolden fights for yardage against Bret Harte. Bolden had a huge night for the frosh-soph Braves, scoring five touchdowns in the OHS victory.Orestimba spotted visiting Bret Harte an early, lead, and then came storming back behind five touchdowns by Tymon Bolden to defeat the Bulldogs 35-19 in frosh-soph action Friday. The Braves […]
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Obituaries »

Obituary: Elvira ‘Ty’ Dunn

Elvira Louisa “Ty” Dunn of Cupertino passed away Aug. 20. Mrs. Dunn was born in Turlock in 1930 and was raised on a dairy farm near Gustine. She was an […]
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Obituary: Joseph ‘Butch’ Hill

Long-time Newman resident Joseph Louis “Butch” Hill passed away Aug. 31 at 74 years of age. Mr. Hill was a native of San Jose. He lived in Newman for 40 […]
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Obituary: Dolly Carey Husman

Long-time Newman resident Dolly Carey Husman passed away Aug. 28 at 86 years of age. Mrs. Husman worked at several leading Newman businesses, including Mowry’s Drug, Lloyd’s Supermarket and West […]
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