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The MID and TID have spent millions defending water rights. But efforts to address a very real, potentially dangerous long-term threat to the river's source amount to a virtual trickle.
Super Bowl loss aside, it's still good to be San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He's 25, popular and brings a fresh dynamic to the NFL's most glamorous position. And, despite his very public appearances post-Super Bowl, his eyes remain singularly focused on the prize.
Some opponents claim that Modesto's motivation to annex Salida amounts to a power play, an example of Stanislaus County's largest city throwing its weight around.