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Sikh parade to hit streets of Turlock

The streets of Turlock will be filled with the sights and sounds of the Sikh culture on Sunday, as the Turlock Sikh Temple hosts its first-ever parade.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced fair attendance up, despite triple digit temps

The Merced County Fair not only survived the season's first bout of triple digit heat this weekend, it also recorded a 23 percent increase in visitors from last year's fair.

June 18, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Reduction in senior meals hardship on local residents

For the past few weeks, Turlock senior citizen Jean Mayhall has had to struggle to get the nutrition she needs. Mayhall used to get five hot meals a week through the Senior Meals Program provided by Howard Training Center. Just over a month ago, the program reduced the number of meals it serves to approximately 1,100 senior citizens at congregate sites around the county due to a funding shortfall.

June 15, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

June 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cows — and humans — just wanna have fun

"Cows Just Wanna Have Fun" is the theme of this year's Merced County Fair which centers on celebrating cows and dairies. The fun isn't just for cows, though, as the 121st annual fair kicks off today with a variety of activities for young and old.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Airline ticket shock

As the days get longer and the temperature rises, a familiar feeling of wanderlust comes over me. I don't know if it's the sunshine or a flashback to the "school's out" mentality of my youth, but I feel the need to travel.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Passerby foils burglary

The keen observation of a passing motorist, and a call to the Turlock Police Department, put an end to a home burglary.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Times are a-changing, but not enough

As both high school and college graduates don their academic regalia and stand before family and friends in a public display of triumphant, it's easy to read the enthusiasm and optimistic outlook on their faces. These newly-minted grads are ready to take on the future – whatever it may hold.

June 05, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Increasing number of local homeless vets need help

Tim Guerino is passionate about helping local veterans. As director of the Homeless Assistance Ministry with the Turlock Gospel Mission and a veteran himself, he is concerned with the increasing number of veterans coming through the Turlock day center's doors seeking help getting back into society.

June 05, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


At-risk parenting resource reopens in Turlock

After having to shut its doors in October due to loss of funding, the Turlock Family Network offices will reopen on Monday.

May 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring on summer

While the official start of summer is still three weeks away - June 20, to be exact - the season began for many last weekend. Local lakes, rivers and parks were full of families looking to start summer with a bang - or a splash and the sizzle of a grill.

May 29, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Justin Ferrari killed by stray bullet in Seattle

Justin Ferrari, son of long-time Turlock residents John and Jeani Ferrari, was killed when a gunman opened fire on a Seattle street corner on Thursday.

May 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Riverdance Farms cherries, blueberries ripe for the picking

Life can be sweet - especially if you grow cherries. Cindy Lashbrook has been growing cherries and blueberries on her Livingston organic farm since 1987.

May 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | LIVING IN 209


Arts in the Classroom: Teaching van Gogh

Sixth grade students at Cunningham Elementary School spent Tuesday studying and making their own representations of Vincent van Gogh's famous Sunflowers. The art instruction was made available to Cunningham students through the Arts in the Classroom program, funded by the Kiwanis Club of Turlock and offered through the Stanislaus County Arts Council. Cunningham fifth graders took part in the art classes in March, but their focus was on clay instead of painting.

May 22, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Fine Arts


Community welcomes back one of its ‘best and brightest’

Thousands of students this month will be donning academic regalia and taking part in graduation ceremonies. Most of those receiving higher education degrees will take their expertise to the highest bidder in a very competitive job market. Very few will bring their talents back to the communities where they are needed most.

May 22, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council to review city's assessment districts

The Turlock City Council will review the taxes levied on the city's assessment districts and the costs of maintaining those districts' streetlights, landscaping, slurry ...

July 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Chamber seeks Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dust Bowl opens new brewhouse, taproom

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new Fulkerth Road facility is still missing its almost 5-foot tall rooftop neon sign, it hasn't stopped the ...

July 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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