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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

‘Citizens’ have until Feb. 2 to appeal Walmart decision to higher court

‘Citizens’ have until Feb. 2 to appeal Walmart decision to higher court

"Citizens for Ceres" has until Feb. 2 to file an appeal of the court decision that ruled against them in their fight against the Mitchell Ranch Shopping Center and its anchor tenant of the Walmart Supercenter.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:58 a.m. | ‘Citizens’ have until Feb. 2 to appeal Walmart decision to higher court Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres service clubs celebrated

Ceres service clubs celebrated

A collection of community organizations was spotlighted in a Ceres Chamber of Commerce mixer of good company, ample food and holiday cheer on Friday evening.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:48 a.m. | Ceres service clubs celebrated Comments 0 Comments
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Monterey Park water deal nears final approval

Monterey Park water deal nears final approval

Stanislaus County officials are the last ones who must sign onto an agreement for the city to supply drinking water to a small rural enclave of the Monterey Park Tract in a rural area southwest of Ceres.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:45 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 10:47 a.m. | Monterey Park water deal nears final approval Comments 0 Comments
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Pedestrian killed on rainy dark Mitchell Road

Pedestrian killed on rainy dark Mitchell Road

A woman died when she was struck early Friday morning while walking in the 2900 block of Mitchell Road.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:44 a.m. | Pedestrian killed on rainy dark Mitchell Road Comments 0 Comments
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Essay nets student $200 prize

Essay nets student $200 prize

An essay written by Michael Hapeshis Thompson, a 13-year-old Blaker Kinser Junior High School student, won a $200 prize from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) chapter in Ceres.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:39 a.m. | Essay nets student $200 prize Comments 0 Comments
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Alleged drunk driver released to family

Alleged drunk driver released to family

Failure to use a turn signal in the area of Hatch Road and Herndon Avenue on Sunday prompted an officer to pull over driver Peter Marino, 35, of Modesto. During the 11:07 p.m. traffic stop, however, the officer detected the smell of alcohol on Marino's breath and that he exhibited the signs of being drunk.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:33 a.m. | Alleged drunk driver released to family Comments 0 Comments
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Smith reappointed to Planning Commission

Laurie Smith is staying on the Ceres Planning Commission after being reappointed for another four years. On Monday she was appointed chairperson.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:41 a.m. | Smith reappointed to Planning Commission Comments 0 Comments
Drug citation made on El Camino Avenue

Drug citation made on El Camino Avenue

While officers were doing a number of Sunday morning probation searches in the area, officers found Chad Matthew Ware, 32, of Ceres, sitting in his 1989 Mitsubishi Coupe. Since he was on probation and searchable for drugs, officers decided to check him out and found a baggie of crystal methamphetamine in a dash compartment.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:29 a.m. | Drug citation made on El Camino Avenue Comments 0 Comments
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Two of nine in bar brawl arrested

Two of nine in bar brawl arrested

Three security guards were punched and kicked by patrons of the Blue Horse Lounge and shots fired early Saturday when a bar brawl spilled out into the parking lot.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:26 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 10:27 a.m. | Two of nine in bar brawl arrested Comments 0 Comments
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Theft of Robmar Court mail alleged

Theft of Robmar Court mail alleged

Jonathan Wayne Woodral, 39, of Ceres, was arrested early Saturday for allegedly stealing mail from patrons' boxes in the 2800 block of Robmar Court.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:25 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 10:27 a.m. | Theft of Robmar Court mail alleged Comments 0 Comments
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'Tis the season for shoplifting

'Tis the season for shoplifting

Kmart and Walmart stores have been hit hard by alleged shoplifters this holiday season.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:28 a.m. | 'Tis the season for shoplifting Comments 0 Comments
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Goats reported missing from Walnut Avenue

Goats reported missing from Walnut Avenue

A resident of the 1800 block of Walnut Avenue reported on Saturday that all 12 of his goats were missing from the backyard and reported it as theft.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:29 a.m. | Goats reported missing from Walnut Avenue Comments 0 Comments
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Store employee charged with embezzlement

