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Grateful patient delivers nurse's childhood memento

The saying 'it's a small world' has new meaning for Turlock resident Michele James.

April 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


AB12 making a difference for foster youth

When Nick Smith turned 18 he wasn't ready to live on his own. Unlike most young adults, however, Smith did not have a family able to offer a bridge of financial and emotional support to ease his transition into adulthood. Smith was a foster youth and lived in a group home with five other boys and constant adult supervision.

April 02, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Vander Veen named MNC group publisher

After a year at the helm of the Turlock Journal, Hank Vander Veen was named group publisher of Morris Newspapers of Northern California. The MNC group includes the Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Escalon Times, Riverbank News, Manteca Bulletin and Ripon Bulletin.

March 29, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ciara Henderson & Zachary Damas

Ciara and Zachary's love story began with a friendly game of bowling. The two met when they and a group of mutual friends got together to bowl. At one point in the evening pictures were taken and Ciara and Zachary were pushed together.

March 28, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Bridal Guide 2013


Victorian parade, egg hunts set for holiday weekend

Those looking for treasure in Gold Rush country are sure to find it this weekend, as Columbia State Park hosts its annual Victorian Easter Parade and Egg Hunt.

March 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Lifestyle


Economic two-step is getting old fast

On the front page of Wednesday's paper, there was a story about an open house at a new business in town and right next to it was a report on the number of unemployed in the county, which increased to 15.6 in the month of January. Along with the not-so-great news of increased unemployment, was the announcement that Post is closing its Modesto plant and laying off 140 workers.

March 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Complaining about roads second nature to Turlockers

"The condition of the roads leading into Turlock are something to ponder over, and some of those who are hauling loads over them are doing more than pondering, they are breaking out in speech.

March 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Legacy of support for Emanuel comes to an end

The community of Turlock has long had a reputation for generosity. This can be seen in its annual support of nonprofit organizations that feed the homeless, provide toys for children at Christmas and social services for all in need. And for the past 15 years, one of the largest philanthropic endeavors undertaken by the residents of Turlock and its surrounding communities has been Legacy Circle.

March 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Yahoo's return to the Industrial Revolution

In January, the Journal relaunched its Women in Business publication after a four-year hiatus. When the advertising department first suggested bringing back this section, I was a little hesitant.

March 01, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Turlock is open for business

From Blue Diamond -a new 88-acre almond processing plant being built in the regional industrial park on the west end of town -to the extremely popular Dust Bowl Brewery Tap Room, serving up Turlock-crafted beers and pub food to scores of visitors in the heart of downtown, new growth and expansion is blooming in Turlock.

February 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Pride 2013


Tenet buys Emanuel Medical Center

Emanuel Medical Center will become part of Tenet Healthcare, it was announced Thursday, as the organizations came to a definitive agreement after months of negotiations. Tenet is an investor-owned hospital operator that runs 49 hospitals nationwide including Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and Doctors Hospital in Manteca.

February 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock entrepreneur named finalist in business challenge

Turlocker Stephen Rodenburg will be one of 18 finalists competing for more than $24,000 in cash and business services in the 2013 San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Feb. 27.

February 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Family Network facing closure, again

In the seven months since the Turlock Family Network reopened its doors, the nonprofit parenting resource has helped 55 families find the support and training needed to develop healthy and loving families. Those families may soon lose this support due to a lack of funding.

February 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


6 Bulldogs, 3 Pride to compete in Div. I semi-finals

Both Turlock and Pitman have eight wrestlers competing in day two of the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional Tournament, held at Pitman High today. Six Bulldogs and three Pride grapplers are headed into the semi-finals; not too bad, but for Turlock coach Mike Contreras it could have been better.

February 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | High School Sports


Math teacher spends summers salmon fishing in Alaska's Bristol Bay

Turlock's Ed Schollenberg has found the perfect balance between his two passions: teaching and fishing.

February 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Farmers market season is here

The area's agricultural bounty and craftsmanship will soon be on display as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market opens for its eighth consecutive season on ...

April 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock Sikh community reaches out to neighbors

While the Turlock Sikh Temple has been a part of the community for over 30 years, not many non-Sikhs know much about the temple or ...

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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