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Donahou's death prompts safety study

The Hughson accident which took the life of Sheriff's Department crime scene technician Mary Donahou on Dec. 30, 2011 will likely change the clothing style and improve safety procedures for those who investigate crimes and crashes.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Dollar General to open in Ceres

Last year Ceres said goodbye to Richland Market after 61 years of continuous family operation, leaving a huge hole in the landscape of Richland Shopping Center.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


• HOUSE RANSACKED IN DAYTIME BURGLARY: CERES - A home in the 800 block of Cathedral Lane was broken into during broad daylight on Wednesday and ransacked for goods.

February 05, 2013 | | News

Beloved market family honored

George Pallios, one of three brothers who built a small grocery empire serving Ceres for 61 years, was honored Friday with the Ceres Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Series of city water, sewer rate hikes OK'd

A handful of residents spoke at Monday's Ceres City Council to protest a series of adjustments to water and sewer rates. However, the 24 written protests collected by the city clerk were a far cry from the 6,359 needed to halt the increases during the Prop. 218 protest hearing.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

TID launches power outage info website

Power outages remain the most common complaint call that the Turlock Irrigation District receives in yeara. Most outages are due to external forces, such as weather or downed lines due to car accidents. Despite the cause, TID customers just want to know one thing: when will I get my power back?

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News

Flea market rebuilding to old glory

Seeking to draw more business, plans are in the works to resurrect the Ceres Drive-In movie theater by the group that reopened the Ceres Flea Market last year.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Motorcyclist suffers fractures

A 19-year-old Riverbank motorcyclist sustained major injuries with two broken legs during a Saturday evening crash on the Mitchell Road bridge over the Tuolumne River.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

County issues calendar for candidates

Interested in running for Ceres City Council this year? Perhaps for the Ceres Unified School District board of trustees? If so, County Elections chief Lee Lundrigan has issued a timetable that is crucial for prospective candidates in the Nov. 5 election a little over nine months away.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Gunman behind brazen killing: 'I did it'

The man who shot to death a 20-year-old motorist in broad daylight at a well-traveled Ceres intersection back on Jan. 11, 2010 received a 20-years to life prison sentence on Friday after agreeing to a plea bargain agreement.

January 22, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Flu cases spreading nationally

This year's flu season is hitting the population harder than expected and is taking a particularly harsh toll on the elderly, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | News

Solar lesson puts seniors on roof

LIVINGSTON - A rooftop in Merced County might be the last place you'd think Ceres High School seniors would find an education. But that's where 10 students of the Ceres High School Manufacturing Academy were two days last week, receiving instruction on installing solar panels on the roof of a low-income Livingston homeowners.

January 22, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Cerean admits to robbing banks

A Ceres man has pled guilty to four counts of bank robbery, including two in Turlock and two in Modesto.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | News

County loses bid for Health Exchange call center

As the state received news of a $673 million grant to help implement the new health care law, Stanislaus County was handed a bill of no sale.

January 22, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | News


• ARRESTS MADE IN FLEA MARKET BURGLARY: CERES - Two 16-year-old Modesto males were arrested for second-degree burglary and conspiracy after they were spotted stealing items from a car at the El Rematatio Flea Market, at 3113 Crows Landing Road.

January 22, 2013 | | 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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