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OID water sales plan bashed by county advisory committee

A briefing of the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee on the state’s proposals to reduce river diversions for agriculture quickly turned into a pointed discussion about Oakdale Irrigation District’s determination to pump groundwater for its farmers while selling surface water to agencies outside the region.

Education

Students in the pink at new Ceres school

Pink-shirted students at Patricia Kay Beaver Elementary School, Ceres’ newest campus, race and play during a ceremony capping a weeklong community service project, raising money to fight breast cancer. The school is named for a Ceres teacher who died of breast cancer in 2001, and her daughter is its principal.

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