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President to give State of the Union address tonight

President Barack Obama is set to address the nation at 6 p.m. tonight in his annual State of the Union address.

February 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TUSD applies for USDA Farm to School grant

The Turlock Unified School District is looking to bring even more fresh fruits and vegetables to its students through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School grant.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Planning Stanislaus' future

More compact growth and a need to relieve traffic congestion throughout the county were the priorities voiced by members of the Turlock Planning Commission and community members during a Valley Vision Stanislaus workshop held Thursday night.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Car wash to open at stalled Ten Pin site

While lack of financial backing continues to delay construction of the Ten Pin Fun Center, the Turlock Planning Commission approved development to start at the site where the bowling alley was set to open.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock plays host to 49er, Kaepernick fans

As locals prepared to cheer on the 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans, Turlock bars were filled with out-of-town fans looking for a unique Super Bowl experience in Colin Kaepernick's home town.

February 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Making the case for Big Brother

If I was a politician, I might be labeled a flip-flopper because I have recently reversed my previous opinion on a local governance issue. The matter in question: red light traffic cameras.

January 29, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Connie Fairchild: Mastering the business of healthcare and the art of caring

Connie Fairchild always knew she wanted to be a nurse.

January 28, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Women in Business 2013


Pennie Rorex: Getting the message out

Keeping a community healthy involves doctors, nurses and hospital employees of all kinds working together for the wellbeing of each and every patient.

January 28, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Women in Business 2013


Dr. Kathleen Kearns: Turlock's first female Chief of Medical Staff

Emanuel Medical Center saw a lot of changes in 2012, one of them being the appointment of the hospital's first ever female Chief of Medical Staff in Dr. Kathleen Kearns.

January 28, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Women in Business 2013


County loses bid for Health Exchange call center

As the state received news of a $673 million grant to help implement the new health care law, Stanislaus County was handed a bill of no sale.

January 18, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Kaepernicking: More than a meme for heart camp kids

It started with a kiss - but has become much more than that.

January 18, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gone, but not forgotten

It is common knowledge that teachers play a key role in the development of their students' minds and outlook on the world around them. But this oftentimes cliché about the importance of educators never really hits home until a beloved teacher is suddenly gone.

January 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Glad to be living in the Golden State

I'm ashamed to call myself a Hoosier. Not since Indiana native and then Vice President of the United States of America Dan Quayle used fictional television character Murphy Brown as an example of the evils of single motherhood have I felt so ashamed of my Indiana roots.

March 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Glories of gardening ready to be shown

The first tentative spring blooms may just now be popping up in the Central Valley, but members and friends of the Turlock Garden Club are already putting tender loving care into their landscapes, as the club prepares to host its Third Annual Garden Tour with the theme "Our Hearts in our Gardens."

February 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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