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Ceres man accused of sexually assaulting disabled person

A Ceres resident was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted a person with an intellectual disability.

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Great need, few bucks for downtown

With the loss of redevelopment money knocking the wind out of a plan to turn downtown Ceres into a destination location, the Ceres City Council ...

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Walmart foes enjoy minor victory in court

A new twist has sprung to the legal debate over the city's 2011 approval of a Walmart Supercenter project which further delays a project ...

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Chief: more public education needed to curb illegal fireworks

A rash of gunfire, illegal fireworks and fires prompted Ceres Police Chief Art deWerk to voice the need for more public education to reduce the ...

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Sign added to Smyrna grove

One year ago the Ceres Garden Club added a grove of 44 trees to Smyrna Park in honor each the 44 men who served as ...

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


PG&E line work underway

PG&E has started work to replace a 12-inch-diameter high-pressure gas main between Ceres and Hughson.

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


AT&T store robbed

Police responded to a report of a robbery at the AT&T store in the 1700 block of Mitchell Road at 11:35 a.m ...

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


A lack of class or just an all around laziness?

(This column is a repeat from Sept. 2, 2009).

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


‘Python Ron’ entertains library audiences

Most people run from snakes. But a group of about 22 Keyes children and their parents came to the Keyes Library Monday eager to see ...

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Candidate filing period opens up Monday

While November is five months away, the election season is about to get underway.

July 09, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


City Council okays solution to Mitchell Road shopping center access dilemma

A median put in place last year on Mitchell Road to increase safety will not be removed for the sake of restoring easier access to ...

July 09, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Rep. Denham tours Howard Training Center

Howard Training Center is used to seniors dropping by Wittmer Hall to have lunch prepared by clients but last week a special guest dropped by ...

July 09, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


CRIME DIGEST for July 10

• STORE CLERK ASSAULTED BY PANHANDLER: CERES - A male clerk at AM/PM at Service and Mitchell roads was struck in the forehead with a piece ...

July 09, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Group, city fleshing out oversight of mansion

Community-minded residents sitting on a foundation board are struggling to define just how the historic Clinton Whitmore Mansion will be operated in the wake of ...

July 09, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Supes bless Ceres’ plan to pipe water to rural enclave

The stage is set for Ceres to build a water line to the rural Monterey Park tract southwest of Ceres now that the Stanislaus County ...

July 09, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


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