50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index, August 7, 1969

Change approved for new plastic industry 

Re-zoning of a parcel of land at the north city limits requested by the Universal Pipe and Plastic Corp. has gained the approval of the City Planning Commission. 

After holding a required public hearing on Monday evening the commission declared that the requested change from C-N zone to M (manufacturing) was compatible with the majority of the surrounding property. The action was adopted unanimously by the planners present and the recommendation forwarded to the City Council for continued procedures necessary.

The recommendation was received by the Council, which held an adjourned session Tuesday night and set plans in motion for a hearing on Tuesday evening, August 19, at 7:30 p.m. 

50 Years Ago From the Archives of The Gustine Standard, August 7, 1969

City repaid for police schooling 

A final payment of $968.48 was received by the City of Gustine earlier this week in the reimbursement of costs to the city for participation  of its policemen in training under the P.O.S.T program—Peace Officers Standards and Training. 

The check brought the amount received by the city under the program to nearly $3,000, which paid for professional training of all members of the Gustine force except Chief Bob Belmont and Sergeant Homer Vaughn, both of whom had prior training. 

Gustine policemen who received six weeks instructions at Gavilan Junior College (Hollister-Gilroy) are Mike Youravish, Max Schoenrock , Norman Henderson and Harold Roberts. Former Gustine officer Clarence Salles, no longer on the force, also received instruction and college credits under the P.O.S.T. Program. 

$2,011,550  Budget Okayed by trustees for schools

A budget calling for total expenditures of $2,011,550 was adopted Monday night by the Newman-Gustine Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees for the 1969-70 school year. 

The budget, for about $56,000 more than last year, will maintain essentially the same educational program in the district’s schools as last year’s, according to the Superintendent John Duncan. 

With minor changes, principally in projected income for next year, the budget is the same as the publication budget which appeared last week in this newspaper.