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The reality of sci-fi

Like many people around the world, I am a fan of science fiction. The genre asks the question "what if?" and then allows for an infinite number of answers. What if is fun to ponder, but a new scientific development - and the implications of its usage - have me wondering, should we?

August 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Turlock Gold Medal, Bronze Star recipient dies at 88

In 2011, Turlock native Hiroshi "Hiro" Asai was one of several local veterans presented the highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his outstanding efforts in World War II.

July 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Still waiting on eggs, ‘Sunny Side Up’

The year was 2009 and the Temporary Public Arts Committee had just obtained a $10,000 loan from the City of Turlock to launch the "Sunny Side Up" project.

July 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

23 dead or dying goats found at Turlock home

Turlock Animal Services staff not only had their hands full dealing with the annual runaway pet season last week, they also had to house 75 goats and one calf after a report of animal cruelty.

July 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime

Celebrating Degas

The Carnegie Arts Center will be honoring one of the founders of impressionism with a West Coast premiere exhibit and a juried show open to all California artists.

July 23, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Fine Arts

Attack at Batman screening shocks locals, doesn’t stop ticket sales

The news that at least 12 people were killed and 59 wounded when a gunman opened fire in a crowded Colorado movie theatre during a showing of the new Batman film early Friday morning shocked the nation and local residents.

July 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime

Turlock author shares tradition of ‘The Grandma Box’

Turlock children's book author Debbie Brown and her two granddaughters Nicole and Caitlin will be sharing something special with the public on Saturday - something that usually only the three of them get to see - the Grandma Box.

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Central Valley has long way to go in environmental stewardship, finds report

The Central Valley has long been known as a land of bounty, with fertile agricultural land, temperate climate and a growing population. All of these factors also affect the region's environment, according to "The State of the Great Central Valley: Assessing the Region Via Indicators ¬- The Environment 2006-2011."

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

The ultimate gathering place

Every year at this time the county gets a little smaller. This phenomenon is not caused by a rip in the space-time continuum or is it a matter of geographical wonder - it's called fair time.

July 10, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

July 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Get connected

At least once a month a well-meaning friend or acquaintance will take me aside and ask with a grim look on his or her face, "So, how's it going at the newspaper?" I assume my questioner is expecting a negative response and that's why he or she is talking to me like I just lost my favorite pet.

July 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

End of an era

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene and has sat vacant in the three years since it was ravaged by fire, was torn down by construction crews on Monday.

July 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Bring back Scandifest — and other cultural events

Diversity is the spice of life. The longer I live, the more truth I find in that saying. Growing up in rural Indiana, diversity was not that common. I can count on one hand the number of students I went to high school with who were not white Protestants from a nuclear family.

June 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Campaign season flashback

The year was 2008 and five candidates were vying for two open seats on the Turlock City Council. The campaign season began just like any other with formal announcements of candidacies, followed by some neighborhood door knocking and debates held by the Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters and the Turlock Journal. Election same-old, same-old.

June 22, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

30-foot tree falls into street, injures one

One man was injured when a 30-foot-tall Hackenberry tree at Denair Park suddenly fell over on Wednesday afternoon.

June 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve ...

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at ...

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a ...

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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