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Scott Contreras (seated) and Tristan Rivera work through a project in a new multi-media class at Orestimba High School. The addition of staff and facilities such as the new Mac lab have allowed the school to expand its elective offerings.

Orestimba beefs up elective offerings

NEWMAN – An expanded menu of elective courses will offer more choices for students while helping manage class sizes in general across the schedule at Orestimba High School this year. […]

Community »

Cupcake baker serving up sweet treats in Gustine

Shannon Walton has opened Sonshine Cupcakes in Gustine.GUSTINE – A new cupcake bakery in Gustine opened its doors recently and is serving up tasty treats to local customers. Sonshine Cupcakes and More is owned and operated by […]
September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

News Briefs – Sept. 4

OLM children’s rehearsals Children of all ages are invited to take part in the Our Lady of Miracles Celebration to sing and portray angels. Rehearsals are being held at 6:30 […]
September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Task force hosts annual health care summit

A team from the city of Newman weighed in for the “Biggest Loser” at the West Side Healthcare Task Force’s healthcare summit Thursday.NEWMAN – Civic leaders, community members and health care providers serving the West Side gathered Thursday for the sixth annual “Healthier Choices Summit” held at the West Side Theater in […]
August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Opinion »

Dean Harris: Cemetery working on new well

Water is one of those things that we take for granted…..turn on the tap, and out it flows, right? Usually. But with increasing frequency in this summer of critical drought, […]
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Susan Mattos: Special events showcase our communities

This time of year brings about a lot of activity in our communities – schools starting, football and volleyball in action, Newman Fall Festival under our belts and the Our […]
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Toni Butero: Nob Hill comes to the rescue with ice

So another Fall Festival has come and gone. Much like a whirlwind it had started and was over before I even knew what was happening! Throwing a weekend-long event is […]
September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Sports »

Warriors win season opener

Noah Zalinski finds running room for the Warriors during Orestimba’s season-opening win over visiting Linden Friday.A pair of early touchdowns helped pave the way for Orestimba in a 27-12 varsity victory over visiting Linden in the Warriors’ season opener Friday. Orestimba, coming off a 1-9 […]
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Braves deny Linden in debut

Abel Sandoval cuts past a Linden defender to pick up yardage for Orestimba during the Braves’ frosh-soph victory Friday.A balanced attack put five touchdowns on the board Friday, lifting Orestimba to a high-scoring 36-28 victory over visiting Linden in the frosh-soph season opener. The Braves scored on the […]
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Redskins carry high hopes into new season

Training took on a new meaning for Gustine High football and volleyball players last Tuesday, when a group of visiting Marines put the student-athletes through a series of drills in military fashion.
Photo courtesy MELODY NOCETIGustine High’s football program turned the corner last season, and is looking to build on that foundation this fall. Coach Russell McWilliams said the Redskins have designs on improving on […]
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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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