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Gov. Brown proposes more spending

Gov. Brown proposes more spending

California Gov. Jerry Brown presented his May revise of the budget last week by increasing spending nearly $6 billion from an earlier proposal in January. Read More
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Posted: May. 16, 2018 11:39

General Plan update approved

General Plan update approved

The Ceres City Council approved an updated city General Plan Monday after two and a half years of planning.

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Posted: May. 16, 2018 11:32 a.m. | General Plan update approved Comments 0 Comments
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County moves forward with Laura’s Law

County moves forward with Laura’s Law

Skepticism turned to enthusiasm for the Board of Supervisors after they heard the implementation plan for Laura's Law in Stanislaus County, which was unanimously ...

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Posted: May. 02, 2018 9:21 a.m. | County moves forward with Laura’s Law  Comments 0 Comments
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Council likes Prop. 69 but balks at loss of local control over housing

Council likes Prop. 69 but balks at loss of local control over housing

Ceres City Council members voted last week to support Proposition 69, the constitutional amendment to restrict the newly enacted transportation funding to be restricted to ...

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Posted: May. 02, 2018 9:19 a.m. | Council likes Prop. 69 but balks at loss of local control over housing Comments 0 Comments
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Council may stand against sanctuary state law

Council may stand against sanctuary state law

The Ceres City Council is poised to discuss passage of a resolution condemning the "sanctuary state" legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Posted: Apr. 25, 2018 9:14 a.m. | Council may stand against sanctuary state law Comments 0 Comments
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A look back at Ceres mayorships

A look back at Ceres mayorships

Twenty-four men and two women have had the distinction of serving as mayors of Ceres over the past 100 years.

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Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 10:33 a.m. | A look back at Ceres mayorships Comments 0 Comments
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Should low-profile city treasurer job be appointed rather than elected?

Should low-profile city treasurer job be appointed rather than elected?

Hardly anyone wants the job and it doesn't entail much responsibility. That's why city officials are recommending that voters be asked if the ...

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Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 9:43 a.m. | Should low-profile city treasurer job be appointed rather than elected? Comments 0 Comments
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Marijuana revenues key to city’s budget talks

Marijuana revenues key to city’s budget talks

The city of Ceres is projecting to end the current budget year less optimistically than planned with expenditures a little higher and revenues a little ...

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Posted: Feb. 28, 2018 10:54 a.m. | Marijuana revenues key to city’s budget talks Comments 0 Comments
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Flora seeks CCW on religious school campuses

Flora seeks CCW on religious school campuses

State Assemblyman Heath Flora has introduced two bills in the California State Legislature - one that could allow concealed weapons on private school campuses and the ...

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Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 9:55 a.m. | Flora seeks CCW on religious school campuses Comments 0 Comments
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DeMartini: State water grab county’s greatest challenge

DeMartini: State water grab county’s greatest challenge

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim DeMartini said Stanislaus is "healthy and strong" during the annual State of the County address on Feb 6 ...

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Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 10:11 a.m. | DeMartini: State water grab county’s greatest challenge Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres City Council members doled out committee posts

Ceres City Council members doled out committee posts

Most people are unaware that the duty of serving on the Ceres City Council includes volunteering to represent the city on a myriad of committees ...

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Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 9:19 a.m. | Ceres City Council members doled out committee posts Comments 0 Comments
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Ryno follows through in vote against second cannabis dispensary

Ryno follows through in vote against second cannabis dispensary

City Councilwoman Linda Ryno remained the lone opponent to approving Ceres' second medical marijuana dispensary last week.

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Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 9:18 a.m. | Ryno follows through in vote against second cannabis dispensary Comments 0 Comments
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2018 will see overdue City Council race

2018 will see overdue City Council race

2018 will be a historic year for Ceres politics. This November's election for Ceres City Council will be conducted on a district-by-district basis. It ...

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Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 9:12 a.m. | 2018 will see overdue City Council race Comments 0 Comments
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City Council appoints six to oversight panel for TOT revenues

City Council appoints six to oversight panel for TOT revenues

Six persons were appointed on Monday to the city's new ad hoc committee to provide the City Council with input on where new hotel ...

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Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 9:06 a.m. | City Council appoints six to oversight panel for TOT revenues Comments 0 Comments
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County dept. computer system hacked

The Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services computer network was compromised on Tuesday by malware in the form of a ransomware attack, according to ...

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Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 10:15 a.m. | County dept. computer system hacked Comments 0 Comments
Johnson appointed to Planning Commission

Johnson appointed to Planning Commission

Dave Johnson has been named to the Ceres Planning Commission in the wake of the resignation of Hugo Molina.

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Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Johnson appointed to Planning Commission Comments 0 Comments
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Molina leaving Planning Commission

Molina leaving Planning Commission

Hugo Molina will be leaving the Ceres Planning Commission, prompting the city to search out his replacement.

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Posted: Dec. 06, 2017 9:36 a.m. | Molina leaving Planning Commission Comments 0 Comments
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Caltrans seeks comments on Service Road interchange

Caltrans seeks comments on Service Road interchange

Caltrans has opened its public comment period to accept opinions regarding plans to add a new interchange at Service Road and modify the Mitchell interchange.

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Posted: Dec. 06, 2017 9:20 a.m. | Caltrans seeks comments on Service Road interchange Comments 0 Comments
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City to revamp nuisance laws

City to revamp nuisance laws

City leaders don't foresee a change to the complaint-driven process of bearing down on eyesores and public nuisances but will soon begin cleaning up ...

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Posted: Nov. 29, 2017 9:28 a.m. | City to revamp nuisance laws Comments 0 Comments
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Council won’t control sugary drinks for kids

Council won’t control sugary drinks for kids

A group of activists concerned about children's access to sugared soft drinks at Ceres fast-food restaurants asked the City Council on Monday to enact ...

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Posted: Nov. 29, 2017 9:22 a.m. | Council won’t control sugary drinks for kids Comments 0 Comments
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Protests fall short to halt city water rate hikes

Protests fall short to halt city water rate hikes

The proposed series of water rate increases in Ceres failed to garner enough protests on Monday, setting the stage for their enactment effective Jan. 1.

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Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 3:28 p.m. | Protests fall short to halt city water rate hikes Comments 0 Comments
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Proposed American Tire Store told to reorient service bays

Proposed American Tire Store told to reorient service bays

A Les Schwab Tires may soon be getting some competition.

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Posted: Nov. 08, 2017 9:23 a.m. | Proposed American Tire Store told to reorient service bays Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres’ Draft General Plan to debut Monday evening

Ceres’ Draft General Plan to debut Monday evening

A joint City Council/Planning Commission meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30 at the Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth ...

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Posted: Oct. 25, 2017 10:12 a.m. | Ceres’ Draft General Plan to debut Monday evening Comments 0 Comments
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City prepares for water rate hike meeting

City prepares for water rate hike meeting

Ceres residents are invited to attend a special informational meeting at 1 p.m. this Saturday to give ratepayers an opportunity to ask questions about ...

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Posted: Oct. 18, 2017 9:33 a.m. | City prepares for water rate hike meeting Comments 0 Comments
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Oversight panel for new tax ordered

Oversight panel for new tax ordered

Members of the Ceres City Council on Monday directed staff to form a special Citizens' Advisory Committee to recommend where taxes from the recently increased ...

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Posted: Oct. 11, 2017 10:09 a.m. | Oversight panel for new tax ordered Comments 0 Comments
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