Life was challenge for Greek immigrants

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part column on the Asimos family, which came to Clovis from Greece. Also, last week’s column incorrectly reported that Italian soldiers were invited into the Asimos home during World War II. Family members said the soldiers were German and they were not […]

Family survived World War II by trading wine

By Don McAlavy, CNJ columnist We’ve had at least three prominent Greek families in Clovis for the last 60-70 years — the Rallis, Augustino and Asimos families. They were all in the restaurant business. Many of us may not have understood their language, but we understood their good food. This is the how the Asimos […]