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Sales tax decreases as of Jan. 1

California residents now pay less in sales tax as of Jan. 1, as the statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease one quarter of ...

January 04, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


Filing fees rise slightly at County Clerk’s office

Certain document filing fees impacting developers will be increasing with the new year, announced Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder & Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan.

January 04, 2017 | | Government


Del Nero, Kachel reappointed to Planning Commission

Robert "Bob" Kachel and Gary Del Nero will continue to serve on the Ceres Planning Commission. The two were reappointed by the Ceres City Council ...

December 28, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Cannella tapped for key committees

Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, was selected as a member of four influential Senate Committees for the 2017 Legislative Session, including two he will serve on ...

December 28, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Merchants engaged in downtown makeover

City officials reached out to downtown merchants on Monday afternoon, Dec. 12 to receive feedback on an ambitious makeover of Fourth Street in downtown next ...

December 21, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Landlords: City too strict about utilities

Three persons - including the mayor - lodged complaints at last week's City Council meeting about the city being too stringent during requests to supply water ...

December 21, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Donaldson claims code enforcement harassing him

Code enforcement officer Frank Alvarez and longtime Ceres resident Don Donaldson have had a number of contacts over the last few months. Donaldson complained last ...

December 21, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Houses OKs water infrastructure bill that includes drought provisions

The U.S House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, a comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation that includes ...

December 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City may ban outdoor pot growing

Members of the Ceres City Council signaled on Monday that they want an outright ban on the outdoor growing of marijuana in the city limits ...

December 14, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council honors retirees Carpenter, Williams

Longtime city of Ceres employees Cheryl Carpenter and Farren Williams were honored last week by the Ceres City Council as they enter retirement.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Denham urges Trump to rescind defining water rule

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump last week, strongly encouraging him to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ...

December 07, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City forced into regional agency to regulate groundwater

Members of the Ceres City Council voted last week to have the city become a member of a new agency as dictated by the state ...

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City wrestling with red ink of Lighting & Landscaping

Only about half of the residents of Ceres are part of a special Lighting & Landscaping District (LLD) and paying assessments but revenue is not covering ...

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


New state law prompts city to lengthen council terms

The Ceres City Council is expected to take a very rare action in late January to lengthen the terms of four council seats and the ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council awards contract to make route to Blaker Kinser Jr. High ‘safe’

A $648,586 contract was issued last week by the Ceres City Council to local paving contractor George Reed Inc., to make student paths to ...

November 23, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


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