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Pathetic voter turn out & more insanity from Xavier Becerra

I'll say it again. Pathetic. Voter turnout last week was 20.45 percent in Stanislaus County.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Soroptimists looking for women to help

Mireya Martinez Ruvalcaba will never forget how an award of cash and other assistance from the Soroptimist International of Ceres impacted her life in a ...

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Whopping support for library tax

Preliminary results from the Stanislaus County Consolidated District Election showed that voters overwhelmingly supported the countywide renewal of Measure S.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Protests fall short to halt city water rate hikes

The proposed series of water rate increases in Ceres failed to garner enough protests on Monday, setting the stage for their enactment effective Jan. 1.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Howard Training Center celebrates 50th anniversary

Approximately 40 persons attended a two-hour open house last week to celebrate Howard Training Center's half-century of work to improve the lives of developmentally ...

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Hughson remembers veterans who paid a price

The community of Hughson came together Friday morning to honor a number of locals who fought and died in America's wars over the past ...

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


McGee shooting victim ID’d by Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff's Department has identified the victim of the Nov. 3 homicide on McGee Road in rural Ceres as Jorge Daniel Quijano, 38.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Police seek driver who hit pedestrian, fled

Ceres Police are searching for a driver they say deliberately struck a pedestrian with whom he has been feuding over a woman.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Man who picked fight later found nude, arrested

A 20-year-old Ceres man who began fighting a group of strangers after asking for and being denied a ride was apprehended by officers who later ...

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Burglary suspect arrested after lying about ID

An Empire teenager was arrested last Friday evening for burglary after he was stopped by an officer and lied about his identity.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Shots fired in marijuana sale gone bad

A planned marijuana sale gone bad took place in the 2700 block of Dale Avenue Friday evening when 10 pounds worth of marijuana was taken ...

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Modesto man dies in crash during freeway chase of wife

A domestic argument between a 32-year-old Modesto man and his wife Sunday prompted a freeway chase between the two in which he died after losing ...

November 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Modesto man dies in crash during freeway chase of wife

A domestic argument between a 32-year-old Modesto man and his wife Sunday prompted a freeway chase between the two in which he died after losing ...

November 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Gunshot victim in Keyes uncooperative

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department investigators are looking into the shooting of a young Hispanic male in Keyes Wednesday evening.

November 09, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Ceres woman drowns in westside crash into canal

She called 911 after crashing into the California Aqueduct to say her car was sinking, but emergency personnel could not get to Ani Shamamian of ...

November 08, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


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