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Second arrest made in Darrah shooting

Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the March 29 attempted murder of a man in the 1900 block of Darrah Street.

April 03, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Recess was a place to learn lessons for adult life

The other day I was driving down Moffet Road by Carroll Fowler Elementary School with the windows rolled down. I heard the sound of kids ...

April 03, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


140 jobs at stake if Post closes plant

About 140 workers will be out of a job if Post Foods closes its cereal manufacturing plant located on Whitmore Avenue on the doorstep of ...

March 27, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


CUSD recruiting to fill new dual immersion language school

Education will soon look different in Ceres -- at least for one school, Lucas Elementary School, which opens in July.

March 27, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Schools


City eyes protection in rural water deal

Monterey Park, a small development of rural homes located five miles from southwest Ceres, could be receiving future water service from the city of Ceres ...

March 27, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Hughson claims school school title in career contest

Hughson High School claimed the "small school overall award" during the 28th annual Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition held March 20 at the ...

March 27, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Schools


Police investigating baby's death

• BABY STOPS BREATHING IN MOM'S BED: CERES - Police are investigating the death of a three-month-old who may have suffocated while sleeping in the same ...

March 27, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Modesto Marathon draws local runners

Ideal weather conditions greeted the Sunday morning collection of runners - many from Ceres and Hughson -- who turned out for a grueling run of 26.2 ...

March 27, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Boyhood principal so unlike the ones in charge today

Never in my life was I sent to the principal's office for wrong-doing.

March 27, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Students’ walk on Central to be safer

Central Avenue will be the focus of a state grant to improve the safety of students walking to and from school.

March 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Volunteers sought for April 27 ‘Love Ceres’

Have you ever felt like spending a morning helping a shut-in resident with yard work? Cleaning up your town of trash? Visiting a lonely elderly ...

March 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


City to grant three-year extensions on projects delayed by economy

Stephen Curtis Mendonca, 47, of Modesto was found unsuitable for parole during a March 5 hearing before the State Board of Parole Hearings in Corcoran.

March 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


City to grant three-year extensions on projects delayed by economy

It's not uncommon in this economic recession for developers to postpone building projects which they received approval to build from a city council or ...

March 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Crime Digest

• TV SEIZED IN SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: CERES – Ceres police seized a 60-inch screen TV being wheeled down the sidewalk by a Colorado man who had warrants ...

March 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Carroll Fowler reaches API index target -- again

Since 1999, Carroll Fowler Elementary School students have managed to annually improve their annual state Academic Performance Index (API) scores. In fact, the Ceres school ...

March 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


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