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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


Crash flips vehicle near school

A collision near Dutcher Middle School left one vehicle flipped upside down, but no one seriously injured on Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Duty to inform, not inflame

In the past 10 years there's been a shift in news media. Many news organizations went from striving to be the watchdogs of the community to doing everything possible to increase the number of "Likes" they get on a Facebook post, ethics be damned. What's wrong with being liked, you may ask? Aren't media companies in the business of increasing their audience?

March 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Turlock Chamber named one of best in state, again

It's not easy running a business in today's economic climate. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce knows this and strives to help businesses of every size not only keep their doors open through this slow economic recovery, but to also thrive. In 2013, the Turlock Chamber was recognized as one of the top 10 Chambers in the state and received, for the fifth year in a row, the Cal Chamber President's Award.

March 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual event rocks Turlock

A picture capturing an exploding nebula millions of miles in space and the fossilized jaws of a prehistoric giant shark don't have much in common, but the people who are bringing these exhibits to Turlock share the same passion for natural wonders.

March 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Finances for the common good focus of workshop

Finances are not only the lifeblood of business, but also nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit advocate Kim Klein believes that nonprofits working together across a broad spectrum can have a more powerful voice in governmental finance decisions at all levels. Klein will be the featured speaker in an upcoming local workshop to discuss issues of public finance and the California budget process.

March 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community Challenge to collect food, money for local kids

Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.

March 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Court ruling says school can ban US flag shirts for safety

When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.

February 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


IRC brings refugees from harm to home

More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.

February 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


AAUW empowering women in education, leadership

Since its establishment in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been advancing equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, philanthropy and research. The Turlock chapter of the AAUW is continuing this tradition through scholarships, leadership training, and recognition programs.

February 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Power line falls near Turlock park

Nette Silva was at the Crane Park playground Thursday morning with her kids when a large tree branch suddenly fell, taking with it a power line.

January 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Trevethan wins Rotary speech contest

Being able to speak passionately and persuasively about topics that can make a difference in the lives of those in need is a valuable asset to community leaders - and leaders in training.

January 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lack of funding closes parenting resource

For the past 15 years, the Turlock Family Network has been a resource for families dealing with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, providing parenting training and in-home support. Despite a rising demand for services, however, the organization will close its doors at the end of the month due to lack of funding.

January 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Friends group gives library vital support

The Turlock Library holds special memories for many area residents. From first trips to the library for story time and getting that first library card, to finding the perfect resources for a finals paper or SAT test prep, the library often plays an important role in the literary development in a person's life.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community leader, volunteer Tom Truax succumbs to cancer

The Central Valley lost a community leader in Tom Truax on Tuesday. Truax passed away at age 55 after a year-long battle with cancer.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Merced County reports first human cases of West Nile

The threat of West Nile Virus remains high across the area as Merced County reported its first confirmed human cases of the virus this year.

September 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Vongsaly brings passion for Thai cuisine to new downtown restaurant

Name of Business: Ju Ju Thai Cuisine

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety, childhood cancer awareness focus of weekend events

Two events will highlight children this weekend, the MedicAlert Health & Safety Fair and Lil Scotty's Soldiers of Hope Survivor Boot Camp.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


American Legion Riders hit the road for good causes

Although their motorcycles and leather jackets may look tough, the mission of the American Legion Riders is all heart.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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