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Don't Go Into the Water



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    Unlike many current movies, the power of “Psycho” and “Jaws” rest just as much in what the audience doesn’t see as in what they do see.

    Here's news to ruin the last week of summer: The LA Times reports that the state is doing significantly less testing of coastal water quality for contamination that could jeopardize the health of swimmers and surfers. Why?

    You guessed it: State budget cuts.

    Given the importance of the coast and water quality to this state's economy and quality of life, such cuts are penny-wise and pound foolish. But the same is true of so many small cuts in this never-ending crisis.

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