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A greener vision for Stanislaus

New legislation is prompting the Stanislaus Council of Governments to take a greener view in its Regional Transportation Plan.

January 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local legislators support Gov.'s budget proposal

The light at the end of the tunnel was seen Thursday morning as Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a 2013-14 balanced budget proposal that increases funding to all levels of education - and even includes a surplus.

January 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local businesses compete for prizes in Entrepreneur Challenge

Two years ago Dale and Johni Melden decided to take their shared passion to the next level and open a small business - thus, Central Valley Standup Paddle was born.

January 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nightly vigils offer hope in response to crime

A small group of community members gathered around a candle-lit picnic table at Columbia Park late Thursday night in an effort to stop the recent violence that has shook the neighborhood. Their method of change? Prayer.

January 04, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lisa's Pet Styles: Helping Turlock dogs look their best

Keeping Turlock's pets clean and stylishly groomed is more than a job for Lisa Pervere, it's a passion. Pervere started grooming pets inside First Street Vet 19 years ago. Today, there are three Lisa's Pet Styles shops, two in Turlock and one in Waterford.

January 02, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Reader's Choice 2012


2012 wasn't that bad

Every December, we at the Journal do a year in review story. Hopefully, you read the 2012 review in Saturday's paper; if not, you can find it online at www.turlockjournal.com. This is always a daunting task as it is more than just a review of the year's top stories; it is also finding the reoccurring themes during the last 12 months.

December 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Livingston church comes together for Mochi Tsuki

Every December for the past 36 years, members of the Livingston United Methodist Church spend a day recreating a Japanese New Year's tradition - Mochi Tsuki, or rice pounding.

December 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pre-new year overhaul

Just as most folks are settling in for a long holiday break that includes spending time with family around a fireplace or a home-cooked meal, I'll be packing up my entire household. Yes, I am one of those crazy people who decided December would be the perfect time to move.

December 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Locals selected for ag leadership program

Agriculture is the top industry in the Central Valley and local growers supply the world with hundreds of products every year. As with any industry, fostering future leaders is key to continued success; that's where the California Agricultural Leadership Program comes in. Twenty-four individuals - including three Turlockers - were named to Class 43 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development program for emerging agricultural leaders.

December 18, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A heart for children: Kaepernick continues support of Camp Taylor

Two local children had a special reunion with a friend from Camp Taylor on Sunday. San Francisco 49ers quarterback and native Turlocker Colin Kaepernick celebrated his team's win against the Miami Dolphins with the two campers at Candlestick Park.

December 14, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


From Christian rock to traditional hymns, local churches celebrate in song

For some the best part of the holidays is the music. Whether it's "Silent Night" or "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," celebrating Christmas just isn't the same without traditional hymns. At Monte Vista Chapel, however, the holidays mean rocking out to The Katinas.

December 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Music


Toy drive offers hope to sick children, grieving families

The Destiny and Isaac Memorial Toy Drive not only honors the memory of two children whose lives were cut short due to illness and tragedy, but also offers a way for grieving families to help others during a difficult time.

December 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Three Californians chosen to serve on House Ag Committee

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was one of three Californians chosen to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in the 113th Congress, it was announced Wednesday.

December 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health Benefit Exchange site could bring hundreds of jobs to county

The pending implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare bill – the Affordable Care Act – could result in more than 300 jobs coming to Stanislaus County.

December 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bring on the rain

The rain fell and the winds blew this past weekend - as predicted - and the City of Turlock fared pretty well in the first big storm of the winter season. In fact, some residents took advantage of the temporarily flooded streets to get in some kayaking.

December 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


A sweet take on Deflate-gate

Recent allegations that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts has sportscasters and football fans talking - and Olde Tyme Pastries baking.

January 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farmers market moves to Saturday for 2015 season

Saturdays in downtown Turlock will be much fruitier come May, as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market decided to move the event from Fridays to Saturdays for the 2015 season.

January 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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