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‘Suspicious persons’ report triggers Diablo response

DIABLO GRANDE – Law enforcement converged on Diablo Grande Tuesday morning for a report of unknown subjects armed with shotguns, authorities said. Officers reportedly conducted an extensive search of a […]
April 15, 2014 | Posted in: News, Police Beat | 0 Comments | Full Story »

NCLUSD board agrees on superintendent candidate

NEWMAN – The search for a new superintendent for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District was narrowed down to a preferred candidate after two intense days of interviews Friday and […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: News, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

‘Paid time off’ policy costly for ambulance

Long-time employees of West Side Community Ambulance receive more than 27 hours of paid time off for every two-week pay period worked under a policy which, in tandem with an […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: News | 1 Comment | Full Story »

‘Every 15 Minutes’ a sobering experience

Jeff Nunes was among the parents reading emotional farewell letters to their children during Friday’s mock funeral which concluded the Every 15 Minutes program.GUSTINE – One bad decision can end or forever alter a young life in a moment’s time, shattering families and leaving loved ones to deal with the agonizing grief that […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: News, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Resource officer making a difference on Romero campus

SANTA NELLA – Merced County sheriff’s deputies have been trading their regular beats for the classrooms and playgrounds of Romero Elementary School twice a week. Just weeks into the agreement […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: Community, News, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Sentence handed down in murder of Gustine man

By Rob Parsons MERCED SUN-STAR Story reprinted courtesy of Merced Sun-Star Kimberly Brewer stood before a crowded courtroom Friday morning and said she would never forgive the gang member who […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: News, Police Beat | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Gustine postpones action on police cars, food trucks

GUSTINE – A short-handed City Council last week delayed deliberations on replacement of the Gustine Police Department’s aging fleet of patrol vehicles, as well as a request the the city […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

News Briefs – April 10

Newman artwork available Several drawings by well-known artist Kenneth Tyler depicting historic Newman buildings are available for purchase. Tyler, a 1965 Orestimba High graduate, created the pictures for the Newman […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

GVFD’s Steve Bell honored

Steve Bell stands next to the bulldozer that he used fighting fires for CDF.  Photo courtesy Gustine Volunteer Fire Department.The Merced County firefighting community paid tribute to local volunteer Steve Bell in a moving program last Wednesday evening. Bell, who is first assistant chief for the Gustine Volunteer Fire […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: Community, News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

GUSD board sets bond planning meeting

GUSTINE – The Gustine Unified School District will hold a bond planning meeting next Tuesday, April 15. Dr. Ron Estes, district superintendent, said the meeting is open to all members […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: News, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »