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

Agricultural water agencies refine efficiency plans

Agricultural water suppliers must develop annual water budgets and drought plans that meet requirements of recently enacted legislation, and are meeting with state officials to comply with the updated law—a process that could ultimately affect water costs for California farmers and ranchers. California Farm Bureau Federation Director of Water Resources Danny Merkley said the process… Keep Reading

Car dealership owner proposes gaming

SELMA – Long-time car dealership owner Dwight Nelson has an idea he thinks will not only add an estimated 100 new jobs to Selma, but could also bring in thousands of dollars in taxes for the city’s general fund. At the June 17 Selma City Council meeting, Nelson shared his idea to convert 4,000 square… Keep Reading

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