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Donahou's death prompts safety study

The Hughson accident which took the life of Sheriff's Department crime scene technician Mary Donahou on Dec. 30, 2011 will likely change the clothing style and improve safety procedures for those who investigate crimes and crashes.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Dollar General to open in Ceres

Last year Ceres said goodbye to Richland Market after 61 years of continuous family operation, leaving a huge hole in the landscape of Richland Shopping Center.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


• HOUSE RANSACKED IN DAYTIME BURGLARY: CERES - A home in the 800 block of Cathedral Lane was broken into during broad daylight on Wednesday and ransacked for goods.

February 05, 2013 | | News

Beloved market family honored

George Pallios, one of three brothers who built a small grocery empire serving Ceres for 61 years, was honored Friday with the Ceres Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Series of city water, sewer rate hikes OK'd

A handful of residents spoke at Monday's Ceres City Council to protest a series of adjustments to water and sewer rates. However, the 24 written protests collected by the city clerk were a far cry from the 6,359 needed to halt the increases during the Prop. 218 protest hearing.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

TID launches power outage info website

Power outages remain the most common complaint call that the Turlock Irrigation District receives in yeara. Most outages are due to external forces, such as weather or downed lines due to car accidents. Despite the cause, TID customers just want to know one thing: when will I get my power back?

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News

Flea market rebuilding to old glory

Seeking to draw more business, plans are in the works to resurrect the Ceres Drive-In movie theater by the group that reopened the Ceres Flea Market last year.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Motorcyclist suffers fractures

A 19-year-old Riverbank motorcyclist sustained major injuries with two broken legs during a Saturday evening crash on the Mitchell Road bridge over the Tuolumne River.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

County issues calendar for candidates

Interested in running for Ceres City Council this year? Perhaps for the Ceres Unified School District board of trustees? If so, County Elections chief Lee Lundrigan has issued a timetable that is crucial for prospective candidates in the Nov. 5 election a little over nine months away.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Gunman behind brazen killing: 'I did it'

The man who shot to death a 20-year-old motorist in broad daylight at a well-traveled Ceres intersection back on Jan. 11, 2010 received a 20-years to life prison sentence on Friday after agreeing to a plea bargain agreement.

January 22, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Flu cases spreading nationally

This year's flu season is hitting the population harder than expected and is taking a particularly harsh toll on the elderly, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | News

Solar lesson puts seniors on roof

LIVINGSTON - A rooftop in Merced County might be the last place you'd think Ceres High School seniors would find an education. But that's where 10 students of the Ceres High School Manufacturing Academy were two days last week, receiving instruction on installing solar panels on the roof of a low-income Livingston homeowners.

January 22, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News

Cerean admits to robbing banks

A Ceres man has pled guilty to four counts of bank robbery, including two in Turlock and two in Modesto.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | News

County loses bid for Health Exchange call center

As the state received news of a $673 million grant to help implement the new health care law, Stanislaus County was handed a bill of no sale.

January 22, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | News


• ARRESTS MADE IN FLEA MARKET BURGLARY: CERES - Two 16-year-old Modesto males were arrested for second-degree burglary and conspiracy after they were spotted stealing items from a car at the El Rematatio Flea Market, at 3113 Crows Landing Road.

January 22, 2013 | | 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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