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Celebration of culture returns to downtown Turlock

The streets of downtown Turlock will be filled with the sights, sounds and tastes of cultures from across the globe on Saturday during the annual Taste of Turlock: A Cultural Celebration.

May 03, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Lifestyle

TUSD makes cuts to Head Start preschool

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to reduce the workforce at the district's Head Start preschool program at their Tuesday meeting.

May 03, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Mail carriers collect donations to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

U.S. Postal carriers are hoping to pick up more than just outgoing mail on May 14.

April 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

It takes a village

Recent reports on the state of public education are shocking.

April 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Members of the Turlock Sikh Temple celebrated the opening of the brand new temple this weekend. Thousands of Sikhs gathered for the three-day inaugural service to worship and share a meal. The new temple, located on the corner of 5th Street and Linwood Avenue, is 21,000 square feet and has two stories. The wooden domes were all hand-painted on the inside with murals of clouds, trees and birds.

April 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

California preschool education not up to standards, finds report

The future of preschool education in California is in dire straits, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), which just released its "State of Preschool 2010" report.

April 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education

New beginning for Geer Road Golden Arches

Turlockers partial to all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese were given a shock Wednesday afternoon when a bulldozer demolished the Geer Road McDonald's restaurant.

April 22, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Día del Niño

Hundreds gathered at Osborn Elementary School on Thursday for the Día del Niño celebration. The festival included free food, drinks, entertainment, activity stations and information booths from local community organizations.

April 22, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Fashion show to benefit heart camp

Turlock salon owner Stefanie Heffner knows that beauty is not only skin deep. When helping children with heart conditions enjoy a summer camp experience, beauty shines through inside and out.

April 19, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Journal reporters earn top honors in contest

The work of two Turlock Journal reporters was recently recognized in a statewide journalism contest.

April 19, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

5k dog walk to benefit Turlock Animal Shelter

Getting fit and staying active is not only good advice for humans, but also beneficial for their canine companions. On May 1, local residents will get a chance to exercise with their dogs while supporting the Turlock Animal Shelter in the process.

April 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Woman credits store clerk’s actions for saving husband’s life

When Joseph Bagliere took a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at Emanuel Medical Center in March he had no idea that he would use his new-found skills so soon.

April 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

You can’t pick and choose democracy

I am thankful every day of my life that I live in a democracy.

April 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Kiwanis members come together to make warm wishes

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock and Turlock High, Pitman High and Delhi High Key Clubs held their annual Kiwanis One Day event on Saturday. The clubs came together to make 55 fleece blankets for various nonprofit organizations in the area.

April 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Good Samaritans save ducklings from sewer

Two neighboring families coordinated a rescue mission that saved eight ducklings from certain doom on Sunday evening.

April 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

Residents have until Tuesday's public hearing to protest garbage fee hike

The City of Turlock has received 409 letters as of Thursday protesting a proposed solid waste rate increase, far fewer than the 9,119 formal ...

October 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Undead invade the rails on Zombie Train

Bad news: There's been an outbreak of the zombie virus and all of society is breaking down as people struggle to survive in the ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock affordable housing project honored by SJ Valley regional council

Since its grand opening a year and half ago, the Avena Bella housing complex on Linwood Avenue has become home to dozens of families, many ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public ...

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for ...

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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