Saturday, May 10, 2014

Living in the Central Valley of California in 2014 is like living in the western Roman Empire circa 400 AD.

The large cities are still American, but the countryside is going over to an entirely different culture.

About a mile and a half from the murder scene, the Chevy crashed into a vineyard on the northwest corner of Shields and Vineland avenues, and all three ran.
Deputies searched the area and found Aceves, a known gang member, and Maria Mansanalez hiding underneath a bridge in a dry canal about a mile from the crash, Mims said.
Dale Mendoza, a friend of Salwasser and president of Valley Crime Stoppers, is urging the public to come forward if they have information about the crime.
"We just can't deal with this," Mendoza said. "These gang organizations are out of control."
Mendoza described Salwasser as a man who "came up from his boot straps" to run the family raisin farm and packing company.
"He was just a good citizen, a good farmer and a good person," Mendoza said. "This is just tragic for the American dream, you might say. It's just a terrible thing."
The pickup being stripped was reported stolen from Fresno on Wednesday.
The suspects appeared to be trying to remove the pickup's wheels when Salwasser came upon them, Mims said.
Mendoza described his friend as a "stocky fellow" who was sincere, serious about his work, family oriented and a "very good farmer, too."
"It's just a sad day. ... They are in our hearts and prayers."

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1 comment:

John Kasaian said...

I knew George Sr. My condolences to his family. This is a very sad.

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