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Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra says Ceres is faced with challenges but doing well

In his first-ever State of the City Address, Mayor Chris Vierra assured Ceres residents that the city is not "teetering on the edge of a doomed future or bankruptcy," but said real challenges exist.

October 02, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

Firefighters honored for making rescue in burning house

For pulling a woman from a smoke-filled residence during a Sept. 12 structure fire, Public Safety Director Art deWerk on Monday evening honored Captain Jeff Serpa and firefighter John Gomes.

September 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

New council bridges culture gap for county Latinos during times of crisis

In an emergency, every second matters.

September 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Regional News

'Journey' fundraiser meal set

A Friday, Oct. 5 tri-tip and chicken dinner and auction will help organizers raise funds to pull off the popular annual Journey to Bethlehem event.

September 26, 2012 | | Regional News

Lawmaker Olsen vows fight for more funding for Valley communities

Rural communities like Ceres and Hughson continue to be short-changed in state funding with big city power broking legislators claiming a disproportionate share of the money pie. State Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto), however, told the Ceres Chamber of Commerce last week that she will continue fighting for equitable funding between rural and urban areas for infrastructure projects and other needs.

September 26, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

Assyrians host festival

Ceres area residents were offered an introduction to Mediterranean food and culture during the Sept. 8-9 5th annual Food Festival held at Saint Matthew Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church at 3005 Sixth Street (formerly the Ceres United Methodist Church.)

September 12, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

Vendor brings produce to schools

Farm fresh produce is available at four Ceres schools, thanks to an effort of the Ceres Unified School District and the Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children.

September 12, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

CVHS grad uses T's to tell, sell story

The fertile imagination of 2009 Central Valley High School graduate Luis Castle has blended creative writing, computer graphics and an entrepreneurial spirit to come up with a unique business enterprise.

September 05, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

Securing TID's future

Looking back on the past year, two words define the work of the Turlock Irrigation District, according to TID General Manager Casey Hashimoto: Reliability, and security.

August 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Regional News

Ceres woman in Trump pageant

A lifelong Ceres resident, 19-year-old Michelle Hurst is in college and ready for a challenge. She has found one as a fresh entry into Donald Trump's Miss California USA Pageant 2013.

August 22, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

MICL: Area seniors thrive on continued MJC based learning opportunities

A little-known program in Modesto offers scads of intellectual opportunities for senior citizens who may feel college is only for the young.

August 08, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

Fathom Vintage a 'groovy' shop


August 08, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

Ceres, Nevada town share extraterrestrial bond

Round a curve and a hill driving last week west on Highway 375 and before me - on the boringly flat and expansive dry Nevada desert plain - I could see a clump of trees and buildings of Rachel.

August 01, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News

Army, war experiences helped mature, turn around direction of CHS graduate

Brandon Crawford met his daughter for the first time in September of 2011.

July 25, 2012 | Dale Butler | Regional News

Popular Ceres beauty parlor changing hands

Southern Exposure Salon and Beauty Supply will operate under new ownership.

July 25, 2012 | Dale Butler | Regional News

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