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If only thanksgiving can be a part of our lives every day

Derek McGinnis had his left leg blown off in Iraq in 2004 when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) tore a hole in the Humvee in ...

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Caballero sets sights on Cannella’s Senate seat

State Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, a Salinas Democrat, announced her candidacy for the 12th Senate District presently held by Anthony Cannella of Ceres.

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Downtown 'sorta' done by Thanksgiving

City officials have been targeting the completion of the renovation of Fourth Street to coincide with Thanksgiving, which is Thursday. With the paving occurring last ...

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Hotel tax oversight committee ordered by city

The city is firming up the makeup of a new oversight panel designed to provide input on where funds from the Transient & Occupancy Tax should ...

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


CHS Academy #1 in nation

Ceres High School's Manufacturing, Production and Green Technology Academy is one of the best career pathway programs in the nation.

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Education


Kmart employee charged with embezzlement

A 48-year-old woman who had been employed at the Hatch Road Kmart store was charged with embezzlement last week after admitting that she had taken ...

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Beer run turns into robbery

Three teenagers who allegedly stole beer from the Dollar General store at 940 E. Whitmore Avenue on Thursday evening were arrested for robbery since the ...

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Woman arrested for DUI after crashing car with kids into canal

A Ceres mother was arrested for drunken driving Thursday evening after her car containing her three children ended up in the Ceres Main Canal in ...

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Teen arrested after crash in police pursuit

A 17-year-old Modesto boy was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 14 after he ran from an officer attempting to cite him for speeding but crashed his ...

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Pathetic voter turn out & more insanity from Xavier Becerra

I'll say it again. Pathetic. Voter turnout last week was 20.45 percent in Stanislaus County.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Soroptimists looking for women to help

Mireya Martinez Ruvalcaba will never forget how an award of cash and other assistance from the Soroptimist International of Ceres impacted her life in a ...

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Whopping support for library tax

Preliminary results from the Stanislaus County Consolidated District Election showed that voters overwhelmingly supported the countywide renewal of Measure S.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Protests fall short to halt city water rate hikes

The proposed series of water rate increases in Ceres failed to garner enough protests on Monday, setting the stage for their enactment effective Jan. 1.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Howard Training Center celebrates 50th anniversary

Approximately 40 persons attended a two-hour open house last week to celebrate Howard Training Center's half-century of work to improve the lives of developmentally ...

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Hughson remembers veterans who paid a price

The community of Hughson came together Friday morning to honor a number of locals who fought and died in America's wars over the past ...

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


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