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Power of the pedal

Lately, I've been encouraged to see more bicyclists pedaling their way around town. With the Valley's air quality issues, the increasing childhood obesity rates, and a country-wide emphasis on "greener" power, bicycling is a beneficial activity.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


‘Zero tolerance’ for distracted driving

Due to the increase in the number of traffic collisions caused by drivers illegally using cell phones, Central Valley CHP areas and local law enforcement agencies will be focusing their enforcement on the Valley's roadways during this week.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Teen killed by car while running

A 13-year-old was killed Monday night after being hit by a car while running in Winton.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Police Department promotes two officers

Two officers of the Turlock Police Department were promoted this week: Nino Amirfar to lieutenant and Carl Nielsen to captain.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Californians ‘ShakeOut’ for safety

Businesses, schools and organizations around the state will be shaking it up on Thursday - or at least pretending to as part of the annual public earthquake drill.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


USDA grants to help California specialty crops

California specialty crops are getting a financial boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as one of 19 states that received part of $46 million in grant funding to develop new ag technology.

October 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health department urges seasonal flu vaccination

The Stanislaus County Public Health Department is gearing up for another flu season and offering three community vaccination clinics to help prevent as many cases as possible this year.

October 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock woman celebrates 106th birthday

Hattie Belle Smith has seen a lot of changes in her lifetime. The biggest change she has witnessed, according to Smith, is electricity.

October 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Baking for a cause

Each November local bakers of all ages and every skill level are asked to prepare the best pumpkin pie in their repertoire and compete for cash prizes. This annual pie contest not only gives amateur bakers a chance to shine, it also helps feed hundreds of hungry people in the Turlock area.

October 11, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


MJC Theatre brings ‘Dracula’ to stage

A classic monster will get new life this month as the Modesto Junior College Theatre Department presents "Dracula," written by Steven Dietz and directed by Professor of Theatre, Lynette Borrelli.

October 11, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Theatre


Turlock Together seeks collection sites, volunteers

While pumpkins, ghosts and scarecrows have been popping up around town in preparation for the spookiest holiday of the year, one nonprofit organization is already preparing for Christmas and the season of giving.

October 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


At-risk parenting resource network closes its doors

For the past 13 years the Turlock Family Network has been a resource for young mothers and fathers - many of whom have come from abusive backgrounds or are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. The network provides parenting skills through a variety of programs including prenatal classes, weekly parenting classes and an in-home mentoring program.

October 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual service honors St. Francis of Assisi

Two local congregations came together on Sunday to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals service.

October 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock veterans groups come together to save memorial

When the plans were made for Turlock's new Public Safety Facility, currently under construction on the corner of Broadway and Olive, a veterans' memorial was incorporated in the design - something that was important to Mayor John Lazar, then-Police Chief Gary Hampton and the city's organizations that serve veterans.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Not too long ago …

One hundred years seems like a long time in most situations. When someone turns 100 years old, I can't help but marvel at all the technological changes that one person has seen just in his or her lifetime.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, state median home prices on the rise

This may be the "perfect storm" season for real estate, as average home sale prices are up locally and across the state, giving sellers a ...

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor challenges community to ride bus

If local students were surprised to be sharing their City bus ride to school Monday morning with Mayor Gary Soiseth, they didn't show it ...

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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