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Medicinal cannabis policy studied

Members of the Ceres Planning Commission on Monday evening got their first spiel about plans of a local man who wants to establish a medicinal ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Damas gives overview of Ceres water issues

Public Works Department Director Jeremy Damas gave councilmembers an overview last week of several issues affecting water service in the city of Ceres.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Taxes to rise but Ceres gets ACE

The California Legislature voted Thursday night to pass Governor Jerry Brown's $52 billion transportation plan, Senate Bill 1, and local Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


‘Diverging diamond’ design chosen

City officials remain hopeful that the new Service/Mitchell/Highway 99 interchange is completed by 2023 and with it one of the first "diverging diamond ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Chief Smith honored for pursuing personal training

Manuel "Manny" Alvarez, the executive director of the state Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training (POST), dropped by the Ceres City Council last week ...

April 05, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Retroactive city bill shocks about 40 homeowners

Approximately 40 county households in south Modesto which receive sewer service through the city of Ceres found themselves reaching for the aspirin after receiving a ...

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council picks growth design

City leaders on Monday decided to tweak the 1997 General Plan to allow for more industrial and commercial growth west of Highway 99.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


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


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