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End of an era

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene and has sat vacant in the three years since it was ravaged by fire, was torn down by construction crews on Monday.

July 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring back Scandifest — and other cultural events

Diversity is the spice of life. The longer I live, the more truth I find in that saying. Growing up in rural Indiana, diversity was not that common. I can count on one hand the number of students I went to high school with who were not white Protestants from a nuclear family.

June 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Campaign season flashback

The year was 2008 and five candidates were vying for two open seats on the Turlock City Council. The campaign season began just like any other with formal announcements of candidacies, followed by some neighborhood door knocking and debates held by the Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters and the Turlock Journal. Election same-old, same-old.

June 22, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


30-foot tree falls into street, injures one

One man was injured when a 30-foot-tall Hackenberry tree at Denair Park suddenly fell over on Wednesday afternoon.

June 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


University faculty, staff rally to save furry friend

The faculty and staff who work out of Bizzini Hall on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus didn't realize how much one member of their team meant to them until she came up missing last week.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikh parade to hit streets of Turlock

The streets of Turlock will be filled with the sights and sounds of the Sikh culture on Sunday, as the Turlock Sikh Temple hosts its first-ever parade.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced fair attendance up, despite triple digit temps

The Merced County Fair not only survived the season's first bout of triple digit heat this weekend, it also recorded a 23 percent increase in visitors from last year's fair.

June 18, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Reduction in senior meals hardship on local residents

For the past few weeks, Turlock senior citizen Jean Mayhall has had to struggle to get the nutrition she needs. Mayhall used to get five hot meals a week through the Senior Meals Program provided by Howard Training Center. Just over a month ago, the program reduced the number of meals it serves to approximately 1,100 senior citizens at congregate sites around the county due to a funding shortfall.

June 15, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

June 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cows — and humans — just wanna have fun

"Cows Just Wanna Have Fun" is the theme of this year's Merced County Fair which centers on celebrating cows and dairies. The fun isn't just for cows, though, as the 121st annual fair kicks off today with a variety of activities for young and old.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Airline ticket shock

As the days get longer and the temperature rises, a familiar feeling of wanderlust comes over me. I don't know if it's the sunshine or a flashback to the "school's out" mentality of my youth, but I feel the need to travel.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Passerby foils burglary

The keen observation of a passing motorist, and a call to the Turlock Police Department, put an end to a home burglary.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Times are a-changing, but not enough

As both high school and college graduates don their academic regalia and stand before family and friends in a public display of triumphant, it's easy to read the enthusiasm and optimistic outlook on their faces. These newly-minted grads are ready to take on the future – whatever it may hold.

June 05, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Increasing number of local homeless vets need help

Tim Guerino is passionate about helping local veterans. As director of the Homeless Assistance Ministry with the Turlock Gospel Mission and a veteran himself, he is concerned with the increasing number of veterans coming through the Turlock day center's doors seeking help getting back into society.

June 05, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


At-risk parenting resource reopens in Turlock

After having to shut its doors in October due to loss of funding, the Turlock Family Network offices will reopen on Monday.

May 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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