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Family, community mourn loss of CHS grad Austin Stiles

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Former Ceres High School multi-sport athlete Austin Stiles died in a car accident on Dec. 1 in Acampo.

He was just 24 years old.

Family members shared the devastating news on social media.

"This is probably the hardest post I will have to make, but with heavy hearts I do want to confirm that it is true that our wonderful kind big hearted boy Austin has left us," mother Meliesa Branson-Stiles wrote on Instagram. "I am so sorry to share this news this way but it is so hard for us to notify all of the people who he loved and cared about."

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Stanislaus County Mourns Loss Of Supervisor Tom Berryhill

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Tom Berryhill was sworn in as Stanislaus County Supervisor on Jan. 9, 2019. Saturday, Aug. 29, he passed away suddenly, leaving his family and elected colleagues with heavy hearts.

After serving 12 years in the state legislature, Berryhill was elected to the District 4 Board of Supervisors seat in November 2018. As a small businessman and a fourth-generation California farmer, he built his career on a legacy of hard work and determination.

“Tom Berryhill has been a dedicated servant his entire life,” said Supervisor Vito Chiesa upon hearing the sad news. “Both in Stanislaus County and at the State level, Berryhill lived to serve. My heart goes out to his wife Loretta and the family at this difficult time.”

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