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New year brings new laws for drivers, gun owners

While the New Year has brought resolutions and hopes for change, there are some changes that California residents can count on - new laws. Effective Jan. 1, the following laws took place in the Golden State, affecting several areas of daily life. Read More
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Posted: Jan. 08, 2014 9:58

City to restore paycuts

The city of Ceres will dip into cash reserves to give back its employees the 10 percent salary cuts they surrendered four years ago when the city faced recession-related revenue shortfalls.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:23 p.m. | City to restore paycuts Comments 0 Comments
Police, public talk over coffee

Police, public talk over coffee

Greg Cabral and officers Jason Coley and Dirk Nieuwenhuis sat down with coffee cups in hand at Supermom's Frozen Yogurt Thursday morning as the resident unloaded his concerns about lawless drivers who fly through his neighborhood.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:19 p.m. | Police, public talk over coffee Comments 0 Comments
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New CPD K-9 hits the streets

New CPD K-9 hits the streets

Ceres police have a new officer on the job. Well, the four-legged variety anyway.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:18 p.m. | New CPD K-9 hits the streets Comments 0 Comments
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TID looks at electric rate hike

Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a five percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:15 p.m. | TID looks at electric rate hike Comments 0 Comments
600 cheer on jousters in dual school fundraiser

600 cheer on jousters in dual school fundraiser

A large and exuberant crowd of about 600 persons turned out at Diamond Bar Arena south of Ceres Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, to cheer on their favorite horse-mounted members of the Imperial Knights, a touring company that recreates the thrill of a medieval joust and tournament. The dinner and entertainment show raised between $5,000 and $6,000 apiece for the Ceres High and Central Valley High athletic programs.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:14 p.m. | 600 cheer on jousters in dual school fundraiser Comments 0 Comments
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Baby sustains questionable serious injuries

Baby sustains questionable serious injuries

A hospital report of a badly injured five-week-old baby has prompted Ceres police to launch an investigation into a possible case of child abuse.

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Woman hits kid on bike but doesn't stop

Woman hits kid on bike but doesn't stop

Police are hopeful that the public can provide information on the female driver of a white SUV which struck a child off his bicycle and continued driving.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:10 p.m. | Woman hits kid on bike but doesn't stop Comments 0 Comments
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Body found in St. Jude's parking lot

Body found in St. Jude's parking lot

Police are awaiting results of an autopsy and toxicology report to determine the cause of death of a missing Scotts Valley man whose body was found in the parking lot of St. Jude's Catholic Church at 3824 Mitchell Road early Saturday morning.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:10 p.m. | Body found in St. Jude's parking lot Comments 0 Comments
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Road rage at school

Road rage at school

Police are investigating a case of road rage between two parents who had a close call with vehicles in front of La Rosa Elementary School on Monday afternoon.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:09 p.m. | Road rage at school Comments 0 Comments
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Citizen stops fleeing suspect for police

Citizen stops fleeing suspect for police

A citizen tackled a suspect who was fleeing from Ceres police officers who wanted him for a warrant arrest.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:07 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 30, 2014 6:08 p.m. | Citizen stops fleeing suspect for police Comments 0 Comments
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Meth found on male bicyclist, 64

Meth found on male bicyclist, 64

William Ensminger, 64, of Modesto, was arrested Friday evening at 10:15 p.m. after he was found with drugs on his body during a stop for bicycle violations. He was stopped at Herndon Road and Sam Avenue.

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Woman on bike found with meth

Woman on bike found with meth

When an officer stopped Tonya Smith, 38, of Modesto, for a bicycle violation, on Sept. 24 she had a warrant for her arrest for theft with prior convictions. Smith also was found with methamphetamine pipe and a methamphetamine pipe hidden in her bra.

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Man arrested in window breaking

Man arrested in window breaking

Jesus Medina, 38, of Modesto, was arrested after he allegedly hit the front window of 7-Eleven at Herndon Road and Joyce Avenue on Wednesday evening, Sept. 24.

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Adult daughter arrested in fight with mom

Adult daughter arrested in fight with mom

A 28-year-old Ceres woman was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 23 after she was in a verbal argument with her mother and deemed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:07 p.m. | Adult daughter arrested in fight with mom Comments 0 Comments
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College forums to examine statewide propositions

The Stanislaus County League of Women Voters will hold two public forums to present the pros and cons of the Nov. 4 state ballot measures.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:03 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 30, 2014 6:04 p.m. | College forums to examine statewide propositions Comments 0 Comments

City OKs $1.9 million contract for sewer line project

A $1.9 million contract was awarded to Mozingo Construction for the construction of a sewer line down Service Road between Moffet Road and Mitchell Road.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:04 p.m. | City OKs $1.9 million contract for sewer line project Comments 0 Comments

County fair officials set dates of 2015 fair

Stanislaus County Fair officials have confirmed the dates for the 104th Fair in 2015.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 5:54 p.m. | County fair officials set dates of 2015 fair Comments 0 Comments
CVHS students honored

CVHS students honored

Central Valley High School's "Students of the Month" during September were honored at a luncheon held last week sponsored by their teachers.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 5:53 p.m. | CVHS students honored Comments 0 Comments
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TID throws weight behind water bond

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees joined leagues with a broad coalition of water, conservation, and agricultural organizations with its adopted position of support regarding California's Proposition 1, or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

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Grants for cleaner devices

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Governing Board has authorized more funding to change out older, high-polluting wood-burning devices for newer, cleaner units through the Burn Cleaner fireplace and wood stove change-out program.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 5:50 p.m. | Grants for cleaner devices Comments 0 Comments
Leona B. Gilmore

Leona B. Gilmore

Leona B. Gilmore

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Students build small city at Don Pedro

Students build small city at Don Pedro

The cafeteria floor on Don Pedro Elementary School was covered with a mock city Friday afternoon for an exercise to teach children on how communities spring forth on the land.

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Ceres Library offers fun October events

Ceres Library offers fun October events

The Ceres Library has a number of activities for children and their parents this month.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 5:43 p.m. | Ceres Library offers fun October events Comments 0 Comments
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Mark Twain’s “A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage” worth the drive Columbia stage

Mark Twain’s “A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage” worth the drive Columbia stage

Mark Twain never disappoints.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 5:20 p.m. | Mark Twain’s “A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage” worth the drive Columbia stage Comments 0 Comments
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