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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.

It’s that time of year — time to sprint for the Turlock Salvation Army! Registration for the fourth annual Salvation Army Kettle Dash is now open. This year’s Kettle Dash will be held Nov. 8 and feature a new category — the first ever 1K Dog Walk, sponsored by Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital. 
Saturday, 18 October 2014 08:11

Bulldogs Win Thriller Over Buhach 48-47

The Turlock High Bulldogs (4-3, 2-0) were able to hold off the Buhach Colony Thunder (3-4, 0-2) to win 48-47 in a back-and-forth battle at Joe Debely Stadium on Friday night. The Bulldogs were able to stop a 2-point conversion attempt by the Thunder with 7 seconds left to clinch the hard-fought victory.
Sometimes in life you are simply the victim of a good, old fashioned beat down, as was the case Friday night for the Pitman Pride (5-1, 1-1) who lost their first game of the year 47-6 to the Merced High Bears (5-2, 2-0) at Veterans Stadium in Merced. It was the worst loss for the Pride since the 2011-12 season when they lost to Pleasant Grove in the second round of the playoffs 45-0 under then Head Coach Brandon Harris. 
Saturday, 18 October 2014 15:03

Around Turlock- October 17

An ironic picture of “prosperity” and poverty in Downtown Turlock’s Central Park. The statue of Turlock’s founder, John Mitchell, proudly standing above “prosperity,” while a small group of homeless sit in a small circle with their entire belongings in a shopping cart. Many long time Turlockers, and those who are fairly new to the community, are often struck by the visible numbers of homeless in a city of just 70,000.
When you meet Henna Hundal, you can instantly tell that she is a young lady with a powerful brain. Through her maturity and speaking ability she seems more like a college senior or a graduate student, rather than a senior at Turlock High School. Hundal is a student and a human being with the intelligence and internal drive to do big things in this world. Recently her accomplishments are getting noticed, as Hundal was selected as a semifinalist for the 2015 National Merit Scholar Program. She will go on to compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million to be offered next spring. 
California State University, Stanislaus graduate and current Turlock resident Joey Nunes, 26, came from humble beginnings. He is the son of Portuguese immigrants from the island of Madeira. Nunes was, admittedly, kind of loser through much of his teenage years. 
Brooklyn Lowery, 17, is a young lady with many interests and an ambitious plan for her future. Recently she was selected to represent Stanislaus County in the Miss California Teen USA pageant in Long Beach this upcoming January, where she plans to speak about one her most passionate subjects — agriculture.
Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:00

Scholars Honored at CSU Stanislaus

A group of 43 California State University, Stanislaus students were honored as this year’s recipients of the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship during an on-campus luncheon Monday. Rogers Scholars receive $3,000 for undergrad students and $3,500 students in teaching credential programs at CSU Stanislaus.
Oak Park Apartments resident David Silva says a gas leak inside his apartment Wednesday evening could have potentially killed dozens of people if an explosion would have occurred. Silva says Oak Park management, which is owned by Eugene Burger Management Corporation in Sacramento, hired a third-party company to remove an existing washer/dryer unit and install a new unit with a gas-operated clothes dryer.
BestColleges.com has ranked California State University 25th overall in the nation for serving Hispanic students Under its formula, BestColleges.com considered academics, student engagement, percentage of Hispanic student and membership in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.