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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, […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: News, Schools | 1 Comment | Full Story »

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 […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

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, […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Summer projects abound at local school campuses

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.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 […]
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City, cops reach pay agreement

GUSTINE – The City Council last Tuesday ratified a contract agreement with the Gustine Police Officers Association. Council members also voted in the special meeting to extend the contract of […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Stevinson woman killed in crash

A Stevinson woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 140 Monday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The Merced County Sheriff’s Department identified the deceased as 69-year-old […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: News, Police Beat | 0 Comments | Full Story »

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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Police Beat – July 17

Newman Police Felony charges A suspected drunken driver who backed his vehicle into a patrol car before leading the officer on a pursuit into the rural area on July 12 […]
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