SUN-STAR PHOTO BY LISA JAMES
Melissa Darphat, of Melissa's Salon in the SaveMart shopping center on G and Olive in Merced, applies highlights for Alice Smith on Friday afternoon. Darphat, a Vietnamese refugee with a sunny disposition, has built up a faithful clientele over the years.
January 15th, 2010
SUN-STAR PHOTO BY LISA JAMES Melissa Darphat, of Melissa's Salon in the SaveMart shopping center on G and Olive in Merced, applies highlights for Alice Smith on Friday afternoon. Darphat, a Vietnamese refugee with a sunny disposition, has built up a faithful clientele over the years. January 15th, 2010 Merced Sun-Star
SUN-STAR PHOTO BY LISA JAMES Melissa Darphat, of Melissa's Salon in the SaveMart shopping center on G and Olive in Merced, applies highlights for Alice Smith on Friday afternoon. Darphat, a Vietnamese refugee with a sunny disposition, has built up a faithful clientele over the years. January 15th, 2010 Merced Sun-Star

Refugee finds hope in America

January 16, 2010 01:56 AM