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Former Ceres Councilman Ochoa dies

Former Ceres Councilman Guillermo Ochoa died Monday afternoon at the age of 54. The city’s first Latino councilman, Ochoa was appointed to the seat in 2005 and two years later was elected to a four-year term. He ran again in 2011 but was defeated by Mike Kline.

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Modesto City Schools to cut teacher jobs, but no layoffs expected

Modesto City Schools went through the motions of laying off three elementary teachers and cutting a popular high school program for students hoping to be the first in their family to go to college, but most were simply funding changes and only three people will lose a total of four periods in the end, district officials said.


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