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New homebuyers get help from re-instated assistance program

Those looking to buy a new home now have an additional incentive as the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) has re-instated one of its down payment assistance programs.

November 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HALLOWEEN: HOLIDAY FUN

Despite the rain and wind, costumed children of all ages got an early start on their Halloween fun at the Turlock Downtown Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday.

November 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The unfriendly skies

Air travel has always been a part of my life. The moment my Indiana-born dad met my California-born mother and fell in love, my flying destiny was sealed.

October 30, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Haunted hotel

When Peggy Mosley bought the Groveland Hotel in 1990 she was not aware of the hotel's paranormal history. It didn't take long, however, for her to realize that something out of the ordinary was happening in the Sierra foothills building.

October 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | PARANORMAL


Hospital hauntings

The Journal accompanied American Paranormal Investigations during their trip to the Sierra Building in October 2008. The following is the story published about that investigation.

October 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | PARANORMAL


Paranormal investigation heats up at Mercantile

The Journal accompanied American Paranormal Investigations on their trip to the Turlock Mercantile in September 2008. The following is the story published about that investigation.

October 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | PARANORMAL


Feeding the hungry

Neil and Ophell McBride and Lucy Okuye are egg salad experts. For the past nine years, the three Turlockers have volunteered their amateur culinary talents to making enough egg salad to fill 700 sandwiches every Tuesday. The sandwiches are then distributed to hungry people across the county through the United Samaritans Foundation Daily Bread ministry.

October 22, 2010 | BY KRISTINA HACKER Turlock Journal | NEWS


Superintendent asks county residents to ‘Choose Civility’

Last spring Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon received numerous phone calls from school district administrators asking him to come speak at their local public meetings about the budgetary process. While attending these meetings, the superintendent noticed an alarming trend.

October 19, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Organization looks to keep children warm during winter months

Although recent temperatures felt more like summer than fall, Westside Ministries is preparing for the cold, wet weather that is sure to eventually come to the Valley with their "Coats 4 Kids" program.

October 15, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Last chance to hear from your City Council candidates

Back when our country was young, political candidates relied on their friends to spread the word about their accomplishments and suitability to hold office. In fact, historian Samuel Eliot Morison wrote that candidates "were supposed to play coy, obeying a call to service from their country, saving their energies for the task of government. Electioneering was done by newspapers, pamphlets, and occasional public meetings."

October 13, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Stanislaus students raise breast cancer awareness through week of events

Students at California State University, Stanislaus are embracing the color pink - and breast cancer awareness - this week as part of their Pinktoberfest.

October 13, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The whole story of courage

You hear stories of courage every day. A man survives cancer and goes on to climb Mount Everest. A woman born without legs opens her own business and becomes an inspirational speaker. A child becomes badly burned in a house fire and, despite the pain, is cheerful and full of hope.

October 05, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Fisher Nut faces retaliation charges

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on Friday accusing Modesto almond processor Fisher Nut Company of violating federal law by retaliating against Latina employees who participated in filing a discrimination claim.

October 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Neighbor News


Explosion, fire destroys barn

An explosion followed by a fire burned a historic barn in the 5200 block of Tully Road, between Taylor and Barnhart roads, to the ground Friday afternoon.

October 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Support is key when dealing with disabilities

My very first job was working at a home for physically and developmentally disabled children. I started out in the laundry room, then worked my way to the kitchen and, finally, became a certified nurse's aide.

September 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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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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