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City gives direction on general plan policy issues

City gives direction on general plan policy issues

The Ceres City Council was asked last week to provide policy direction arising from the updating of the Ceres General Plan. Read More
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City Council blesses water tower plans

City Council blesses water tower plans

A group of citizens set on raising an estimated half-million dollars for restoration and painting of the iconic Ceres water tower came away from Monday ...

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Posted: Sep. 13, 2017 10:06 a.m. | City Council blesses water tower plans Comments 0 Comments
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County budget out for review

Supervisors are poised to vote on Sept. 19 to approve the final budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year which started on July 1.

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Posted: Sep. 13, 2017 9:58 a.m. | County budget out for review Comments 0 Comments
Ryno wonders if volunteers could help clean up Ceres

Ryno wonders if volunteers could help clean up Ceres

Councilmember Linda Ryno suggested last week that she would like to ask citizens who are part of the VIPS (Volunteers in Public Safety) program to ...

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Posted: Sep. 06, 2017 9:29 a.m. | Ryno wonders if volunteers could help clean up Ceres Comments 0 Comments
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Council sees more cash in cannabis

Council sees more cash in cannabis

Hoping to capture greater tax revenue from the burgeoning cannabis industry following statewide legalization of recreational marijuana for adults, members of the Ceres City Council ...

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Posted: Aug. 30, 2017 10:53 a.m. | Council sees more cash in cannabis  Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres planners OK truck yard addition

Ceres planners OK truck yard addition

A trucking company on Service Road may add a two-story 9,000-square-foot building with a 3,000-square-foot transfer area to be used as an office ...

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Posted: Aug. 16, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Ceres planners OK truck yard addition Comments 0 Comments
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County, Ceres assessment roll continues rise

Stanislaus County recorded its fifth consecutive year of an increase in assessed values of all taxable real and business property, according to Stanislaus County Assessor ...

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Posted: Aug. 16, 2017 1:58 p.m. | County, Ceres assessment roll continues rise Comments 0 Comments
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.

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Posted: Jul. 26, 2017 10:01 a.m. | Lew gets nod on Measure L committee Comments 0 Comments
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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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