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Health endowment provides funding for sexually transmitted diseases testing

Legacy Health Endowment is continuing its mission to create health care solutions within Stanislaus and Merced counties, this time with a program aimed at preventing and treating sexually transmitted diseases.

February 22, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denham introduces bill to assist Assyrian victims of ISIS in Iraq

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill to protect Christians and vulnerable minorities in Iraq, specifically in the Nineveh Plain region. H.Res. 741 facilitates the safe return of displaced peoples, helps assist victims of ISIS genocide rebuild their lives and supports the establishment of a self-governing province in the Nineveh Plain.

February 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Toni Cordell

Toni Cordell has been employed as Staff Services Technician in the Regulatory Affairs Division of the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department for the last 10 years. She developed the Go Green Program to help facilitate education and outreach efforts for City's various environmental programs. The regulatory aspect of her position covers numerous State and Federal compliance and reporting mandates for a range of different environmental branches. She also chairs the department's Safety Program, which involves conducting employee training, safety compliance and policy development and implementation.

February 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Reader Request: Number of Turlock residents who voted to legalize recreational marijuana

Editor's Note: This is a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To submit a Reader Request topic, email khacker@turlockjournal.com or call 209-634-9141.

February 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DeMartini: State water grab county’s greatest challenge

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim DeMartini said Stanislaus is "healthy and strong" during the annual State of the County address on Tuesday. He highlighted a number of successes for the county, and also touched on two major challenges - water and homelessness.

February 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Unseasonably warm weather brings poor air quality

A strong high-pressure system off the coast of California is limiting air flow and dispersion throughout the San Joaquin Valley, prompting the SJ Air Pollution Control District to issue a Health Cautionary Statement.

February 01, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Collaboration creating health care solutions for Valley residents

Local nonprofits are giving a $1.9 million boost to help solve the healthcare provider shortage in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

January 30, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Report examines City, Chamber relationship

Questions brought up about the relationship between the City of Turlock and the Turlock Chamber of Commerce were answered at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting, however, not the way that at least one Council member was hoping they would.

January 30, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock, county continue to lag in tobacco control

While California leads the nation in tobacco control policies, Turlock and most of Stanislaus County are still not making the grade according to the American Lung Association's annual report.

January 29, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Phony fake news

Sometimes a movie or television show reveals a societal truth so accurately that it's like getting hit with a proverbial stack of bricks. This is what I experienced on Wednesday night when watching the newest episode of "The X-Files."

January 26, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | OPINION


City considers stops for shuttle bus services

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett said that over the past year she's lost regular library visitors and had long-time volunteers drop out - all because the City of Turlock eliminated the bus stop that used to be located in front of the library. Bartlett pleaded with representatives of Turlock Transit during a public meeting on Thursday to return some kind of bus service to the library.

January 26, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council: No cannabis around Turlock

All cannabis operations in - and around - Turlock are now prohibited following City Council action on Tuesday.

January 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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 submit a Reader Request topic, email khacker@turlockjournal.com or call 209-634-9141.

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 racial inequality was exalted at an event held at Westside Ministries on Monday.

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending against buying or eating any romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless it can ...

April 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock restaurant remembers Barbara Bush

While the nation mourned the passing of Barbara Bush this week, a Turlock restaurant had its own special tribute to the snowy-haired first lady.

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Valley air among worst in nation

Stanislaus County residents continue to breathe some of the worst air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local designers, artisans transform Turlock home

As the finishing touches were being put on the first-ever Carnegie Arts Designer Show House before the Opening Night Gala on Friday, eight of the ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


High school ‘assassination’ game ends in violence

A high school senior tradition that involves students driving around town and "assassinating" each other with water guns led to an incident that seriously injured ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Police find illegal weapons, evidence of drug sales at Turlock home

Turlock's Special Investigations Unit took a suspected drug dealer off the streets and confiscated an illegal assault rifle and short barrel shotgun.

April 19, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


New Emanuel CEO shakes up patient care

In the center of Emanuel Medical Center's busy emergency department nurses' station is a cubicle for Lani Dickinson. The hospital's interim CEO often ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock mourns loss of former mayor

Flags across Turlock were flown at half mast early this week in honor of former mayor Dale Pinkney, who died Saturday at the age of ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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