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Graduations on tap in Ceres, Hughson

It's graduation week next week in Ceres so that old familiar English graduation tune, Pomp & Circumstance may just get stuck in your head.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Thompson, Barindelli win ag honors

Westport area farmer Gary Thompson was honored as the Ceres Agribusiness Man of the Year at the Ceres Chamber of Commerce's annual Agribusiness Luncheon ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Reynolds’ medical marijuana facility clears final city hurdle

Kase Reynolds celebrated his fourth birthday on Monday, coincidentally the same day that the Ceres City Council approved his father's proposal to bring to ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Fireworks booth fees climbing

The city of Ceres is increasing the fee for non-profit organizations to operate an annual fireworks booth from $282 to $399.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Coco helps educate students on milk production

Coco, a 1,000-pound bovine from Galt, was introduced to Carroll Fowler Elementary School students on Thursday morning as a representative of the 1.7 ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Education


Man arrested for sexual assault on ex-wife

Ceres Police arrested a man on on Monday evening, May 15, on charges that he broke into his estranged wife's home through a dog ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Scouring USA of its controversial statues is Orwellian at its heart

I agree with you, Clint Eastwood, political correctness is killing us

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Transportation tax to roll in for Ceres streets

April 1 marked the first day of collection for the new half-cent sales tax for transportation funding under Measure L - passed on Nov. 8 - and ...

May 17, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


On Courier circulation changes; link between non readers & poverty

Big changes are coming to the Courier circulation system that you should know about.

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


George Reed wins contract to makeover Fourth Street

George Reed Inc. was the lowest bidder on the Fourth Street makeover project.

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Driver cited for spinning donuts

Jaime Perez Jr., 24, of Ceres, was cited Friday for reckless driving and not having proof of insurance after he was spotted by an officer ...

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Suspect arrested for residential burglary, car theft

A Modesto teenager faces multiple charges after he allegedly broke into a Ceres home and took the owner's car keys and car on Thursday.

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Traffic stop on car yields meth, sawed-off shotgun

A 38-year-old Modesto driver as arrested after he was pulled over for driving a car with expired and falsified registration and found with illegal weapons ...

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Police seek man who stole phones from store

Ceres Police have released surveillance photos taken of a man being sought for stealing three cell phones on Thursday from the T-Mobile store at 1560 ...

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


DUI crash simulated at CVHS to drive home life-saving lesson

The loud boom of a flash grenade kicked off the drama of a simulated car crash on Service Road adjacent to Central Valley High School ...

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Education


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