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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

Six firefighters may be jobless

Six firefighters may be jobless

Two years ago, Ceres was one of 14 fire departments in California to win a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It directed $1.03 million in U.S. Treasury dollars to pay for six firefighters for two years, with no obligation on the city's part to continue their employment unless it found general fund monies to do so.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:38 a.m. | Six firefighters may be jobless Comments 2 Comments
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Sign law tweaked to accomodate WSS project

Sign law tweaked to accomodate WSS project

WSS is planning to set up a shoe shop on Hatch Road now that the city is willing to look at its sign ordinance in a different light.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:34 a.m. | Sign law tweaked to accomodate WSS project Comments 0 Comments
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Police DUI crackdown nets 62 arrests countywide

Police DUI crackdown nets 62 arrests countywide

A total of 62 drivers have been arrested for drunken or drugged driving in Stanislaus County during the summer "Avoid the 12" operation since Aug. 15.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:31 a.m. | Police DUI crackdown nets 62 arrests countywide Comments 0 Comments
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Bill to strengthen ‘revenge porn’ gets Senate okay

Bill to strengthen ‘revenge porn’ gets Senate okay

Legislation by State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to expand the scope of the law to combat "revenge porn" passed the Legislature yesterday and is headed to Governor Jerry Brown for signature. SB 1255 modifies the current law to include what is commonly known as a "selfie," an image someone takes of themselves. The bill passed both the Senate and Assembly on unanimous votes.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:27 a.m. | Bill to strengthen ‘revenge porn’ gets Senate okay Comments 0 Comments
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Mom calls police on daughter for trespassing

Mom calls police on daughter for trespassing

Misty Ary, 33, of Ceres, was arrested Sunday morning after her mother complained to police that she would not leave the back yard and was not welcome.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:23 a.m. | Mom calls police on daughter for trespassing Comments 0 Comments
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Alleged drunk man interrupts officer's lunch

Officer Carlos Quiroz decided to get something to eat at a taco truck at Hatch and Crowslanding roads at 12:47 p.m. on Saturday and instead of getting to finish his meal had to arrest Salvador Flores, 51, of Modesto. Flores was yelling at passing motorists and appeared to be intoxicated. Quiroz arrested Flores for public drunkenness and didn't get to finish his lunch, according to Ceres Police Sgt. Jose Berber.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:23 a.m. | Alleged drunk man interrupts officer's lunch Comments 0 Comments
Teen arrested after 'shooting up'

Teen arrested after 'shooting up'

A 19-year-old Ceres man was arrested Friday morning as an officer found him passed out with signs that he had previously shot up with drugs.

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Mom arrested after impeding officer investigation

The mother of children frightened over her alleged irrational behavior was arrested Saturday evening in the 3300 block of Buenaventura Drive in southwest Ceres.

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Assault arrest made on Lavon Lane

A 31-year-old Ceres man was arrested during a Sunday, Aug. 17 fight between himself and a man in which he struck the victim with homemade Ninja sticks.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:20 a.m. | Assault arrest made on Lavon Lane Comments 0 Comments

$549,029 city project aims to synchronize newer traffic lights

A $549,029 contract to install new fiber optic cable will help the city connect more traffic signals in Ceres to its system of signal light synchronization.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:19 a.m. | $549,029 city project aims to synchronize newer traffic lights Comments 0 Comments
McRemodel on the way

McRemodel on the way

The McDonald's restaurant at Hatch and Mitchell roads is now a pile of rubble as the hamburger chain seeks to build a more modern one on the same site.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:18 a.m. | McRemodel on the way Comments 0 Comments
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Google tip leads to 30-year prison sentence

FRESNO - Thanks in part to the Ceres Police Department, U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill sentenced Alan Kendrick, 47, of Escalon, to 30 years in prison, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for his conviction of one count of receiving and distributing child pornography.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:16 a.m. | Google tip leads to 30-year prison sentence Comments 0 Comments
Central Valley High FFA members to be awarded American FFA Farmer degrees

Central Valley High FFA members to be awarded American FFA Farmer degrees

INDIANAPOLIS - Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the highest dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:03 a.m. | Central Valley High FFA members to be awarded American FFA Farmer degrees Comments 0 Comments
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‘The Property Brothers’ pay Hughson couple a home visit

‘The Property Brothers’ pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, Aug. 18 when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta¬tion with HGTV (Home and Garden Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). The encounter was a prize valued at $5,000.

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Koeurn Phe

Koeurn Phe

Koeurn Phe

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209 prices impacted by housing in Bay Area

Median home prices in San Jose are at $720,600.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 9:58 a.m. | 209 prices impacted by housing in Bay Area Comments 0 Comments
Ruth Strange happy that she said yes to Ceres after no

Ruth Strange happy that she said yes to Ceres after no

Ruth Strange remembers walking across the shallow Merced River in Yosemite Valley when she was five years old. Her parents, Ben and Bess Mahr, were with her on that day in 1934 when the late summer and drought stole the thunder from the waters of Yosemite. Also present was her beloved older sister, Helen, who would later die at age 17 from leukemia.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 9:51 a.m. | Ruth Strange happy that she said yes to Ceres after no Comments 0 Comments
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County breaks ground for larger jail

County breaks ground for larger jail

The expansion of the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center in Ceres got off to a start Friday morning with a ceremony that drew officials together for the turning of the first spades of dirt.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 10:32 a.m. | County breaks ground for larger jail Comments 0 Comments
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State's top ed chief visits CHS academy

State's top ed chief visits CHS academy

Word of the glowing successes of the Ceres High School Manufacturing Academy not only garnered it another $600,000 state grant but prompted State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to come visiting on Friday.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 10:30 a.m. | State's top ed chief visits CHS academy Comments 0 Comments
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Water bond on November ballot

Water bond on November ballot

Water has long been an agricultural and political issue in California but last week state Republicans and Democrats came together to craft a bipartisan water bond that will allocate $7.545 billion to protecting and conserving state water resources.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 10:27 a.m. | Water bond on November ballot Comments 0 Comments
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Fire agencies seek written mutual aid agreement

Fire agencies seek written mutual aid agreement

The old axiom "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" also works among fire agencies.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 10:23 a.m. | Fire agencies seek written mutual aid agreement Comments 0 Comments
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Ms. Cupcake not your typical storefront confectionary shop

Ms. Cupcake not your typical storefront confectionary shop

Name of business: Ms. Cupcake.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 10:11 a.m. | Ms. Cupcake not your typical storefront confectionary shop Comments 0 Comments
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Stanislaus’ employment ticks up in July

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in July, but remained below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 10:10 a.m. | Stanislaus’ employment ticks up in July Comments 0 Comments
Officers challenged by angry man

Officers challenged by angry man

A 56-year-old Ceres man was arrested early Friday morning after he challenged officers who wanted to talk to him after he allegedly egged his wife's car at the Modesto Bee distribution center in the 1900 block of Rockefeller Drive.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 9:58 a.m. | Officers challenged by angry man Comments 0 Comments
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