View Mobile Site

Archive By Author - Kristina Hacker

City to spend over $107K on cleanup of burned out church

The demolition and cleanup of the former site of EQUIP Church on Columbia Street is costing the City of Turlock almost $10,000 more than planned- an expense that Council member Amy Bublak voted against at the Feb. 27 Council meeting.

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock loses City Attorney

The City of Turlock is losing yet another department head, as City Attorney Phaedra Norton announced she will be leaving her position as of March 14 to pursue another employment opportunity.

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock students named Outstanding Young Women

Two Turlock teens are among the honorees for the Stanislaus County Commission for Women's Outstanding Women of Stanislaus County in 2018. The awards recognize women who have made a meaningful contribution to the quality of life for all women and children.

March 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Statewide drought restrictions could be permanent

The Water Resources Control Board is considering making California's drought-era water restrictions permanent, a concern for many water districts and other users across the state.

February 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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 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

1 2 3 4 5  Next »  Last »

Page 1 of 78

Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

AAUW honors women leaders of the past

Groundbreaking female leaders of the past will be brought to life in a program aimed at celebrating Women's History Month.

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

New playground equipment coming to Summerfaire Park

A Turlock park will soon be home to brand new playground equipment, thanks to a matching grant awarded to the City as part of the ...

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Former Turlock City Councilman jumps into District 10 race

After an eight-year hiatus in politics, Ted Howze has thrown his hat into the crowded California 10th Congressional District race. Howze is the only Republican ...

March 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council hears budget woes

The Turlock City Council heard about a number of critical unmet needs throughout City departments during a special budget workshop held on Saturday, including an ...

March 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Page 1 of 1

Please wait ...