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Brush with death gives Hughson native new perspective on life

Ryan Lonergan has learned a lot since his death.

October 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


New day, new look, same commitment to community

I'd like to apologize to those of you who stepped out of your homes this morning, saw a Turlock Journal on your doorstep, thought it must be Saturday and went back to bed instead of work.

October 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Cool weather, warm dishes bring back memories of childhood

Autumn is here and along with those cool, crisp days comes a craving for something warm and delicious.

October 01, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Cuisine


Cleaning up Turlock

'You never have a second chance to make a first impression.' That common saying was the theme of the 6th annual Turlock Shines event, held on Saturday.

October 01, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Journal challenges businesses, organizations to support cancer campaign

Local firefighters are donning pink on the job and around town in an effort to raise awareness and funds for women's cancer research - and the Turlock Journal is challenging others to do the same.

September 24, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Delhi father gets 10 years for killing son

A Delhi man was sentenced to 10 years in prison - six for manslaughter and four for a firearm enhancement - for the shooting death of his 46-year-old son.

September 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


FITNESS CHALLENGE: Give me cheese, please

When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.

August 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock schools welcome largest class of new teachers in recent history

Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.

August 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


‘Sun kink’ cause of June train crash, says BNSF

Two months after a sleepy Sunday afternoon in Denair was disrupted when multiple freight train cars derailed, crashing into a storage company and creating a giant pile of twisted metal in the middle of the town, the cause of the accident has been determined.

August 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


Standing tall, once again

Just over a month ago Roadie's outlook was bleak. She was hungry, thirsty, matted with dirt and unable to walk out of the ditch she was found in alongside a Hilmar country road.

August 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


Going cold turkey on sweets

Hi, my name is Kristina and I'm a sweets addict.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Know your neighbors

I'm ashamed to admit that in the 14 years I've lived in Turlock, this is the first year I've attended a National Night Out event.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Journal carrier rescues injured dog, raises funds for surgery

On Jacob Hiykel's first day of being a Turlock Journal newspaper carrier he not only delivered local news, features and sports to the community, he also saved a life.

July 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The ultimate gathering place

Editor's note: I started to write a column this week about the impact the Stanislaus County Fair makes in the community. But when I read through my previous columns, I decided that what I really wanted to say, I already said. I hope you don't mind a rerun this week. I truly feel the sentiment is worth repeating.

July 09, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Filing period upcoming for November elections

Although November is still five months away, election season is underway.

July 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Election


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


City Council adopts fee increases for Planning, Parks and Rec

It now costs more to rent a sports field or a covered picnic area at one of Turlock's many parks, as well as file ...

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock’s Mr. Safety finds himself ‘Naked and Afraid’ in Belize

Cory Williams has always been up for a challenge, however, the Hilmar High grad and former Turlocker didn't know his love for adventure would ...

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Frankie Tovar

Frankie Tovar is the Digital Content Manager/Producer for Morris Newspapers of Northern California. Before that he was the Sports Reporter/Editor for the Turlock ...

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Last chance to file for open races in November election

The candidate nomination period closed Friday for the Nov. 7 election but the lack of incumbents in some races has left 26 open – until today.

August 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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