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Summer projects are under way on campuses throughout the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District. Robert Hernandez added a fresh coat of paint to playground markings at Von Renner.

Summer projects abound at local school campuses

NEWMAN – A number of modernization projects, campus improvements and routine deep-cleanings are taking place on local school campuses while students and most staff are away for the summer. The […]
  • Grand jury report critical of trustees

    GUSTINE -  A Merced County Civil Grand Jury report is critical of Gustine Unified School District board members who supported a controversial one-time bonus for all district employees in 2013, […]
  • Council ponders peddlers’ rules

    NEWMAN – Local leaders will consider new guidelines which would allow and regulate door-to-door solicitors. Whether the council approves those guidelines, however, remain to be seen. Though technically prohibited by […]
  • Ambulance contract on the table

    West Side Community Ambulance and its union employees are closing in on a one-year contract which includes concessions aimed at helping the cash-strapped agency weather its financial crisis. Robert Easter, […]

Community »

GPS to host festa celebration this weekend

GUSTINE – The Gustine Pentecost Society is hosting its 2014 festa this weekend, with traditional activities including a bodo de leite, procession of queens, folklore entertainers, bullfights and much more. […]
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Community Calendar – July 17

Thursday, July 17, through Monday, July 21 GPS festa Gustine Pentecost Society festa, including bodo de leite, procession of queens, bullfights and more. Weekends  through July 27 West Side Theatre […]
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‘Fit Kids’ provides an active summer

Fit Kids participants took part in a spirited game of dodge ball recently.NEWMAN – The city-sponsored “Fit Kids” program is providing an active summer for local youth. Twice a week, participants gather in Lions Park for a morning of games and activities. […]
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Opinion »

Dean Harris: Puzzling portions of grand jury report

A little bit about a lot of things: •  Interesting grand jury report regarding the Gustine Unified School District Board of Trustees, to be sure. The Merced County Civil Grand […]
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Toni Butero: Remember when dissent was patriotic?

We have to go back……way, way back, to the rough and tumble days of 2007 and 2008, when then-Senators Obama and Clinton told us repeatedly that dissent and challenging the […]
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Letter: Respect for our country must be restored

To the editor: I am writing to commend Jim Basset for his letter to the editor (Gustine Press-Standard/West Side Index of July 10). He expressed my sentiments exactly. If only […]
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Sports »

Majors all-stars claim championship

Host Newman won the Majors division of its annual all-star tournament. Team members posing for a photo after claiming the crown included, front from left, Jaeden Diaz, Xavier Avila, Treven Crowley and Alex Samson. In the second row, from left, are Isaac Orozco, Trent Crowley, Matt Souza, C.J. Kinimaka and Anthony Casillas. In back, from left, are coaches Jon Crowley, Anthony Casillias and Don Hutchins.Host Newman turned to the long ball to claim championship honors in the Majors all-star baseball tournament last week. Three home runs helped Newman turn back a stubborn Atwater team […]
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Newman Minors fall in title game

Newman third baseman Landon Mendonca looks to make the play in Minors championship action Wednesday.The Newman Youth Baseball Minor boys all-stars earned a berth in the championship game of the organization’s annual tournament after downing the Atwater All-Stars 9-8. But the tourney hosts ran […]
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Newman PeeWees drop high-scoring finale

Newman all-star Pedro Barajas races for the plate to score in the Pee Wee championship game last Wednesday.Two West Side teams squared off in the PeeWee championship game of the Newman Youth Baseball All-Star tournament last Wednesday as host Newman faced Patterson. The teams combined for 31 […]
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Obituaries »

Obituary: Frank Cardoza, Jr

cardoza obitFrank J. Cardoza Jr. of Gustine passed away July 12. He was 86. Mr. Cardoza was born in Newman and was a lifelong resident of Gustine. He was a dairyman […]
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Obituary: Shirley Moniz

Moniz obitShirley J. Moniz, 76, of Gustine passed away Wednesday, July 9. Mrs. Moniz was born in Mena, Ark. She lived in Gustine for more than 60 years. She was a […]
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Obituary: Donald Wright

wright obitDonald Roy Wright of Gustine passed away July 2 at 82 years of age. Mr. Wright was a native of Pacific Grove. He was a firefighter for 25 years, and […]
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