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Home-based businesses on the rise

Marisa Santos and JoAnna Oliva were not afraid of the economic climate when they decided to start a new business this spring.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Supporting local growers

The Turlock Farmers Market held their first of three night market events on Friday. Locally grown fruits and vegetables were available for sale, along with other agricultural products such as honey.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Gas prices drop, just in time for summer road travel

Drivers are rejoicing as pump prices across California continue to drop. According to AAA, which tracks gas prices as a service to consumers, every Northern California metro area tracked by the organization saw a double digit decrease at the pump over the past month.

June 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Whooping cough cases remain high across state, county

While not yet at the record levels seen in 2010, the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in the state - and Stanislaus County - continue to be above both the 2009 baseline levels and the numbers seen by this time last year.

June 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Time to ride the bus

California is known as a car-culture state. Driving down Highway 1 with the wind blowing through your hair and the ocean at your side is practically a required activity to be called a true Californian.

June 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Woman touched by firefighters’ kindness

Zuraida Dutra had her faith in human kindness rekindled recently, after a team of Turlock City firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty and acted as Good Samaritans.

June 10, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Merced County Fair asks attendees to ‘Saddle up for Fun’

While the weather has been cool and rainy lately, make no mistake, summer is on its way and with it the start of fair season.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Lifestyle

Five nights of star-studded entertainment to rock Merced Fair

The Merced County Fair's entertainment line-up has something for almost everyone this year.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Music

Episcopal Church to perform same gender union blessings

As of Sunday, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin - which includes St. Francis Episcopal Church of Turlock - may perform blessings of same gender civil unions and domestic partnerships.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock Rotarians make a difference in Afghanistan

During a trip to Afghanistan a few years ago, Turlocker Fin Johnson met a group of men and women who were trying to make winter a little warmer for children in the war-torn country.

June 03, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Save the fireworks

I love the Fourth of July. As holidays go, it is pretty laid back. You spend the day barbecuing with family and friends, hopefully next to a lake or a pool, and celebrate being an American.

June 03, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Red Cross to honor Turlock teen and ‘Blankets for Babies’

At 13-years-old Taylor Beckwith is already a role model and inspiration for the entire community. Last year she collected 601 blankets through her "Blankets for Babies" project to donate to families in need.

May 31, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Community gathers for annual Memorial Day celebration

Fallen soldiers from every American war since the Civil War were honored Monday at the Turlock Community Memorial Day celebration at Turlock Memorial Park.

May 31, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice

Three years after the Civil War ended Maj. Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic declared May 30 as Decoration Day, a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with "the choicest flowers of springtime."

May 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Wet spring brings hidden dangers for Memorial Day weekend

This spring season's above average rainfall has led to an abundance of both grass and brush and high, swift and cold river flows - each brings its own danger to recreating Californians.

May 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Rotarians promote literacy with dictionary donations

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is hoping to pass along a love of words to local youth by giving every third grade student their very ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

State recovering from recession

The State of California is expected to see billions in surplus revenues in 2016-17, according to a recent report released by the Legislative Analyst's ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Modesto leaves Stanislaus Regional Water Authority

The Cities of Turlock and Ceres will move forward with a project to build a surface water treatment plant, despite the third partner in the ...

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Event to honor two Turlock leaders

Individuals who through their leadership inspire others to take pride in their community are not always recognized for the work that they do. The Latino ...

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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