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Stanislaus County coin collector finds $4,000 penny

Four thousand dollars may not be pocket change for most residents, but for one lucky local man and coin collector, this was just the case. A rare 1992-D MS62RB NGC close "AM" Lincoln Memorial penny was sold recently on eBay for $4,051.99.

December 31, 2012 | Brooke Borba | News


Unemployment rate increases; still below last year's estimate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose in November, but continued to be well-below the estimates set for this time a year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | News


CRIME DIGEST

• VENUS HOME BROKEN INTO: CERES - Police have no leads on the suspect or suspects who broke into a house in the 2200 block of Venus Drive on Saturday, Dec. 22 and stole a variety of goods.

December 31, 2012 | | News


More delays in Mesiti murder trial

Problems with his defense team are causing court delays for former Ceres resident Mark Edward Mesiti who Stanislaus County prosecutors believe deserves to die for killing his 14-year-old daughter in 2006.

December 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


Woman saves Christmas for giftless family

Amy Lewis, a dispatcher for Anderson's Tow in Ceres, didn't spend her Christmas bonus on herself but for people she didn't even know.

December 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


Blankets off to storm victims thanks to Ceres company

A truckload of donated blankets is making its way to Hurricane Sandy devastated New York residents from Stanislaus County thanks in part to area churches and Casey Moving Systems of Ceres.

December 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


Mansion escrow hasn't closed yet

City Attorney Mike Lyions seemed a bit nervous on Thursday, six days after escrow was supposed to close on the historic Clinton Whitmore mansion.

December 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


2010 murder suspect to be in court Jan. 18

The man who allegedly shot to death a 20-year-old motorist in broad daylight at a well-traveled Ceres intersection back on Jan. 11, 2010 will be in court on Jan. 28 to stand trial for murder.

December 26, 2012 | | News


Mae Hensley students collect 5,112 cans of food for needy

The final count was staggering.

December 26, 2012 | Dale Butler | News


800 enjoy Ceres Christmas festival

An estimated 800 Ceres residents were getting into the holiday spirit at the annual Ceres Christmas Festival held Saturday evening, Dec. 8.

December 18, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


Farmers often bear burden of illegal dumping

No other county in the state seems to get as much illegal trash dumping as Stanislaus County. That's the summation of County Supervisor Jim DeMartini of Ceres, who almost weekly has to clean up piles of debris dumped on his Westport area farm property.

December 18, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


DUI crackdown is on

To help save lives this holiday season, law enforcement from 12 local agencies are launching a special "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on Ceres roads.

December 18, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


Cheer offered Hale Aloha

Residents of Hale Aloha Convalescent Hospital in Ceres were the recipients of holiday cheer from generous souls when a group dropped by Friday morning with stuffed animals as gifts.

December 18, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | News


CUSD teachers pay to be restored 1.3%

The Ceres School Board approved a staff recommendation on Dec. 11 to restore 1.31 percent to all employee salary schedules, effective July 1.

December 18, 2012 | Dale Butler | News


CRIME DIGEST

• DUI SUSPECT RESISTS ARRESTS, SUSTAINS BROKEN NOSE: CERES - When Officer Keith Kitscher made a Sunday traffic stop on a suspected drunken driver, he wasn't expecting the resistance he got. The incident involved a lengthy physical fight with the suspect who ended up getting a broken nose in the process.

December 18, 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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