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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

Two officers injured during apprehension of chase suspect

Two officers injured during apprehension of chase suspect

Two Ceres police officers are recuperating from serious injuries sustained in apprehending a suspect determined to escape arrest on Monday evening, Oct. 27.

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Posted: Oct. 30, 2014 9:59 a.m. | Two officers injured during apprehension of chase suspect Comments 0 Comments
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City abandoning Public Safety Department concept

City abandoning Public Safety Department concept

The Ceres City Council took the first steps on Monday to scrap the Public Safety Department in favor of traditional separate police and fire departments.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:47 a.m. | City abandoning Public Safety Department concept Comments 0 Comments
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City hires new engineer after pay spat

City hires new engineer after pay spat

A flap over a salary package greeted Monday's appointment of Daryl Jordan as the new Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer for the city of Ceres, which relieves City Manager Toby Wells of the responsibility.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:45 a.m. | City hires new engineer after pay spat Comments 0 Comments
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Dialysis center breaks ground

Construction has begun on a 8,950-square-foot DaVita Dialysis clinic.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:44 a.m. | Dialysis center breaks ground Comments 0 Comments
Things looking up for Tuolumne River Lodge

Things looking up for Tuolumne River Lodge

Since 1947, the Tuolumne River Lodge has staked a spot of natural beauty on the southern bank of the Tuolumne River north of Ceres. Through the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, families galore have enjoyed the lodge for social functions. The privately owned lodge slipped into a darker time and had a difficult time paying bills. Leaders overseeing the lodge now say the lodge is in its brighter days.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:43 a.m. | Things looking up for Tuolumne River Lodge Comments 0 Comments
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Cumberland leaving city

Cumberland leaving city

Sheila Cumberland, who is leaving her post as finance director and the deputy city manager of the city of Ceres, appeared at her final Ceres City Council meeting on Monday.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:41 a.m. | Cumberland leaving city Comments 0 Comments
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Dennis Keith Kern

Dennis Keith Kern

Dennis Keith Kern, 59, entered into rest on October 20, 2014.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:27 a.m. | Dennis Keith Kern Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres High students install solar panels in Madera homes

Ceres High students install solar panels in Madera homes

Twelve Ceres High School Manufacturing Production & Green Technology Academy students helped to make two Madera low-income families more energy dependent by installing 10 solar units on their rooftops last week.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:26 a.m. | Ceres High students install solar panels in Madera homes Comments 0 Comments
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Property management firm hosts Ceres Chamber mixer

Property management firm hosts Ceres Chamber mixer

The Ceres Chamber of Commerce held its October Halloween-themed monthly mixer at Countryside Property Management at its Orchard Park Center office. Bales of hay, drinks and door prizes were set up in the parking lot in front of 3649 Mitchell Road, Suite B.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:21 a.m. | Property management firm hosts Ceres Chamber mixer Comments 0 Comments
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Smith, Nicholes, Davis honored at Christian event

Three Ceres citizens were honored last week at the Christian Service Awards Breakfast. Persons of faith from throughout Stanislaus County gathered as an outstanding policeman and firemen were recognized as well as the awarding of the Walter C. "Bud" La Core award for outstanding Community Service and Citizenship.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:19 a.m. | Smith, Nicholes, Davis honored at Christian event Comments 0 Comments
Gray attends Ceres fundraiser

Gray attends Ceres fundraiser

A crowd of about 120 to 150 filtered through Alfonso's Mexican Restaurant for three hours on Tuesday evening, Oct. 21 to help support Adam Gray in his re-election bid for state Assembly.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:18 a.m. | Gray attends Ceres fundraiser Comments 0 Comments
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Halloween fun offered in Ceres, area

Halloween fun offered in Ceres, area

There are plenty of fun and safe things for the kids to do this Halloween, which falls on Friday.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:16 a.m. | Halloween fun offered in Ceres, area Comments 0 Comments
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Sierra Rep presents f-u-n at a ‘Spelling Bee’

