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Jonathan McCorkell - jonathan@turlockcitynews.com

Jonathan McCorkell - jonathan@turlockcitynews.com

McCorkell is an experienced journalist with a strong dedication to community news.

He began his journalism career in 2005 with the U.S. Navy, graduating from the Department of Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Maryland. He served three additional years as a Navy Journalist Petty Officer 3rd Class at Navy Region Southwest in San Diego.

Following his enlistment he has worked at several newspapers and covered a variety of beats including education, city government, sports, agriculture and human interest.

McCorkell graduated magna cum laude from Fresno Pacific University and holds his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts.

McCorkell and his wife Elizabeth were both raised in the Sacramento area. They have three children: Caitlyn, 8, and twins Grace and Nolan, both 7.

The much anticipated exhibit “Picasso: 25 years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection,” opens this Sunday at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock.
One year ago Cory Smith never would have imagined that a simple jog around Turlock with a friend would turn into this. Yesterday, an estimated 400 runners and patriots from Turlock and surrounding areas gathered at Donnelly Park for the first annual 9/11 Red, White and Blue Run, organized by Turlock resident and U.S. Army veteran Smith.
Thieves went to great pains to steal a moving truck filled with $2,500 worth of furniture from Woods Furniture on Taylor Court in Turlock, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 10:16

Turlock Flags to Fly Half-staff for 9/11

Flags at public buildings in Turlock will be flying at half-staff tomorrow, in remembrance of 9/11. Turlock resident and U.S. Army veteran Cory Smith will hold the first annual 9/11 Red, White and Blue Run...
Sunday, 08 September 2013 00:42

Millennials Struggle to Find Work

The numbers are grim for young people in search of employment, according to Generation Opportunity's new Millennial Jobs Report. The non-seasonally adjusted, effective unemployment rate for 18-29 year-olds is a dismal 16 percent nationally. Overall, the national unemployment rate is 7.7 percent.
For the eighth consecutive year California State University Stanislaus has been recognized as one of the top institutions of higher learning in the nation by Princeton Review’s “The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition.”
Friday, 06 September 2013 05:00

Fish for Free at Don Pedro

Anglers rejoice: the Don Pedro Recreation Agency is waiving the vehicle day use charge for fisherman at Don Pedro Lake during the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s statewide “Free Fishing Day,” Sept. 7.
Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:57

Turlock Police Warn of Purse Snatchers

For one Walmart shopper it is a lesson learned. For others, it is a cautionary tale. A female shopper at Turlock's Walmart placed her purse in her shopping cart and briefly turned away to grab a bag of dog food. While her attention was diverted, an unknown person(s) stole her purse. The victim's credit cards were later fraudulently used.
Driving under the influence isn't just a term for drinking and driving. A Turlock driver under the influence of prescription medication caused a major collision Tuesday, sending a child to the hospital – and earning a felony DUI charge for the driver.
California State University, Stanislaus will look to build a stronger connection with the community by hosting a special CSU Stanislaus Night at the Turlock Farmers Market from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.