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It's shaping up to be a boring city election

With Friday being the deadline to run for office in the Nov. 6 general election, it's looking like a sleeper of a municipal election.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News


Darlene McNeeley stood outside Ceres Police headquarters Monday with a small band of protestors calling for justice in the 2006 death of her son. The Ceres woman is convinced that her son's killer has literally gotten away with murder.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News


Argus High School upgraded its video surveillance system recently in an attempt to reduce crime and make the campus safer.

August 01, 2007 | Dale Butler | News

Medrick Perra raised crops, ambassador

Perra died Tuesday, July 24 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

August 01, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Maryellen Berryhill, matriarch of political family, dies

Whether it was looking after her grape ranch, her garden or working on her paintings, Maryellen Berryhill enjoyed life. But the widow of former state Assemblyman Clare Berryhill also thrived on politics. She passed away Saturday at the age of 78.

August 01, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Davis says he is not interested in council run

Lonnie Davis will not be a candidate for Ceres City Council.

August 01, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News


Friday not only marked the opening of the ever-popular midway and food alley, but also the fair's many exhibits and competitions in an array of categories for 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members. Agriculture specialists both young and old showed cattle and sheep on Friday. Livestock competitions will be conducted until Aug. 3. Floral competitions were also held on Friday and will run through Wednesday. Fair judges handed out first through third place awards for different age categories. The winners of these categories will compete for the best in show award later in the week.

August 01, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Council hands tax measure to voters

Voters of Ceres will have their say on Nov. 6 on a new tax that would provide new revenues for police and firefighting services.

August 01, 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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