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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.

Friday, 10 October 2014 17:56

Around Turlock - October 9

A Turlock resident submitted a picture of the City of Turlock yet again wasting water. This time in front of Turlock Junior High School. Since mid-July, when the California Water Board approved $500 fines for water wasters, Turlock residents have consistently submitted pictures of water spilling into streets from City of Turlock owned property.
A small group of Turlock Firefighters took time out of their day Friday morning to deliver an informational message to a first-grade class at Earl Elementary after a boy named Logan, the son of Kerry Goman-Rocha, was teased by classmates for wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. Early in the morning Kerry ran into Turlock Fire Department Captain Frank Saldivar at Turlock High School. Saldivar was dropping off pink-t-shirts for THS staff members to wear for breast cancer awareness month, which is October.
Sunday, 12 October 2014 21:11

Charter to Double Internet Speeds For Free

It’s not too often something for nothing comes along, but by the end of this year all Charter Communications customers in Turlock will get a free speed upgrade to their internet service from 30Mbps to 60 Mbps. And for all those “HD snobs” out there, Charter customers will also gain access to more than 200 HD video channels — the largest channel lineup from any provider in the market.
Monday, 20 October 2014 15:43

Learn a New Language with Free Library App

Want to learn a new language? The Stanislaus County Library has an app for that. The Stanislaus County Library, which includes the Turlock branch, will now offer a free, online language learning system, known as Mango Languages, with features lessons in more than 60 languages to choose from.
Monday, 13 October 2014 13:28

October Events at the Turlock Library

The Turlock Branch of the Stanislaus County Library is offering a couple of fun, free youth activities for the month of October. On Oct. 14 teen visitors can make duct tape creations from an assortment of colorful duct tape to make flowers, wallets or any other creation that sticks to their imaginations. The three dimensional craft encourages creative thinking.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 14:05

Around Turlock - October 8

A concerned citizen submitted this picture of “The Cupcake Lady” truck parked across two handicapped parking spots and into the exit lane of a third spot in front of Old Navy. “I sure hope she got a ticket!!!” wrote the citizen.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:09

Hundreds of Walnut Students Walk to School

An estimated 450 Walnut Elementary students and their loved ones walked to school Wednesday morning as part of the international Walk to School Day. Walk to School Day has special significance to the students because Walnut is a magnet school and few of the students enrolled walk to school on a regular basis due to distance and time.
The owners of Larsa Banquet Hall, located just outside the City of Turlock at 2017 E. Monte Vista Ave., are suing a pair of residential neighbors for at least what they claim to be $500,000 in loss of business, plus punitive damage, and they have filed an injunction to stop further complaints by the neighbors about loud music coming from the hall. Larsa Banquet Hall is a well-known location for events such as weddings, receptions, birthday celebrations and other social events.
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 19:59

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Set that alarm tonight and catch a view of the full-blood moon. Beginning at 1:17 a.m. on Wednesday morning a full-blood moon lunar eclipse will occur with a total eclipse expected to occur between 3:37 a.m. and 4:22 a.m.
Monday, 06 October 2014 15:18

TUSD Board To Hold Public Meeting Oct. 7

The Turlock Unified School District will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Professional Development Center, located at 1100 Cahill Ave. Wakefield Elementary School student Lillian Escobar will provide the inspiration to open the meeting and fellow student Jaqueline Vazquez will lead the flag salute. Both were selected as TUSD Character Counts students of the month for the character trait of “trustworthiness.”