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Roads can wait; Turlock has tougher problems to tackle

I have been a resident of Turlock for 13 years. During that time I have had at least two tires go flat and multiple bumper scrapes due to the poor state of our city's roads. Despite my own personal run-ins with Turlock's famous pot holes, I must respectfully disagree with those Turlockers who feel that the state of the roads should be a priority for city officials.

October 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Hilmar Relay for Life earns state-wide awards for fundraising

When a community comes together for one purpose mighty things can happen. When that community is Hilmar and the cause is cancer research and education the result is record-breaking fundraising for the American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life event.

October 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nurses with a heart for hearts

Every day the nurses of Memorial Medical Center's Cardiac Telemetry ward take care of patients with all kinds of heart disease.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock family walks, raises funds for pediatric heart research

Pediatric heart disease is an issue close to the hearts of Turlock parents Jimmy and Monica Woods. When their son Tanner was born on Dec. 13, 2010, he suffered from an extremely rare condition called right isomerism. The syndrome saw Tanner born with his heart on the wrong side of the body, arteries attached backwards, half of his heart larger than the other, and no spleen – among other issues.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


West Nile activity remains strong in county

West Nile Virus continues to wreak havoc across the state and in Stanislaus County, as public health officials are reporting a total of 21 cases of human WNV in the county.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel explores partnership with Tenet

Over the past three years, Emanuel Medical Center has been looking for a way to remain financially stable amid costly healthcare reform act mandates and dwindling revenues.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘The Fight for Water’

The year was 2009 and most of the Central Valley was in the midst of a water crisis.

September 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Ag Harvest


Cal State Stanislaus: Cultivating agricultural industry leaders

Soon after the founding of California State University, Stanislaus in 1960, the college earned the nickname "Turkey Tech" - a nod to Turlock's past as the turkey capital of the world. Despite this poultry-related moniker, the liberal arts centered university offered no agricultural course of study. This seemingly ironic situation was remedied in 2002, with the creation of the Agricultural Studies Program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

September 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Ag Harvest


Getting a handle on stress

Stress is a part of life; how you deal with it is what matters. This axiom seems simple enough, but recognizing when stress is overwhelming us and then actually taking steps to reduce its affects is another matter.

September 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Ceremonies, acts of patriotism mark 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Eleven years ago Americans across the country watched in shock as terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, leaving over 3,000 dead. On Tuesday, Turlock remembered the victims of those attacks with public ceremonies, flags flown at half-staff and personal expressions of patriotism.

September 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sky's the limit at balloon festival

The enthusiasm for a successful hot air balloon festival was not diminished by the wind that kept the balloons grounded during a planned media event at Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon on Saturday.

September 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Labor Day travel on the rise

High gas prices and continued economic recession aren't expected to keep holiday revelers off the road this Labor Day weekend.

August 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Planning for the future of Turlock

I am in the midst of planning an extended family camping trip - a venture that will, hopefully, include at least six different households and bring cousins together for more than just a few hours of chit chat. Family reunions and get-togethers are nothing new; it's been an American tradition for decades. The trouble I'm encountering is getting my family members to commit to a date that is far enough in the future to guarantee the number of camping sites we'll need in a nice location.

August 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


New bus hub ready for passengers

A new chapter in the growth of Turlock was launched Friday with the official opening of the Regional Transit Center, a first for the town and second in the county.

August 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pride alumna goes pro

A little over two years ago Ashley Olsen made Pitman High history as being the first female graduate to lock a college scholarship in golf. Olsen just added to her Pride golf legacy as being the school's first professional golfer.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Sports Professional


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Turlock's 'best' honored at 48th annual Chamber awards ceremony

When local farmer Randy Dickey was presented with the Agricultural Leader of the Year award at the Best of Turlock ceremony on Friday, he voiced ...

September 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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