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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.

More than 400 runners from the community rallied behind the patriotism of Turlock Army Veteran Cory Smith Thursday for the Third Annual 9/11 Red, White and Blue 5K Run. In total, runners donated a record $1,600 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a cause that has special meaning for Smith.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 20:07

Turlock Native Serving Aboard USS America

On Sept. 11, it is important to remember and honor the brave men and women of the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Navy stationed at home and abroad. Turlock native, U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares is currently serving aboard the Navy’s newest ship, the future Amphibious Assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), as a combat cargo specialist for Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South.
Friday, 12 September 2014 20:01

Turlock Gospel Mission to hold Yard Sale

The Turlock Gospel Mission will be holding a yard sale this Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 2619 North Berkeley Ave. Appliances, tools, household items, furniture and other goods will be for sale.
Due to a road alignment to ease the flow of traffic near the Turlock Auto Plaza, portions of both Dianne Drive and Fulkerth Road will be closed until Oct. 31 beginning on Wednesday. Dianne Drive, by way of West Main Street and Fulkerth Road will be closed to traffic. Detours will be in place and traffic will be allowed up to Polous Drive.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 16:30

Around Turlock - September 9

Trash is thrown about and a grocery cart sits apparently abandoned at the southeast corner of F Street and Golden State Boulevard. A sore sight for motorists as they enter into Turlock’s metropolitan area northward from Highway 99. 
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 19:09

CSU Stanislaus Hosts Kinesiology Olympics

Five years ago the Kinesiology Department was one of the smallest at California State University, Stanislaus — with only about 150 students — but this year the major is much more popular with more than 550 declared Kinesiology students. In celebration of its continued growth, the 15th Annual Kinesiology Majors Olympics was held Wednesday at the Warrior Arena for all Kinesiology and Liberal Studies (PE concentration) majors.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted Tuesday to support of the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, a bill he co-sponsored to protect Valley farmers and ranchers from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial “Waters of the United States” rule. Denham’s bill prohibits the EPA from extended its definition of “navigable waters” to bodies of water such as farm ponds or drainage ditches, making them eligible for regulations of the Clean Water Act.
The Stanislaus County officials are releasing their Fiscal Year 2014-2014 recommended Final Budget to the County Board of Supervisors. A public hearing to adopt the final budget is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. on Sept. 16 and to be continued on Sept. 17 and 18, if necessary, at 9 a.m. at 1010 Tenth St. in Modesto in the basement of the Board Chambers.
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:31

Around Turlock - September 8

Turlock area farmers and city residents are still praying for rain as summer slowly begins to turn into fall. According to Turlock Irrigation District spokesperson Calvin Curtin, water flow from the Tuolumne River, which TID draws its water from, is at 31 percent of the 50-year average and the Don Pedro Reservoir is at about 40 percent of normal storage capacity.
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 19:12

TJHS, Dutcher Participate in Boot Tobacco Camp

More than 130 students from 17 Stanislaus County junior high schools, including Turlock Junior High and Dutcher Middle School, participated in the Fifth Annual PHAST Boot Tobacco Camp Tuesday at the Martin Peterson Event Center in Modesto. The Stanislaus County Office of Education, in partnership with Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, California Youth Advocacy Network and Stanislaus County’s Tobacco Control Program, hosted the event.