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

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

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

Letter: Chamber thanks July 4 parade participants

To the editor: We would like to thank everyone for participating in the 2014 Fourth of July parade. Each year the city of Gustine welcomes families and friends from the […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Chamber efforts greatly appreciated

To the editor: I would like to thank the Gustine Chamber of Commerce for an outstanding job of putting together the Fourth of July parade. They work so hard and […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Bill Mattos: Stanislaus County Fair off to a strong start

STANISLAUS FAIR KICKS OFF WITH BIG NUMBERS. So far, as I write this column on Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Fair’s numbers are looking good. The carnival’s first day was up […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Local ballots may be crowded in November

A little bit about a lot of things: •  So…..you want to run for mayor, or City Council or school board, well here’s your chance to do just that (provided, […]
July 9, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: PFSA grateful for support of rib dinner

To the editor: The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America (PFSA) Council 7, Gustine-Newman, would like to thank the Gustine community along with Hilmar, Stevinson, Los Banos, Turlock, Atwater and Newman […]
July 9, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Nation’s freedoms slowly being stripped away

To the editor: Our forefathers came to America with the dream of a new beginning. They wanted to build a new nation, a Democratic nation where majority rules. Sadly, we […]
July 9, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 5 Comments | Full Story »

Bill Mattos: ‘California Grown’ a seal of approval among consumers

CALIFORNIA’S FARM APPEAL. California’s population passed 37 million and is set to reach 40 million in a year or two. And there are two words that have made California businesses […]
July 9, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »