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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

NAACP: Ceres officers violated peeping tom laws

NAACP: Ceres officers violated peeping tom laws

Rumors about male city Ceres Public Safety Department employees placing video cameras under a female worker's desk and changing rooms were brought to light before Monday's City Council meeting by representatives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons (NAACP).

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Posted: Sep. 11, 2014 2:44 p.m. | NAACP: Ceres officers violated peeping tom laws Comments 1 Comment
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Walnut Avenue house consumed by fire

Walnut Avenue house consumed by fire

Many people who saw heavy smoke over the Punjab Plaza shopping center west of Highway 99 Wednesday morning thought a bunch of businesses were going up in smoke. Instead, a small house behind the plaza was burning, sending a large column of black smoke seen for miles away.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 6:39 p.m. | Walnut Avenue house consumed by fire Comments 0 Comments
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6 firefighters may get to stay on

6 firefighters may get to stay on

The six Ceres firefighters who were hired two years due to federal grant money that is running out may not lose their jobs under a plan announced at Monday's City Council meeting.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 2:22 p.m. | 6 firefighters may get to stay on Comments 0 Comments
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New school to debut

New school to debut

The public is invited to the Friday dedication of Patricia "Kay" Beaver Elementary School which has opened at 4927 S. Central Avenue just north of Grayson Road.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 2:18 p.m. | New school to debut Comments 0 Comments
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County releases final budget

Stanislaus County officials have released the budget plan for 2014-15 which reflects a 4.8 percent increase from the previous year.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 2:14 p.m. | County releases final budget Comments 0 Comments
CUSD hosts intro of new employees

CUSD hosts intro of new employees

It was a night of celebration for Ceres Unified School District.

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SoCal native Reynders married into Ceres’ Lane family in 1953

SoCal native Reynders married into Ceres’ Lane family in 1953

This visit to Phil and Donna Reynders is way overdue.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 2:02 p.m. | SoCal native Reynders married into Ceres’ Lane family in 1953 Comments 0 Comments
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Fresno mayor drops by for votes in statewide contest

Fresno mayor drops by for votes in statewide contest

Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin was far from her own domain Wednesday morning when she dropped in for a breakfast meeting with local farmers at the Turlock Perko's restaurant. Her greet and meet with members of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau was designed to promote her candidacy for state Controller in this part of the Valley less familiar with her political accomplishments.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 1:58 p.m. | Fresno mayor drops by for votes in statewide contest Comments 0 Comments
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Sheriff adds digital aspect to crime fighting

Sheriff adds digital aspect to crime fighting

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office has joined many other law enforcement agencies nationwide by partnering with The Omega Group and implementing CrimeMapping.

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Care center open house set for Saturday

Care center open house set for Saturday

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, 1220 Geer Road, Hughson, will celebrates its 30th anniversary with its annual Day With Wildlife from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.

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High-speed chase ends in two arrests

High-speed chase ends in two arrests

At 9:23 p.m. Officer Brian Albonetti saw a vehicle leaving a known drug house at Ninth Street and Latimer Avenue. He attempted to stop a BMW X5 and the driver accelerated so the chase was on. The suspects fled southbound on South Ninth Street and then onto Highway 99 at speeds of up to 120 mph. The chase went onto the Mitchell Road exit and hit a stop sign, then continued and hit the curb. Two occupants including the driver got out and ran. The driver fled across all six lane of the freeway. The passenger ran up ...

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Alleged shoplifter arrested at 99 Cents Only store

Alleged shoplifter arrested at 99 Cents Only store

Police arrested a 24-year-old Ceres man Monday evening after he was reportedly shoplifting at the 99 Cents Only store on Hatch Road.

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Theft interrupted at Central Valley High School

Theft interrupted at Central Valley High School

Police believe that a passerby interrupted a theft of sporting equipment at the Central Valley High School campus early Sunday morning.

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Hit and run arrest made on Mitchell Road

Hit and run arrest made on Mitchell Road

A 46-year-old Modesto driver faces charges that he was drunk while hitting another vehicle on Saturday afternoon and fleeing the scene.

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Father, son arrested over TV

Father, son arrested over TV

A Ceres father and son were arrested over an alleged theft of a 50-inch TV worth $2,000 on Friday evening.

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State attorney general tackles truancy crisis in the state

While all local school districts are back in session, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is hoping new legislation will keep students in class.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 1:37 p.m. | State attorney general tackles truancy crisis in the state Comments 0 Comments

It’s mostly state choices on Nov. 4

The general election which includes choices for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, controller, treasurer and congress, contains few local races for Ceres.

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Wren promoted a sergeant

Wren promoted a sergeant

Joe Wren has made a name for himself in Ceres as one of the Ceres police canine handlers. His four-footed partner, Zeus, has aided in an estimated 200 surrenders without being unleased. The dog has been retired, however, after an on-the-job injury.

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Posted: Sep. 03, 2014 11:48 a.m. | Wren promoted a sergeant Comments 0 Comments
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Water wasting notices issued routinely in Ceres

Water wasting notices issued routinely in Ceres

Concerns about the wasting of water during the drought that has gripped California are what prompted the city of Ceres over and over during July to keep a watchful eye on residents negligent about water conservation.

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Cerean asks for city to crackdown on garage sale signs

Cerean asks for city to crackdown on garage sale signs

Armed with a number of illegally placed yard sale signs that she ripped down herself, Eileen Pratt asked the Ceres City Council to enforce existing law that forbids such ad devices.

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Posted: Sep. 03, 2014 11:43 a.m. | Cerean asks for city to crackdown on garage sale signs Comments 0 Comments
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Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

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Crackdown nets 106 DUI arrests in county

Crackdown nets 106 DUI arrests in county

A total of 106 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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Teen arrested after kicking mom in stomach

Teen arrested after kicking mom in stomach

A Ceres mother asked that her daughter be arrested after she was kicked in the stomach by her during a domestic squabble on Monday, Aug. 25.

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Suspect sought in home invasion robbery

Ceres Police detectives are hoping to get some help from the public in identifying the suspect in an Aug. 30 home

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Posted: Sep. 03, 2014 11:13 a.m. | Suspect sought in home invasion robbery Comments 0 Comments
 

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