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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.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 23:03

Thursday is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

Prepare for a brain freeze: this Thursday marks 7-Eleven’s 83rd annual free Slurpee day. 7-Eleven says it expects to give away more than seven million 12-ounce Slurpees across the country on Thursday.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 21:11

New Consignment Shop to Open in Turlock

A new consignment store promises to bring a taste of the local art scene to Downtown Turlock. Off The Wall Consignments will specialize in new and used furniture, home décor, unique items and, most importantly, art.
Turlock‘s IHOP location on Countryside Drive will roll back prices of the chain’s pancakes to 1958 prices as part of IHOP’s 55th “birthday” celebration on Sunday.
With sweltering temperatures some Turlock area residents might find a dip into a nearby canal too tempting to resist. But beware, says the Turlock Irrigation District – things may not be as safe as they seem.
The Turlock Certified Farmers Market has become a staple in downtown Turlock, offering hundreds of shoppers farm-fresh produce, some tasty treats, and a delicious lunch on summer Friday mornings.
Stanislaus County had its first heat-related death of the 2013 summer, which in the last week has turned brutally hot with the mercury topping out around 110 degrees with higher than normal humidity for the region.
Many Turlockers started off their weekend with a drink or two on Friday afternoon, but for some it ended up with an arrest.
The Turlock Irrigation District and the Don Pedro Recreation Agency will host the annual Fireworks on the Water show at Lake Don Pedro this Fourth of July.
You know it is hot when “cooling off” means 102 degrees. Turlock and the San Joaquin Valley have been torched the past several days and little-to-no break is in sight from scorching temperatures and higher than normal humidity.
California Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is carrying AB150, which gives free access to state parks for honorably discharged veterans and active duty or reserve service members on Memorial and Veterans Days.