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Former foster youth pays it forward

Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Supreme Court overturns ban on same-sex marriage

The United States Supreme Court has released a decision which effectively over-turns the state's ban on same sex marriages under Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


It takes a village

Many have heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child" and agree with its sentiment. But few actually take the time to nurture and support all the children in their community.

June 24, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Coupons offer fresh produce for area seniors

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables isn't just important for the community's youngest residents - it's also a way for senior citizens to remain healthy and active.

June 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pitman band director named All-Star Teacher, receives $20k award

The Pitman High School community already knows how dedicated band director Ruben Modesto is to his students, but now his excellence in education is being recognized beyond Turlock as he was named the Comcast Sportsnet 2013 All-Star Teacher. Modesto was presented a $20,000 check at today's San Francisco Giants game.

June 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Take time to reminisce this Father's Day

The Turlock Journal is focusing on "memories of dad" for this Father's Day edition, and it has prompted quite a few paternal flashbacks for me. My father passed away from a sudden heart attack in March 2000, but he lives on in my memory.

June 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Memories of dad

When the Journal asked readers to submit memories of their dad for the Father's Day edition, it didn't take long before stories of inspiration and joy began to filter in.

June 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Parenting resource receives much-needed grants

Parenting is no walk in the park. When families have to deal with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, parenting can be too much to handle alone. That is where the Turlock Family Network comes in.

June 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Witnesses relive shock of freight train derailing

Train service has resumed through Denair and a massive construction effort is quickly picking up the pieces of a multi-car freight train derailment that occurred Sunday evening - however, for witnesses, the event is still emblazoned in their memories.

June 04, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lemonade Day sweet success

The weather was perfect for selling lemonade on Saturday, and helping local youth understand the importance of giving back while learning business principles.

May 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cultural diversity brings us together

I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again. Turlock needs to bring back its cultural festivals. Cultural diversity is one of the Valley's greatest strengths, and it should be celebrated whenever possible.

May 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


COMMUNITY: SYTTENDE MAI

The Garborg and Solheim lodges of the Sons of Norway held their annual Syttende Mai (May 17) celebration on Saturday at Donnelly Park in honor of the Norwegian Constitution Day.

May 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlockers 'Fill the Boot' for Kindness

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 held its annual Random Acts of Kindness Fill the Boot fundraiser on Saturday and was able to raise almost $16,000 for local charities. Turlock firefighters voluntarily stood out on the corners of Monte Vista Crossings asking citizens to fill their boots with donations. Firefighters were able to raise $836 alone from people emptying the change trays in their cars. This year's total amount donated is an increase of almost $2,000 from last year, said Captain Frank Saldivar.

May 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


More water coming to TID growers

Doomsday scenarios were bantered about at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with the economic repercussions of this season's failed crops pitted against the impact of having no water at all for future irrigation years.

May 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


KIWANIANS GIVE BACK

The Children's Crisis Center will be able to continue to serve at-risk kids in the Turlock area thanks in part to a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. On Thursday, Kiwanians presented a check for $2,000 to Children's Crisis Center Executive Director Colleen Garcia.

May 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council to consider reducing bus fares for veterans, Dial-A-Ride share discount

Local veterans and active military personnel may soon be paying less for a ride on Turlock Transit, as the Turlock City Council will consider reducing ...

June 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Heat wave brings excess water

Yes, you read the headline right. The heat wave that has hit the state this week is drying out everything in the Valley, but up ...

June 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Weather service issues Excessive Heat Warning; Flex Alert called

The triple-digit temperatures seen throughout California this week have put the state's power grid at risk, prompting the California Independent System Operator to call ...

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds ...

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related ...

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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