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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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Lauren’s friends, family ask why

Lauren’s friends, family ask why

HUGHSON - Family members, friends and Hughson community members gathered Friday evening in Rolland Starn Park to remember Lauren Grace London, the 25-year-old homicide victim whose burned body was found Monday, March 16 in a rural Ceres orchard.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:56 a.m. | Lauren’s friends, family ask why Comments 0 Comments
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Water on minds of legislators

Water on minds of legislators

The state's water crisis and possible remedies dominated the dialogue of area legislators who addressed Friday's Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Ceres Chamber of Commerce.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:53 a.m. | Water on minds of legislators Comments 0 Comments
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Council districts show creative dicing

Council districts show creative dicing

Dicing Ceres into four population-equal districts for the purpose of electing individual councilmembers wasn't easy but a consultant has three versions from which to choose.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:48 a.m. | Council districts show creative dicing Comments 0 Comments
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City aims at downtown business façade facelift program

City aims at downtown business façade facelift program

Old and outdated storefronts in downtown Ceres could receive a makeover designed to draw more foot traffic under a program being designed by city officials.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:42 a.m. | City aims at downtown business façade facelift program Comments 0 Comments
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New street sweeper wins council OK

New street sweeper wins council OK

Garrett Thompson Construction was awarded the city's exclusive contract to sweep the streets of Ceres on Monday evening.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:41 a.m. | New street sweeper wins council OK Comments 0 Comments
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CUSD honors 21 students who have overcome life obstacles

CUSD honors 21 students who have overcome life obstacles

Medical problems. Language barriers. Frequent moves. Poor choices. Learning handicaps.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:39 a.m. | CUSD honors 21 students who have overcome life obstacles Comments 0 Comments
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Brothers arrested in fight

Brothers arrested in fight

Two Ceres brothers were hauled off to the county jail Sunday afternoon after someone called 911 to report them engaged in a drunken fight.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:30 a.m. | Brothers arrested in fight Comments 0 Comments
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Resisting arrest charged

Resisting arrest charged

Police believe that Arturo Franco, 27, of Ceres, tried so hard to avoid going to jail that he took drastic measures - including running into a barbed-wire fence - to escape. He went to jail anyway.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:29 a.m. | Resisting arrest charged Comments 0 Comments
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Man faces gun and drug charges

Man faces gun and drug charges

Ezequiel Castellanos, 38, of Ceres, was arrested Saturday evening, March 21, after he was reported entering his girlfriend's house filled with kids attending a party, armed with a handgun.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:28 a.m. | Man faces gun and drug charges Comments 0 Comments
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Clothing store burglarized

Clothing store burglarized

Police are investigating the window-smash entry and burglary of a Hatch Road clothing store that was reported on Monday morning.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:27 a.m. | Clothing store burglarized Comments 0 Comments
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Man wanted for burglary arrested

Man wanted for burglary arrested

A report of an assault in the 3500 block of Cassie Lane made on Monday, March 23 led police to find and arrest a suspect wanted to face charges for prior burglaries.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Man wanted for burglary arrested Comments 0 Comments
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Nephew allegedly punches uncle

Nephew allegedly punches uncle

David Hazelwood, 26, was placed under citizen's arrest to face battery charges after he allegedly punched his uncle in the face through a screen door on Thursday morning, March 19.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Nephew allegedly punches uncle Comments 0 Comments
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 Purse snatching investigated

Purse snatching investigated

Police are investigating a purse snatching that occurred in front of Cost Less Foods on Hatch Road on Thursday morning, March 19.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:22 a.m. |  Purse snatching investigated Comments 0 Comments
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Germann named Ceres’ ‘Distinguished Young Woman’

Germann named Ceres’ ‘Distinguished Young Woman’

Gabriella Germann, a Central Valley High School student, was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Ceres winner during the March 7 pageant.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:10 a.m. | Germann named Ceres’ ‘Distinguished Young Woman’ Comments 0 Comments
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Richard  Curtis  Van Norman

Richard Curtis Van Norman

Private services were held in Ceres Memorial Park for Richard Curtis Van Norman, 65, of Wisconsin. He died Oct. 27, 2014 in Wisconsin where he lived.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 9:09 a.m. | Richard  Curtis  Van Norman Comments 0 Comments
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Sheriff’s Department seeks murder suspect ‘Chubs’

Sheriff’s Department seeks murder suspect ‘Chubs’

Thursday's south Modesto stabbing that took the life of a 37-year-old man prompted Sheriff's Department investigators to issue a call for the public to help report the whereabouts of their only suspect.

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Posted: Mar. 20, 2015 9:52 a.m. | Sheriff’s Department seeks murder suspect ‘Chubs’ Comments 0 Comments
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Detectives seek clues in death of young mother

Detectives seek clues in death of young mother

Sheriff's detectives continue to piece together clues on the trail hopefully leading to the person or persons responsible for the death of a 24-year-old mother whose burned body turned up on a rural Ceres property on Monday.

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Posted: Mar. 19, 2015 2:13 p.m. | Detectives seek clues in death of young mother Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres forced to district elections?

Ceres forced to district elections?

Voters in Ceres will be given a chance to weigh in on whether or not City Council seats should be elected by district - and abandon the current at-large system - but regardless how November's vote goes, the city must make the change anyway.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 10:09 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 18, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ceres forced to district elections? Comments 0 Comments
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Ernie Bucio still inspires

Ernie Bucio still inspires

Ernie Bucio, a lifetime resident of Ceres, was a musical inspiration and mentor to many students over his short lifetime. That legacy of the late musician plays on this Sunday when the Ernie Bucio Music Scholarship Fundraiser takes place from noon to 9 p.m. at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 10:06 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 18, 2015 10:10 a.m. | Ernie Bucio still inspires Comments 0 Comments
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Body found between orchards

Sheriff's detectives are treating the cause of death and circumstances surrounding Monday's discovery of a body found between orchards near Central Valley High School as a homicide.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Body found between orchards Comments 0 Comments
CPD promotes Collins, Perry

CPD promotes Collins, Perry

Rick Collins became the first captain in the recent history of the Ceres Police Department during a promotion ceremony held Monday evening.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 10:09 a.m. | CPD promotes Collins, Perry Comments 0 Comments
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Planners OK new cell phone tower

Planners OK new cell phone tower

Verizon received permission to erect a 90-foot-tall cell phone tower in southwest Ceres on Monday.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 9:53 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 18, 2015 10:00 a.m. | Planners OK new cell phone tower Comments 0 Comments
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End of seasonal retail jobs sends jobless rate upward

End of seasonal retail jobs sends jobless rate upward

The start of 2015 saw Stanislaus County experience an increase in the ranks of the unemployed, especially as seasonal retail jobs came to a close, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 10:10 a.m. | End of seasonal retail jobs sends jobless rate upward Comments 0 Comments
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Crowd turns out to help Senator Cannella open new office in Ceres

Crowd turns out to help Senator Cannella open new office in Ceres

A crowd of about 100 turned out to help state Senator Anthony Cannella celebrate the opening of his new Ceres office.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 9:56 a.m. | Crowd turns out to help Senator Cannella open new office in Ceres Comments 0 Comments
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