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City Council asked to urge county to adopt Laura’s Law

Laura's Law should be adopted in Stanislaus County, a care provider in Ceres told the Ceres City Council last week as he called on ...

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Medicinal pot growers for Ceres?

After hearing one Ceres father describe how a specific strain of marijuana gives quality of life to his epileptic son, the Ceres City Council showed ...

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Planners pick land use for General Plan update

How should Ceres grow in the next 20 years?

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Robert Ball is city’s new IT manager

Robert Ball is the new Information Technology (IT) manager for the city, replacing Farren Williams who retired last year.

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Firefighters tell council Ceres is behind on pay

The president of the Ceres Professional Firefighters Association made an appeal last week for the Ceres City Council to dig a little deeper into coffers ...

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council to again take up ad hoc panel idea for TOT spending

Two weeks after the Ceres City Council expressed little interest in forming a citizens' advisory committee to recommend where taxes from the recently increased hotel ...

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City to landlords: Show proof for utility service or $1,000

Last December two prominent property owners in Ceres complained that City Hall policy is too stringent during requests to turn on water, sewer and garbage ...

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Teen faces robbery charges for theft of chips, soda, candy

A Ceres teenager who has had numerous run-ins with police once again found himself booked into the County Jail Tuesday, Feb. 21, this time for ...

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Gray’s AB 729 would strengthen child marijuana protections

State Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) announced the introduction of new legislation, Assembly Bill 729, to combat the purchase and consumption of marijuana by children ...

February 22, 2017 | | Government


Chiesa speaks of recovery in light of the Great Recession

Vito Chiesa wants the residents of Stanislaus County to know that through transformation, the impossible can become possible. The Board of Supervisors chairman spoke of ...

February 15, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


Ceres’ Stan Risen retiring as county CEO

After nearly a 30-year career with Stanislaus County, chief executive officer Stan Risen has presented the Board of Supervisors with a six-month notice of his ...

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


No advisory for spending of TOT

Mayor Chris Vierra's call for a citizen's advisory panel to make recommendations on where the estimated $100,000 annually from the newly increased ...

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Supervisors hope to build on past success

Following an impactful 2016 that saw a new road tax passed and the lowest amount of debt the county has owed in eight years, the ...

February 08, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


Flora assigned to six Assembly committees

Assemblyman Heath Flora, who represents the state's 12th District, announced on Monday that he has been appointed to six different Assembly committees, including an ...

February 08, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


Area cities wary of pending legislation in Sacramento

Never trustful of what takes place in Sacramento, cities like Ceres are keeping an eye on legislation being crafted this year.

February 01, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


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