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Lew gets nod on Measure L committee

Lew gets nod on Measure L committee

The city of Ceres has appointed Larry Lew to represent Ceres on the Measure L Oversight Committee. Read More
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Shrubs for park debated by council

Shrubs for park debated by council

Additions to Neel Park on Ceres' east side - worth $1.3 million - were approved by the Ceres City Council but not without controversy about whether ...

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Posted: Jul. 26, 2017 9:27 a.m. | Shrubs for park debated by council Comments 0 Comments
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Gray opposes cap-and-trade proposal

Gray opposes cap-and-trade proposal

Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) issued the following statement today after opposing renewal of the State Air Resources Board's Cap-and-Trade program:

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Posted: Jul. 20, 2017 9:09 a.m. | Gray opposes cap-and-trade proposal Comments 0 Comments
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City to give reserve officers 24-hour status

City to give reserve officers 24-hour status

Members of the Ceres City Council took action last week to give reserve police officer full-time peace officers status and get in sync with state ...

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Posted: Jul. 19, 2017 9:59 a.m. | City to give reserve officers 24-hour status Comments 0 Comments
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Mobilehome park turned down by city for water

Mobilehome park turned down by city for water

A second request for the city to extend a water line to a rural mobile home park of about 47 units was turned down by ...

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Posted: Jul. 12, 2017 9:32 a.m. | Mobilehome park turned down by city for water Comments 0 Comments
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Healthcare, veterans among topics during Denham tele-town hall

Healthcare, veterans among topics during Denham tele-town hall

Although Congressman Jeff Denham was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night, June 28, he still made time for his constituents by hosting a telephone town ...

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Posted: Jul. 05, 2017 9:21 a.m. | Healthcare, veterans among topics during Denham tele-town hall Comments 0 Comments
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Cool, Redfern reappointed to Measure H oversight panel

Don Cool and Paula Redfern were reappointed to the Measure H Oversight Committee last week by the Ceres City Council.

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Posted: Jul. 05, 2017 9:17 a.m. | Cool, Redfern reappointed to Measure H oversight panel Comments 0 Comments

Jody Hayes to replace Risen as county CEO

Jody Hayes has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer for Stanislaus County.

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Posted: Jun. 28, 2017 10:59 a.m. | Jody Hayes to replace Risen as county CEO Comments 0 Comments
Cannella vice chairs Rules Committee

Cannella vice chairs Rules Committee

State Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, has been selected by his colleagues to serve as vice chairman of the powerful Joint Committee on Rules. Previous to ...

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Posted: Jun. 28, 2017 10:17 a.m. | Cannella vice chairs Rules Committee Comments 0 Comments
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Proposed county budget includes over $30 million for road repairs

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 ...

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Posted: Jun. 21, 2017 10:05 a.m. | Proposed county budget includes over $30 million for road repairs Comments 0 Comments
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Measure H panel vacancies prompt discussion

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.

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Posted: Jun. 21, 2017 9:25 a.m. | Measure H panel vacancies prompt discussion Comments 0 Comments
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No firefighter layoffs in new budget

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 ...

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Posted: Jun. 14, 2017 9:54 a.m. | No firefighter layoffs in new budget Comments 0 Comments
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Downtown renovation project on

Downtown renovation project on

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

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Posted: Jun. 14, 2017 9:39 a.m. | Downtown renovation project on Comments 0 Comments
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County seeks to increase spending by 5.2 percent

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 ...

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Posted: Jun. 07, 2017 11:10 a.m. | County seeks to increase spending by 5.2 percent Comments 0 Comments
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Reynolds’ medical marijuana facility clears final city hurdle

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 ...

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Posted: May. 24, 2017 9:32 a.m. | Reynolds’ medical marijuana facility clears final city hurdle Comments 0 Comments
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Fireworks booth fees climbing

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.

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Posted: May. 24, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Fireworks booth fees climbing Comments 0 Comments
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Transportation tax to roll in for Ceres streets

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 ...

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Posted: May. 17, 2017 8:42 a.m. | Transportation tax to roll in for Ceres streets Comments 0 Comments
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‘Going to pot’ could help Ceres budget

‘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 ...

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Posted: May. 16, 2017 5:07 p.m. | ‘Going to pot’ could help Ceres budget Comments 0 Comments
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Medicinal cannabis plant nears

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 ...

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Posted: May. 10, 2017 9:27 a.m. | Medicinal cannabis plant nears Comments 0 Comments
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Relief on delinquent bills offered only for those proving hardship

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.

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Posted: May. 03, 2017 12:56 p.m. | Relief on delinquent bills offered only for those proving hardship Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres green thumbs motivated by love for beauty in nature

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 ...

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Posted: Apr. 26, 2017 11:18 a.m. | Ceres green thumbs motivated by love for beauty in nature Comments 0 Comments
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Denham talks issues with Courier staff

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 ...

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Posted: Apr. 26, 2017 9:25 a.m. | Denham talks issues with Courier staff Comments 0 Comments
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Medicinal cannabis policy studied

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 ...

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Posted: Apr. 19, 2017 11:33 a.m. | Medicinal cannabis policy studied Comments 0 Comments
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Damas gives overview of Ceres water issues

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.

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Posted: Apr. 19, 2017 10:31 a.m. | Damas gives overview of Ceres water issues Comments 0 Comments
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Taxes to rise but Ceres gets ACE

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 ...

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Posted: Apr. 12, 2017 9:35 a.m. | Taxes to rise but Ceres gets ACE Comments 0 Comments
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