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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. Read More
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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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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
City may ban outdoor pot growing

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 ...

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Posted: Dec. 14, 2016 8:32 a.m. | City may ban outdoor pot growing Comments 0 Comments
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Council honors retirees Carpenter, Williams

Council honors retirees Carpenter, Williams

Longtime city of Ceres employees Cheryl Carpenter and Farren Williams were honored last week by the Ceres City Council as they enter retirement.

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Posted: Dec. 07, 2016 10:21 a.m. | Council honors retirees Carpenter, Williams Comments 0 Comments
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Denham urges Trump to rescind defining water rule

Denham urges Trump to rescind defining water rule

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump last week, strongly encouraging him to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ...

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Posted: Dec. 07, 2016 10:14 a.m. | Denham urges Trump to rescind defining water rule  Comments 0 Comments
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City forced into regional agency to regulate groundwater

Members of the Ceres City Council voted last week to have the city become a member of a new agency as dictated by the state ...

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Posted: Dec. 07, 2016 9:53 a.m. | City forced into regional agency to regulate groundwater  Comments 0 Comments

City wrestling with red ink of Lighting & Landscaping

Only about half of the residents of Ceres are part of a special Lighting & Landscaping District (LLD) and paying assessments but revenue is not covering ...

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Posted: Dec. 07, 2016 9:47 a.m. | City wrestling with red ink of Lighting & Landscaping  Comments 0 Comments
New state law prompts city to lengthen council terms

New state law prompts city to lengthen council terms

The Ceres City Council is expected to take a very rare action in late January to lengthen the terms of four council seats and the ...

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Posted: Nov. 30, 2016 9:44 a.m. | New state law prompts city to lengthen council terms  Comments 0 Comments
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Council awards contract to make route to Blaker Kinser Jr. High ‘safe’

Council awards contract to make route to Blaker Kinser Jr. High ‘safe’

A $648,586 contract was issued last week by the Ceres City Council to local paving contractor George Reed Inc., to make student paths to ...

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Posted: Nov. 23, 2016 9:14 a.m. | Council awards contract to make route to Blaker Kinser Jr. High ‘safe’ Comments 0 Comments
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Ceres City Council approves consultant on phone service update at City Hall

Ceres City Council approves consultant on phone service update at City Hall

The Ceres City Council last week approved a $47,267 contract with a consultant to do an overall assessment of the city's telephone systems ...

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Posted: Nov. 23, 2016 9:05 a.m. | Ceres City Council approves consultant on phone service update at City Hall Comments 0 Comments
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Measure L to infuse new tax monies into local roads

Similar measures failed in 2006 and 2008 but this time residents of Stanislaus County decided a half-cent increase in the local sales tax was worth ...

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Posted: Nov. 16, 2016 8:35 a.m. | Measure L to infuse new tax monies into local roads Comments 0 Comments
 

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