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MOMS for moms

Being a mom is hard work. There is no greater responsibility than to care for another human being. Moms not only change diapers, wipe noses and kiss boo-boos, they are also the most influential person in a young child's life.

May 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel prepares for healthcare reform act mandates; moves ahead with innovations

Hospital administrators are used to the ever-changing climate of healthcare. New technology, standards of care and diverse populations keep hospitals always looking for ways to improve their services. The Patient Care and Affordable Care Act of 2010, however, puts healthcare in a whole new ballgame.

May 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


More than breasts, bones, and babies

I spent two hours the other day standing in front of the greeting card display at my local grocery store trying in vain to pick out the perfect Mother's Day card for my mom.

May 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


High-speed chase ends in crash, gunshot wound

An attempted traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase through south Turlock and north Merced County on Friday morning and ended with a crash and non-fatal gunshot wound.

May 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Farmers’ market return brings growers, consumers together again

The start of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market was welcome news to Joanne Foster. The City of Turlock employee has been a regular visitor to the downtown market for the past two years, and the opening day of the third season was no exception.

May 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Love Turlock brings hundreds together for volunteer effort

Any fears that this Valley town was slipping into a society of strangers who only connect online was demolished Saturday when hundreds turned out to stand shoulder to shoulder, shovel to shovel and express their love of Turlock through volunteerism.

May 01, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hunger campaign uses facebook votes to choose grant winners

Local communities are in the running to get a part of $2 million in funding to fight domestic hunger.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family, friends of Brandon Koch start petition to rename skate park in his honor

Skateboarding was not just a pastime for Brandon Koch, it was a major component of his life. That is why Koch's family and friends can think of no better way to honor the memory of the 26-year-old who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer on April 12, than by renaming the Turlock Skate Park the Brandon Koch Memorial Park.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gun show returns to Turlock fairgrounds

First time visitors to the Turlock Gun Show might be surprised at what they see, said the event's organizer, Peggy Smith of Code of the West Promotions.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | LIVING IN 209


Kiwanis make a difference

Each year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world join in a day of service. This year it was April 21, and the Kiwanis Club of Turlock along with the Key Clubs from Turlock and Pitman high schools, came together to make a difference in the community. The clubs made over 40 flannel blankets to donate to local organizations. Last year, blankets were donated to the Turlock Police Department to hand out to families in crisis and Verda's House, the Turlock branch of the Children's Crisis Center. The Key Clubs had not yet decided which organizations to donate the blankets ...

April 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mad cow disease discovered in Central California dairy cow

A dairy cow from Central California was confirmed as the nation's fourth case of mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Raising awareness one step at a time

As we head full-steam into Relay for Life season, it's hard to miss the purple ribbons strung on lampposts down Main Street and the car wash, barbecue, and candy fundraisers Relay teams all across town are holding almost every other day.

April 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Hilmar’s first-ever Relay for Life raises over $181,000

When the community of Hilmar decides to support a cause, they go all in. And that's exactly what happened on Saturday, said Kelly Fultz, chairperson of Hilmar's first-ever Relay for Life event.

April 17, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Spring brings change to Journal

Spring has always been a time of change - in weather, the end of daylight savings, and the blooming orchards that line the Valley. This year spring has also brought changes here at the Journal.

April 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Local runners find fulfillment in crossing the finish line

Shelley Francesconi has been a runner most of her adult life. The Turlock resident put on a pair of running shoes at the age of 21 as a way to tone her body and build muscle. Thirty-five years later, she's still hitting the pavement three days a week.

April 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


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Turlock stadium out of commission as football season begins

The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on ...

August 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Proposed final county budget includes $14.2M increase in spending

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a 2016-17 Recommended Final Budget that sees increases in both expenditures and revenue for the year.

August 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Road work ahead

Motorists should be prepared to detour around a number of roads around town as maintenance work is planned in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock prepares for first-ever district elections

Five candidates will vie for two City Council seats this November in Turlock's first-ever district elections.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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