An innocent email exchange provokes the latest distortion on California’s drought. The constant stream of misinformation about California’s drought is like a bad game of Whack-A-Mole. From the email exchange between Congressman Jeff Denham and the National Marine Fisheries Service, someone somehow spun a tale about wasting water on six fish.
It was despicable that fair and sensible legislation to protect small businesses from being blackmailed by unscrupulous lawyers suing under the guise of helping the disabled was gutted in a state Assembly committee on Wednesday.
California’s high school exit exam has helped kids succeed and focused school districts. But some want to throw it out with the adoption of Common Core. Updating the test and continuing to use it would be a better approach.
Used books need new owners! Find your perfect match at the Friends of the Modesto Library Used Book Sale on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Modesto Library, 1500 I St. Proceeds supplement the library’s book budget or help with special projects. There’s always the thrill of the hunt for the unexpected, but general categories will be clearly marked. See you on the library porch next to the Modesto Farmers Market.
Permission to walk around with a gun isn’t something that Californians view lightly. Elected officials, who control concealed carry permits, have abused their power in the past. Now a Modesto Democrat and gun rights groups want to make it harder to find out who is getting these permits, and the effort should be stopped in its tracks.