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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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Sam Ryno Park improvements celebrated

Sam Ryno Park improvements celebrated

Sam Ryno Park on Ceres' southwest side now sports an attractive picnic pavilion with barbecue pits, modern children's play area, and a half basketball court. A group of city officials and community members turned out Tuesday, May 12 to dedicate the facility during a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 10:36 a.m. | Sam Ryno Park improvements celebrated Comments 0 Comments
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Keyes teachers protest breakfast program

Teachers in Keyes have protested the school district from offering the Breakfast in the Classroom program next year by filing a grievance to stop it.

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Memorial Day Service set

Memorial Day Service set

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of summer but its primary purpose is not signaling the great vacation period but remembering those who paid the ultimate price during times of war.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 10:09 a.m. | Memorial Day Service set Comments 0 Comments
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CUSD Assistant Supt. Steve Fabela retiring

CUSD Assistant Supt. Steve Fabela retiring

Steve Fabela said he's looking forward to retirement and enjoying life as he enters his last month as the assistant superintendent of Business Services for the Ceres Unified School District (CUSD).

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 10:08 a.m. | CUSD Assistant Supt. Steve Fabela retiring Comments 0 Comments
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Sinclear highlights science for a day

Sinclear highlights science for a day

Students were busy examining rocks, making fingerprints, seeing how many pennies would float on a boat of aluminum foil, removing simulated body parts from a plastic human body replica and studying animal skulls during a special Science Expo held Friday at Sinclear Elementary School.

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Car goes into house with drunk driver behind wheel

Car goes into house with drunk driver behind wheel

A driver's alleged inebriation was the cause of a Sunday crash of a vehicle into a house at 2000 Central Park Way, said Ceres Police Department spokesman Lt. Chris Perry.

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Ceres police dispatch center to move

Ceres police dispatch center to move

The Ceres police and fire dispatch center is being improved and being relocated within the Police Department building on Third Street.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 9:55 a.m. | Ceres police dispatch center to move Comments 0 Comments
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West Nile Virus turns up locally

West Nile Virus turns up locally

West Nile Virus has shown up in Stanislaus County for the first time this year.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 9:52 a.m. | West Nile Virus turns up locally Comments 0 Comments
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Suspect flushed out

Suspect flushed out

Ceres Police flushed a man out of his mother's Darrah Street apartment unit on Mother's Day, May 10, a day after he was seen brandishing a firearm and wanted for arrest.

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Arrest for DUI made after crash

Arrest for DUI made after crash

Paul Ivis, 39, of Ceres, was arrested for drunken driving and hit and run after his involvement in a two-vehicle crash in the area of Mitchell Road and Whitmore Avenue on Wednesday, May 13.

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Canal bank stop ends in drug arrest

Canal bank stop ends in drug arrest

A car stop on a TID canal back in the 3900 block of Morgan Road ended in the Friday arrest of a female occupant and the citing of the driver for driving on a suspended license.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 9:43 a.m. | Canal bank stop ends in drug arrest Comments 0 Comments
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Fontana arrested again

Fontana arrested again

Frank Fontana, 57, of Ceres, a man with a history of drug arrests, was back in jail on Friday evening, May 15, after he was stopped in a car, driving on a suspended license, and found with drugs in the car.

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Three arrested for burglary

Three arrested for burglary

Three persons were arrested for burglary Monday, May 11 after a citizen reported seeing a man dressed in all black clothing and looking into cars at Southern Oak Drive at White Oak Court.

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Two teens, both 16, arrested for burglary attempt

Two teens, both 16, arrested for burglary attempt

Two 16-year-old boys from Santa Clara were booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on Wednesday morning, May 13, after one was caught trying to break into a home and the other circled the area in an awaiting car.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 9:40 a.m. | Two teens, both 16, arrested for burglary attempt Comments 0 Comments
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Man on bail arrested for shoplifting

Man on bail arrested for shoplifting

David Richardson, 56, of Ceres, was arrested for shoplifting in Walmart Sunday afternoon as he was recently released on bail.

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Drugs linked to passed out driver

Drugs linked to passed out driver

A man who was passed out and slumped over the steering wheel of his car at Monterey Pine Avenue and Larian Way was arrested Sunday morning with drugs in his possession.

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Trees celebrated at Beaver Elementary

Trees celebrated at Beaver Elementary

Students at Patricia "Kay" Beaver Elementary School helped the city and school district hail the value of trees during the annual Arbor Day Celebration held Wednesday, May 13.

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Pot grow discovered after assault

Pot grow discovered after assault

Police discovered an illegal indoor marijuana growing operation at 3201 Suffolk Drive after a 17-year-old was assaulted by the alleged teenage grower for not paying a $200 debt for a pot transaction on Sunday evening.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 9:09 a.m. | Pot grow discovered after assault Comments 0 Comments
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Hurst graduates fire academy

Hurst graduates fire academy

Ceres Fire Department explorer Blake Hurst, a 2013 Ceres High graduate, was one of 18 graduates in the recent 48th graduating class of the Modesto Junior College Fire Academy.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 9:01 a.m. | Hurst graduates fire academy Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres High dancers to perform "Lights, Camera, Dance!"

Ceres High dancers to perform "Lights, Camera, Dance!"

The Ceres High School dance department will present "Lights, Camera, Dance!" at 7 p.m. at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium on Friday, May 15.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 4:05 p.m. | Ceres High dancers to perform "Lights, Camera, Dance!" Comments 0 Comments
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Suspect sought in May 1 Whitmore Avenue homicide

Sheriff's detectives are seeking to arrest Christopher Jose Schopp in the May 1 homicide investigation into the death of Vang Xiong.

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Five Ceres teachers receive county accolades

Two Ceres teachers were among four countywide teachers who were honored as a 2015 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 10:51 a.m. | Five Ceres teachers receive county accolades Comments 0 Comments
Stricter city watering law starts June 1

Stricter city watering law starts June 1

In order to meet the state's dictate that Ceres curb water use by 28 percent, the Ceres City Council on Monday decided to implement its Stage 2 water restrictions, including limiting outdoor watering to just two days per week.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 10:49 a.m. | Stricter city watering law starts June 1 Comments 1 Comment
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Hotel tax hike off to voters

Hotel tax hike off to voters

The Ceres City Council believes that those who stay at Ceres motels should pay a higher room tax and are hoping Ceres voters feel the same way when they go to the polls on Nov. 3.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 10:46 a.m. | Hotel tax hike off to voters Comments 0 Comments
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