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In 2018, Congress passed several pieces of legislation to provide California farmers with the money and resources they need to continue leading the country in agriculture production. As a third-generation farmer, I know how important it is to be a strong advocate on behalf of our valley’s ag…

At the conclusion of my time as Merced County District Attorney I wanted to take a moment to thank the people of Merced County for the opportunity to serve them these last 12 and a half years as District Attorney and provide an accounting of some of what we accomplished in our efforts to imp…

(Editors note: Novato Chief of Police Adam McGill authored the following column for a Novato newspaper. McGill, a former Newman Chief of Police, submitted the column for local publication upon the request of Mattos Newspapers)

Halloween 2018 is just days away, and most children are preparing for an evening of family fun and enjoyment. Safety is an important part of any outing, and I would like to share with you a few thoughts when planning your Halloween.

Attending school here has been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl. The university is so close to Pismo, my home away from home. Once I found out that there was a college so close to Pismo, I had it in my sights. I worked hard, kept my grades up, and was finally admitted spring 20…

Editor’s note: The following was authored by 2015 Orestimba graduate Bobbi Solano, who was an intern at Mattos Newspapers before returning to resume her studies at Cal Poly. Written specifically to younger brother Ryan, her words embrace the thoughts, feelings and advice of older siblings in…

With school being out and summer going strong, the annual Fall Festival is that much closer. A time for showing our community pride, Fall Festival hosts many time-honored city traditions. Dance studios strut their stuff, local artists showcase their works, community members come together for…

Dogs have been man’s best friend since their domestication 20,000 to 40,000 years ago. They have helped their companions with things like hunting, security, and overcoming physical limitations. Countless studies have shown that when it comes to people and their pets, humans will put the need…

Family is a funny thing. A person is welcomed into this group of people who claim them as their own and support them no matter what. An instant bond is formed within this group of people and that’s pretty crazy to think about. I have been blessed to have been born into a family full of peopl…

Around this time last year, the DC film Wonder Woman was taking the world by storm. Although this character has existed for many years, it was as if everyone, myself included, was seeing her for the first time. Here was this beautiful, strong, athletic woman of color leading a legion of men …

With Independence Day rapidly approaching and the nation preparing to celebrate the holiday, the city of Gustine wants to remind residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts.