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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

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

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