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POPPING INTO SPRING

in People

While area families are hunkering down for a coronavirus hibernation, outside spring has sprung as evidenced by the blooming poppies seen in vacant lots around Turlock. The poppies in this picture make for a colorful visual display for those traveling north on Golden State Boulevard near Fulkerth Road.

California poppy, the state flower of California, is native to the Pacific slope of North America from Western Oregon to Baja California. The flowers of California poppy close each night and on cloudy days. According to the U.S. Forest Service, locals should enjoy the flowers where they grow. If you pick California poppies for a wildflower bouquet, you will be disappointed when the petals almost immediately fall off.

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Family plunges into icy lake after passing warning signs, California rescuers say

in People

A family of three is safe after they plunged through ice and into freezing water in California on Saturday, police say.

Around 2:30 p.m., police arrived at Big Bear Lake to learn a father, mother and their child had fallen through the ice while they were out playing on the frozen lake, KTTV reported.

“The two ladies were yelling but they were kind of thrashing around which is the worst thing to do in ice apparently,” witness Sandy Bussey told KNBC. “We were just trying to yell at them, ‘stay calm don’t move, just hold on.’”

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How American policy has separated refugee families

in Local Roundup

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 kids excelled in school, quickly overcoming barriers such as English-language instruction and a new education system. It was a big change after fleeing war in Syria, living in limbo in Jordan for more than two years, and then being accepted to resettle in the U.S. as refugees.

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