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City Council asked to urge county to adopt Laura’s Law

City Council asked to urge county to adopt Laura’s Law

Laura's Law should be adopted in Stanislaus County, a care provider in Ceres told the Ceres City Council last week as he called on ... Read More
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Medicinal pot growers for Ceres?

Medicinal pot growers for Ceres?

After hearing one Ceres father describe how a specific strain of marijuana gives quality of life to his epileptic son, the Ceres City Council showed ...

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2017 10:00 a.m. | Medicinal pot growers for Ceres? Comments 0 Comments
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Planners pick land use for General Plan update

Planners pick land use for General Plan update

How should Ceres grow in the next 20 years?

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2017 9:49 a.m. | Planners pick land use for General Plan update Comments 0 Comments
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Robert Ball is city’s new IT manager

Robert Ball is city’s new IT manager

Robert Ball is the new Information Technology (IT) manager for the city, replacing Farren Williams who retired last year.

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Posted: Mar. 08, 2017 9:15 a.m. | Robert Ball is city’s new IT manager Comments 0 Comments
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Firefighters tell council Ceres is behind on pay

Firefighters tell council Ceres is behind on pay

The president of the Ceres Professional Firefighters Association made an appeal last week for the Ceres City Council to dig a little deeper into coffers ...

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Posted: Mar. 08, 2017 9:05 a.m. | Firefighters tell council Ceres is behind on pay Comments 0 Comments
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Council to again take up ad hoc panel idea for TOT spending

Council to again take up ad hoc panel idea for TOT spending

Two weeks after the Ceres City Council expressed little interest in forming a citizens' advisory committee to recommend where taxes from the recently increased hotel ...

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Posted: Mar. 01, 2017 9:40 a.m. | Council to again take up ad hoc panel idea for TOT spending Comments 0 Comments
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City to landlords: Show proof for utility service or $1,000

City to landlords: Show proof for utility service or $1,000

Last December two prominent property owners in Ceres complained that City Hall policy is too stringent during requests to turn on water, sewer and garbage ...

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Posted: Mar. 01, 2017 9:25 a.m. | City to landlords: Show proof for utility service or $1,000 Comments 0 Comments
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Teen faces robbery charges for theft of chips, soda, candy

Teen faces robbery charges for theft of chips, soda, candy

A Ceres teenager who has had numerous run-ins with police once again found himself booked into the County Jail Tuesday, Feb. 21, this time for ...

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Posted: Mar. 01, 2017 9:16 a.m. | Teen faces robbery charges for theft of chips, soda, candy Comments 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: Feb. 22, 2017 9:51 a.m. | Gray’s AB 729 would strengthen child marijuana protections Comments 0 Comments
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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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