California reports strong water savings in May

California’s drought-stricken cities and towns set a record for water conservation, reducing their use by nearly 29 percent in May, according to data released Wednesday by the State Water Resources Control Board.

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Is Modesto’s revenue picture out of focus?

City officials are making the case for sales tax on November ballot

But in showing how far revenues have fallen, they start with year when numbers were inflated

They include projection of what revenues should be, which raises questions for expert

Congregation Beth Shalom Rabbi Shalom Bochner shows the sacred Torah Scrolls with the five Books of Moses. (Nan Austin/

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