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No takers in façade makeover program

A year ago the city launched a funding assistance program in the hopes it would spur downtown merchants and property owners to improve building facades ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


New legislator likes what he sees at CHS manufacturing academy

Although most of Ceres is not in his district, newly seated state Assemblyman Heath Flora toured the Ceres High School Manufacturing Academy Thursday morning to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Education


Medicinal cannabis policy studied

Members of the Ceres Planning Commission on Monday evening got their first spiel about plans of a local man who wants to establish a medicinal ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Recycling poster contest winners honored

To get kids thinking about ways to recycle at home and at school, the city of Ceres and Ceres Unified School District held its 25th ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Tom Passalaqua, 55 CHS grad, kicked off Ceres Youth Soccer

Tom Passalaqua returned to his native Ceres after spending decades in Southern California and remembers the frustration of not having a place in Ceres for ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Grant paying for CHS juniors to see history-based musical

Juniors at Ceres High School will be receiving a rather unorthodox lesson in history later this month when they board two buses to go see ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Education


On rain, doing away with mirrors, abortion plates & airline actions

Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Damas gives overview of Ceres water issues

Public Works Department Director Jeremy Damas gave councilmembers an overview last week of several issues affecting water service in the city of Ceres.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Two arrested in Roeding Road residential burglary

Two persons were arrested for committing a residential burglary at 2558 Roeding Road early Monday after an alert neighbor reported the suspicious activity.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Teens captured after police chase stolen car

Two teenage boys were arrested early Friday morning after they led both Modesto and Ceres police on a chase in a stolen car.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Truck driver says he pulled gun in self-defense

A dispute between two truck drivers over a parking space at the loading area of WinCo Foods warehouse on Crowslanding Road escalated when one driver ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Car stop yields drugs, burglary tools

Two Modesto men were jailed Tuesday morning, April 11 after their Honda was stopped for running a stop sign at Avon and River roads.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Council updated on Tuolumne River Regional Park

Work is plodding along on developing the Tuolumne River Regional Park, of which the city of Ceres is a member of the Joint Powers Authority ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


‘Woman of Distinction’ honored

The Soroptimist International of Ceres recognized a number of women Thursday evening who enhance the community on during its annual Women of Distinction Awards ceremony.

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Taxes to rise but Ceres gets ACE

The California Legislature voted Thursday night to pass Governor Jerry Brown's $52 billion transportation plan, Senate Bill 1, and local Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


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