Costa Visit

Congressman Jim Costa visited Gustine Monday to formally announce the city’s approval of grant funding for a new fire truck. Pictured, from left, are Fire Department Secretary/Treasurer Leroy Onstine, Merced County/Cal Fire Engineer Kevin Bowman, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Oliveira, Costa, Mayor Pat Nagy, First Assistant Fire Chief Bart Garcia and Merced County Supervisor Lloyd Pareira. The new fire truck will allow the Gustine Volunteer Fire Department to retire a 1966 open cab truck and shift its current primary engine, a 1997 model, to be the second unit out.