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Lives saved in CPD nursing program

As far as nurse practitioner Dan Lucky is concerned, Ceres Police Department's unique and first in the nation nurse program is making a profound difference in the health of thousands.The program wa...

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Hughson commits to farmland preservation

The city of Hughson has paved the way to be a county leader in agricultural preservation. The City Council solidified this intention by adopting the Farmland Preservation Program at its Jan. 28 mee...

February 20, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News

A-frame signage will be addressed

A-frame signs are not allowed in Ceres but even Vice Mayor Ken Lane is noticing that they are proliferating and "getting more and more out of control.""It's starting to look pretty tacky in differe...

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

City sails through financial audit

The city of Ceres has earned another unqualified opinion during an audit of its 2011-12 books.Last week the Ceres City Council received the audited financial report performed by JJACPA, Inc., and l...

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Fundraiser draws 750

An estimated 750 persons turned out for Saturday's spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the family of a Ceres police officer."It was crazy, it was awesome turnout," said Carrie Smith, one of the ...

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

CRIME DIGEST

• DRUGS NETTED IN PROBATION SEARCH: CERES - A Saturday probation search of a home of a Ceres man resulted in the discovery of drugs on two suspects.Police showed up at 2516 Rose Avenue at 9:30...

February 20, 2013 | | News

Heart of a Fighter

A pregnancy is normally a time of great expectation for most couples. But for Wesley and Lisa Richardson of Ceres, the news that their baby's heart hadn't fully developed at 20 weeks prompted a flo...

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

Hawks compete at Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Wrestling Championships

Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling program will have one representative at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships this week in Stockton.Junior Adrian Vizcaino advanced by virtue ...

February 20, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports

Bulldogs advance in wrestling

Ceres High School's varsity wrestling program will send three grapplers to this week's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet.Gabe Balderas, Armando Morales and Ruben Sanchez qualified after finishing am...

February 20, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports

CHS teams qualify for postseason

The Sac-Joaquin Section released its playoff brackets for varsity basketball on Wednesday.Ceres High's boys and girls teams were both awarded berths to the Division-III tournament.Head coaches Bria...

February 20, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports

Hoops newcomer Thornton a difference maker for Central Valley's boys

Jordan Thornton's basketball career with Central Valley's boys program was short and productive.The senior forward suited up for the Hawks for just one season."I wish I would have played all four y...

February 20, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports

Central Valley girls fall short of lofty expectations

Central Valley High School's varsity girls basketball program had high hopes for the 2012-13 season.The Hawks fell short of both of their goals.Central Valley failed to claim its third straight Wes...

February 20, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports

Disappointing finish

It was not the type of finish Central Valley High School varsity boys basketball head coach Darryl Dickson envisioned.Four days removed from knocking off third-place Ceres High 62-60, the Hawks sou...

February 20, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports

Hawks steal one from Bulldogs

Ceres High School's varsity boys basketball team appeared headed for another victory over Central Valley.I positioned myself near the Bulldogs' student cheering section late in the fourth quarter w...

February 20, 2013 | Dale Butler | Sports

Our Valley, home, is a most unique place in the world

"Familiarity breeds contempt" is an old saying freighted in truth. How one feels about home is a complicated thing, I suppose. I've lived here in the Valley for most of my life and quite often the ...

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion

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