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Danish student studying US in Ceres

Nicholas Hansen was not in the United States even a week and he was already knee-deep in homework at the home of Carol and Tom Berger of Ceres.

August 22, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

City chided for delaying study on condos

The city of Ceres has dragged its feet in dealing with the conversion of apartment units to condominiums, charged a representative of a real estate development company.

August 22, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Foreclosures present eyesores

The dead lawn and wilting landscaping give clue that the occupants have left this house. It's even more obvious when the house, such as the one on White Oak Drive in Eastgate, has been stripped of its window coverings.

August 22, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

No arrests in shooting death

Ceres police are still searching for the person or persons who fatally gunned down 18-year-old Michael Illtreb. The Keyes teen was shot during a July 8 party.

August 22, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News



August 16, 2007 | Roxana Samano | News

Tougher social host law due?

Ceres councilmembers disliked a proposed Social Host ordinance Monday, saying they will order a tougher one instead.

August 15, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

VFW Hall on Hatch Road gutted by fire

The home of approximately 550 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter 3199 went up in flames early Saturday morning in South Modesto.

August 15, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Numbers remain stable for the County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair, attended by visitors from 14 countries and 46 states, was successful in the eyes of fair officials.

August 15, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Betty Humphries, 87, enjoyed volunteering

From staff reports of the

August 14, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Breckenridge livens up race for Council

His presence at council meetings and his in-your-face insistence that liberties be preserved at all costs have earned Steve Breckenridge the term "pugnacious pitbull," a term he relishes. Now he wants to add the title of "City Councilman."

August 14, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News


A Ceres Police officer shot and killed a man Thursday evening who was coming at him with a knife.

August 14, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Larry Hersey, devoted Lion, ex deputy, dies

Larry Hersey, a former sheriff's detective who worked on celebrated cases and an active member of the Ceres Lions Club, died Wednesday. Suffering from cancer, Hersey died at Memorial Medical Center. He was 77.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Second oldest Ceres home coming down

An historic house in downtown Ceres is falling victim to time - and improper remodeling procedures.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Hughson man dies in tractor accident

A Hughson farmer was killed Monday morning when a tractor he was working on crushed and pinned him in a garage.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

Community center out to bid

Hungrier for work compared to a year ago, contractors may be issuing some competitive bids to build the Ceres Community Center.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | News

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Six CUSD administrators given contract increases

The Ceres School Board approved employment contracts for Denise Wickham, Debra Bukko, Jay Simmonds, Glenda Bacca, Amy Peterman and Linda Stubbs with a unanimous vote.

March 20, 2013 | Dale Butler | News

Dennis Barbour dies following coma

Dennis Barbour, who inherited the family run three-generation Barbour gas station business in Ceres and helped out at community functions at the drop of a ...

March 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Chase ends in suicide

Last week's deadly police chase may end up being one of the oddest in the history of the Ceres Police Department.

March 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Arena owner roping up block parcels to hogtie blight, crime

Shane Parson is on a mission: To clean up an historic block in downtown Ceres of its eyesores and troublemakers one parcel at a time ...

March 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Cell phone grab leads to crash into parked car, fire

An inattentive driver reaching for a cell phone which fell onto the floorboard resulted in a Monday evening crash into a parked car which burst ...

March 07, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

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