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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

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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Keyes to bring back fall celebration parade Saturday

The community of Keyes is bringing back the Keyes Fall Festival Parade which was last held in 1984.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:23 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 22, 2014 10:25 a.m. | Keyes to bring back fall celebration parade Saturday Comments 0 Comments
Alleged shoplifter found with drugs

Alleged shoplifter found with drugs

A Walmart store loss prevention officer stopped Timothy Black, 23, of Modesto, from leaving the store on Sunday evening after he was seen pocketing items he didn't pay for. Police were called in and they found more than just pilfering cigarette lighters in his pockets - they found marijuana and a meth pipe inside of a baggie inside his pocket.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:22 a.m. | Alleged shoplifter found with drugs Comments 0 Comments
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Domestic violence alleged on Roeding Road

Domestic violence alleged on Roeding Road

Isaiah Negrete, 19, of Ceres, turned himself into police after leaving the scene of a Saturday fight in the 2700 block of Roeding Road in which he allegedly beat his girlfriend.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:22 a.m. | Domestic violence alleged on Roeding Road Comments 0 Comments
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Couple arrested in domestic fight

Couple arrested in domestic fight

A boyfriend and girlfriend were each arrested for domestic violence on Thursday, Oct. 16 during a fight in which both were determined to provoke.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:20 a.m. | Couple arrested in domestic fight Comments 0 Comments
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Police ID, seek burglary suspect

Police ID, seek burglary suspect

Ceres Police Department is seeking to arrest Marzah Younker, 31, of Ceres, for burglary after she allegedly tried breaking into a house and car on Saturday morning.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:18 a.m. | Police ID, seek burglary suspect Comments 0 Comments
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Pot found on suspect

Pot found on suspect

A man who was reported to be masturbating in his parked pickup in the 2800 block of Wix Lane Saturday evening was found with a stash of marijuana.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:20 a.m. | Pot found on suspect Comments 0 Comments
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Hardware store robbery suspect walks right into cop

Hardware store robbery suspect walks right into cop

A man who moments later allegedly robbed the Richland Ace Hardware store at knifepoint walked right into an officer and was prompted arrested on Thursday.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 10:16 a.m. | Hardware store robbery suspect walks right into cop Comments 0 Comments
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Allan W. Smith

Allan W. Smith

Allan W. Smith passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the age of 73 in Ceres, CA.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 9:56 a.m. | Allan W. Smith Comments 0 Comments
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Cerean’s costume shop reports paranormal oddities

Cerean’s costume shop reports paranormal oddities

Three times on Oct. 6, a collection of travel brochures sitting in a plastic holder on the counter at Daydreams & Nightmares, a Modesto costume shop owned by Dana Walters of Ceres, jumped off onto the floor.

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Posted: Oct. 20, 2014 10:58 a.m. | Cerean’s costume shop reports paranormal oddities Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres mourns local daycare employee

Ceres mourns local daycare employee

A number of Ceres parents and community members were shocked to learn of the Sept. 28 passing of Joddie Ann Zuroff, a teacher's aide at the Kidz Ministry Foundation day care facility. She suffered a massive heart attack in Modesto at age 45.

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Posted: Oct. 20, 2014 10:32 a.m. | Ceres mourns local daycare employee Comments 0 Comments
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Chamber to host black tie charity ball

Chamber to host black tie charity ball

The Ceres Chamber of Commerce is organizing a first annual Black Tie Charity Ball to take place in less than five months.

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Posted: Oct. 20, 2014 10:35 a.m. | Chamber to host black tie charity ball Comments 0 Comments
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Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

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Posted: Oct. 20, 2014 10:28 a.m. | Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator Comments 0 Comments
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Man dies in South Modesto dog mauling

The attack of four pit bulls in south Modesto Tuesday evening has resulted in one man's death and his 77-year-old mother clinging to life.

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Posted: Oct. 20, 2014 10:25 a.m. | Man dies in South Modesto dog mauling Comments 0 Comments

NAACP lobs accusations of racism

Members of the Stanislaus County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) told councilmembers Monday that they want a third-party investigation into allegations of city workers using disparaging remarks toward minorities in emails and posted on a social media website.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 5:06 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 14, 2014 5:07 p.m. | NAACP lobs  accusations of racism Comments 0 Comments
Hanline may be last school for a while

Hanline may be last school for a while

The Ceres Unified School District is working to complete the final of a series of three new schools. It just may be the last one for an extended period of time.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 5:08 p.m. | Hanline may be last school for a while Comments 0 Comments
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Chief: Officers leaving for better pay, not office politics

A number of Ceres police officers are hunting for jobs elsewhere.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 5:05 p.m. | Chief: Officers leaving for better pay, not office politics Comments 0 Comments
Ceres firefighters to ‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA this Saturday

Ceres firefighters to ‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA this Saturday

Off-duty Ceres firefighters will spend nearly eight hours on Saturday, Oct. 18 stopping Mitchell Road traffic temporarily asking motorists to "Fill the Boot" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 4:56 p.m. | Ceres firefighters to ‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA this Saturday Comments 0 Comments
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Toxicology reports to determine what killed Turlock sex offender

Police are awaiting results of toxicology test results before declaring that suicide was the reason for the death of a Turlock man who had pled guilty to sexually abusing a young girl and awaiting sentencing before he was found dead at a Ceres church.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 4:55 p.m. | Toxicology reports to determine what killed Turlock sex offender Comments 0 Comments
HIT & RUN LEADS TO POT DISCOVERY

HIT & RUN LEADS TO POT DISCOVERY

A Modesto driver was arrested Monday after he was chased down after leaving the scene of at 12:51 p.m. crash at Fifth Street and Whitmore Avenue and his car yielded marijuana and a sizable sum of money.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 4:56 p.m. | HIT & RUN LEADS TO POT DISCOVERY Comments 0 Comments
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WOUNDED MAN UNCOOPERATIVE WITH POLICE

WOUNDED MAN UNCOOPERATIVE WITH POLICE

A man who suffered a large gash on his head requiring stitches was uncooperative with police before he was sent to Memorial Medical Center for stitches early Monday.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 4:53 p.m. | WOUNDED MAN UNCOOPERATIVE WITH POLICE Comments 0 Comments
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Intoxicated man nearly steers into deputy

Intoxicated man nearly steers into deputy

Jose Gutierrez, 50, of Turlock, was arrested for drunken driving and driving on a suspended license after he nearly drove his truck into a passing Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy at 9:06 p.m. on Sunday.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 4:52 p.m. | Intoxicated man nearly steers into deputy Comments 0 Comments
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