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The largest public works project in Modesto history is under way at the city's sewer treatment facility west of town. When completed in 2016, the plant will clean waste water so it can be released directly into the San Joaquin River.
If you own property in Stanislaus County, then you are part of the Yosemite Community College District and you're paying taxes for the new and renovated buildings at Modesto Junior College that were financed by the 2004 bond authorization known as Measure E.
History has taught that rivers flood and levees fail. Expanding floodways, restoring floodplains and allowing rivers to be rivers saves lives and taxpayer dollars. We can't prevent flooding; the best we can do is reduce its risk. Retiring low-lying, flood-prone riverside land is a cost-effective strategy to reduce flood risk and protect people and property.
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A weekend conference titled "The Changing Face of America" wraps up this morning at UC Berkeley with a panel discussion called "Friends and Foes: The Politics of Immigration Reform."
Solar is our most abundant and reliable form of renewable energy, and, when used effectively, has the potential to meet most, if not all, of our energy needs.
Jerry Brown who made "lower your expectations" a catchphrase of his first governorship is back in that mode during his second stint, especially on spending.
At least some of those grease spots on the Assembly and Senate floors are what's left of grand legislation to raise taxes on the oil industry.
Thank you for publishing "One price should fit all at state's JCs" (Our View, May 7) emphasizing the negative impacts of two-tier pricing for students. The two-tier pricing creates an unfair disadvantage for the students who can't get the regular course and will further worsen problems in the California community college system.
We wonder why there have been so many teen suicides lately. Many say that suicidal tendencies stem from a hard life. But what is considered a hard life? Is it being called horrible names? Is it being physically abused by family members or peers? Is it being picked on day by day by day for no good reason?
My neighborhood agrees with smoke-free parks for various reasons. One is because cigarettes are harmful to children and families that go to parks. Little children might grab a butt and think it's cool to pretend to smoke it.