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Lives saved in CPD nursing program

As far as nurse practitioner Dan Lucky is concerned, Ceres Police Department's unique and first in the nation nurse program is making a profound difference in the health of thousands.

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Hughson commits to farmland preservation

The city of Hughson has paved the way to be a county leader in agricultural preservation. The City Council solidified this intention by adopting the Farmland Preservation Program at its Jan. 28 meeting.

February 20, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


A-frame signage will be addressed

A-frame signs are not allowed in Ceres but even Vice Mayor Ken Lane is noticing that they are proliferating and "getting more and more out of control."

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


City sails through financial audit

The city of Ceres has earned another unqualified opinion during an audit of its 2011-12 books.

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Fundraiser draws 750

An estimated 750 persons turned out for Saturday's spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the family of a Ceres police officer.

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


CRIME DIGEST

• DRUGS NETTED IN PROBATION SEARCH: CERES - A Saturday probation search of a home of a Ceres man resulted in the discovery of drugs on two suspects.

February 20, 2013 | | News


Shot suspect out of hospital, booked for assaulting officers

Samuel Tome Matos, the mentally disturbed man shot by Ceres police during a Monday evening altercation, was released from the hospital late Tuesday and booked on two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on peace officers.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Panhandling ban expands

Restrictions on panhandling activities in specific areas of Ceres are being extended to the newly annexed West Landing area since begging on Crows Landing Road has become a new city problem.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Collaboration key to county's success, says Supervisor Chiesa

In his 2013 State of the County address, delivered Tuesday morning, Feb. 5 in Modesto, Board of Supervisors chair Vito Chiesa touched on issues of unemployment, gangs and education within the county's communities.

February 13, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


Attack with shovel ends with police canine release

A police canine helped officers assist in subduing a Ceres man armed with a shovel who moments prior assaulted a man during an enraged fit.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


TID balks at water board proposal

Farmers versus salmon: That is the issue. At Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, the State Water Board's recent proposal to divert water from the Tuolumne and Merced watershed to help the Chinook salmon received angry outbursts from TID directors and community members alike.

February 13, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


Fundraiser set for son of Ceres business owner, police officer

An estimated 600 to 1,000 are expected to turn out for Saturday's spaghetti dinner fundraiser at a downtown Ceres diner to raise funds to cover medical bills incurred by the stepson of a Ceres police officer.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Shot suspect released from hospital; booked for assault

Samuel Tome Matos, the mentally disturbed man shot by Ceres police during a Monday evening altercation, was released from the hospital late Tuesday and booked on two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on peace officers.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Ceres man faces child porn charges

A 52-year-old Service Road man was arrested Friday morning by FBI agents and charged with possession of and manufacturing child pornography.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


First flu death reported in county

A 28-year-old man in Stanislaus County with chronic health problems has died from the flu county health officials reported Friday.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | 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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