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Stanislaus County coin collector finds $4,000 penny

Four thousand dollars may not be pocket change for most residents, but for one lucky local man and coin collector, this was just the case. A rare 1992-D MS62RB NGC close "AM" Lincoln Memorial penny was sold recently on eBay for $4,051.99.

December 31, 2012 | Brooke Borba | News

Unemployment rate increases; still below last year's estimate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose in November, but continued to be well-below the estimates set for this time a year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | News


• VENUS HOME BROKEN INTO: CERES - Police have no leads on the suspect or suspects who broke into a house in the 2200 block of Venus Drive on Saturday, Dec. 22 and stole a variety of goods.

December 31, 2012 | | News

More delays in Mesiti murder trial

Problems with his defense team are causing court delays for former Ceres resident Mark Edward Mesiti who Stanislaus County prosecutors believe deserves to die for killing his 14-year-old daughter in 2006.

December 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Woman saves Christmas for giftless family

Amy Lewis, a dispatcher for Anderson's Tow in Ceres, didn't spend her Christmas bonus on herself but for people she didn't even know.

December 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Blankets off to storm victims thanks to Ceres company

A truckload of donated blankets is making its way to Hurricane Sandy devastated New York residents from Stanislaus County thanks in part to area churches and Casey Moving Systems of Ceres.

December 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Mansion escrow hasn't closed yet

City Attorney Mike Lyions seemed a bit nervous on Thursday, six days after escrow was supposed to close on the historic Clinton Whitmore mansion.

December 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

2010 murder suspect to be in court Jan. 18

The man who allegedly shot to death a 20-year-old motorist in broad daylight at a well-traveled Ceres intersection back on Jan. 11, 2010 will be in court on Jan. 28 to stand trial for murder.

December 26, 2012 | | News

Mae Hensley students collect 5,112 cans of food for needy

The final count was staggering.

December 26, 2012 | Dale Butler | News

800 enjoy Ceres Christmas festival

An estimated 800 Ceres residents were getting into the holiday spirit at the annual Ceres Christmas Festival held Saturday evening, Dec. 8.

December 18, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Farmers often bear burden of illegal dumping

No other county in the state seems to get as much illegal trash dumping as Stanislaus County. That's the summation of County Supervisor Jim DeMartini of Ceres, who almost weekly has to clean up piles of debris dumped on his Westport area farm property.

December 18, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

DUI crackdown is on

To help save lives this holiday season, law enforcement from 12 local agencies are launching a special "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on Ceres roads.

December 18, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Cheer offered Hale Aloha

Residents of Hale Aloha Convalescent Hospital in Ceres were the recipients of holiday cheer from generous souls when a group dropped by Friday morning with stuffed animals as gifts.

December 18, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

CUSD teachers pay to be restored 1.3%

The Ceres School Board approved a staff recommendation on Dec. 11 to restore 1.31 percent to all employee salary schedules, effective July 1.

December 18, 2012 | Dale Butler | News


• DUI SUSPECT RESISTS ARRESTS, SUSTAINS BROKEN NOSE: CERES - When Officer Keith Kitscher made a Sunday traffic stop on a suspected drunken driver, he wasn't expecting the resistance he got. The incident involved a lengthy physical fight with the suspect who ended up getting a broken nose in the process.

December 18, 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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