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Suspect arrested days after carjacking mom's vehicle

A Ceres man was arrested Wednesday days after he allegedly carjacked his mother's car during a ride as a passenger.

July 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Nicholes to retire as fire chief

After spending 32.5 years of his life employed by the city, Bryan Nicholes is retiring as Ceres' fire chief in 10 days.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Bill to help build surface water plant for Ceres passes committee

Legislation authored by state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone. SB 373 passed the Assembly Committee on ...

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


City to give reserve officers 24-hour status

Members of the Ceres City Council took action last week to give reserve police officer full-time peace officers status and get in sync with state ...

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


DUI charge results from wrong-way driving stop

Oscar Tuminlopez, 22, of Modesto, was booked Saturday for driving under the influence after Ceres Police Officer Vince Hooper spotted him driving at night without ...

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Two booked for possessing stolen car

Arrests were made Saturday evening on two persons who were seen in a stolen vehicle at the Dollar General store at 2500 block of Whitmore ...

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Three arrested in car stop

Three men were arrested during a stop of a car that was blocking a crosswalk at Herndon and Pecos avenues on Friday evening.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Pair arrested for stolen property possession

Two Modesto men were arrested early Thursday after they were found in a stolen pickup found parked on the campus of La Rosa Elementary School.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Police save suicidal man from jumping off overpass

Ceres Police officers were credited with the rescue of a man perched on the Hatch Road freeway overpass intent on jumping to end his life ...

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Actor: Local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock/Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


City mulls rental fee increases

The City Council got a peek at proposed rental fee increases for use of various city properties but decided to hold off until July 24 ...

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


County Fair opens Friday for 10-day run

The 2017 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 14 for a 10-day run and discounted Fair admission tickets and unlimited ride wristbands are on sale ...

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


On clueless senator, panhandling on rise, & illegal fireworks

Kamala Harris, just another liberal California U.S. senator, was in our Valley last week. She toured Fowler Packing Company in Fresno and held an ...

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Macklemore’s new music video includes Ceres bar

Hip-hop artist Macklemore is seen in his new music video "Glorious" singing karaoke with his grandmother at Run Around Sue's in Ceres.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Woman faces second arson charge in two months

A 35-year-old transient woman faces charges that she deliberately set fire to vegetation next to the mobile home park at 3700 Collins Road on Saturday ...

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


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