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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

Local kids enjoy animals at fair

Local kids enjoy animals at fair

The Stanislaus County is now over but a small army of local 4-H and FFA children enjoyed the experience of showing their animal projects for the annual summer venue.

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Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 11:07 a.m. | Local kids enjoy animals at fair Comments 0 Comments
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Candidates talk new water fines, resources at public forum

Candidates talk new water fines, resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

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Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 10:55 a.m. | Candidates talk new water fines, resources at public forum Comments 0 Comments
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Death penalty option dropped for Woody

Death penalty option dropped for Woody

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

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Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 10:52 a.m. | Death penalty option dropped for Woody Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres woman wins Fair pie contest

Ceres woman wins Fair pie contest

Marianne Foglia of Ceres won the 12th annual Apple Pie Contest held at the Stanislaus County Fair and sponsored by Dave Dubyak.

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Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 10:48 a.m. | Ceres woman wins Fair pie contest Comments 0 Comments
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Kidz Ministry day care expands, opens pre-school  at Whitmore Ave. location

Kidz Ministry day care expands, opens pre-school at Whitmore Ave. location

Name of business: Kidz Ministry Foundation Infant & Child Care Center.

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Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 9:57 a.m. | Kidz Ministry day care expands, opens pre-school  at Whitmore Ave. location Comments 0 Comments
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Drugs found in man's trunk

A Monday traffic stop at Hackett Road and West Avenue became anything but routine when a police canine sniffed drugs in the trunk, which yielded five pounds of methamphetamine.

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Charges gets serious for man

When Officer Brittney England told Alexis Peraza, 22, of Ceres, that he was going to be issued a citation for a misdemeanor charge on Wednesday, July 16, he got upset and began fighting her. At one point during the 10:51 a.m. altercation near the Quik Stop at Service and Morgan roads, Peraza grabbed the officer's Taser belt and tore it loose to the ground. England handcuffed him and instead of just giving a citation was charged with resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.

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Fight ends in arrest

An early Tuesday morning fight in the 1300 block of Nadine Avenue in Ceres ended with the arrest of a Turlock man who is charged with resisting arrest.

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Strange acting woman subdued

A nude 63-year-old woman who was acting crazy and aggressive was taken to the hospital on Tuesday, July 15 after she removed from a garage in the 2300 block of Fourth Street.

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Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 9:48 a.m. | Strange acting woman subdued Comments 0 Comments

Bizarre behavior lands man in jail

Reports of a man knocking on doors of homes in the 900 block of Chardonnay Way on Tuesday evening, July 15, resulted in his arrest.

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Concerts end in contest win

Concerts end in contest win

The selection of Miriam Boyington as the finalist in the Voice of Ceres youth singing contest brought to an end the 2014 summer Ceres Concerts in the Park series on Tuesday, July 15.

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City buys parcels for Park & Ride lot

The Ceres City Council has authorized the purchase of a half-acre parcel and a 0.13-acre parcel on Herndon Road for a future park and ride lot.

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Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 9:41 a.m. | City buys parcels for Park & Ride lot Comments 0 Comments

Ceres teen to participate in scholarship program finals

Sorrayar Sounthala of Ceres has joined 28 other scholastically accomplished high school seniors for the Distinguished Young Women of California State Finals in Bakersfield, preparing to compete for $40,500 in college scholarships.

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Bonsu gets city approval for center after the fact

Bonsu gets city approval for center after the fact

When Les Bonsu moved his Bonsu Elite Athletics (BEA) training facility from Modesto to Ceres in April, he failed to get the proper city approval to operate within an industrial area. That oversight placed him before the Ceres Planning Commission on Monday, which approved his request for a conditional use permit.

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Eula Mae Nunes

A funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Ceres Chapel of Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 2561 Fifth Street, Ceres, for Eula Mae Nunes, 83, of Ceres. She died July 16, 2014 after a strong fight with pancreatic cancer.

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Proactive city street tree program kicks into gear

Proactive city street tree program kicks into gear

In a day when most cities are throwing the responsibility for the care of street trees onto property owners, the city of Ceres is embarking on a proactive program to take care of trees.

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DeWerk send off party set

DeWerk send off party set

The departure of Art deWerk as director of Public Safety/Police Chief caught a community by surprise and without an opportunity to say goodbye.

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Posted: Jul. 18, 2014 11:56 a.m. | DeWerk send off party set Comments 0 Comments
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Clean-up of riverbank underway

An effort is underway to clean up the Tuolumne River and its banks between Ceres and Modesto that has been trashed by the homeless encampments and neglectful residents.

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Posted: Jul. 16, 2014 10:59 a.m. | Clean-up of riverbank underway Comments 0 Comments

Liquor store burglarized of cigarettes

Police are investigating an early-morning July 9 burglary of cartons of cigarettes from a store after someone broke the front door to get inside.

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Posted: Jul. 16, 2014 10:57 a.m. | Liquor store burglarized of cigarettes Comments 0 Comments

TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.

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County Fair offers modern touch with traditional favorites

County Fair offers modern touch with traditional favorites

The fair is a summertime tradition for many locals and Friday's opening night was no exception as the enthusiastic crowd was indicative of an up and coming successful season for the Stanislaus County Fair.

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Nearly seven decades of togetherness

Nearly seven decades of togetherness

After a visit with Duryea and Arleen Warn, it's easy to feel as though you have friends for life in the Ceres couple.

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Fowler Road stop signs to stay

Fowler Road stop signs to stay

Video shot of vehicles failing to come to a complete stop at Fowler Road at Lunar Drive was used by Sherri Jacobson at the Monday City Council meeting in her push to have the stop signs removed. But the video - intended to "show the ineffectiveness of the stop signs" - actually backfired. Members said while "rolling" stops occur at virtually all intersections, Jacobson's video showed how traffic was being forced to curb speeding.

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Posted: Jul. 15, 2014 4:24 p.m. | Fowler Road stop signs to stay Comments 0 Comments
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Judge hears arguments against Supercenter approval

Judge hears arguments against Supercenter approval

A Stanislaus Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday in the matter of the challenge against the 2011 approval of the Walmart Supercenter project.

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Posted: Jul. 15, 2014 4:22 p.m. | Judge hears arguments against Supercenter approval Comments 0 Comments
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