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Authorities said the driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover accident last Wednesday afternoon, March 18, on Highway 33 near Bambaur Road suffered only minor injuries. The California Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred when the driver, Manuel Lopes, 60, of Gustine, made an …


A single-vehicle accident last Wednesday morning, March 11, at Hunt Road near Sullivan at the south edge of Gustine left the demolished car leaning against a utility pole. The driver escaped injury, according to CHP officers at the scene.

The spreading COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed life on the West Side with stunning swiftness in recent days, as a handful of cancellations and closures quickly cascaded into a torrent.


GUSTINE - Two accidents occurred last week at the intersection of Highway 33 and Sullivan Road at the south edge of Gustine, police reported.


A 6-year-old boy was flown to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera with complaint of pain following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Sullivan and Whitworth roads, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said the child was one of three passengers in a 2013 Ford Explore…


A single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20, on Fig Lane near Ruth Avenue left the car overturned but the driver escaped injury, according to officials. Police said the driver veered when he looked down at his phone, struck a wooden guard rail and continued southbound until the veh…

Investigators process the scene of a fatal two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Hills Ferry Road between East Stuhr and River roads. The California Highway Patrol reported that an 80-year-old Newman woman was killed in the accident. The name of the deceased was not available prior to pu…

A man convicted of conspiring with others in an effort to help Paulo Virgen Mendoza flee California to Mexico after he allegedly killed Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh during a Dec. 26, 2018 traffic stop has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

NEWMAN - The city’s proposal to annex 121 acres of property north of the existing city limits along the west side of Highway 33 will be decided by an election of registered voters residing within that area.

One killed in Interstate 5 crash

NEWMAN - The drug testing procedure used by First Student, the firm which provides transportation services for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, was pointedly called into question Monday when company officials went before the school board to address a December incident in whi…

NEWMAN - Corporal Ronil Singh was remembered Thursday evening by community members, representatives of surrounding law enforcement agencies and his fellow Newman Police Department officers, one year to the day after he was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

NEWMAN - A candlelight vigil for fallen Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh will be held Thursday evening, Dec. 26, on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Local children’s author Judy Quinn was featured Saturday morning at a book-signing hosted by the Gustine Museum. Quinn was signing copies of her latest (and fourth) book, “The Little Frog Who Walked.” Quinn, left, is pictured with Jan Codorniz, who illustrated the book.

NEWMAN - Initial proceeds from a $35 million bond measure going before Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District voters in March would pay off existing debt and fund construction of a competition pool at Orestimba, under a proposed priority list presented by Superintendent Randy Fillpot.

The Gustine City Council recently honored former Police Chief Milt Medeiros on his retirement after a 43-year law enforcement career - including the past two years as the chief of the local department. From left are council member Craig Turner, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Oliveira, Mayor Pat Nagy, Med…

Five new homes are taking shape along North Avenue in Gustine. Crews recently poured foundations at the project site. The homes are being developed by SCM Homes.

GUSTINE - Questions surrounding eligibility for extra-curricular and co-curricular activities following student suspension were a focal point of discussion at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Gustine school board.

NEWMAN - The district which conducts mosquito control operations on the western side of Stanislaus County will be taking a new approach in Newman next spring in light of the discovery of invasive mosquitoes in the community.

GUSTINE - A Gustine man was arrested Friday, Nov. 15, in connection with two arson incidents at a home in the 200 block of Via Borrelli, police reported.

The city of Gustine and Gustine Unified School District partnered on a recent project to add a new crosswalk serving Gustine Elementary School. The crosswalk is located on Meredith Avenue crosswalk east of Grove Avenue. On hand recently to commemorate completion of the project were, from lef…

Major injuries in accident

The Gustine City Council honored the Gustine Historical Society for its many contributions to the community by presenting a proclamation at its Nov. 5 meeting. Mayor Pat Nagy presented the resolution to David Perry, president of the historical society, as members looked on.

West Side Community Ambulance vehicles are rolling up the miles, leading ambulance board members in October to ask staff to look into options for buying not one if not two new vehicles.

GUSTINE - A long-awaited gymnasium has taken shape at Gustine Middle School, rising from a vacant patch of land to become one of the more prominent features of the campus.

NEWMAN - Local leaders last week moved to alleviate concerns that current property owners whose land is being annexed into the city limits for the Northwest Newman project could be saddled with high costs to connect to municipal utilities.

West Side Community Ambulance vehicles are rolling up the miles, leading ambulance board members in October to ask staff to look into options for buying not one if not two new vehicles.

A fire destroyed two vehicles parked in the driveway of a home in the 200 block of Via Borrelli in the early-morning hours of Friday, Nov. 8, according to authorities. Firefighters responding to the 3:15 a.m. call were able to stop the flames from extending into the home. A second incident a…

Newman police and Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies arrested five Newman residents on felony charges of child endangerment and elder abuse Saturday following a probation compliance check at a residence in the 1100 block of Q Street.

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision which occurred Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 29, at Highway 33 and Sherman Parkway at the north edge of Newman. According to Newman police, the collision occurred when Jacqueline Lara, 26, of Sacramento, who was driving a 2019 Toyota Corolla south…