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Local housing inventory remains low

Those wanting to buy a home in the Ceres area may be looking for quite a while and then competing with many other potential buyers ...

September 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County seeks to increase spending by 5.2 percent

Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen submitted the final budget proposal of his 30 years in public service on Friday, using the opportunity to ...

June 07, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Yosemite Community College District selects Vui Yong as new chancellor

The Yosemite Community College District finally has a new chancellor as the Board of Trustees unanimously selected Henry Chiong Vui Yong to fill the position ...

May 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


County sees drop in jobless rate

While 2017 started with an increase in unemployment, February has seen those numbers slightly fall.

March 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Couples invited to say ‘I do’ at Valentine’s Day wedding event planned for McHenry Mansion

What could be more romantic than getting married on Valentine's Day? How about sharing your special day with dozens of other engaged couples during ...

January 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County one of the fast growing populations in the state

Stanislaus County is the fifth fastest growing county in California.

January 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Racing fans receive reprieve from closure

Horse racing fans will have at least a few more weeks to place their bets as a planned closure of the Turlock Turf Club has ...

September 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Drought continues to impact ag revenue, jobs

While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in ...

September 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Officials break ground on historic recycled water project

Ceres and Turlock's recycled wastewater will soon be put to good use irrigating fields in the Del Puerto Water District as officials broke ground ...

August 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local man contracts Zika after traveling to Caribbean

A Stanislaus County resident who recently traveled outside of the country is the first local to test positive for the Zika virus.

June 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


State to hike car fees for state budget

The State Legislature approved a budget on June 15 that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating ...

June 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Global consumers: More almonds please

Driving through the Ceres area countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has ...

May 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City’s goal of reliable drinking water closer to reality

The city of Ceres is one step closer to securing an alternative source of drinking water after the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority awarded a $2 ...

April 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Road tax formula outlined

Very soon officials serving on the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) are expected to give thumbs up to a November ballot to ask voters for ...

January 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Guilt isn’t always a bad thing

I'm not usually one to prattle on about the supposed deterioration of society. It's my belief that only those over 40 exhort the ...

December 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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