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Divided OID board OKs $2 million water sale

The Oakdale Irrigation District board majority agreed to sell water to buyers south of the Delta for $2 million, despite fears from the board minority that such sales could jeopardize the district’s water rights. Moving water without environmental review has not been approved by the California State Water Resources Control Board, the very agency already threatening to reduce water rights of all area water districts.

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New lungs give Stanislaus teacher new lease on life

At age 37, Jeremy Ross is learning something most people never are taught: how to breathe. Born with the genetic disease cystic fibrosis, the Riverbank resident never has experienced natural, deep breathing. Before a double lung transplant at Stanford a week ago, his lung function fell as low as 20 percent.

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Live coverage replay: Clinton or Trump – whose debate performance is better?

Comment, criticism and other keen observations flowed in from social media Monday evening as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump engage in the first debate between the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. The Sacramento Bee’s Dan Walters and other journalists, as well as observers from other arenas are put their opinions front and center. Bet on plenty of fact-checking.

Oakdale

OID to consider $4 million water sale

At a special meeting Monday, irrigation leaders will consider selling more river water to buyers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a tradition that has brought in millions of dollars but also controversy to the Oakdale Irrigation District.

Jeff Jardine

Noncomforming Ceres trailer park along Hwy. 99 on its way out

The Lazy Wheels Mobile Home Park has rested along Highway 99 for nearly 70 years. But Caltrans, which acquired the property when it expanded the Whitmore Avenue overpass completed in 2011, is selling the land, and the city is changing the zoning. So, the park and its 30 or so trailers – and many longtime residents – must relocate.

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Pencils Down: Schools moving to tech on every desk

Shannon Baca demonstrates using a mix of technology during a math lesson in her sixth grade class at Walter White Elementary in Ceres, CA on Sept. 23, 2016. (Nan Austin/naustin@modbee.com)
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Pencils Down: Schools moving to tech on every desk 0:56

Pencils Down: Schools moving to tech on every desk

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day 1:02

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day

Two displaced in Modesto fire 0:52

Two displaced in Modesto fire

Clean air message hits home at Hidahl Elementary 0:48

Clean air message hits home at Hidahl Elementary