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FEASTIVAL OF FUN

The 8th Annual Taste of Turlock FEASTival brought local eateries, live entertainment and kids activities together for downtown fun on Saturday.

April 23, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Homeless shelters close for season

Warmer weather has finally arrived in the Valley - just in time for those who now have no option left but to sleep on the streets. The Turlock Gospel Mission's winter relief ministry for women and children and the We Care cold weather shelter for men both closed for the season last week.

April 23, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock prepares to feel the love

A Valley-wide demonstration of love is set for Saturday as hundreds of volunteers will take to their city streets and neighborhoods to clean, paint, rebuild and repair.

April 22, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keep the discourse coming with public art

I admit it; I'm a fan of Califia. Since 2005, when the 14-foot fountain statue was placed at the corner of Main and Market streets in downtown Turlock, it has evoked many a passionate opinion - mostly negative. But I , for one, am a supporter of the mythical Amazon queen that is supposed to symbolize this area's connection to the soil and its agricultural vitality.

April 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


ONE DAY OF SERVICE

Pitman and Turlock High Key Club members joined the Kiwanis Club of Turlock on Saturday for the annual Kiwanis One Day event. The combined club members made dozens of fleece blankets and ponchos that will be donated to the Delhi Fire Department, Turlock Gospel Mission women and children's shelter program, the We Care men's shelter program and the Turlock Police Department.

April 09, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


MedicAlert remains at forefront of health information

Turlock teen Linda Collins' near fatal allergic reaction to a doctor-administered tetanus antitoxin in 1953 - and her family's desire to prevent a similar medical emergency in the future - revolutionized the health information field.

April 09, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Visiting Clan connect with local kids

The Mizuno Tournament of Champions, hosted by Cal State Stanislaus through Sunday, offers collegiate softball programs the opportunity to compete with 26 teams from across the state and region in a three-day event.

April 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | College


Grateful patient delivers nurse's childhood memento

The saying 'it's a small world' has new meaning for Turlock resident Michele James.

April 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


AB12 making a difference for foster youth

When Nick Smith turned 18 he wasn't ready to live on his own. Unlike most young adults, however, Smith did not have a family able to offer a bridge of financial and emotional support to ease his transition into adulthood. Smith was a foster youth and lived in a group home with five other boys and constant adult supervision.

April 02, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Vander Veen named MNC group publisher

After a year at the helm of the Turlock Journal, Hank Vander Veen was named group publisher of Morris Newspapers of Northern California. The MNC group includes the Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Escalon Times, Riverbank News, Manteca Bulletin and Ripon Bulletin.

March 29, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ciara Henderson & Zachary Damas

Ciara and Zachary's love story began with a friendly game of bowling. The two met when they and a group of mutual friends got together to bowl. At one point in the evening pictures were taken and Ciara and Zachary were pushed together.

March 28, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Bridal Guide 2013


Victorian parade, egg hunts set for holiday weekend

Those looking for treasure in Gold Rush country are sure to find it this weekend, as Columbia State Park hosts its annual Victorian Easter Parade and Egg Hunt.

March 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Lifestyle


Economic two-step is getting old fast

On the front page of Wednesday's paper, there was a story about an open house at a new business in town and right next to it was a report on the number of unemployed in the county, which increased to 15.6 in the month of January. Along with the not-so-great news of increased unemployment, was the announcement that Post is closing its Modesto plant and laying off 140 workers.

March 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Complaining about roads second nature to Turlockers

"The condition of the roads leading into Turlock are something to ponder over, and some of those who are hauling loads over them are doing more than pondering, they are breaking out in speech.

March 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Legacy of support for Emanuel comes to an end

The community of Turlock has long had a reputation for generosity. This can be seen in its annual support of nonprofit organizations that feed the homeless, provide toys for children at Christmas and social services for all in need. And for the past 15 years, one of the largest philanthropic endeavors undertaken by the residents of Turlock and its surrounding communities has been Legacy Circle.

March 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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