Mikel MacDonald, 10, left, plays with her friend Anahi Gomez, 10, on the playground of First Street Elementary School in Lincoln. An aircraft spraying an agricultural field just yards from an elementary school’s playground is an unsettling sight for many parents. Due to the proximity of many Northern California schools to farmland, it isn’t all that uncommon.
Mikel MacDonald, 10, left, plays with her friend Anahi Gomez, 10, on the playground of First Street Elementary School in Lincoln. An aircraft spraying an agricultural field just yards from an elementary school’s playground is an unsettling sight for many parents. Due to the proximity of many Northern California schools to farmland, it isn’t all that uncommon. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Mikel MacDonald, 10, left, plays with her friend Anahi Gomez, 10, on the playground of First Street Elementary School in Lincoln. An aircraft spraying an agricultural field just yards from an elementary school’s playground is an unsettling sight for many parents. Due to the proximity of many Northern California schools to farmland, it isn’t all that uncommon. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

Parental concerns spur new regulations about farm pesticides near Sacramento-area schools

June 14, 2015 04:30 PM

UPDATED June 18, 2015 10:53 AM

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