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  • EDITORIALS

    Our View: Modesto and motorsports belong together

    Some people believe the first two letters in Mo-desto stand for “motorsports.” That’s because the town has an incredibly rich history of racing, riding and going fast.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Anti-war letter bordered on absurdity

    Re “Don’t be pushed into World War III” (Letters, July 25): There is no other word but “blatant” to describe the anti-Semitic and virulent tone of this letter that borders on absurdity.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    LETTERS FROM OUR READERS

    First there aren’t any quick fixes for our water shortage, except to use as little water as possible. Long-term fixes are to build more dams, particularly in the mid state and down by Fresno or Bakersfield. We could also cover all open irrigation ditches and big canals.

  • OPINION

    Neil Hudson: Selling Valley’s water to hedge funds won’t help us

    Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the drought-stricken town of Farmerville in Tulare County. Many homeowners’ wells there have gone dry due to overpumping of the groundwater basin. In other parts of Tulare County, the land is subsiding from overpumping and the aquifer...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Richard Cato: Surely, you’re not serious about splitting state

    Re “California, served up six ways” (Issues & Ideas, July 27): Mike, surely you can’t be serious. Dividing California into six states is a good idea because it gives the Central Valley leverage in water issues? A bit narrow-minded, wouldn’t you say?

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Karen Ohl: Those children actually here first

    The recent flood of immigrant children fleeing to our borders for sanctuary are seen by many as interlopers. Actually, they are returning to the land of their forefathers. Current mitochondrial DNA research from ancient remains of the cave girl in Mexico and DNA from the Clovis baby in Montana ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Sammy Grewal: We must secure borders against all

    I felt dismayed to read how many of my fellow citizens think about the children and parents crossing our sacred borders as a “humanitarian crisis.” It should be a matter of pride for all of us that our borders are secure from outsiders, be they invaders, smugglers or those illegally...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    A. G. Newton: Another good guy with a gun

    Newspapers like The Bee don’t necessarily hide the truth, they just make it harder to find. I was perusing the July 26 edition, the Local News section. There, tucked way back on Page B5, as part of the Nation/In Brief, was a story about a psychiatrist who defended himself and others by drawing...

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