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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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Concert mixes with graffiti theme

Concert mixes with graffiti theme

The Tuesday, June 16 Ceres Concerts in the Park featured a graffiti night theme complete with a vintage car show and assorted activities.

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Area fires keep firefighters busy

Area fires keep firefighters busy

A huge grass fire that blew smoke across the lanes of Highway 99 kept Ceres firefighters busy for nearly five hours on Sunday evening as Modesto firefighters had their hands full with a commercial fire in south Modesto.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 9:39 a.m. | Area fires keep firefighters busy Comments 0 Comments
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Hughson fire victim identified as Turlock dairyman

Hughson fire victim identified as Turlock dairyman

Authorities have identified the remains found inside a Hughson home that ignited in fire Monday night, June 15 but have not determined the cause of death.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 9:37 a.m. | Hughson fire victim identified as Turlock dairyman Comments 0 Comments
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City aims to spark downtown facelift

City aims to spark downtown facelift

City officials hope a new downtown business façade improvement assistance program will prompt business owners and landlords to give their buildings a facelift, despite skeptics who say downtown is rife with owners who aren't motivated to spend any money.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 9:35 a.m. | City aims to spark downtown facelift Comments 1 Comment
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Pires sentenced to seven years for possession of child pornography

Pires sentenced to seven years for possession of child pornography

The Ceres man, who was arrested in early 2013 for having over 100,000 images of child pornography in his possession, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 9:32 a.m. | Pires sentenced to seven years for possession of child pornography Comments 0 Comments
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Unemployment dips in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained below 10 percent during May, with more workers finding jobs as the harvest season gains momentum.

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Man caught stripping stolen vehicle

Man caught stripping stolen vehicle

A 33-year-old Ceres man was arrested Saturday afternoon, June 20, as he was caught trying to cut a catalytic converter from a stolen SUV as it was parked in the alley behind 1936 Darrah Street.

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Transient arrested for drugs

Transient arrested for drugs

Transient Charles Powell, 29, went to Stanislaus County Jail on Wednesday morning, June 17, after he was found with drugs while sleeping on a discarded couch near a dumpster at Mitchell Road and Rosewood Avenue.

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River side homicide arrest made

River side homicide arrest made

Modesto police arrested one of three suspects in a Sunday homicide that occurred north of the Tuolumne River near the Seventh Street bridge.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 9:23 a.m. | River side homicide arrest made Comments 0 Comments
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Drugs found with man sleeping in car

Drugs found with man sleeping in car

A report of a suspicious man in a car parked behind the Quik Stop on Service Road led Ceres police to arrest Ruben Valdez, 46, of Modesto, for possession of drugs on Wednesday, June 17.

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Drug arrest made in Home Depot parking lot

Drug arrest made in Home Depot parking lot

Prasad Bruj, 38 of Modesto, was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon, June 16, after it was reported that he was suspicious as he was sitting inside a gray 2000 Chevy van parked in the Home Depot parking lot, 1415 Hatch Road.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 9:15 a.m. | Drug arrest made in Home Depot parking lot Comments 0 Comments
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Driver wrecks car, flees, arrested for DUI

Driver wrecks car, flees, arrested for DUI

The driver of a silver-colored 2006 Mitsubishi Gallant was arrested Saturday, June 13, after a solo crash in the 3900 block of Mitchell Road that was believed to be alcohol related.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 9:14 a.m. | Driver wrecks car, flees, arrested for DUI Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres City Council to soon start meetings at 6 p.m.

Ceres City Council to soon start meetings at 6 p.m.

The Ceres City Council will soon be changing the starting time of meetings, which continue to be on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 9:13 a.m. | Ceres City Council to soon start meetings at 6 p.m. Comments 0 Comments
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Hughson City Council adopts preliminary budget

A healthy budget has become a hallmark of the City of Hughson in recent years, evident by the fact that the City's General Fund reserves were at 83 percent as of February. This month, the Hughson City Council adopted its 2015-16 preliminary budget which boasts a positive balance of revenues to expenditures and a slight growth in the General Fund.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 8:46 a.m. | Hughson City Council adopts preliminary budget Comments 0 Comments

State budget agreement reached, roads amongst Governor’s priorities

Quality of roads is not an issue unique to Ceres as Governor Jerry Brown announced that he will be calling a special session to fix how California funds roads, highways and other infrastructure needs as part of his budget agreement announcement on Tuesday, June 16.

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State board curtails use for senior water rights holders

State board curtails use for senior water rights holders

The severity of the current California drought has prompted the State Water Resources Control Board to vote in favor of curtailing water use for the state's pre-1914 water rights holders, more commonly referred to as senior water rights holders, in a move not seen since the drought of the late 1970s.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 8:31 a.m. | State board curtails use for senior water rights holders Comments 0 Comments
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Man arrested for lewd behavior with girls at park

Man arrested for lewd behavior with girls at park

A man who was talking sexually explicitly with girls in Don Pedro Park while rubbing his crotch was arrested on Tuesday, June 16.

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River Oaks Golf Course being sold

River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 4:18 p.m. | River Oaks Golf Course being sold Comments 0 Comments
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Steps Dance production to visit Oz

Steps Dance production to visit Oz

Steps Dance Arts Center of Ceres will be entertaining with its production of "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" at 6 p.m. this Saturday, June 20 at the Downey High School in Modesto. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $23 per person (cash at the door). Emily Zizzo plays the part of Dorothy. The Tin Man is played by Michael Driskill, the Scarecrow by Samantha Mill, Toto by Nicole Rose and the Cowardly Lion by Israel Duran-Soriano. The production will last from two and a half to three hours.

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City adopts water overuse fine system

City adopts water overuse fine system

Gone are the days when a Californian could carelessly water grass or freely hose down spider webs outside the house. The state's four-year shortage of rain and snowfall has cities like Ceres scrambling to meet the state's emergency drought water conservation plan - or face a potential fine of $10,000 per day for noncompliance.

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Body found inside burning Hughson house

Hughson firefighters responding to a report of a house fire just outside of city limits discovered a deceased man inside the home, a possible victim of foul play.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 11:04 a.m. | Body found inside burning Hughson house Comments 0 Comments
Concerts prove to be a fun place on Tuesday evenings

Concerts prove to be a fun place on Tuesday evenings

Free entertainment, a farmer's market, hamburgers by firefighters and a chance to win $500 is making Whitmore Park a popular hangout this summer.

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Ross signs lease for Hatch space

Ross signs lease for Hatch space

A banner hung outside the former Staples building on Hatch Road last week announced that Ross Dress for Less is entering the Ceres Marketplace Shopping Center.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 10:55 a.m. | Ross signs lease for Hatch space Comments 0 Comments
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Election ordered  for council districts

Election ordered for council districts

It's official: Ceres voters will be going to the polls on Nov. 3 to say yay or nay on whether to form City Council districts and elect councilmembers by those districts.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 10:54 a.m. | Election ordered  for council districts Comments 0 Comments
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