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Sitting in the AC, I look out the window and smile as dogs being walked collapse under the shade of my Norway maple. And who could blame them? Would any of us want to be out in this harsh heat wearing a fur coat?

For California to reach the “tipping point” to get enough zero emission vehicles on our roads to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas air pollution and slow climate change, we need to get our disadvantaged communities in the driver’s seat. California crafted the Clean Cars 4 All (CC4A) pr…

The Gustine Chamber of Commerce would like to take the time to recognize our sponsors for this year’s 4th of July parade. This year we had a total of 19 sponsors that contributed to the awards for the participants. Our sponsors were from families and businesses in Gustine, Newman, Santa Nell…

In 1869, after a failed attempt at gold mining in California, a German immigrant named Simon Newman arrived in Hills Ferry.   He purchased a dry goods store from John  Sharp.   He soon added warehouses that stored local farm products before they were  up the river.   He soon became one of th…

In 1869, after a failed attempt at gold mining in California, a German immigrant named Simon Newman arrived in Hills Ferry.  He purchased a dry goods store from John  Sharp.  He soon added warehouses that stored local farm products before they were  up the river.  He soon became one of the a…

Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be included as part of any upcoming reconciliation bill that Congress is considering. The LJSA is a we…

When the Supreme Court vindicated the right of individuals to own firearms for self-defense, it might have opened a new era of calmer debate about regulation of guns. The National Rifle Association had always trumpeted the danger of complete bans and mass confiscation, and the 2008 decision …

I want an Assemblymember who listens to my concerns, already understands the way government works, can hit the ground running on Day 1, and is smart enough to analyze, synthesize and apply information. I want an Assemblymember who is young, energetic, and passionate about serving us here in …

In a time of complex issues facing the citizens of the Central Valley, and the state, we are fortunate to have a person experienced in resolving problems, who will work in a non-partisan manner, to achieve a resolution to those issues and that person is Chad Condit, whom I fully endorse to b…

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown world energy markets into turmoil. Prices are high; Europe is still dependent on natural gas from Russia; and Joe Biden is urging other countries to boost petroleum output. For his efforts, the president is under attack from both Republicans an…