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Nothing new under the sun

Out with the old, in with the new. That is the rallying cry for many come January. I'm not quite sure about the "out with the old" part, but in 2012 the Journal is bringing in new - and hopefully exciting - features for our readers.

January 10, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Record high temps allow for outdoor winter fun; Dry conditions raise concerns

Unseasonably warm and dry weather was a welcome boon to local residents looking to spend time outdoors this week, but also a cause for concern to growers who rely on wet winters for bountiful harvests.

January 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Atwater couple’s ‘gift of God’ is Turlock’s first birth of 2012

Yarely Contreras and Rogelio Rodriguez of Atwater rang in the New Year by welcoming their first child - and the first baby born in 2012 in Turlock.

January 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Year in review

New beginnings

December 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keep cursive alive

Some of my fondest childhood memories are the times I spent with my Grandma Stout. Being the only grandchild of her only son meant that the world actually did revolve around me when I came to visit.

December 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Foster families provide safe haven when parents can’t

Erik and Anne Hansen's home has the chaotic atmosphere that comes with having three small children. On a recent evening, Leif and Austin (both 5) were busy playing with the toy train under the family's Christmas tree, while Emma (14 months) was learning how to walk for the very first time under the watchful eyes of Erik and Anne.

December 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A special delivery

Santa and his elves visited Elness Convalescent Center last week to deliver handmade afghans to all of the residents.

December 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Yes, Turlock, there is a Santa Claus

If I ever had any doubt of the continued existence of Christmas spirit, it was finally put to rest on Saturday night.

December 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Holiday travel on the rise

More Californians are expected to travel this holiday than last year, despite the recession.

December 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Handmade, heart felt

In my hope chest at home I have five dresses that my aunt hand-made for my daughter when she was little. Even though my daughter is now a grown woman, I will keep these dresses from her childhood as keepsakes - with the hope that they will eventually be passed down to her daughter one day.

December 13, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Fashion for a cause

Twenty little girls in the Turlock area will soon receive brand new holiday dresses, thanks to the efforts of Anne Cornell's fashion class at Pitman High School. On Tuesday, the dresses were picked up by Major Debbie Hood of the Salvation Army to be distributed during the organization's annual community Christmas lunch.

December 13, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Quilters donate 82 dolls, complete with handmade ensembles

What started as a project for an embroidery club four years ago has now turned into a holiday service tradition for many local sewers and quilters. The goal of the project: to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need this season.

December 09, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ignorance is not bliss

Death is hard to deal with at any age, but when growing up, the passing of peers can leave a lasting impression.

December 06, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


‘Once-in-a-decade’ winds wreak havoc in Valley, state

The "once-in-a-decade" strong winds event that swept the Central Valley - and state - this week is not over quite yet, according to the National Weather Service.

December 02, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Count your blessings

The residents of Turlock have one more thing to be thankful for this holiday season - they don't live in the city of San Fernando.

November 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Turlock's growing ag industry

Turlock welcomed a new powdered milk processing plant on Friday, and took one step closer to former Mayor John Lazar's vision of becoming the ...

April 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City moves forward with new event application process, permit fees

A new special event application process is coming just in time, as Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder said that the City ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Global consumers: More almonds, please

Driving through the Turlock countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has taken ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gear up for Summer Reading Challenge at May library events

Families attending events at branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May can learn more about science, Angry Birds and My Little Pony. Along with ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, state median home prices on the rise

This may be the "perfect storm" season for real estate, as average home sale prices are up locally and across the state, giving sellers a ...

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor challenges community to ride bus

If local students were surprised to be sharing their City bus ride to school Monday morning with Mayor Gary Soiseth, they didn't show it ...

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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