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Our View: Filling the kettles is a Modesto tradition

When it rains money from above, nobody worries about getting wet. The money was falling from the ceiling of Modesto Centre Plaza on Thursday afternoon for the Salvation Army’s annual Kettle Kickoff luncheon. By the time the fundraising event was over, $200,973 had been raised to help fund the Army’s various programs.

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Entertainment icon Nichols a model for what’s possible here

The death of entertainment icon Mike Nichols on Wednesday triggered heartfelt compliments from the stars of Hollywood and Broadway. Film director Steven Spielberg, for example, said that Nichols’ 1967 movie “The Graduate” was “life altering – both as an experience at the movies as well as a master class about how to stage a scene.”

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What are the threats to our water?

It’s plastered on the sides of the buses, it blares from the radio, it’s even taught in schools: “Every drop is precious.” But in the midst of a three-year drought, our region’s water security is under attack. Some of the threats:

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