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Lives saved in CPD nursing program

As far as nurse practitioner Dan Lucky is concerned, Ceres Police Department's unique and first in the nation nurse program is making a profound difference in the health of thousands.

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Hughson commits to farmland preservation

The city of Hughson has paved the way to be a county leader in agricultural preservation. The City Council solidified this intention by adopting the Farmland Preservation Program at its Jan. 28 meeting.

February 20, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


A-frame signage will be addressed

A-frame signs are not allowed in Ceres but even Vice Mayor Ken Lane is noticing that they are proliferating and "getting more and more out of control."

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


City sails through financial audit

The city of Ceres has earned another unqualified opinion during an audit of its 2011-12 books.

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Fundraiser draws 750

An estimated 750 persons turned out for Saturday's spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the family of a Ceres police officer.

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


CRIME DIGEST

• DRUGS NETTED IN PROBATION SEARCH: CERES - A Saturday probation search of a home of a Ceres man resulted in the discovery of drugs on two suspects.

February 20, 2013 | | News


Shot suspect out of hospital, booked for assaulting officers

Samuel Tome Matos, the mentally disturbed man shot by Ceres police during a Monday evening altercation, was released from the hospital late Tuesday and booked on two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on peace officers.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Panhandling ban expands

Restrictions on panhandling activities in specific areas of Ceres are being extended to the newly annexed West Landing area since begging on Crows Landing Road has become a new city problem.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Collaboration key to county's success, says Supervisor Chiesa

In his 2013 State of the County address, delivered Tuesday morning, Feb. 5 in Modesto, Board of Supervisors chair Vito Chiesa touched on issues of unemployment, gangs and education within the county's communities.

February 13, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


Attack with shovel ends with police canine release

A police canine helped officers assist in subduing a Ceres man armed with a shovel who moments prior assaulted a man during an enraged fit.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


TID balks at water board proposal

Farmers versus salmon: That is the issue. At Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, the State Water Board's recent proposal to divert water from the Tuolumne and Merced watershed to help the Chinook salmon received angry outbursts from TID directors and community members alike.

February 13, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


Fundraiser set for son of Ceres business owner, police officer

An estimated 600 to 1,000 are expected to turn out for Saturday's spaghetti dinner fundraiser at a downtown Ceres diner to raise funds to cover medical bills incurred by the stepson of a Ceres police officer.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Shot suspect released from hospital; booked for assault

Samuel Tome Matos, the mentally disturbed man shot by Ceres police during a Monday evening altercation, was released from the hospital late Tuesday and booked on two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on peace officers.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Ceres man faces child porn charges

A 52-year-old Service Road man was arrested Friday morning by FBI agents and charged with possession of and manufacturing child pornography.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


First flu death reported in county

A 28-year-old man in Stanislaus County with chronic health problems has died from the flu county health officials reported Friday.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | News


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Pokémon Go has Cereans on the hunt

Pokémon Go is the newest sensation in mobile gaming, giving average citizens the chance to become Pokémon trainers. Since its release on July ...

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | News


New year brings new laws for drivers, gun owners

While the New Year has brought resolutions and hopes for change, there are some changes that California residents can count on - new laws. Effective Jan ...

January 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | News


Crime Stoppers aids in fighting Ceres crime

Armed robberies, assaults, burglaries and clandestine drug labs are among the specific types of Ceres crimes that have been solved with arrests made through the ...

August 14, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Trustees may go unopposed

With three days left until the close of the candidate nomination period, four trustees for the Ceres Unified School District board have become candidates with ...

August 07, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


National Night Out set

National Night Out block party, a community crime prevention event, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 ...

July 24, 2013 | | News


Unemployment rate rises in June

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in June, but continues to maintain lower levels that seen in recent years, according to ...

July 24, 2013 | By Sabra Stafford | News


Farmers short-handed in fields, finds state Farm Bureau survey

Farms in California aren't missing produce, they're missing workers.

July 24, 2013 | By JAY BHATIA | News


Upgrades making Central safer for kids

There is lots of construction work along the Central Avenue corridor as the city of Ceres completes a state funded project to improve the safety ...

May 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Support group was a ‘life saver’ for Ceres woman coping with husband’s Alzheimer’s

Loyde and Jewell Kee enjoyed a strong and happy marriage for over 55 years. Always healthy, the Ceres couple since 1967 planned to live full ...

April 03, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


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


TID rallies against water cuts

The Turlock Irrigation District is shouting from the proverbial rooftops about how devastating the new State Water Resources Control Board proposal would be to residents ...

March 20, 2013 | Brooke Borba Courier staff reporter | News


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


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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