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Dean Harris: Every vote matters in local elections

A little bit about a lot of things: •  Things seemed awfully quiet around the polls in Newman and Gustine last Tuesday, at least when I stopped by to get […]
November 19, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Toni Butero: Republicans catch a wave

So mid-term elections happened last week, and watching election returns as they roll in is a big television night at my house! Usually I know whether it will be a […]
November 19, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Susan Mattos: ‘Tis the season for shopping, bad behavior

Last week’s paper was a pretty good reminder that it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping. Many of our local merchants are offering some pretty spectacular deals […]
November 19, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Ugly side of a high school rivalry

To the editor: I attended the Gustine-Orestimba football games. The good part was that the fans were treated to two exciting, nail-biter games. The bad part was that we also […]
November 19, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Appreciates support of elected officials

To the editor: I am writing this letter to thank Congressman Jim Costa, State Senator Anthony Cannella and Assemblyman Adam Gray for taking the time out of their busy schedules […]
November 19, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Bill Mattos: Comforting Kids benefit a huge success once again

COMFORTING KIDS ANOTHER HIT. The auction alone brought in almost $50,000, not to mention the premium wines and liquor sold during the Comforting Kids event Saturday at the West Side […]
November 6, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Strong showing puts Gustine on the national FFA map

A little bit about a lot of things: •  So…..Gustine already has its followers in many circles, as the community is well-known for its Portuguese celebrations, Fourth of July gala […]
November 6, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Susan Mattos: Rain doesn’t dampen ‘Pennies for Polio’ effort

Friday night’s rain storm was certainly a bit of welcome relief for our drought-ravaged state but you had to feel a bit sorry for all the little ones who looked […]
November 6, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Gustine FFA team bound for nationals

A little bit about a lot of things: • Four Gustine High FFA members are bound for Kentucky, where they will represent not only their school and community but their […]
October 23, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Urges ‘no’ vote on Measure P

To the editor: I am writing with my deepest concerns for the upcoming election regarding Measure P. As a land owner who resides within the district, I have been reading […]
October 23, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 1 Comment | Full Story »