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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

Late-night well drilling draws ire of a neighbor

Late-night well drilling draws ire of a neighbor

The late night into early morning well drilling at Riverview Park has at least one neighboring resident seething about the loss of sleep.

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 10:03 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 10:03 a.m. | Late-night well drilling draws ire of a neighbor Comments 0 Comments
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Shop Ceres effort promoted

Shop Ceres effort promoted

The Ceres Chamber of Commerce is embarking on a number of new ways to promote Ceres as a place to do business.

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 10:03 a.m. | Shop Ceres effort promoted Comments 0 Comments
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City’s legal eagle of 44 years to retire

City’s legal eagle of 44 years to retire

The year 2014 has been a big year of transitions at City Hall.

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. | City’s legal eagle of 44 years to retire  Comments 0 Comments
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Hughson man drifts to victory

Hughson man drifts to victory

When Elias Ruiz of Hughson ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. | Hughson man drifts to victory Comments 0 Comments
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Native returns to open independent pharmacy

Native returns to open independent pharmacy

Sandeep Gill graduated from Ceres High School in 2004, left town to further education and decided to become a pharmacist rather than go to medical school. He has returned to Ceres to open an independent drug store in a smaller shopping center with his business-minded bride of two years, Simrin Gill.

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 9:44 a.m. | Native returns to open independent pharmacy Comments 1 Comment
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Hughson to host parade

The Hughson Chamber of Commerce will host a Saturday, Nov. 29 Christmas Festival in downtown Hughson.

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99 fire slows traffic, causes collision

Several small accidents - one with minor injuries - resulted from reaction to a freeway side truck fire that occurred Monday morning in Ceres.

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District elections to be pondered in Ceres

Ceres voters will be choosing three members of the Ceres City Council in the November 2015 general election. The election for seats occupied by Mayor Chris Vierra and councilmembers Bret Durossette and Mike Kline may be the last decided on a citywide basis.

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 9:41 a.m. | District elections to be pondered in Ceres Comments 0 Comments
Woman allegedly hurt by ex-husband

Woman allegedly hurt by ex-husband

A woman sustained facial injuries after her ex-husband allegedly struck her in the face during a domestic disturbance in the 2000 block of Bavil Drive on Saturday afternoon.

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 9:35 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 9:36 a.m. | Woman allegedly hurt by ex-husband Comments 0 Comments
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Four cited in alleged Walmart thefts

Four cited in alleged Walmart thefts

At least four persons were caught stealing items at the Ceres Walmart in a week's time, said Ceres Police Sgt. Jose Berber.

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Reckless driving with kids alleged

Reckless driving with kids alleged

A 36-year-old Turlock woman had her car impounded in Ceres over the weekend after she was seen driving recklessly down Hatch Road with three minors aboard.

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Jaywalking teens arrested for burglary

Jaywalking teens arrested for burglary

Two teenage boys who were stopped for jaywalking and nearly causing an accident were subsequently arrested as suspects of a prior burglary in Hughson.

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 9:33 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 9:34 a.m. | Jaywalking teens arrested for burglary Comments 0 Comments
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Odd behavior leads to drug arrest

Odd behavior leads to drug arrest

The odd behavior of 32-year-old homeless man Angelo Pacheco in front of the Chevron station on Herndon Avenue Friday afternoon drew a citizen's 911 call to report his waving a pipe and led to his arrest.

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Two charged in robbing homeless man

Two charged in robbing homeless man

Two Ceres men were arrested and charged with beating and robbing a homeless man of his cell phone and skateboard on Nov. 11.

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Service Road church vandalized

Service Road church vandalized

Detectives are hoping the public can lead them to the persons who spray-painted graffiti onto the side of a Service Road church last week.

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‘Journey to Bethlehem’ starts Dec. 4

‘Journey to Bethlehem’ starts Dec. 4

The Valley may be a half a world away from the site of the biblical journey on which Christmas is centered but the folks at Grace Community Christian Church in Ceres are planning to give the public their best shot at recreating the "Journey to Bethlehem."

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2014 9:30 a.m. | ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ starts Dec. 4 Comments 0 Comments
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City, Supercenter prevail in suit

City, Supercenter prevail in suit

The Walmart Supercenter and Mitchell Ranch Shopping Center are one step closer to reality now that a Modesto judge ruled against the challenge against the project lodged by a group calling themselves "Citizens for Ceres."

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Posted: Nov. 12, 2014 10:13 a.m. | City, Supercenter prevail in suit Comments 0 Comments
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Barbour’s replacement nears

Barbour’s replacement nears

Barbour's Save Center is but a memory now but its replacement in a Boyette Cruisers mini-mart and gas station is nearing its opening.

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Ryno says no one last time to pay deal for engineer

Ryno says no one last time to pay deal for engineer

City Councilwoman Linda Ryno continued her protest of the city's salary agreement with newly hired Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer Daryl Jordan during Monday's meeting.

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Posted: Nov. 12, 2014 10:07 a.m. | Ryno says no one last time to pay deal for engineer Comments 0 Comments
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Cannella, Gray, Denham keep their seats

Cannella, Gray, Denham keep their seats

All the incumbents of local state offices were confirmed by the voters in Tuesday's general election.

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Posted: Nov. 12, 2014 10:05 a.m. | Cannella, Gray, Denham keep their seats Comments 0 Comments
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Keyes could play host to Dollar General

Keyes could play host to Dollar General

A Dollar General may be setting up shop in Keyes, the third unincorporated community in the region that the retail chain has begun plans in which to expand in the last eight months.

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Proposition 1 will fund comprehensive water plan, water storage projects

Regional water reliability, safe drinking water, and clean water programs are set to become more of a reality in California as a result of voter's approval of Proposition 1, or Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

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Extra road money allocated

The Ceres City Council took action on Monday to appropriate matching funds to augment unexpected federal funds for five new transportation projects in Ceres.

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Posted: Nov. 12, 2014 9:58 a.m. | Extra road money allocated Comments 0 Comments
Walmart employee accused of stealing iPads

Walmart employee accused of stealing iPads

A Walmart store employee was arrested Saturday afternoon after a loss prevention officer caught him carrying out two iPads worth $950 out the store.

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Posted: Nov. 12, 2014 9:57 a.m. | Walmart employee accused of stealing iPads Comments 0 Comments
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