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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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Smith becomes new chief

Smith becomes new chief

Ceres High School graduate, U.S. Army veteran and member of the Ceres Police Department since 1993, Brent Smith was sworn into the position of Ceres police chief on Tuesday, Feb. 17 and pledged to take the department forward.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 2:03 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 2:07 p.m. | Smith becomes new chief Comments 0 Comments
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Fatal shooting reported on rural road south of Hughson

Fatal shooting reported on rural road south of Hughson

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of a man that occurred Tuesday evening, Feb. 17 in a rural area along Santa Fe Avenue between Hughson and Denair.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 2:00 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 2:06 p.m. | Fatal shooting reported on rural road south of Hughson Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres Fire hosts regional training to teach survival

Ceres Fire hosts regional training to teach survival

The Ceres Fire Department hosted a four-day training class last week designed to train professional firefighters on how to train fire ground survival to other firefighters.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 1:59 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 2:05 p.m. | Ceres Fire hosts regional training to teach survival Comments 0 Comments
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City will ask voters to hike motel tax

City will ask voters to hike motel tax

The tax paid by persons staying at the two motels in Ceres should be increased to 10 percent, the Ceres City Council suggested on Monday.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 1:57 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:58 p.m. | City will ask voters to hike motel tax Comments 0 Comments
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Resident has renewed faith in others after lost $1,400 turns up

Resident has renewed faith in others after lost $1,400 turns up

Karla Doane of Ceres was sick with fear that she would never see the $1,400 cash that she just withdrew from the downtown Ceres branch of Wells Fargo Bank and now was missing.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 11:57 a.m. | Resident has renewed faith in others after lost $1,400 turns up Comments 0 Comments
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Two patrol officers join Ceres Police Department

Two patrol officers join Ceres Police Department

Brent Smith as chief is not the only thing new in the Ceres Police Department.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 11:54 a.m. | Two patrol officers join Ceres Police Department Comments 0 Comments
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CPD assists Modesto officer in pursuit

CPD assists Modesto officer in pursuit

Ceres Police officers helped arrest two men Monday evening who were in a stolen car that was being pursued from a Modesto location and ended up in Ceres.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 11:47 a.m. | CPD assists Modesto officer in pursuit Comments 0 Comments
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Two men arrested for drugs

Two men arrested for drugs

Two Modesto men were arrested for drugs Monday evening, Feb. 16 after an officer stopped a traffic stop.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 11:51 a.m. | Two men arrested for drugs Comments 0 Comments
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Drag racer leads officer on high-speed chase

Drag racer leads officer on high-speed chase

A Modesto teenager who was caught drag racing on a Ceres street early Sunday morning led an officer on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash miles out in the country.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 11:46 a.m. | Drag racer leads officer on high-speed chase Comments 0 Comments
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Ex Ceres policeman appointed Stanislaus Regional 9-1-1 director

Former Ceres Police officer and current Modesto Police Captain Joel Broumas has been appointed as the director of the Stanislaus Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Joint Powers Authority (JPA).

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 9:54 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 9:59 a.m. | Ex Ceres policeman appointed Stanislaus Regional 9-1-1 director Comments 0 Comments
Hughson doing well, says mayor

Hughson doing well, says mayor

When Mayor Matt Beekman took the microphone Monday evening to deliver his State of the City address at the Hughson City Council meeting, he had one piece of news of which not all mayors can boast: the city's General Fund reserves are at 83 percent.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 9:55 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 9:56 a.m. | Hughson doing well, says mayor Comments 0 Comments
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Safer route to eastside schools explored

Safer route to eastside schools explored

Approximately 75 parents - mostly parents - attended a recent community forum to discuss safer student routes to side-by-side campuses of La Rosa Elementary and Cesar Chavez Junior High schools.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 9:37 a.m. | Safer route to eastside schools explored Comments 0 Comments
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Fair books singers McBride, Niemann

