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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.

California State University, Stanislaus will be hosting the first Science Saturday of the school year this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Naraghi Hall of Science room N229. The topic this Saturday will be “Shhh! The Secret Life of Cells,” and students in grades sixth to eighth will explore the wonders of cell structures in plants and animals, examine microscopic life in pond water, extract DNA, make their own cell models and other activities.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:06

House Passes Denham’s VA Benefits Bill

The United States House of Representatives passed U.S. Representative Jeff Denham’s (R-Turlock) bill to extend crucial veterans service programs. The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act will extend a number of programs benefitting female veterans, homeless veterans, student veterans and other authorities given to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pertaining to health care, housing and transportation.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:08

CSU Stanislaus Invites Community to StanFest

California State University, Stanislaus Student Union and Associated Students, Inc. are inviting the local community to StanFest, which will be held this weekend at the University campus. The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday with the first annual Run4U. The “color run” style event will kick off in the area around the Warrior Arena, with a few hundred people expected to participate. Participants can register the day of the event.
If you were unable to get a ticket to the sold out Sept. 20 Dancing with the Turlock Stars, TurlockCityNews.com has two solutions to help dance your cares away. TurlockCityNews.com is giving away two tickets to the sold out event! Entering the giveaway is simple, just click here, leave a comment saying which dancing couple you think will dance well, and share the post on Facebook. The tickets will be given away Sept. 16, so act fast.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Professional Development Center, located at 1100 Cahill Ave. The meeting will begin with an inspiration from Turlock High School senior Adam Volk, the TUSD Character Counts award recipient for the character trait of “responsibility.”
It appears California will remain one state, with Turlock remaining in that state, after the proposal to split the state into six separate states failed to make it to the ballot. Despite the efforts of Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, the ballot initiative failed to gain enough signatures to qualify for the November 2016 ballot.
The Turlock High School Navy JROTC will host the First Annual Military Veterans Ball, to honor Active Duty Servicemembers and Veterans, on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at War Memorial in Turlock. The deadline to purchase or reserve seating is Oct. 17.
Monday, 15 September 2014 07:02

Valley Air District Wants Student Artists

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is looking for students kindergarten through high school age who love to create artwork and would like to be showcased in the annual Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar. Students are encouraged to produce illustrations that communicate a way we can live healthy air lives, with accompanying clean-air messages.
Coming into the 2014 season home-opener for Turlock High School, few expected a Bulldog victory over one of the region’s most storied high school football programs, the Clovis West Golden Eagles (2-1). Of course, Turlock Head Coach James Peterson knew his team could beat the Golden Eagles, even when they trailed 21-0 early in the second quarter.
A group of parents of Walnut Elementary School students say that kindergarten teacher Sue Lewis is no longer capable of providing adequate supervision of her students after their children were allegedly lost under Lewis’ care on several occasions, including during a field trip in Stockton. The most recent alleged incident involved the son of parent Mary Toledo on Aug. 28. She says Lewis forgot her son in the bathroom in the school cafeteria on their way back from a morning assembly.