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Gray’s AB 729 would strengthen child marijuana protections

Gray’s AB 729 would strengthen child marijuana protections

State Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) announced the introduction of new legislation, Assembly Bill 729, to combat the purchase and consumption of marijuana by children ... Read More
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Chiesa speaks of recovery in light of the Great Recession

Chiesa speaks of recovery in light of the Great Recession

Vito Chiesa wants the residents of Stanislaus County to know that through transformation, the impossible can become possible. The Board of Supervisors chairman spoke of ...

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Posted: Feb. 15, 2017 9:47 a.m. | Chiesa speaks of recovery in light of the Great Recession Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres’ Stan Risen retiring as county CEO

Ceres’ Stan Risen retiring as county CEO

After nearly a 30-year career with Stanislaus County, chief executive officer Stan Risen has presented the Board of Supervisors with a six-month notice of his ...

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Posted: Feb. 15, 2017 9:45 a.m. | Ceres’ Stan Risen retiring as county CEO Comments 0 Comments
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No advisory for spending of TOT

No advisory for spending of TOT

Mayor Chris Vierra's call for a citizen's advisory panel to make recommendations on where the estimated $100,000 annually from the newly increased ...

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Posted: Feb. 15, 2017 9:44 a.m. | No advisory for spending of TOT Comments 0 Comments
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Supervisors hope to build on past success

Supervisors hope to build on past success

Following an impactful 2016 that saw a new road tax passed and the lowest amount of debt the county has owed in eight years, the ...

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Posted: Feb. 08, 2017 9:28 a.m. | Supervisors hope to build on past success Comments 0 Comments
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Flora assigned to six Assembly committees

Flora assigned to six Assembly committees

Assemblyman Heath Flora, who represents the state's 12th District, announced on Monday that he has been appointed to six different Assembly committees, including an ...

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Posted: Feb. 08, 2017 9:24 a.m. | Flora assigned to six Assembly committees Comments 0 Comments
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Area cities wary of pending legislation in Sacramento

Never trustful of what takes place in Sacramento, cities like Ceres are keeping an eye on legislation being crafted this year.

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Posted: Feb. 01, 2017 9:09 a.m. | Area cities wary of pending legislation in Sacramento Comments 0 Comments
Citizen protests pulling stop signs on Central Avenue

Citizen protests pulling stop signs on Central Avenue

The city has been considering removal of two stop signs on Central Avenue as the result of changes to vehicular traffic from the recent Whitmore ...

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Posted: Jan. 25, 2017 9:04 a.m. | Citizen protests pulling stop signs on Central Avenue Comments 1 Comment
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City orders new website for $38,439

City orders new website for $38,439

Recognizing that the city website has not kept with the times, the Ceres City Council took action on Monday to approve a $38,439 agreement ...

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Posted: Jan. 25, 2017 8:56 a.m. | City orders new website for $38,439 Comments 0 Comments
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City sets up two General Plan input workshops

City sets up two General Plan input workshops

Two workshops will be held later this month to get input on the update of the Ceres General Plan.

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Posted: Jan. 18, 2017 9:03 a.m. | City sets up two General Plan input workshops Comments 0 Comments
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Food truck ban no more?

Food truck ban no more?

Taco trucks and food wagons are commonplace in Modesto, Turlock, Empire and other communities but in Ceres they are not permitted. A former Ceres liquor ...

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Posted: Jan. 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. | Food truck ban no more? Comments 1 Comment
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Measure L road projects could start by this summer’s end

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 ...

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Posted: Jan. 18, 2017 8:58 a.m. | Measure L road projects could start by this summer’s end Comments 0 Comments
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Consultant hired for Faith Home connection study

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 ...

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Posted: Jan. 11, 2017 9:00 a.m. | Consultant hired for Faith Home connection study Comments 0 Comments
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City acts to realign council terms with major elections

City acts to realign council terms with major elections

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

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Posted: Jan. 11, 2017 8:55 a.m. | City acts to realign council terms with major elections Comments 0 Comments
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A host of new laws enters with the new year

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

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Posted: Jan. 11, 2017 8:54 a.m. | A host of new laws enters with the new year Comments 0 Comments
Request for in-house city loan prompts council call to rein in spending

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 ...

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Posted: Jan. 11, 2017 8:48 a.m. | Request for in-house city loan prompts council call to rein in spending Comments 0 Comments
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New law restricts all uses of cell phones while driving

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 ...

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Posted: Jan. 04, 2017 9:06 a.m. | New law restricts all uses of cell phones while driving Comments 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: Jan. 04, 2017 8:41 a.m. | Sales tax decreases as of Jan. 1 Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: Jan. 04, 2017 8:40 a.m. | Filing fees rise slightly at County Clerk’s office Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: Dec. 28, 2016 9:22 a.m. | Del Nero, Kachel reappointed to Planning Commission Comments 0 Comments
Cannella tapped for key committees

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 ...

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Posted: Dec. 28, 2016 9:05 a.m. | Cannella tapped for key committees Comments 0 Comments
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Merchants engaged in downtown makeover

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 ...

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Posted: Dec. 21, 2016 9:23 a.m. | Merchants engaged in downtown makeover Comments 0 Comments
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Landlords: City too strict about utilities

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 ...

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Posted: Dec. 21, 2016 9:19 a.m. | Landlords: City too strict about utilities Comments 0 Comments
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Donaldson claims code enforcement harassing him

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 ...

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Posted: Dec. 21, 2016 8:56 a.m. | Donaldson claims code enforcement harassing him Comments 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: Dec. 14, 2016 8:34 a.m. | Houses OKs water infrastructure bill that includes drought provisions Comments 0 Comments
 

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