Sierra Rep presents f-u-n at a ‘Spelling Bee’

How funny can it be to watch six achieving pre-teens at a rural spelling bee in fictional Putnam County? The answer is in the experience of the Sierra Repertory Theatre's musical comedy of "The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The play is running until Nov. 23 at SRT's East Sonora theatre venue.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:07 a.m. | Sierra Rep presents f-u-n at a ‘Spelling Bee’ Comments 0 Comments
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Cigarettes stolen in burglary

Cigarettes stolen in burglary

Police are asking for the public's help in apprehending the suspect who smashed the window of Valley Mart, 1416 Mitchell Road, early Thursday morning and stole cigarettes.

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Posted: Oct. 27, 2014 12:05 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 27, 2014 12:08 p.m. | Cigarettes stolen in burglary Comments 0 Comments
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Teen breaks into car, sleeps behind wheel

Teen breaks into car, sleeps behind wheel

An 18-year-old Ceres man was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly broke into a stranger's car in the 3500 block of Attika and promptly fell asleep in the driver's seat.

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Posted: Oct. 27, 2014 12:10 p.m. | Teen breaks into car, sleeps behind wheel Comments 0 Comments
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Bullet grazes man's head, two arrested

Bullet grazes man's head, two arrested

Two men were arrested on charge of attempted murder early Saturday morning after a man was found shot in the head in the 2100 block of Fifth Street.

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Posted: Oct. 27, 2014 12:09 p.m. | Bullet grazes man's head, two arrested Comments 0 Comments
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Two arrested in car stop where drugs found

Two arrested in car stop where drugs found

Two occupants of a car were arrested early Thursday, Oct. 23 after the car they were riding in was stopped at Morgan and Hackett roads.

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Pedestrian in street found with drugs

Pedestrian in street found with drugs

A police officer saw Michael Ledbetter, 43, of Ceres, walking in the middle of the road at Herndon and Ploutz roads and stopped him and quickly learned he had methamphetamine in his pockets.

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Posted: Oct. 27, 2014 12:04 p.m. | Pedestrian in street found with drugs Comments 0 Comments
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Herndon crash results in injuries

Herndon crash results in injuries

A near head-on vehicle crash witnessed by a Ceres police officer on Wednesday evening, Oct. 22 sent a number of victims to local hospitals.

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Posted: Oct. 27, 2014 12:03 p.m. | Herndon crash results in injuries Comments 0 Comments
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Police seek robbers

Police seek robbers

A man was robbed of his wallet and cell phone outside the Hatch Road Kmart store on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and police are hoping tips come in from the public to help in the apprehension of two men who committed the parking lot crime.

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Posted: Oct. 27, 2014 12:00 p.m. | Police seek robbers Comments 0 Comments
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ACE train service extended to here?

ACE train service extended to here?

Within five years, Stanislaus County residents can expect the chance to hop on an ACE train in downtown Modesto or Turlock to zip over to the Livermore BART station, to Levi Stadium to watch a 49ers game or to work in the Silicon Valley.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:46 a.m. | ACE train service extended to here? Comments 0 Comments
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County ranks high for youth homicides

Stanislaus County had the fifth highest rate of youth homicides in California according to a new report from the Violence Policy Center.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:40 a.m. | County ranks high for youth homicides Comments 0 Comments
‘Fill the Boot’ yields $14,085

‘Fill the Boot’ yields $14,085

After setting up a temporary set of stop signs for Mitchell Road traffic, off-duty Ceres firefighters collected an estimated $14,085 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during Saturday's "Fill the Boot" collection effort.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:38 a.m. | ‘Fill the Boot’ yields $14,085 Comments 0 Comments
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V.I.C.E. program up and running

V.I.C.E. program up and running

Two qualified individuals have stepped forth to volunteer to help kick off a program designed to make Ceres a cleaner community.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:33 a.m. | V.I.C.E. program up and running Comments 0 Comments
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