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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

Youth get a chance to fly at ‘Young Eagles’ event

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson seventh-grader had always wanted to see ...

September 30, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Recycled water project advances

The cities of Turlock, Ceres and Modesto will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the ...

August 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Historic water deal reached

A regional solution to the need for drinking water is a step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA) voted Thursday to ...

July 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Hughson grown

The small Valley town of Hughson is already known for its agricultural products, so when city officials decided to start a summer farmers market, the ...

July 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Mitchell shopping center sold to investment group

The Central Valley Marketplace shopping center, located on the northwest corner of Mitchell and Hatch, was recently sold to an Ohio investment trust.

July 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Ashamed that native Indiana allows businesses to discriminate

I'm ashamed to call myself a Hoosier. Not since Indiana native and then Vice President of the United States of America Dan Quayle used ...

March 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Have we become too complacent with crime?

On Oct. 10, two intruders entered Herschel "Bud" Moore's home. They beat up the 94-year-old veteran, ransacked his home and made off with around ...

November 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

‘Without Permission’ shines light on local sex trafficking

Human trafficking, an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry, is not just found in countries like Mexico. According to the California Attorney General's office, 1 ...

October 08, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Local health officials monitoring Ebola outbreak

As news of the Ebola epidemic that continues to affect thousands in West Africa spreads, and health officials in Dallas, Texas work to contain the ...

October 08, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Candidates talk new water fines, resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate ...

July 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Ceres woman wins Fair pie contest

Marianne Foglia of Ceres won the 12th annual Apple Pie Contest held at the Stanislaus County Fair and sponsored by Dave Dubyak.

July 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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