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Gov. Brown proposes more spending

California Gov. Jerry Brown presented his May revise of the budget last week by increasing spending nearly $6 billion from an earlier proposal in January.

May 16, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


General Plan update approved

The Ceres City Council approved an updated city General Plan Monday after two and a half years of planning.

May 16, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


County moves forward with Laura’s Law

Skepticism turned to enthusiasm for the Board of Supervisors after they heard the implementation plan for Laura's Law in Stanislaus County, which was unanimously ...

May 02, 2018 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


Council likes Prop. 69 but balks at loss of local control over housing

Ceres City Council members voted last week to support Proposition 69, the constitutional amendment to restrict the newly enacted transportation funding to be restricted to ...

May 02, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council may stand against sanctuary state law

The Ceres City Council is poised to discuss passage of a resolution condemning the "sanctuary state" legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

April 25, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


A look back at Ceres mayorships

Twenty-four men and two women have had the distinction of serving as mayors of Ceres over the past 100 years.

April 18, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Should low-profile city treasurer job be appointed rather than elected?

Hardly anyone wants the job and it doesn't entail much responsibility. That's why city officials are recommending that voters be asked if the ...

April 18, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Marijuana revenues key to city’s budget talks

The city of Ceres is projecting to end the current budget year less optimistically than planned with expenditures a little higher and revenues a little ...

February 28, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Flora seeks CCW on religious school campuses

State Assemblyman Heath Flora has introduced two bills in the California State Legislature - one that could allow concealed weapons on private school campuses and the ...

February 21, 2018 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


DeMartini: State water grab county’s greatest challenge

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim DeMartini said Stanislaus is "healthy and strong" during the annual State of the County address on Feb 6 ...

February 14, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Ceres City Council members doled out committee posts

Most people are unaware that the duty of serving on the Ceres City Council includes volunteering to represent the city on a myriad of committees ...

January 17, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Ryno follows through in vote against second cannabis dispensary

City Councilwoman Linda Ryno remained the lone opponent to approving Ceres' second medical marijuana dispensary last week.

January 17, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


2018 will see overdue City Council race

2018 will be a historic year for Ceres politics. This November's election for Ceres City Council will be conducted on a district-by-district basis. It ...

January 10, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City Council appoints six to oversight panel for TOT revenues

Six persons were appointed on Monday to the city's new ad hoc committee to provide the City Council with input on where new hotel ...

January 10, 2018 | Jeff Benziger | Government


County dept. computer system hacked

The Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services computer network was compromised on Tuesday by malware in the form of a ransomware attack, according to ...

December 20, 2017 | | Government


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