High school football leads off fall sports calendar

High school football begins with five games involving local teams on the Aug. 23-24 weekend, highlighted by the nationally-televised game with St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale visiting De La Salle in Concord on Friday, Aug. 23. MaxPreps has rated this as the eighth biggest game of the 2019 high school season. The schools met… Keep Reading

How American policy has separated refugee families

When Wajed al-Khalifa and her family arrived in the U.S. as refugees in 2015, everything about America seemed foreign. They were resettled to Turlock, California, a rural city about two hours east of San Francisco. Yet it wasn't long before they started hitting milestones. Khalifa and her husband, Gasem al-Hamad, got driver's licenses. Their four… Keep Reading

New local car shows add to enjoyable summer season

One of the many benefits of summer is its time for car shows. We’ve been blessed with a number of fine showings of late. It’s almost an “embarrassment of riches” but there’s plenty to see and do now in the vintage vehicle realm. We’ll begin with Atwater, then take in a delightful Thursday night cruise-in… Keep Reading

Motorsports Competition Gears Up Fun At County Fair

The 2019 Stanislaus County Fair opens on Friday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, July 21 with plenty of motorsports events scheduled for fans of all ages in the Food Maxx Arena. Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 Monster Truck Madness gets the fair rolling. This event is a Joe Froome promotion with J… Keep Reading

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