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FPPC: Berryhills broke campaign financing laws

Last week was not a good one for Bill Berryhill. Not only did the Ceres native see his opponent for the State Senate gain on him in the Nov. 6 vote count, but the state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) came down on him for 2008 violations of state campaign finance laws.

November 27, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Farm income up in 2012, so are expenses

There's good news and bad news in the 2012 Farm Income Forecast, released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

November 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | News


• WOMAN UNDER DRUGS AT STARBUCKS: CERES - A 23-year-old Modesto woman was arrested at the Starbucks at Hatch and Herndon on Friday afternoon for being under the influence of drugs.

November 27, 2012 | | News

Few clues in motel shooting

SOUTH MODESTO - Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department detectives are trying to piece together clues surrounding the early Monday morning shooting of a man at the Oak Motel on Crows Landing Road.

November 21, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Local jobless rates show improvement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in the month of October but continued to show an overall improvement by remaining well below last year's level, according to the latest report from the Economic Development Department.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | News

Council settles on design for expanded park

A new design for an expanded Ceres River Bluff Regional Park was approved last week by the Ceres City Council that ultimately provides more soccer fields, a tot lot, more parking and other amenities.

November 21, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Recovery underway? Yes says forecast

The voices of naysayers, arguing that the nation is still mired in a Great Recession, are quieting.

November 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | News

City shuffles job duties for more efficiency

A light agenda was tended to by the Ceres City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

November 21, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


• STUDENTS INVOLVED IN CARJACKING: CERES - Four male Central Valley High School students were arrested last week after they allegedly staged a carjacking not far from the school.

November 21, 2012 | | News

CUSD happy over Prop. 30

Ceres Unified School District Superintendent Scott Siegel stayed up past midnight reviewing state ballot measure results on Nov. 6.

November 13, 2012 | Dale Butler | News

Drama drives home DUI consequences

Central Valley High School students received a realistic lesson in the consequences of driving while under the influence during a surprise "Every 15 Minutes" program staged Thursday morning on Service Road adjacent to the baseball fields.

November 13, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Confrontation fatal

Authorities have arrested the man they say ran a truck into a Keyes area farmer during a pursuit and possible confrontation over the illegal dumping of trash on a rural Keyes Road property near Carpenter Road last week.

November 13, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News

Cardinals parent Vasquez turns self for robbery

Jessie Vasquez turned himself into police Nov. 6 to answer to charges that he helped rob Rico's Pizza restaurant as an Oct. 22 banquet for the Ceres Cardinals Youth Football teams was winding down.

November 13, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


OFFICER HUR IN CRASH: CERES - A Ceres patrol car was broadsided as an officer was checking out reports of signal lights being out Thursday evening at Hatch and Mitchell roads.

November 13, 2012 | | News

Panhandling law may need adjustment to curb problem

Despite the fact that the weather was cold and drizzling last week, a disheveled man wearing a grimy gray sweatshirt and flannel pajama bottoms shuffled near an intersection along Hatch Road. He paced as he awaited a red light that will keep drivers captive near him. He surreptitiously reached into his clothing and pulled out a small folded cardboard sign reading that he's homeless. The beggar pitifully walked by the passenger side of each car as he lowly held his sign, hoping that a window would roll down with an arm extending money to him.

November 06, 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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