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It is disheartening to see so many cool properties go to ruin during these bad economic times especially with a proliferation of home improvement magazines and websites with good ideas and resources.
As general manager of the Oakdale Irrigation District I can't speak for other irrigation districts on the topic of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. However, I can speak from a perspective of our district on the Stanislaus River.
In May, the California Employment Development Department released monthly unemployment data that included some good news: Stanislaus County's rate of joblessness is going down steadily, declining more than 2 percentage points from the previous year and more than a full percentage point from its 14.5 percent figure in March.