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Pre-school program gives children tools they need to succeed

As the 20 Head Start pre-school students in Maria Marques' classroom at Osborn Elementary finished their lunches, parent volunteers Victor Sanabria and Christine Berlin helped the kids throw away their disposable plates and head to the reading carpet.

November 26, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock family mixes cuisines to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is a true American holiday. It is celebrated by everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or ethnic background. And many times it is the first American holiday embraced by emigrants. This is true for the Aydenian family.

November 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A family tradition

Practice makes perfect. Dave Hillenga and his 5-year-old grandson Braydon Johnson found that old adage to be true on Monday, when they won first place in the pumpkin pie contest that they took second place in last year.

November 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


OFF TO SACRAMENTO

California State University, Stanislaus administration, faculty and staff bid a fond farewell to the university's assistant vice president for communications and public affairs on Friday. Kristin Olsen (pictured center) will soon be leaving her post at the university to tackle the challenges of the California State Assembly.

November 19, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Another for the record books

Last week I became a statistic. I was one of the over 6,700 cases of whooping cough reported in California for 2010 - the most cases reported in 63 years.

November 19, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Community gathers to support Salvation Army at annual Kettle Kick-Off

Over 600 people gathered at the Larsa Banquet Hall Tuesday to ring in the holiday season with giving. The annual Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off not only brought hundreds together for a pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner, but also raised much-needed funds for the Turlock Salvation Army.

November 16, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes ethanol plant to reopen soon

Keyes will soon be contributing to California's renewable energy industry once again, as AE Biofuels, Inc. announced it plans to reopen the ethanol plant located off of Highway 99.

November 06, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


After Election Day blues

The day after an election can be difficult for many. Of course, there are those candidates whose hard work, sincerity and perseverance didn't pay off and they now have to deal with the reality of losing a race for office. Many candidates are social people and failing in such a public manner must be hard. Everyone knows you didn't get the job - tough break.

November 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


New homebuyers get help from re-instated assistance program

Those looking to buy a new home now have an additional incentive as the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) has re-instated one of its down payment assistance programs.

November 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HALLOWEEN: HOLIDAY FUN

Despite the rain and wind, costumed children of all ages got an early start on their Halloween fun at the Turlock Downtown Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday.

November 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The unfriendly skies

Air travel has always been a part of my life. The moment my Indiana-born dad met my California-born mother and fell in love, my flying destiny was sealed.

October 30, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Haunted hotel

When Peggy Mosley bought the Groveland Hotel in 1990 she was not aware of the hotel's paranormal history. It didn't take long, however, for her to realize that something out of the ordinary was happening in the Sierra foothills building.

October 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | PARANORMAL


Hospital hauntings

The Journal accompanied American Paranormal Investigations during their trip to the Sierra Building in October 2008. The following is the story published about that investigation.

October 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | PARANORMAL


Paranormal investigation heats up at Mercantile

The Journal accompanied American Paranormal Investigations on their trip to the Turlock Mercantile in September 2008. The following is the story published about that investigation.

October 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | PARANORMAL


Feeding the hungry

Neil and Ophell McBride and Lucy Okuye are egg salad experts. For the past nine years, the three Turlockers have volunteered their amateur culinary talents to making enough egg salad to fill 700 sandwiches every Tuesday. The sandwiches are then distributed to hungry people across the county through the United Samaritans Foundation Daily Bread ministry.

October 22, 2010 | BY KRISTINA HACKER Turlock Journal | NEWS


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Longtime Turlock optometrist passes torch to next generation of practitioners

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July 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's ...

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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