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Going into our valley’s rivers now is suicidal; they should be off limits

There have already been drownings on many of California’s snow-swollen rivers this year; tubes and flimsy float toys won’t save you

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Mike Dunbar: Time for county officials to ban people from our rivers

Mike Dunbar, the editorial page editor of The Modesto Bee, is urging Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin county officials to ban the recreational use of the Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus rivers until they are deemed safe. The cold, rapid water this spring has led to several drownings. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)
Mike Dunbar: Time for county officials to ban people from our rivers 1:01

Mike Dunbar: Time for county officials to ban people from our rivers

The Bee's Mike Dunbar on Ann Coulter 0:55

The Bee's Mike Dunbar on Ann Coulter

Mike Dunbar: State's glass woefully empty when it comes to water storage 0:44

Mike Dunbar: State's glass woefully empty when it comes to water storage

Mike Dunbar on Tom McClintock town hall meeting 0:47

Mike Dunbar on Tom McClintock town hall meeting