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TUSD testing scores dismal; District in program improvement once again

The Turlock Unified School District received its progress report from the state - in the form of public school rankings and the Base Academic Performance Index (API) report - and was found lacking. While the District as a whole raised its API score by seven points, going from a 2008 Base score of 730 to a 2009 Growth score of 737, it was not enough to get the TUSD out of Program Improvement designation - a designation it has had for the past three years.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Burglary attempt ends in child abuse

A mother called to a Turlock grocery store after her teenage daughter was caught stealing alcohol decided to dispense her own brand of justice and ended up being arrested for inflicting injury upon a child.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Fear cannot rule our lives

Streakers and clothed crazed fans everywhere - beware! What was once considered a good-spirited prank is now a criminal act.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Man leads police on car, foot chase

An attempted reckless driving traffic stop became a car chase and foot pursuit through a house and onto the streets of Turlock Thursday, before police were able to apprehend a local man.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


A culinary and cultural community experience

The streets of downtown were filled with the sights, sounds and smells of Taste of Turlock: A Cultural Celebration on Saturday.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual Cancer Society fundraiser exceeds goals

The community of Turlock, once again, showed its spirit and commitment to making the world a better place on Saturday by exceeding the fundraising goal for the 2010 Relay for Life.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community input sought on shuttle bus service

Turlock bus riders may soon have another option to get to popular stops not accessible under the current route system as the City is considering ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County awards program to honor outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is once again looking to recognize the community service efforts of local seniors through the Senior Awards program ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor’s budget projects $6.1 billion surplus

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 on Wednesday that fills the state's Rainy Day Fund to ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor’s award to fund public art project

For the past few years, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has donated his mayoral salary to fund a public policy award in an effort to get ...

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council commends Flora for supporting state funding for regional water supply project

The Turlock City Council presented Assemblymember Heath Flora with a proclamation on Tuesday, recognizing the legislator's efforts in advocating for State funding for the ...

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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