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For the love of books

The news that Turlock's Borders bookstore will be closing its doors is not only a tragedy to the city's economic development, but also a hit to literacy.

July 19, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Give in to fair nostalgia

The Ferris wheel - an icon of fair fun - is once again making its rounds above Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

July 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Fighting the good fight

In a time when getting by with less money and fewer resources is the norm and every other week a government agency is cutting more employees and services, it's nice to know there are people still out there fighting the good fight.

July 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Lights, Camera, Action! Film Commission looks to bring Hollywood to Turlock

In these tough economic times, attracting new industries to town is the name of the game. The newly formed Turlock Film Commission is setting its sights on the movie industry.

July 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Patriotism on parade

The hot temperatures, which reached 84 degrees by 10:30 a.m., did not keep thousands of patriotic Turlockers from lining the streets of downtown on Saturday for the annual parade celebrating Independence Day.

July 05, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Holiday water safety a great concern

Record snow pack and rainfall have caused dangerous conditions in Central Valley waterways.

July 01, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A First Amendment victory

I'm not sure why legislators in California think they need to take on the role of parents to the state's millions of children.

June 28, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Home-based businesses on the rise

Marisa Santos and JoAnna Oliva were not afraid of the economic climate when they decided to start a new business this spring.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Supporting local growers

The Turlock Farmers Market held their first of three night market events on Friday. Locally grown fruits and vegetables were available for sale, along with other agricultural products such as honey.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gas prices drop, just in time for summer road travel

Drivers are rejoicing as pump prices across California continue to drop. According to AAA, which tracks gas prices as a service to consumers, every Northern California metro area tracked by the organization saw a double digit decrease at the pump over the past month.

June 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Whooping cough cases remain high across state, county

While not yet at the record levels seen in 2010, the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in the state - and Stanislaus County - continue to be above both the 2009 baseline levels and the numbers seen by this time last year.

June 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Time to ride the bus

California is known as a car-culture state. Driving down Highway 1 with the wind blowing through your hair and the ocean at your side is practically a required activity to be called a true Californian.

June 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Woman touched by firefighters’ kindness

Zuraida Dutra had her faith in human kindness rekindled recently, after a team of Turlock City firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty and acted as Good Samaritans.

June 10, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced County Fair asks attendees to ‘Saddle up for Fun’

While the weather has been cool and rainy lately, make no mistake, summer is on its way and with it the start of fair season.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Lifestyle


Five nights of star-studded entertainment to rock Merced Fair

The Merced County Fair's entertainment line-up has something for almost everyone this year.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Music


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council to consider farmers' market RFP document at special Saturday meeting

With the start of spring just over one month away, the Turlock City Council is getting closer to finalizing a new process of selecting a ...

February 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Police seek identity of robbery suspect

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man who robbed an ATM customer by gunpoint.

February 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Council begins budget planning with midyear review

The Turlock City Council received some good news on Tuesday, namely that revenue from both property taxes and sales taxes was higher than expected mid-way ...

February 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bus riders offer input on proposed Turlock transit changes

The Bus Line Service of Turlock is Judith Stanford's primary source of transportation. She rides the bus from her southeast Turlock home to her ...

February 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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