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Dean Harris: Strikingly different offers for hospital building

A little bit about a lot of things: • Sooooo….seems as though the West Side Community Healthcare District has a choice on its hands. Its headquarters, the former West Side […]
January 22, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Susan Mattos: Legacy of remarkable man will live on

A long-time Newman resident and subscriber sent us in a note with his renewal and asked us to caution drivers to always drive with their car lights on, particularly now […]
January 22, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Bill Mattos: Farmers being more efficient than ever in using water wisely

By BILL MATTOS SPECIAL TO MATTOS NEWSPAPERS STILL TIME FOR RAIN. While we’ve had nearly no rain in January, there is still hope that we can get some good wet […]
January 22, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Guest Opinion: Savoring essence of Gustine, West Side life

By DIANTHA STENSRUD Recently as I walked down Main Street of Gustine, California I found myself smiling at passers by and wanted to sing along with the Christmas tunes that […]
January 15, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Nuggets of wisdom found on Facebook

Multi-tasking this Sunday afternoon, trying to keep an eye on the Packers-Cowboys playoff game (how odd to not see the 49ers in the post-season), keep pace with active 3-year-old granddaughter […]
January 15, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Bill Mattos: New Fitbit device delivers encouraging information

A BIT OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO GET FIT? My new Fitbit bracelet is making me look like I’m a fitness crazed guy….but I’m really not. Since I took a break from […]
January 15, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Lions thank those who supported food, toy drive

To the editor: The Gustine Lions Club would like to thank the individuals and organizations involved in this year’s Christmas food and toy drive and distribution. They include Anthony and […]
January 15, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Holiday season a newspaper challenge

A little bit about a lot of things: •  I enjoy the holidays, but also like getting back to the normalcy of a regular routine and schedule. Some years, depending […]
January 8, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Toni Butero: Sharing wishes for a new year

So, it’s that time of year… new calendars and a new outlook for the start of 2015. Crisp weather, Samuel has headed back to school and things are quickly picking […]
January 8, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Bill Mattos: Nadine Dompe loved life, family and friends

ALWAYS A WEST SIDE CHEERLEADER AND FAN. When long-time Crows Landing resident Nadine Dompe died on New Year’s Eve after 96 years full of life, one of the West Side’s […]
January 8, 2015 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »