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Delhi father gets 10 years for killing son

A Delhi man was sentenced to 10 years in prison - six for manslaughter and four for a firearm enhancement - for the shooting death of his 46-year-old son.

September 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


FITNESS CHALLENGE: Give me cheese, please

When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.

August 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock schools welcome largest class of new teachers in recent history

Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.

August 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


‘Sun kink’ cause of June train crash, says BNSF

Two months after a sleepy Sunday afternoon in Denair was disrupted when multiple freight train cars derailed, crashing into a storage company and creating a giant pile of twisted metal in the middle of the town, the cause of the accident has been determined.

August 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


Standing tall, once again

Just over a month ago Roadie's outlook was bleak. She was hungry, thirsty, matted with dirt and unable to walk out of the ditch she was found in alongside a Hilmar country road.

August 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


Going cold turkey on sweets

Hi, my name is Kristina and I'm a sweets addict.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Know your neighbors

I'm ashamed to admit that in the 14 years I've lived in Turlock, this is the first year I've attended a National Night Out event.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Journal carrier rescues injured dog, raises funds for surgery

On Jacob Hiykel's first day of being a Turlock Journal newspaper carrier he not only delivered local news, features and sports to the community, he also saved a life.

July 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The ultimate gathering place

Editor's note: I started to write a column this week about the impact the Stanislaus County Fair makes in the community. But when I read through my previous columns, I decided that what I really wanted to say, I already said. I hope you don't mind a rerun this week. I truly feel the sentiment is worth repeating.

July 09, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Filing period upcoming for November elections

Although November is still five months away, election season is underway.

July 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Election


County sees first heat-related death

Stanislaus County recorded its first heat-related death of 2013 on Tuesday.

July 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Former foster youth pays it forward

Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Supreme Court overturns ban on same-sex marriage

The United States Supreme Court has released a decision which effectively over-turns the state's ban on same sex marriages under Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


It takes a village

Many have heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child" and agree with its sentiment. But few actually take the time to nurture and support all the children in their community.

June 24, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Coupons offer fresh produce for area seniors

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables isn't just important for the community's youngest residents - it's also a way for senior citizens to remain healthy and active.

June 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Main Street top choice for expressway, say community members

Just like the audience of an "American Idol" episode, community members at Tuesday's South County Corridor project meeting were asked to push a number ...

September 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assisted living center to fill E. Main Street vacancy left by Sutter Gould

A new assisted living and memory care community could soon be coming to East Main Street, as the Turlock Planning Commission will consider authorizing a ...

September 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


From railroad station to Scandinavian-themed shopping center

Although Scandia Village, the shopping center located on S. Golden State Boulevard just south of Central Park, has a long and storied history in Turlock ...

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Early morning fire destroys historic Turlock church

Hours before the sun rose in Turlock on Friday, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a blaze that engulfed EQUIP Church of Turlock - and as ...

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn ...

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Best route to connect Hwy 99 to I-5 topic of StanCOG workshops

South Stanislaus County businesses looking to move their products up and down the state and residents who commute to the Bay Area every day for ...

August 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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