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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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Ceres is now a buyer's market

Ceres is now a buyer's market

The Ceres real estate market has picked up since the holidays - according to one established agent - as new construction continues in some unfinished Eastgate subdivisions.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:52 a.m. | Ceres is now a buyer's market Comments 0 Comments
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School employees honored

School employees honored

Every day, Rebecca Snow, the librarian and media clerk at Mae Hensley Junior High School, goes to work with a sense of importance in her mission to help educate students. Her drive is what has gained her recognition as one of five school employees in Ceres, Hughson and Keyes who have been recognized in the Stanislaus County Office of Education's "Employees Making a Difference" recognition program.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:50 a.m. | School employees honored Comments 0 Comments
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Irrigation water costs skyrocket

Irrigation water costs skyrocket

Despite fervent protest, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees last week approved an adjustment that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:34 a.m. | Irrigation water costs skyrocket Comments 0 Comments
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Older house razed for intersection improvements

Older house razed for intersection improvements

The home and garage that served as an upholstery shop at a prominent intersection of Service and Mitchell roads is but a memory.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:32 a.m. | Older house razed for intersection improvements Comments 0 Comments
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DUI driver hits parked cars

DUI driver hits parked cars

A female passenger sustained facial injuries Thursday morning when she flew into the windshield of the car she was riding in as the driver crashed into two parked car while allegedly intoxicated.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:21 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 10:24 a.m. | DUI driver hits parked cars Comments 0 Comments
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Suspect seen striking girlfriend in face

Suspect seen striking girlfriend in face

A 22-year-old Modesto man was arrested Monday, Jan. 12 after a witness saw him strike his girlfriend in the face repeatedly during a domestic squabble outside their Pine Ridge Apartments unit.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:19 a.m. | Suspect seen striking girlfriend in face Comments 0 Comments
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Man accused of doing drugs in Starbucks bathroom

Man accused of doing drugs in Starbucks bathroom

Joshua Torrez, 22, of Modesto, was taken into custody on Monday evening, Jan. 12 for allegedly doing drugs after locking himself in the restroom of Starbucks, 1427 Herndon Avenue.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:18 a.m. | Man accused of doing drugs in Starbucks bathroom Comments 0 Comments
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Man arrested after violating restraining order

Man arrested after violating restraining order

Violating a restraining order to stay away from his ex-girlfriend in Ceres caused a 47-year-old Salida man to be sent to the county jail on Monday, Jan. 12.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:16 a.m. | Man arrested after violating restraining order Comments 0 Comments
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Wrongway bicyclist found with drugs

Wrongway bicyclist found with drugs

Officer Thomas Miller stopped Raymond Padilla, 34, of Ceres, riding a bicycle on northbound Moffet Road going in the opposite lane of traffic and was arrested after being searched and found with crystal methamphetamine.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Wrongway bicyclist found with drugs Comments 0 Comments
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Police seek public's help in returning woman's stolen motorized wheelchair

Police seek public's help in returning woman's stolen motorized wheelchair

The public is being asked to help aid in the return of a motorized wheelchair belonging to a disabled woman that was stolen off her mobile home porch on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 10:14 a.m. | Police seek public's help in returning woman's stolen motorized wheelchair Comments 0 Comments
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Crash on Georgeann Place attributed to booze

Crash on Georgeann Place attributed to booze

Two vehicles parked in the 3600 block of Georgeann Place were damaged Sunday morning when an alleged drunken driver ran his pickup into them.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 9:29 a.m. | Crash on Georgeann Place attributed to booze Comments 0 Comments
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Drunken brothers wearing boxers arrested at AM/PM

Drunken brothers wearing boxers arrested at AM/PM

Two brothers were arrested on Thursday, Jan. 15 after they showed up in boxer shorts at the AM/PM on Mitchell Road and appeared to be heavily intoxicated.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 9:30 a.m. | Drunken brothers wearing boxers arrested at AM/PM Comments 0 Comments
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Shoplifting alleged at Kmart

