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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 Relay for Life this weekend

Ceres Relay for Life this weekend

The 2015 Ceres Relay for Life will be held this weekend at Ceres High School in an attempt to raise awareness and treatments of cancer and raising $50,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:42 a.m. | Ceres Relay for Life this weekend Comments 0 Comments
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Cities who conserved water early may be at a disadvantage

Cities who conserved water early may be at a disadvantage

Ceres has already done a remarkable job in cutting back on water use, said City Manager Toby Wells, but doing so may cause problems for the city. That's because the state - which issued a mandatory 25 percent cutback on water consumption - may not recognize those efforts and force deeper conservation measures at great expense.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:40 a.m. | Cities who conserved water early may be at a disadvantage Comments 0 Comments
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Officer in fatal shooting released from CPD duty

Officer in fatal shooting released from CPD duty

Thomas Miller, the off-duty Ceres Police officer who fatally shot and killed a man in Modesto's Beyer Park on March 29, was terminated from employment on Friday.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:39 a.m. | Officer in fatal shooting released from CPD duty Comments 0 Comments
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Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:30 a.m. | Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley Comments 0 Comments
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Couper Condit named to Planning Commission

Couper Condit named to Planning Commission

Couper Condit, 19, became the youngest member of the Ceres Planning Commission last week.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:28 a.m. | Couper Condit named to Planning Commission Comments 0 Comments
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Woman strips down inside city mansion and refuses to leave

Woman strips down inside city mansion and refuses to leave

A woman who was either on drugs or suffering from mental illness broke into the city owned Clinton Whitmore Mansion on Sunday afternoon as volunteers were cleaning it up.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:26 a.m. | Woman strips down inside city mansion and refuses to leave Comments 0 Comments
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"Runner" on probation tasered

"Runner" on probation tasered

Ceres Police showed up at a home in the 1600 block of Lois Way on Friday afternoon to serve an arrest warrant on Ronald Scott, 33, of Ceres, and ended up hitting him with a Taser gun after he ran from officers.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:25 a.m. | "Runner" on probation tasered Comments 0 Comments
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Intoxicated man arrested

Intoxicated man arrested

Calls about a man yelling at an apartment complex at 1920 Sequoia Street led to the arrest of the man on Wednesday, April 15 after he got into a Chevy pickup and drove away while intoxicated, say police.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Intoxicated man arrested Comments 0 Comments
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Three jailed on theft charges

Three jailed on theft charges

Three Ceres men were arrested for theft after the owner of power tools stored in the back of a pickup interrupted the attempted theft and was seen fighting the suspects.

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Bike stop ends in drug arrest

Bike stop ends in drug arrest

A Monday evening, April 13 traffic stop made on a bicycle rider resulted in an arrest of Lloyd Costa, 26, on drug charges.

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Ceres library going higher tech

The Ceres Library will be one of the most technologically equipped branches in the county after it opens next month, Ceres Librarian Brian Sontag told the Ceres City Council last week.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:19 a.m. | Ceres library going higher tech Comments 0 Comments
Seymour takes over Hughson Police

Seymour takes over Hughson Police

Lieutenant Larry Seymour has been appointed as the new chief of police in Hughson from a field of four lieutenants who initially sought the post.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:19 a.m. | Seymour takes over Hughson Police Comments 0 Comments
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City drops affordable housing requirement for $180,000

City drops affordable housing requirement for $180,000

A developer who wants to build houses on undeveloped lots in the Westpointe planned community does not have to build affordable housing units under an agreement where a $180,000 check is written to the city of Ceres.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 9:07 a.m. | City drops affordable housing requirement for $180,000 Comments 0 Comments
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Keyes Head Start hosts community open house

Keyes Head Start hosts community open house

A fire engine display, face painting, free hot dogs and tours highlighted the one-hour Thursday evening open house at Keyes Head Start that coincided with the Week of the Young Child.

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BTY is Ceres’ only location for rock, concrete

BTY is Ceres’ only location for rock, concrete

Trucks routinely pull in and out of the yard at 4107 Morgan Road to pick up road base materials used for street paving projects in the area. The BTY Concrete & Materials yard is also the only place in Ceres - now that Ceres Porta-Mix Concrete near Highway 99 has closed - for do-it-yourselfers who want to pick up ready-mix concrete by the yard. The business, owned by the well-known Thornberry family of Ceres, also sells sand, bark, river rock, crushed gravel and topsoil for landscaping.

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Posted: Apr. 22, 2015 8:36 a.m. | BTY is Ceres’ only location for rock, concrete Comments 0 Comments
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Police suspect shooting linked to attempted marijuana theft

Police suspect shooting linked to attempted marijuana theft

A shooting in the 1600 block of Richland Avenue early Thursday morning is believed connected to a likely attempted theft at a large backyard marijuana growing operation worth $1.5 million, say Ceres Police.

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Posted: Apr. 16, 2015 9:11 a.m. | Police suspect shooting linked to attempted marijuana theft Comments 0 Comments
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‘Love Ceres’ on tap this Saturday

‘Love Ceres’ on tap this Saturday

One day is all that's needed to make a difference in the community.

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Posted: Apr. 15, 2015 10:13 a.m. | ‘Love Ceres’ on tap this Saturday Comments 0 Comments
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Lane, Ryno butt heads over plans to dice up Ceres

Lane, Ryno butt heads over plans to dice up Ceres

Ken Lane and Linda Ryno accused each other Monday evening of promoting City Council district maps that place the other at a political disadvantage that could threaten their ability to be re-elected.

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Posted: Apr. 15, 2015 10:10 a.m. | Lane, Ryno butt heads over plans to dice up Ceres Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres Relay for Life next week

Ceres Relay for Life next week

The 2015 Ceres Relay for Life event will be held the weekend of April 25-26 at Ceres High School, but it's not too late to get involved in the American Cancer Society fundraiser.

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County residents’ health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

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Posted: Apr. 15, 2015 10:03 a.m. | County residents’ health falls below state average Comments 0 Comments
Ceres Cemetery places five crematory niches

Ceres Cemetery places five crematory niches

The rising popularity of cremations as a less expensive option to full burial caused the 35-acre Ceres Memorial Park to install five granite columbarium units on Wednesday to store future remains.

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Posted: Apr. 15, 2015 9:59 a.m. | Ceres Cemetery places five crematory niches Comments 0 Comments
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DUI arrest made on Mitchell Road

DUI arrest made on Mitchell Road

An alert citizen's 911 call about a driver erratically weaving in and out of Mitchell Road traffic led to a DUI arrest on Saturday evening.

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Posted: Apr. 15, 2015 9:58 a.m. | DUI arrest made on Mitchell Road Comments 0 Comments
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Burglary suspect caught red-handed

Burglary suspect caught red-handed

Ceres transient Ronald Beltran, 35, was arrested Thursday evening as he was attempting to break into a pickup in the 1800 block of Gail Court.

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Posted: Apr. 15, 2015 9:57 a.m. | Burglary suspect caught red-handed Comments 0 Comments
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911 call delayed after shots hit Cullen Way house

911 call delayed after shots hit Cullen Way house

A home in the 1600 block of Cullen Way was sprayed with .45-caliber bullets on Sunday morning but the residents did not report the shots until many hours later.

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Posted: Apr. 15, 2015 9:56 a.m. | 911 call delayed after shots hit Cullen Way house Comments 0 Comments
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