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Conways open up home of viewing of extensive Nativity set collection

A collection of nearly 800 nativity sets of every size, shape and material will be on display at a free Christmas open house.

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


If you’re going to disagree, state why, not name call

Look, I certainly don't expect everyone to agree with my opinions. But if you disagree, put in the effort to debate rather than feebly ...

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Mesiti sentencing delayed

The Nov. 28 sentencing date for Mark Edward Mesiti, the man convicted of killing his 14-year-old daughter and burying her in the backyard of a ...

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Molina leaving Planning Commission

Hugo Molina will be leaving the Ceres Planning Commission, prompting the city to search out his replacement.

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Caltrans seeks comments on Service Road interchange

Caltrans has opened its public comment period to accept opinions regarding plans to add a new interchange at Service Road and modify the Mitchell interchange.

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Annual ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ underway

Journey to Bethlehem, the interactive re-enactment of Joseph and Mary's pilgrimage to Bethlehem for the birth of the Christ child at Grace Community Church ...

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Ceres’ only pet store closing after 32-year run

Exotic Birds & Pets, part of the Ceres retail landscape for 32 years, is winding down and will likely not relocate after parting ways with the ...

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Man cited for drunken driving after three beers

Roberto Rodriquez, 31, of Modesto, was cited Saturday evening after an officer saw him run a stop sign and pulled him over only to notice ...

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Man caught shooting heroin at Starbucks

A 29-year-old Ceres man was arrested Saturday evening outside Starbucks at 1507 Mitchell Road as an officer approached him and saw him shooting heroin into ...

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Man reported for peeing on park tree, arrested for public intoxication

Reports of a man urinating on a tree in Smyrna Park during the Christmas Festival on Saturday evening resulted in the offender being arrested for ...

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Driver arrested for DUI

A 51-year-old Modesto man was arrested early Thursday, Nov. 30 for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


City to revamp nuisance laws

City leaders don't foresee a change to the complaint-driven process of bearing down on eyesores and public nuisances but will soon begin cleaning up ...

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Church’s annual Thanksgiving Day race draws 250

A record 250 participants started their Thanksgiving holiday braving cool morning temperatures and lacing up the running shoes at Ceres Christian Church's Roeding Road ...

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Patrons helping Sam’s Cafe workers after fire

Signs were taped to the windows of Sam's Café on Monday, reassuring customers "We are doing everything in our power to re-open as soon ...

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Council won’t control sugary drinks for kids

A group of activists concerned about children's access to sugared soft drinks at Ceres fast-food restaurants asked the City Council on Monday to enact ...

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


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