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Neighbors protest building of new Taco Bell

Despite impassioned pleas against its construction, a new Taco Bell is one step closer to being built on N. Golden State Boulevard near the Pitman High campus.

June 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Parade celebrates 'Country Pride'

There's no better time to put pride of country on display than the Fourth of July, and this year the Turlock Downtown Property Owners and Turlock Chamber of Commerce are hoping to see lots of "Country Pride" in the annual holiday parade.

June 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Electoral districts: Public picks Plan A

The Turlock City Council will consider two big issues at Tuesday's post holiday meeting - the City's road tax initiative and electoral district boundaries.

May 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New life for Old Glory at Memorial Day service

Old Glory will look just a little more glorious this weekend as the hundreds of American flags that line the path through Turlock Memorial Park in honor of the community's fallen service members have been given new life, thanks to the Adopt a Flag campaign.

May 22, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Scholarships benefit graduating foster youth

During her life, Grace Bishop was not only a founding board member of local foster youth agency Creative Alternatives, she was also one of the most passionate advocates for helping the hundreds of kids served by the agency.

May 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Another reason to read your local newspaper

Being a newspaper editor, I am always interested in new reports on how the media industry and journalism in general is faring in today's economy. I am used to reading headlines on the 'downfall' of newspapers and thinking the reports of our death "have been greatly exaggerated," in the words of Mark Twain. But I was a little taken aback by a recently released survey from Indiana University that found journalists are generally angry, white, old men.

May 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Community invited to baby animal shower

All babies need tender loving care to survive and thrive in life, including native wildlife like barn owls, ravens, red foxes and red-tailed hawks. Often, orphaned or injured baby animals' only chance of survival is the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.

May 08, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local racing fans prepare for Kentucky Derby

It's called the greatest 2 minutes in sports. For the Turlock Turf Club, however, the Kentucky Derby is a whole day event.

May 01, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Special needs prom magical night for local students

Prom is a special event for many high school students, but for the 200 individuals who will be attending the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults' 3rd annual Special Needs Prom, it is close to magical.

May 01, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Record high temps expected this week

Break out the flip-flops and sun block, summer has come early. Significant warming will take place across the region over the next couple of days as strong high pressure builds, according to the National Weather Service.

April 29, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


100 years of Cooperative education, resources

One hundred years ago the Cooperative Extension was started to help farmers, homemakers, and youth use the latest university research to improve their lives. Today, the Cooperative Extension continues to be a vital partner in the agriculture industry while providing education to youth and families.

April 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Remembering the fallen

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."

April 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Abe Rojas earns Senior award

Generations of Turlock youth have had the opportunity to swing for the bleachers thanks to the efforts of Abe Rojas. His vision in creating the Pedretti Sports Complex is just one way Rojas has left a lasting legacy in the area and has earned him the 2014 Senior Award for Stanislaus County Supervisorial District 2.

April 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Red Cross efforts celebrated in March

Following the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, President Barack Obama proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States. The non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid domestically and around the globe has a special connection here in Turlock. The first Stanislaus County chapter of the Red Cross was established in Turlock in 1917. Ninety-seven years later, the organization is still providing support during emergencies and helping to prepare residents before disaster strikes.

March 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


3 girls accosted by same man

Police officers are searching for a man suspected of assaulting three teen girls in three separate incidents in the past 24 hours.

March 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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