Fair books singers McBride, Niemann

Country singers Martina McBride and Jerrod Niemann have been booked for separate performances at this summer's Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 9:14 a.m. | Fair books singers McBride, Niemann Comments 0 Comments
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Central Valley High FFA gets in the competitive spirit

Central Valley High FFA gets in the competitive spirit

A Members of Central Valley High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) were able to try their hand at new experiences and competitions in the first months of this spring semester.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 9:14 a.m. | Central Valley High FFA gets in the competitive spirit Comments 0 Comments
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Santa Fe Avenue shooting death being investigated

Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting death which occurred Tuesday evening along Santa Fe Avenue between Hughson and Denair.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 11:07 a.m. | Santa Fe Avenue shooting death being investigated Comments 0 Comments
Contractor hired for park expansion

Contractor hired for park expansion

Ross F. Carroll Inc., has been handed a $2.3 million contract to expand Ceres River Bluff Regional Park on Hatch Road.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:39 a.m. | Contractor hired for park expansion Comments 0 Comments
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East Ceres annexation eyed

East Ceres annexation eyed

A father-son team of developers has started the process to move forward with the annexation of 100 acres in east Ceres south of Whitmore Avenue for the development of housing.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:46 a.m. | East Ceres annexation eyed Comments 0 Comments
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Giving back city employee concessions costs $664,400

Giving back city employee concessions costs $664,400

The Ceres City Council made mid-year budget adjustments last week to restore employee salary concessions starting the first full pay period of January.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:37 a.m. | Giving back city employee concessions costs $664,400 Comments 0 Comments
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Chamber produces video for ‘Shop Local’ campaign

Chamber produces video for ‘Shop Local’ campaign

The Ceres Chamber of Commerce has produced a video on Youtube.com which promotes its Shop Local campaign and its message of "Shift 10 when you spend."

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:19 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Chamber produces video for ‘Shop Local’ campaign Comments 0 Comments
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Stanislaus County woman falls victim to flu virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 43-year-old woman died from complications related to influenza, marking the first death the county has recorded this flu season.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:37 a.m. | Stanislaus County woman falls victim to flu virus Comments 0 Comments
Ceres man arrested for stolen credit card possession

Ceres man arrested for stolen credit card possession

Darren Mosley, 35, of Ceres, arrested Wednesday evening for possession of stolen property and for petty theft after Kohl's clothing store in Modesto reported the use of a stolen credit card made to buy goods shipped to a house in the 1900 block of Hackett Road.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:15 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 9:21 a.m. | Ceres man arrested for stolen credit card possession Comments 0 Comments
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Bank alerts police to stolen check passer

Bank alerts police to stolen check passer

Wells Fargo Bank officials in downtown Ceres called police at 9:28 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to report a man trying to pass a stolen check made out to himself.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:14 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 9:20 a.m. | Bank alerts police to stolen check passer Comments 0 Comments
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Man admits stealing mail to sell to ID thieves

Man admits stealing mail to sell to ID thieves

Residents of north Ceres alerted police to the suspicious behavior of a man cruising around on a bicycle in the dark on the morning of Monday, Feb. 9. When police caught up to Paul Mendoza, 30, of Ceres, they saw him fling a backpack into the bushes in the 1300 block of Fruitridge.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:16 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 9:19 a.m. | Man admits stealing mail to sell to ID thieves Comments 0 Comments
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Nine girls in Distinguished Young Women contest

Nine girls in Distinguished Young Women contest

Nine High school junior girls from Ceres High School and Central Valley High School will join together for the Distinguished Young Women of Ceres program, hosted by Soroptimist International of Ceres, to be held Saturday, March 7 in the Ceres High School Small Gym/Auditorium. Participants will compete for over $3,000 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the city as the Distinguished Young Woman of Ceres for the Class of 2016.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 9:28 a.m. | Nine girls in Distinguished Young Women contest  Comments 0 Comments
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