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FITNESS CHALLENGE: Give me cheese, please

When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.

August 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock schools welcome largest class of new teachers in recent history

Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.

August 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


‘Sun kink’ cause of June train crash, says BNSF

Two months after a sleepy Sunday afternoon in Denair was disrupted when multiple freight train cars derailed, crashing into a storage company and creating a giant pile of twisted metal in the middle of the town, the cause of the accident has been determined.

August 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


Standing tall, once again

Just over a month ago Roadie's outlook was bleak. She was hungry, thirsty, matted with dirt and unable to walk out of the ditch she was found in alongside a Hilmar country road.

August 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


Going cold turkey on sweets

Hi, my name is Kristina and I'm a sweets addict.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Know your neighbors

I'm ashamed to admit that in the 14 years I've lived in Turlock, this is the first year I've attended a National Night Out event.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Journal carrier rescues injured dog, raises funds for surgery

On Jacob Hiykel's first day of being a Turlock Journal newspaper carrier he not only delivered local news, features and sports to the community, he also saved a life.

July 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The ultimate gathering place

Editor's note: I started to write a column this week about the impact the Stanislaus County Fair makes in the community. But when I read through my previous columns, I decided that what I really wanted to say, I already said. I hope you don't mind a rerun this week. I truly feel the sentiment is worth repeating.

July 09, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Filing period upcoming for November elections

Although November is still five months away, election season is underway.

July 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Election


County sees first heat-related death

Stanislaus County recorded its first heat-related death of 2013 on Tuesday.

July 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Former foster youth pays it forward

Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Supreme Court overturns ban on same-sex marriage

The United States Supreme Court has released a decision which effectively over-turns the state's ban on same sex marriages under Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


It takes a village

Many have heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child" and agree with its sentiment. But few actually take the time to nurture and support all the children in their community.

June 24, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Coupons offer fresh produce for area seniors

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables isn't just important for the community's youngest residents - it's also a way for senior citizens to remain healthy and active.

June 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pitman band director named All-Star Teacher, receives $20k award

The Pitman High School community already knows how dedicated band director Ruben Modesto is to his students, but now his excellence in education is being recognized beyond Turlock as he was named the Comcast Sportsnet 2013 All-Star Teacher. Modesto was presented a $20,000 check at today's San Francisco Giants game.

June 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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Remembering the fallen

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

April 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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