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'Double, double toil and trouble'

Three witches, a prophesy and murder. Sounds like any modern horror tale, but this "Scottish play" has been fascinating audiences for at least 400 years.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Theatre


PINK explosion

October has come to an end, and with it the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" fundraising campaign for Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Children's boutique expands to downtown

Name of business: Angel Baby

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Central Valley sends aid to hurricane victims

As the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the following superstorm continues to mount, area residents are not only sympathizing with those on the East Coast but many are asking how they can help.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Literacy program comes to homeless day center

Since its opening on Feb. 27, the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry has provided the homeless a safe place to go during the day and a variety of social services. Thanks to the Turlock Rotary Club, the H.A.M. center will soon offer literacy and GED test tutoring.

October 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chamber, Home Depot 'Framing Hope' for local non-profits

Sometimes the only thing stopping a non-profit agency from opening its doors and providing much-needed services to those in need is a lack of carpet, or maybe the absence of light fixtures. Now, local non-profits and other organizations have a new place to turn for building supplies - the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

October 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Roads can wait; Turlock has tougher problems to tackle

I have been a resident of Turlock for 13 years. During that time I have had at least two tires go flat and multiple bumper scrapes due to the poor state of our city's roads. Despite my own personal run-ins with Turlock's famous pot holes, I must respectfully disagree with those Turlockers who feel that the state of the roads should be a priority for city officials.

October 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Hilmar Relay for Life earns state-wide awards for fundraising

When a community comes together for one purpose mighty things can happen. When that community is Hilmar and the cause is cancer research and education the result is record-breaking fundraising for the American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life event.

October 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nurses with a heart for hearts

Every day the nurses of Memorial Medical Center's Cardiac Telemetry ward take care of patients with all kinds of heart disease.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock family walks, raises funds for pediatric heart research

Pediatric heart disease is an issue close to the hearts of Turlock parents Jimmy and Monica Woods. When their son Tanner was born on Dec. 13, 2010, he suffered from an extremely rare condition called right isomerism. The syndrome saw Tanner born with his heart on the wrong side of the body, arteries attached backwards, half of his heart larger than the other, and no spleen – among other issues.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


West Nile activity remains strong in county

West Nile Virus continues to wreak havoc across the state and in Stanislaus County, as public health officials are reporting a total of 21 cases of human WNV in the county.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel explores partnership with Tenet

Over the past three years, Emanuel Medical Center has been looking for a way to remain financially stable amid costly healthcare reform act mandates and dwindling revenues.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘The Fight for Water’

The year was 2009 and most of the Central Valley was in the midst of a water crisis.

September 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Ag Harvest


Cal State Stanislaus: Cultivating agricultural industry leaders

Soon after the founding of California State University, Stanislaus in 1960, the college earned the nickname "Turkey Tech" - a nod to Turlock's past as the turkey capital of the world. Despite this poultry-related moniker, the liberal arts centered university offered no agricultural course of study. This seemingly ironic situation was remedied in 2002, with the creation of the Agricultural Studies Program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

September 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Ag Harvest


Getting a handle on stress

Stress is a part of life; how you deal with it is what matters. This axiom seems simple enough, but recognizing when stress is overwhelming us and then actually taking steps to reduce its affects is another matter.

September 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Have we become too complacent with crime?

On Oct. 10, two intruders entered Herschel "Bud" Moore's home. They beat up the 94-year-old veteran, ransacked his home and made off with around $2,500 in cash and other stolen items.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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