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Danish student studying US in Ceres

Nicholas Hansen was not in the United States even a week and he was already knee-deep in homework at the home of Carol and Tom Berger of Ceres.

August 22, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

City chided for delaying study on condos

The city of Ceres has dragged its feet in dealing with the conversion of apartment units to condominiums, charged a representative of a real estate development company.

August 22, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Foreclosures present eyesores

The dead lawn and wilting landscaping give clue that the occupants have left this house. It's even more obvious when the house, such as the one on White Oak Drive in Eastgate, has been stripped of its window coverings.

August 22, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

No arrests in shooting death

Ceres police are still searching for the person or persons who fatally gunned down 18-year-old Michael Illtreb. The Keyes teen was shot during a July 8 party.

August 22, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News



August 16, 2007 | Roxana Samano | News

Tougher social host law due?

Ceres councilmembers disliked a proposed Social Host ordinance Monday, saying they will order a tougher one instead.

August 15, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

VFW Hall on Hatch Road gutted by fire

The home of approximately 550 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter 3199 went up in flames early Saturday morning in South Modesto.

August 15, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Numbers remain stable for the County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair, attended by visitors from 14 countries and 46 states, was successful in the eyes of fair officials.

August 15, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Betty Humphries, 87, enjoyed volunteering

From staff reports of the

August 14, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Breckenridge livens up race for Council

His presence at council meetings and his in-your-face insistence that liberties be preserved at all costs have earned Steve Breckenridge the term "pugnacious pitbull," a term he relishes. Now he wants to add the title of "City Councilman."

August 14, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News


A Ceres Police officer shot and killed a man Thursday evening who was coming at him with a knife.

August 14, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Larry Hersey, devoted Lion, ex deputy, dies

Larry Hersey, a former sheriff's detective who worked on celebrated cases and an active member of the Ceres Lions Club, died Wednesday. Suffering from cancer, Hersey died at Memorial Medical Center. He was 77.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Second oldest Ceres home coming down

An historic house in downtown Ceres is falling victim to time - and improper remodeling procedures.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Hughson man dies in tractor accident

A Hughson farmer was killed Monday morning when a tractor he was working on crushed and pinned him in a garage.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Community center out to bid

Hungrier for work compared to a year ago, contractors may be issuing some competitive bids to build the Ceres Community Center.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | 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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