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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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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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