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Fight on against Hatch beggars, thieves

Concerns about assorted crimes and increased panhandling driving away off customers prompted Hatch Road business and property owners to discuss solutions Thursday afternoon with Ceres police and Ceres Chamber of Commerce officials.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

City now owns historic Clinton Whitmore Mansion

After decades of dreaming about community ownership, the Clinton Whitmore Mansion now belongs to the city of Ceres.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Mom of drowned toddler gets sentenced to four years

Florcita Valdez, the Ceres mother charged with the July 18, 2010 drowning of her two-year-old son, accepted a plea deal in court on Monday to serve four years behind bars.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

CUSD unveils new website

Ceres Unified School District launched its new-look web site on Jan. 4.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | News

Governor's budget proposal praised by GOP

Gov. Jerry Brown released his budget plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year Thursday and won some praises by Republicans, including state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


• PARK METAL THEFT OCCURS: CERES - Equipment at the Ceres River Bluff Regional Park was stripped of metal wiring sometime over the weekend of Jan. 4-7, causing the taxpayers an estimated $4,000 in loss of materials and labor costs.

January 15, 2013 | | News

Eastgate street signs fading from view

Eastgate, we have a problem.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Sick trees being replaced in Eastgate

The sick and dying trees in Eastgate are being replaced under a contract awarded in August by the Ceres City Council.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Mansion escrow snagged

The wait continues.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

History unearthed at Don Pedro

Summers at Don Pedro generally consist of Fourth of July celebrations, wakeboarding, and camping. But what many fail to realize is that Don Pedro is more than a recreational attraction and federally-licensed water storage and a hydroelectric generating facility; it is an archaeological site containing traces of prehistoric lifestyle.

January 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News

City Hall to debut new Finance Department digs

The former Ceres City Council Chambers, the scene of city leadership dramas from the 1970s to 2008, has been remodeled into the new city Finance Department.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


• FOUR ARRESTED IN LARGE PARTY: CERES - Four young adults were arrested on Saturday, Dec. 29 after police responded to a call about shots being fired at a large party at a home in the 1900 block of Altessa Drive in Eastgate.

January 08, 2013 | | News

Hughson train suicide shakes many

The apparent Christmas day suicide death of a former Hughson High School student has stunned the community while friends have been left to face sad and nagging questions that will never be answered.

December 31, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Californians have new laws for 2013

A host of new laws governing California's roadways, took yesterday at the beginning of the new year.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | News

Chain opens up new eatery

Stanislaus County residents have known that Farmer Boys has been offered in Riverbank for a number of years. They often ring the bell as they leave to announce that their meal tasted great. But the drive got a lot shorter for Ceres residents with the opening of a Farmer Boys at the northeast corner of Mitchell and Service roads last month.

December 31, 2012 | 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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