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MUSD offers free family tech seminar
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Need guidance on how to oversee your child’s use of technology such as the Internet and school-issued tablets at home?
The Manteca Unified School District is offering a free community family seminar this Wednesday (Dec. 9) from 5 to 6 p.m. at the District Office RESC Building at 2271 West Louise Avenue.
Jason Brand, the author of “1-to-1 at Home” that serves as a parent’s guide to school-issued laptops and tablets, will present the seminar billed as “How to Set Guidelines for Technology Use in the Home.”

Some valley cities ban
Outside watering during
December & January
It was raining Friday but again it didn’t stop some Manteca homeowners — and businesses — from watering their lawns.
State water experts have warned that an above average year of rain and snow may interrupt the four years of severe drought but it won’t break the back of the water crisis. That’s because collectively the state’s reservoirs are at a historic low.
New Melones Reservoir, as an example, is so stressed it will take 120 percent of normal precipitation on the Stanislaus River watershed to simply have the reservoirs at the same low levels they were at on Sept. 30.
It is why a number of San Joaquin Valley cities such as Tulare have taken the obvious step and outright banned all outdoor watering during December and January.
It makes sense as most everything including grass goes dormant in the cold plus there is rain this time around.
Northern San Joaquin Valley cities that have failed to meet state mandated cutbacks are reducing weekly water days. Modesto, as an example, is going down to one day a week.