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McGee shooting victim ID’d by Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff's Department has identified the victim of the Nov. 3 homicide on McGee Road in rural Ceres as Jorge Daniel Quijano, 38.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Modesto man dies in crash during freeway chase of wife

A domestic argument between a 32-year-old Modesto man and his wife Sunday prompted a freeway chase between the two in which he died after losing ...

November 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Modesto man dies in crash during freeway chase of wife

A domestic argument between a 32-year-old Modesto man and his wife Sunday prompted a freeway chase between the two in which he died after losing ...

November 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Convicted killer Towler to be released from prison

Former Ceres resident Christopher Scott Towler, 61, was found suitable for parole during a State Board of Parole hearing held Oct. 10 at the state ...

November 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ceres killer gets 60 years to life for Turlock death

The fatal shooting of a Turlock single father outside an apartment complex has netted a 60-year prison sentence for the Ceres man held responsible by ...

November 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ceres woman drowns in westside crash into canal

She called 911 after crashing into the California Aqueduct to say her car was sinking, but emergency personnel could not get to Ani Shamamian of ...

November 08, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


City settles suit involving hidden camera

It came to light last week that in August the city settled a lawsuit filed by two former female city employees with them each receiving ...

November 08, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Ceres’ Solis sentenced

Ricardo Solis, 50, of Ceres, has been sentenced to eight years in prison, despite being eligible under California's "Three Strikes" law for a prison ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local


Deputy shoots unarmed south Modestan

SOUTH MODESTO - A multi-agency investigation is underway for an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Sunday in the 1700 block of Vivian Road in south Modesto.

November 08, 2017 | | Local


U.S. Ag Secretary hears Valley farmers on trade, regulation, Farm Bill

Many issues facing California farmers, from the Food Safety Modernization Act to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the 2018 Farm Bill, came to ...

November 08, 2017 | By Eric Escalante Special to the Courier | Local


Denham includes Ceres’ Walt Butler in veterans history project

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) last week handed over 12 interviews of Valley veterans - including Walt Butler of Ceres - to the Library of Congress as part ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local


Judge denies Mesiti a new attorney

Mark Edward Mesiti, the man accused of drugging his Ceres daughter to sexually violate her and ultimately kill her in 2006, was unable to motion ...

November 02, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Will downtown makeover spur private development?

When $3.1 million worth of new streetscape and infrastructure in downtown Ceres is finished this month, what then?

November 01, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Mesiti reneges on guilty plea deal

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge will decide whether Mark Edward Mesiti will get a new trial after he admitted in court that he both ...

November 01, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Venn, Bays were officers in deadly shooting

Ceres Police Sgt. Darren Venn, a 17-year veteran of his department, and Officer Ross Bays were the officers involved in the deadly Oct. 22 shooting ...

November 01, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


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