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Valley sees spike in ‘agritourism’

As California's number one export, tourism generated over $102.3 billion in direct spending in 2011 alone. Out of that sum, only $2.9 ...

May 29, 2013 | Jaydeep Bhatia | Local


Dry farming a possible solution to irrigation woes

Although the technique of dry farming is centuries old, area farmers are reviving the seldom used practice in preparation for irrigation shortfalls.

May 29, 2013 | Jaydeep Bhatia | Local


Cub Scout hailed as a ‘hero’ for assisting in store medical emergency

Francisco Regua was playing a video game inside the Ceres Walmart store on Saturday afternoon, May 18 when he heard a plea over the loud ...

May 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Denny ordered to court on Oct. 8 in dumping death

The man who ran over and killed a rural Ceres man chasing down a man who was illegally dumping trash last year will be in ...

May 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Soroptimist program seeks to empower junior high girls

A little bit of adult time with a student can go a long way.

May 23, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Diploma reaches centennial milestone

A framed family heirloom in the home of Erma Hosmer's central Modesto home approaches a significant milestone next month. It is the Ceres Grammar ...

May 23, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Flags, potluck, ceremony to mark holiday weekend

Veterans' graves at the Ceres Memorial Park will be decorated with flags this weekend to commemorate Memorial Day with a public Monday morning ceremony and ...

May 21, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Ceres vet to help raise funds for girl needing new heart

American Pet Clinic of Ceres is doing its part to help raise funds for Modestan Judith Tamez who is in need of a heart transplant.

May 21, 2013 | | Local


Motorcyclist hurt in crash

A motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries that were not life threatening when he was forced to ditch his 2007 Harley because a big-rig turned left in ...

May 21, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Youth basketball leader Donaldson explains departure from Ceres

An emotional Don Donaldson no longer conducts his long-running youth basketball program in Ceres. He gave the Ceres City Council an explanation last month why ...

May 21, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Chamber honors ag leaders

Greg Nunes and Kathy Weststeyn were honored as great proponents of agriculture as they were honored by the Ceres Chamber of Commerce and the Agribusiness ...

May 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


TID increases water cap by 4”

Doomsday scenarios were bantered about at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with the economic repercussions of this season's failed crops ...

May 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hughson hires city manager in Mendez

Raul L. Mendez, a former county administrator, has been hired as Hughson's new city manager by the Hughson City Council.

May 15, 2013 | | Local


Groups explain how they help Ceres children

Two local organizations which are making a great difference in the lives of thousands of children in Ceres and Stanislaus County told a gathering of ...

May 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Caregivers of feral cats mourning suspicious deaths

Welba and Maria Arms faithfully drove across Ceres each evening for the past three years to supply food and water to a small colony of ...

May 10, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Local


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