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Why cities like Ceres face budget disaster

Ever watch two dogs compete for food from the same bowl? Despite the fact that both are dogs and share a commonality, things can get ...

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Santa Fe Avenue still closed following train derailment

Santa Fe Avenue is expected to be closed this week for clean-up of Saturday freight train's derailment near Hughson.

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Locals suspected in killing

Two local residents were arrested in the 1000 block of Nadine Avenue in connection with the homicide of a 19-year-old woman who was stabbed in ...

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Crash kills 2

A 65-year-old Ceres woman and 28-year-old Modesto man were killed early Monday when their vehicles collided head-on while traveling on Hatch Road.

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Foote first in Rotary speech contest

William Foote, a Turlock High School senior, claimed first place in the Rotary District 5220 Area 12 speech contest Friday afternoon at the Ceres Community ...

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Drug charges grow for Ceres woman

Sabra McCurdy, 30, of Ceres, was arrested Friday morning after she was pulled over for a license plate violation and found with a small amount ...

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Teens jailed after a series of crimes

Four juvenile boys, ranging from 15 to 17 years of age, were booked into Juvenile Hall on Thursday after they committed a series of crimes ...

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Four teens arrested for auto theft

Four juveniles ranging from 15 to 17 years old were arrested Wednesday afternoon when they were apprehended in a stolen 1998 Honda Civic.

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Driver Banuelos booked on warrant

Adrian Banuelos, 27, of Modesto was arrested during a Wednesday, Feb. 7 traffic stop at Central and Promenade for a domestic violence warrant.

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Public input sought on draft environmental study for Ceres General Plan update

The public is being asked to weigh in on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) of the update of the Ceres General Plan.

February 14, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Drivers killed in head-on crash on Hatch Road

A 65-year-old Ceres woman and 28-year-old Modesto man were killed early Monday when their vehicles collided head-on while traveling on Hatch Road.

February 12, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Community garden proposed for downtown

A vacant parcel at Fifth and Lawrence streets could be growing vegetables for the community soon, thanks to a community coalition of private and public ...

February 07, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Local


City receives first plans for Supercenter

The Walmart Supercenter project has officially advanced for the first time since a legal challenge of the project was dropped in late 2016 and cleared ...

February 07, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Suspicious man on Hackett found with drugs

Drug possession sent Michael Ledbetter, 46, of Ceres, back to jail after his suspicious actions on Sunday afternoon flagged the attention of a Ceres Police ...

February 07, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Grayson man arrested for DUI

Running a stop sign led an officer to pull over a 58-year-old Grayson driver who displayed signs of intoxication Friday evening.

February 07, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


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