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Swine flu fears and record high unemployment dominate 2009

Another year has come and gone. A year which many may be happy to see go, as 2009 saw a record high in unemployment, budget cuts and H1N1-related deaths.

December 29, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Every time a bell rings...

As the holiday season starts to wind down - except in Russia where they celebrate through Jan. 10 - I find myself feeling a little blue.

December 25, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Westside churches stay true to mission while changing outreach

This is the beginning of a five-part series on the area of town known as the Westside. Today's article is the first in a two-part look at the faith community and its role on the Westside. Coming articles will focus on crime, business and the people of the Westside.

December 25, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Turlock loses Development Services Director to Waterford

Turlock is losing its Director of Development Services/City Engineer as Mike Pitcock accepted the City Manager position for the City of Waterford on Thursday.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Diane Bartlett

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett grew up in the Bay Area, the youngest of five children. She was not unfamiliar with this area, however, because as ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health agency offers flu vaccine clinics

Local and national health officials are hoping to mitigate the impacts of the oncoming influenza season by recommending a flu vaccine as the best course ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City talks water rate hikes at public meeting

Turlock residents got a chance to have their questions answered regarding the City's current drinking water supply, plan to supplement groundwater sources with a ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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