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The COVID-19 crisis, now in its seventh month, has caused turmoil and sacrifice throughout Newman, Crows Landing, and Diablo Grande. Despite this strife, it has also reminded us of the strength and decency of our local citizens and their families. Nowhere is this more evident than in our pub…

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In my role as the chief business official for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, I have two critical responsibilities. The first is obvious: Making sure that the district is fiscally sound and is able to fund the ongoing education of our students. The second responsibility, wh…

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Gustine resident Jhonee Fillmore is a mother of two and a professional organizer, graphic designer and event planner who owns Missplaced Organizing (www.thedavenportcompany.com/missplaced).

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In this week’s column I wanted to venture away from the causes in our world that constantly leave us stressed and worried.

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As of Monday, the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), local school districts, and Public Health were preparing for a traditional opening this fall, putting thoughtful safeguards in place to minimize risk for students and staff. However, the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases forced di…

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As the biggest topic in the world continues and protests go on, I feel like people need to take this time to reflect not only upon themselves but also learn more about their fellow people of different cultures and race. It is great to learn outside of who you are culturally and racially. I h…

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“Graduation,” is a word for that to students is so much more than just saying you finished. I feel like it is a word which reflects on the past four years of your life...personal growth, hard work in the classroom and for athletes those long days of  having to balance a sports life and academics.