NCLUSD seeks to acquire property

Newman-Crows Landing school trustees last week authorized Superintendent Randy Fillpot to enter into negotiations for the acquisition of a residential property adjacent to the Orestimba High School campus.

The property is located at 765 Hardin Road.

Fillpot said the property would be used for future expansion/improvement projects at the high school and may be an ideal site for a community pool should one be built on the Orestimba grounds. A pool is among the projects under consideration for funding through a planned bond measure the district intends to put before voters in March 2020.

“If we are going to have a pool it needs to have easy access for the community,” Fillpot commented. “We think that is the best place for the pool.”

Any purchase agreement would come back to the school board for final approval.

Yolo students struck in crosswalk

Two 11-year-old boys were struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, at Inyo and Upper, Newman police reported.

Both are students at Yolo Middle School, district Superintendent Randy Fillpot confirmed.

The accident occurred shortly after 7:45 a.m. as the juveniles were crossing Inyo in a crosswalk, police said. One was walking and the other was riding a bicycle.

Police said the juveniles were struck by a vehicle being driven eastbound on Inyo by Maria Gomez, 55, of Newman.

One juvenile was transported to a local hospital with injuries to the lower extremities, Lt. Brett Short said.

Fillpot told Mattos Newspapers that both students returned to class the following day.

Gomez was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian, police said.

Newman fire report

Personnel from the Newman Fire Department/West Stanislaus Fire Protection District Newman station responded to 20 calls for service from Sept. 9-15.

Fire Chief Keith Bowen said calls for service included 11 medical aid calls, three public assists, one alarm, two motor vehicle collisions, one vehicle fire, one hazardous materials incident and one vegetation fire.

West Side weather

Newman resident Marge Carvalho, an observer for the National Weather Service, reported the following daily high/low temperatures for the past week. Readings for the previous 24-hour period are taken at 5 p.m. daily.

Monday, Sept. 9: 92/55

Tuesday, Sept. 10: 90/53

Wednesday, Sept. 11: 91/57

Thursday, Sept. 12: 100/58

Friday, Sept. 13: 103/59

Saturday, Sept. 14: 105/63

Sunday, Sept. 15: 102/61