Shoplifting alleged at Kmart

Kmart was the scene of two shoplifting attempts within back-to-back days last week.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 9:20 a.m. | Shoplifting alleged at Kmart Comments 0 Comments
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Narcotics, warrant arrests at Dollar Store

Narcotics, warrant arrests at Dollar Store

Two persons known to police were arrested Friday afternoon as they walked from the Dollar Store in the 1300 block of Hatch Road, one wanted for a warrant and the other for drugs.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Narcotics, warrant arrests at Dollar Store Comments 0 Comments
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Gospel guitarist to perform in Ceres at First Southern Baptist

Gospel guitarist to perform in Ceres at First Southern Baptist

Seattle based, award-winning guitarist, Josh Snodgrass will be performing at The First Southern Baptist Church of Ceres on Sunday evening, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. His instrumental guitar performances range in style from Bluegrass to Blues and he also plays traditional gospel hymns as well as original songs. His energetic and beautiful arrangements demonstrate the vast possibilities of the acoustic guitar as an instrument.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 9:18 a.m. | Gospel guitarist to perform in Ceres at First Southern Baptist Comments 0 Comments
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Cricket opens up new Ceres store on Hatch Road

Cricket opens up new Ceres store on Hatch Road

For the first time since teaming up with AT&T, Cricket Wireless has opened a new store in Ceres and it was welcomed by the Ceres Chamber of Commerce on Friday afternoon.

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Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 9:11 a.m. | Cricket opens up new Ceres store on Hatch Road Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres man arrested after drug agents raid indoor marijuana grow

Ceres man arrested after drug agents raid indoor marijuana grow

A Ceres man was arrested on drug charges Thursday after Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency (SDEA) agents served a search warrant at a house in the 1600 block of Sungate Drive in Ceres.

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Posted: Jan. 16, 2015 2:28 p.m. | Ceres man arrested after drug agents raid indoor marijuana grow Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres SWAT team arrests Turlock home invasion robbery suspects

Ceres SWAT team arrests Turlock home invasion robbery suspects

Three men who allegedly carried out a Turlock home invasion robbery were arrested early Wednesday morning in a Ceres neighborhood by members of the Ceres Police Department SWAT team.

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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015 10:04 a.m. | Ceres SWAT team arrests Turlock home invasion robbery suspects Comments 0 Comments
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Area ranked one of the worst U.S. job markets

It's the new year and many people are on the hunt for change, such as a new job. However, the prospects are not too promising according to WalletHub which found Modesto as one of the worst cities to get a job.

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Posted: Jan. 14, 2015 10:41 a.m. | Area ranked one of the worst U.S. job markets Comments 0 Comments

Chamber releases award list

A number of citizens and business owners will be receiving awards at the Ceres Chamber of Commerce's 46th Annual Community Service Awards & Installation Dinner. The event will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 at the Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth Street.

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Posted: Jan. 14, 2015 10:31 a.m. | Chamber releases award list Comments 0 Comments
City wants to retool CYB arrangement

City wants to retool CYB arrangement

Saying the Ceres Youth Baseball (CYB) organization is not making the city whole to cover expenses at Costa Field, the Ceres City Council delved into an hour-and-a-half Study Session on Monday evening that pitched no changes - for now.

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Posted: Jan. 14, 2015 10:20 a.m. | City wants to retool CYB arrangement Comments 0 Comments
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A decade worth of healing follows loss

A decade worth of healing follows loss

America was not the same after Sept. 11, 2001.

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Posted: Jan. 14, 2015 10:26 a.m. | A decade worth of healing follows loss Comments 0 Comments
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Parents have new option for payment of child support

Parents in Stanislaus County are now able to pay their child support in cash at thousands of MoneyGram locations throughout the state.

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Posted: Jan. 14, 2015 10:18 a.m. | Parents have new option for payment of child support Comments 0 Comments

School board approves administrator contracts

The Ceres School Board approved employment agreements for administrators Denise Wickham, Debra Bukko, Jay Simmonds, Amy Peterman, Linda Stubbs and Dan Pangrazio with unanimous votes Thursday evening.

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Posted: Jan. 14, 2015 9:57 a.m. | School board approves administrator contracts Comments 0 Comments
 

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