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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…

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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.

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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…

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GUSTINE - A Veterans Day parade and program Monday morning, Nov. 11, in Gustine will pay tribute to all who have served in the nation’s armed forces and to the men and women who are currently serving in defense of a nation’s freedom.

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GUSTINE - The Gustine Unified School District last week commemorated a district-wide solar project which is expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs over the next 25 years while providing an array of additional benefits.

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A storage reservoir proposed in Del Puerto Canyon near Patterson holds the promise of creating a more reliable water supply for growers served by a coalition of irrigation agencies.


A man trimming a tree at a rural Newman location Friday morning was killed when a vehicle left a nearby roadway, went airborne and struck the tree in which the victim was working, the California Highway Patrol reported.

DIABLO GRANDE - The remaining golf course at Diablo Grande will close in mid-October, homeowners and residents in the upscale community were recently advised.

Fire crews responded to a blaze on the eastern outskirts of Gustine last Thursday afternoon. Above, a firefighter works near a burning debris pile. Officials said the fire destroyed an outbuilding and damaged two nearby structures, as well as burning about an acre of vegetation. The cause of…

A farm fuel trailer containing diesel fuel went up in flames Sunday morning in the area of Draper and Moorehead roads. Newman firefighters moved in to douse the blaze, which Fire Chief Keith Bowen said was caused by a mechanical malfunction.

Gustine volunteer firefighters recently used funds from the State Homeland Security Grant Program to purchase a set of Genesis battery-powered extrication tools, which allow for faster and more efficient removal of patients who are trapped in vehicles. The Genesis tools also allow the local …

A medical emergency is believed to be a factor a Friday morning accident at Merced and P streets, police said. According to authorities, Mailo Meza, 87, of Crows Landing, was driving a Ford F-150 westbound on Merced Street when his vehicle left the roadway. The pickup truck sheared off a uti…

A Monday morning fire extensively damaged a home in the 300 block of Sherwood in Gustine. Merced County/Cal Fire Captain Paul Rotondaro said the fire originated in a back bedroom of the unoccupied residence, and spread into the attic area before being knocked down by firefighters. Rotondaro …

NEWMAN - A man armed with a knife attempted to enter Hurd Barrington Elementary School and threatened maintenance staff Tuesday morning before being taken into custody near the campus, police said.

A Gustine man suffered major injuries in a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, Aug. 31, on Ingomar Grade south of Cottonwood Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP reported that Paul A. Pires, 52, of Gustine, was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 northbound on Ingomar Grad…

A car fire in a parking lot at Highway 33 and Mariposa Street in Newman Monday afternoon left a Volkswagen little more than a charred shell and resulted in minor damage to a second vehicle nearby, officials reported. Fire crews responding to the 3 p.m. call arrived to find the Volkswagen ful…

Flames engulfed a vehicle following a rollover accident Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, at Hills Ferry and Stuhr roads but no injuries were reported, according to fire officials. No additional details were available from the CHP. 

A Stanislaus County project will extend municipal water service to West Mariposa Street residents who have been relying on hauled water deliveries and temporary storage tanks since their wells went dry in the depths of California’s severe drought several years ago. The project, funded by a f…

A Gustine man suffered major injuries in a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported. According to the CHP, Mario Garcia, 37, of Gustine, was driving a 2001 Ford Mustang southbound on Highway 33 south of Pfitzer Road when he lost control for unknown r…

Three people were injured Friday afternoon, Aug. 9, in a two-vehicle accident on E. Kelley Road west of River Road near Newman, the California Highway Patrol reported. The CHP said the accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. when a 2013 Jeep driven eastbound by Richard Martin, 42, of Gustine…

The Newman Police Department formally welcomed two new officers to its ranks with a badge-pinning ceremony Tuesday, July 23, before the Newman City Council. New officers Jose Gomez, left, and Kevin Miller, right, are pictured with Police Chief Randy Richardson.

NEWMAN - City officials recently offered assurances to property owners in the first-phase annexation of the planned Northwest Newman project that their existing uses can largely stay unchanged until they choose to sell or develop their land.

West Side Community Ambulance is moving forward with the recruitment of a chief of operations - a position seen as critical in the company’s transition from outside oversight back to an in-house management structure.

GUSTINE - Community members of all ages and interests recently had the opportunity to offer their input to city officials on what amenities they would like in local parks - with a focus on Henry Miller and Pioneer parks.

NEWMAN - City officials will meet with property owners and residents within the first phase of annexation in the Northwest Newman project tonight (Thursday, Aug. 1) to update them on the project.

GUSTINE - A proposal to establish a cannabis cultivation facility and dispensary on the Highway 33/140 corridor will go to the city’s Planning Commission next week.

SANTA NELLA - The Department of Water Resources (DWR) last Thursday issued an advisory urging people to avoid physical contact with the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to the presence of blue-green algae.

The Gustine Police Department recently welcomed new officer Alejandra Perez to the force. Police Chief Milt Medeiros introduced the new officer to the City Council before Mayor Pat Nagy administered the oath of office to the new hire.

Warm, muggy weather brought cloud cover to the West Side Sunday and delivered a breath-taking sunset scene as darkness fell.