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Measure L road projects could start by this summer’s end

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

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Consultant hired for Faith Home connection study

County supervisors awarded a $1.5 million contract yesterday to TY Lin International of Sacramento to conduct the environmental study of a project to ultimately ...

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City acts to realign council terms with major elections

No longer will elections for Ceres City Council occur in "off years."

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


A host of new laws enters with the new year

The New Year has brought with it a number of new laws for Californians.

January 11, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Guest Columnist | Government


Request for in-house city loan prompts council call to rein in spending

Because the county was late issuing a $1.1 million check to the city for its share of local property tax, City Manager Toby Wells ...

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


New law restricts all uses of cell phones while driving

Drivers in California will have to resist the temptation to pick up their cell phone for any reason, as a new state law went into ...

January 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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


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