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

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 »

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

News Briefs – July 17

Gustine Rotary backpack program The Gustine Rotary Club is accepting donations of backpacks and school supplies to help properly equip underprivileged students for the coming year. Backpacks will be distributed […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

SN district adopts sewer rate study

SANTA NELLA – A recently-adopted study spells out possible increases in sewer rates for customers of the Santa Nella County Water District. The district’s board of directors adopted a sewer […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

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