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Firefighters look to fill boots for local charities

Turlock City firefighters will be pounding the streets on Saturday, boots in hand, in search of donations for four local charities.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor recognizes bike park sponsors at grand opening

Four months after the soft opening of the Turlock BMX Bike Park - and after local riders and the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department came to a compromise on design changes - the park had its official grand opening on Saturday.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Carnegie’s legacy

"O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught."

April 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


California recognizes Armenian Genocide

Local businessman Daniel Aydenian grew up hearing stories of his father's survival of the darkest time in Armenian history.

April 20, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Government


‘Oh Superman where are you now?’

Most of the time I can convince myself that I have a young perspective on society and life in general. But then something happens that makes my generational gap as obvious as an elephant in the room. That something happened last week when President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a nuclear weapons reduction treaty.

April 16, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Sheriff’s deputies find five weapons while serving search warrant

Three suspects are in custody after a search warrant for weapons was served in Atwater.

April 09, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Neighbors Crime


Police arrest suspects in kidnapping

Turlock police detectives arrested the two men suspected of beating and robbing a 39-year-old man and then locking him in the trunk of a car for hours on March 27.

April 09, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Kindergarten student left behind during field trip

A Turlock mother's worst nightmare was realized Monday when her 6-year-old son was left behind during a school field trip to the Fresno Zoo.

April 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A wake up call

Sometimes it is hard for adults to understand how difficult it is to be a teenager. I think part of the problem is the tendency for all people to view the past through rose-colored glasses. Just ask anyone over the age of 35 about their high school days, and you will probably hear a list of why schools were better back then. "Back in the day" - whichever decade a person went to school - always had better football and basketball teams, less drugs and violence and students all got As.

April 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The Journal’s letters to the editor policy

It has come to the attention of the Journal editorial department that there is some confusion about letters to the editor.

March 26, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A lesson in sidewalks

Sometimes those of us who are city-dwellers can take for granted the little conveniences that are inherent to living in town. Although I still remember the hardships of getting a pizza delivered to the extremely rural farmhouse I lived in as a teen - I had to walk a half mile to the end of the gravel road my house stood on to meet the delivery guy - it's been awhile since I've lived in the country.

March 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A walk of faith

Just when the reports of armed robbery and animal cruelty made me want to throw up my hands at my fellow man, my faith in humanity was restored. This transformation of belief occurred during a simple Sunday afternoon walk.

March 19, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


We need a teen center

Beelzebub is roaming the streets of Turlock.

March 12, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Turlock native receives presidential recognition for Haitian relief efforts

Growing up on the westside of Turlock, Rachel Rodriguez Grant had dreams of going to college and doing something big with her life. But she never thought in a million years she would end up overseeing the distribution of food for millions of people all over the world - or be shaking hands with the president of the United States of America.

March 12, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Follow the spirit, not just the letter of the law

I remember very clearly the first time I discovered that it's all too easy to skate around the rules to get what you want. My third grade teacher, Mrs. Mills, had assigned the class 20 math problems to do as homework.

March 06, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police surround Turlock home after gun threat call

Turlock Police surrounded a house with weapons drawn for five hours Thursday night in an attempt to contact a man suspected of putting a gun to the head of a local woman. When police finally entered the Marshall Street home around midnight, the suspect was nowhere to be found, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Turlock police patrol busy shopping centers atop Trikkes

During his regular work week, Turlock Police Officer Joe Dusel can be seen patrolling the streets of town atop his motorcycle. On Friday, however, Dusel traded in his usual two-wheeled motorized vehicle for a three-wheeler. Dusel wasn't off-roading, instead the traffic safety officer was patrolling the parking lots around Monte Vista Crossings shopping center atop one of the police department's Trikke Carving Vehicles, an electric powered personal transportation device.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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