Store employee charged with embezzlement

Ana Iraheta, 19, of Modesto, was arrested on embezzlement charges Friday evening after her employer charged that she had allowed her acquaintances to take merchandise from the store after she knowingly did not ring them up.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:23 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 10:25 a.m. | Store employee charged with embezzlement Comments 0 Comments
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Homeless man booked for freeloading at Denny's

Homeless man booked for freeloading at Denny's

A 30-year-old homeless man refused to pay for $23.65 worth of food he consumed at Denny's restaurant and then waited outside for police after telling the manager he had no right to detain him as police were called.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:22 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 10:24 a.m. | Homeless man booked for freeloading at Denny's Comments 0 Comments
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Terrorist threats land Lavon Lane man in jail

Terrorist threats land Lavon Lane man in jail

A resident of the 2200 block of Lavon Lane who has regular run-ins with police was arrested again on Friday evening after he allegedly threatened a neighbor in an act of rage.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:23 a.m. | Terrorist threats land Lavon Lane man in jail Comments 0 Comments
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DUI arrest made on Whitmore Avenue

DUI arrest made on Whitmore Avenue

Michael Holbrook, 26, of Modesto, was arrested and booked on charges of suspicion of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:20 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 10:22 a.m. | DUI arrest made on Whitmore Avenue Comments 0 Comments
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Mitchell crash attributed to alcohol, speed

Mitchell crash attributed to alcohol, speed

A three-car chain reaction crash on Mitchell Road the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 9 resulted in minor injuries to occupants of two vehicles and the arrest of a driver on DUI charges.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:24 a.m. | Mitchell crash attributed to alcohol, speed Comments 0 Comments
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Person of interest sought in indoor marijuana grow

Person of interest sought in indoor marijuana grow

Police detectives are looking for the man they say conducted an indoor marijuana cultivation operation upstairs in a home in the 3900 block of Sweetgum Drive.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:19 a.m. | Person of interest sought in indoor marijuana grow Comments 0 Comments
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Police rewarding do-good kids

Ceres Police officers realize that most of their contact with the public is of a negative nature with issuing speeding tickets, citations for cell phone use while driving and arresting criminals. But under a new program they are looking for kids who do good and reward them for good deeds and doing things right.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:16 a.m. | Police rewarding do-good kids Comments 0 Comments

CPD snags grant for special enforcements

The Ceres Police Department has been awarded a $85,281 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 10:15 a.m. | CPD snags grant for special enforcements Comments 0 Comments
City Hall closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4

City Hall closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4

If you have business to do at Ceres City Hall, you'd better schedule it soon. City Hall will be closed Dec. 24 all the way through Sunday, Jan. 4 and won't reopen until Monday, Jan. 5.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 9:59 a.m. | City Hall closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4 Comments 0 Comments
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Nominations sought for 'Citizen of the Year'

Nominations sought for 'Citizen of the Year'

The Ceres Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its "Citizen of the Year" and "Young Citizen of the Year" nominations and the community is encouraged to participate.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 9:58 a.m. | Nominations sought for 'Citizen of the Year' Comments 0 Comments
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Recreational uses to be allowed in industrial zones

Recreational uses to be allowed in industrial zones

The city is on its way to officially allowing some recreational uses - such as indoor soccer, archery and shooting ranges, batting cages, slot car racing, health clubs, martial arts, karate or dance studios - to operate within industrial areas.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 9:19 a.m. | Recreational uses to be allowed in industrial zones Comments 0 Comments
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Heavy rains pose little problem so far

Heavy rains pose little problem so far

The west coast storm that blew into Stanislaus County on Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning dumped approximately two and a half inches of much needed rain, soaking the ground and creating some localized flooding in older Ceres neighborhoods.

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Posted: Dec. 12, 2014 4:00 p.m. | Heavy rains pose little problem so far Comments 0 Comments
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