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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.

Turlock resident and California State University, Stanislaus student Cody Huntington, 19, has a big dream. He hopes to become a championship bodybuilder and a successful person.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is working hard to ensure that when inmates leave the county jail they don’t come back. A recently launched program, the Sheriff’s Custody & Community Institute of Life Skills, founded by Sheriff Adam Christianson and Chaplain Michael Atinsky, prepares inmates for release and their subsequent transition back to freedom – and all the temptations that come with it.
The Turlock Unified School District has entered into an agreement with Dr. Michale Elium, an expert in school psychology and education, to provide two half-day and two full-day training workshops to select district personnel on positive behavior support in and out of the classroom.
Your tax dollars are hard at play with the City of Turlock Recreation Division offering a host of classes and activities for youth and adults this fall. Unlike many surrounding cities of relative size, Turlock still offers an impressive variety of recreational options for its residents. Here is a rundown of all the sports and classes, beginning with youth sports.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 21:03

CSU Stanislaus Fall Classes Begin

Expect a bustling atmosphere and increased traffic around California State University, Stanislaus tomorrow as fall classes begin. The campus sprang to life Sunday as hundreds of Freshmen moved into campus housing.
The Turlock Unified School District is unwilling to authorize the necessary overtime to pay athletic trainers to be present before, during or after football games for both Turlock High School and Pitman High School this season.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:38

Crazy Saturday for Turlock Police

This past weekend featured its usual batch of crimes involving Turlockers doing foolish things. The oddities kicked off just after 9 a.m. Saturday, when a 25-year old man, Ignacio Anaya, was apprehended after stealing a riding lawn mower.
In the world of high school athletics, funding for uniforms, equipment and practice gear can be costly, and fundraising efforts are usually year-round. But for Turlock High School’s boys basketball program the next year there will be a collective sigh of relief- well, sort of.
Friday, 16 August 2013 16:08

Seminar Planned on Elder Financial Abuse

Now, more than ever, senior citizens are being targeted as victims of financial scams. The Stockton Diocese Catholic Charities’ Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance will hold a pubic seminar in Turlock to discuss the growing problem of financial exploitation and abuse of senior citizens.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:15

Hot Sun Blamed for Denair Train Derailment

Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway have blamed “thermal misalignment from extreme temperatures” as the cause of a June 2 train derailment in Denair. Thermal misalignment, or sun kink, is caused by extreme heat that causes a steel rail to kink or buckle. It was 96 degrees on the day of the derailment.