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Proposed county budget includes over $30 million for road repairs

For years, Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen has followed the tradition of presenting an inspirational quote along with the final budget proposal to ...

June 21, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


Measure H panel vacancies prompt discussion

Members of the City Council last week tossed around ideas about how to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Measure H Oversight Committee.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


No firefighter layoffs in new budget

Members of the Ceres City Council on Monday approved a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that avoids firefighter layoffs through a myriad of frozen ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Downtown renovation project on

There will be lots of dust on Fourth Street with the reconstruction effort now underway.

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


County seeks to increase spending by 5.2 percent

Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen submitted the final budget proposal of his 30 years in public service on Friday, using the opportunity to ...

June 07, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Reynolds’ medical marijuana facility clears final city hurdle

Kase Reynolds celebrated his fourth birthday on Monday, coincidentally the same day that the Ceres City Council approved his father's proposal to bring to ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Fireworks booth fees climbing

The city of Ceres is increasing the fee for non-profit organizations to operate an annual fireworks booth from $282 to $399.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Transportation tax to roll in for Ceres streets

April 1 marked the first day of collection for the new half-cent sales tax for transportation funding under Measure L - passed on Nov. 8 - and ...

May 17, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


‘Going to pot’ could help Ceres budget

The term "going to pot" normally has a negative connotation but in the city of Ceres' case, the introduction of a medicinal marijuana producer could ...

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Medicinal cannabis plant nears

Ceres took one step closer Monday to permitting a medical marijuana manufacturing operation without much controversy since products could help alleviate suffering of many suffering ...

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Relief on delinquent bills offered only for those proving hardship

The city is continuing with use of a hardship policy for residents who are behind on utility payments.

May 03, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Ceres green thumbs motivated by love for beauty in nature

Members of the Ceres Garden Club would nod their heads in approval of Luther Burbank's observation that: "Flowers always make people better, happier, and ...

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Denham talks issues with Courier staff

Hours before he was scheduled to appear at a much-anticipated Denair town hall meeting, Congressman Jeff Denham dropped by the offices of the Ceres Courier ...

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


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


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