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Archive By Author - Kristina Hacker


The art of contradiction

I have come to the conclusion that we, as a society, are pretty hypocritical. I know this is a somewhat harsh statement to make, but the evidence continues to mount for its authenticity.

December 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


We can make it happen

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with JoLynn DiGrazia of Westside Ministries, Major Debi Shrum of the Salvation Army and Pastors Samuel Galdamez, Steve Carlson and Tim Hawkinson of Turlock Covenant Church.

December 11, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Holiday food program in need of donations

With less than a week left in their annual food and toy drive, Turlock Together organizers are making an urgent appeal for donations.

December 11, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


In God Turlock trusts

If anyone still believes that nothing big ever happens in Turlock, then they haven't been to a city council meeting in a long, long time. Although Turlock can only be considered a small city or big town in population terms, it often has big city political issues.

December 08, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A journey to the Christmas spirit

After living in the Valley for the past 11 years, I have finally made the journey to Bethlehem.

December 04, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Education is key

Although the 1980s occurred three decades ago, it seems like just yesterday I was pondering the genius of the Rubik's Cube and wearing parachute pants. While the '80s were the dawn of the personal computing and cellular phone boom, they were also the years in which a new fear was introduced into Western civilization: HIV.

December 01, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Arts center foundation plans for the future

After six months of negotiations with the City of Turlock through the changing will of the City Council and obstacles of a down economy the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation can finally look ahead.

November 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Giving thanks

It is that time of year again; a time to count your blessings and give thanks. Many of you might read that and say "Give thanks? What for?" I understand why giving thanks may be a little bit harder this year.

November 24, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Our vigilante past

While today's criminal justice system can, at times, seem to favor the guilty and punish the innocent, all one needs to do to get the proper perspective is read the history page published every Saturday in the Journal.

November 17, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Local skiers share their love of the sport with disabled

Over 200 blind, deaf, paraplegic, quadriplegic and developmentally disabled children and adults in Stanislaus county are able to hit the slopes every year as part of the Winter Skiing Unlimited program through the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults.

November 10, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


In Becky’s honor

Westside Ministries founder and director JoLynn DiGrazia will never forget the winter 20 years ago when she asked 11-year-old Becky Valencia, "Where's your coat?"

November 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A decision for change

Turlock voters made a statement on Tuesday: They want change.

November 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


‘Hard Candy Christmas’

The countdown has begun. There are only 51 days until Christmas.

November 03, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


What would you do if...

I like to think of Turlock as a caring community.

October 30, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Who wants to be an idiot?

I, along with many of my co-workers, took time out of the busy workday on Thursday to watch a giant helium balloon float over the Colorado countryside while it was chased by a plethora of emergency vehicles.

October 20, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Business owners irate at prolonged road closures

As the City of Turlock's most recent completion deadline for the improvements to the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard came and ...

November 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pumpkin Pie Challenge: Turlock edition

Think you've got what it takes to bake a winning pumpkin pie? If the answer is yes, then local chiropractor David Dubyak is looking ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council declares November Sikh Awareness Month

The Turlock City Council recognized the city's diversity on Tuesday, proclaiming November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bates seeks mayoral return to City Hall

Former Mayor Brad Bates is once again hoping to serve the residents of Turlock, as he announced his intention to join the November 2018 mayoral ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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