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Fight on against Hatch beggars, thieves

Concerns about assorted crimes and increased panhandling driving away off customers prompted Hatch Road business and property owners to discuss solutions Thursday afternoon with Ceres police and Ceres Chamber of Commerce officials.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


City now owns historic Clinton Whitmore Mansion

After decades of dreaming about community ownership, the Clinton Whitmore Mansion now belongs to the city of Ceres.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Mom of drowned toddler gets sentenced to four years

Florcita Valdez, the Ceres mother charged with the July 18, 2010 drowning of her two-year-old son, accepted a plea deal in court on Monday to serve four years behind bars.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


CUSD unveils new website

Ceres Unified School District launched its new-look web site on Jan. 4.

January 15, 2013 | Dale Butler | News


Governor's budget proposal praised by GOP

Gov. Jerry Brown released his budget plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year Thursday and won some praises by Republicans, including state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


CRIME DIGEST

• PARK METAL THEFT OCCURS: CERES - Equipment at the Ceres River Bluff Regional Park was stripped of metal wiring sometime over the weekend of Jan. 4-7, causing the taxpayers an estimated $4,000 in loss of materials and labor costs.

January 15, 2013 | | News


Eastgate street signs fading from view

Eastgate, we have a problem.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Sick trees being replaced in Eastgate

The sick and dying trees in Eastgate are being replaced under a contract awarded in August by the Ceres City Council.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


Mansion escrow snagged

The wait continues.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


History unearthed at Don Pedro

Summers at Don Pedro generally consist of Fourth of July celebrations, wakeboarding, and camping. But what many fail to realize is that Don Pedro is more than a recreational attraction and federally-licensed water storage and a hydroelectric generating facility; it is an archaeological site containing traces of prehistoric lifestyle.

January 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


City Hall to debut new Finance Department digs

The former Ceres City Council Chambers, the scene of city leadership dramas from the 1970s to 2008, has been remodeled into the new city Finance Department.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | News


CRIME DIGEST

• FOUR ARRESTED IN LARGE PARTY: CERES - Four young adults were arrested on Saturday, Dec. 29 after police responded to a call about shots being fired at a large party at a home in the 1900 block of Altessa Drive in Eastgate.

January 08, 2013 | | News


Hughson train suicide shakes many

The apparent Christmas day suicide death of a former Hughson High School student has stunned the community while friends have been left to face sad and nagging questions that will never be answered.

December 31, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


Californians have new laws for 2013

A host of new laws governing California's roadways, took yesterday at the beginning of the new year.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | News


Chain opens up new eatery

Stanislaus County residents have known that Farmer Boys has been offered in Riverbank for a number of years. They often ring the bell as they leave to announce that their meal tasted great. But the drive got a lot shorter for Ceres residents with the opening of a Farmer Boys at the northeast corner of Mitchell and Service roads last month.

December 31, 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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