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Speed limits to change for eight streets

Speed limits on eight streets will be raised in Ceres and two will go down following traffic speed studies. Currently speeders on those streets cannot be cited by radar because the posted limits are based on an expired traffic study. The new study and action taken on Monday by the Ceres City Council


City may allow other types of cannabis permits

Two marijuana dispensaries are enough for Ceres, the City Council weighed in Monday, but signaled it’s open to considering offering other types of permits related to cannabis.


Citizens ask city to combat illegal dumping

Saying illegal dumping has become a big problem in Ceres, several residents voiced their concerns at Monday evening’s City Council meeting that the city doesn’t deal with eyesores quick enough.


Valentine’s Day weddings to be performed at mansion

Stanislaus County Clerk / Recorder / Commissioner of Civil Marriages, Donna Linder, and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on Valentine’s Day at the historic McHenry Mansion, 906-15th Street, Modesto. “Marriage at the Mansion” offers each couple a roman


Stanislaus County accessory defendants in Newman cop killing to be turned over to feds

Four defendants accused of helping a man evade capture after the shooting death of Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh are scheduled to return to Stanislaus Superior Court Thursday, so local authorities can turn them over to federal officials.


Fresh Fork offers healthy alternative to eating out

Name of business: Fresh Fork. Type of business: Fresh food restaurant. Location: 3018 Service Road (southwest corner of Service and Mitchell), Ceres. Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.


Ceres Library Book Club to meet Jan. 17

The Ceres Library Book Club for Adults starts 2019 with a discussion of “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11:30 a.m. The book is described as a memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family.


Familes of victims attends court hearing for driver accused in fatal Turlock crash

The 21-year-old Turlock man charged with driving under the influence and felony vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old girl and injuring two other girls appeared in Stanislaus Superior Court on Wednesday as the girls’ grieving family members sat in the audience.


Howard Training Center Plans Annual Fundraising Crab Fest

Howard Training Center’s (HTC) 25th Annual Crab Fest Fundraiser will be held at1424 Stonum Road in Modesto on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. each evening. All the money raised supports the HTC programs and adults with disabilities.


Chamber selling tickets for banquet

The Ceres Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for its 2019 annual Community Service Awards & Installation Dinner. The event is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth Street. Tickets are $40 per person with sponsorship tables seating eight available for $350 w


Stanislaus County Workers Reject Final Contract Offer

On Thursday, Jan. 10, Stanislaus County workers approved to send Stanislaus County Management’s ‘Last, Best and Final’ contract offer to members for a vote. Following an all-day vote on Friday, Jan. 11 throughout more than 30 county sites, members voted overwhelming to reject the offer vowing to con


19-car pileup leaves 35 injured in Southern California's Cajon Pass

(AP) - Numerous vehicles have collided in a foggy mountain pass as a storm system passes through Southern California. The San Bernardino County Fire Department says 19 vehicles collided Wednesday morning on the southbound side of Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.


Man booked after stealing from car

Jesse Holmboe, 22, of Modesto, was arrested by Ceres Police on Monday, Jan. 8 after he was seen taking a bag from a car parked near McDonald’s at Hatch and Mitchell roads. Witnesses saw Holmboe checking doors on car and opened the passenger door of a white sedan and removed a large Christmas bag. He


Gun, drugs found in car stopped on Hatch Road

A Monday evening car stop on Hatch Road led police to find a gun, ammunition and drugs. At 10:35 p.m., Officer Graham conducted a traffic stop on a green Toyota Tercel with expired registration in the 1400 block of Hatch Road. Driver, Hector Gaxiola, 36, of Gustine, was found to have a no-bail warra


CHS boys double win total

Ceres High’s varsity boys soccer team continued its hot streak versus Western Athletic Conference competition. The Bulldogs improved to 10-1-2 overall and 5-0-1 in the WAC standings after coasting to a 7-1 win over Mountain House on Friday in Ceres.


Stanislaus Coroner’s office searching for family of two men

The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office is seeking family members or friends of two men who died recently. Michael Sarrels of Modesto died Dec. 28 at his home. He was 65. James Chrisman of Keyes died Dec. 28 at home. He was 61.


City taps Wise to become new fire chief

Kevin Wise, a battalion chief with the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District, has been named Ceres’ new fire chief. He replaces Bryan Nicholes who retired in August 2017. Wise was appointed by City Manager Toby Wells, a decision that was ratified on Monday in a 3-2 vote of the Ceres City Council.


Northern California police kill gunman after 2 people shot

ROSEVILLE — A man was shot and killed by deputies on a highway off-ramp in California after he shot two people in different locations, killing one, and injured a police dog during a gunbattle with officers, authorities said Wednesday.


Modesto police investigating shooting at Walmart market on Coffee Road

Modesto police responded to a shooting at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Coffee Road and East Orangeburg Avenue around midnight Tuesday. A male victim was found, and police said he was expected to survive. The circumstances — including the possibility the wound was self-inflicted — are under inv


Loud pizza complainer arrested on warrants

Loud and disruptive public protests about the quality of pizza led police to be called on 54-year-old Modesto woman Charlyn Wood who was then arrested for several warrants. Officer Kevin Sakasegawa was dispatched to Chicago Pizza on Mitchell Road at 5:50 p.m. on Monday evening, Jan. 7 regarding a di