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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 again to pick up a delicious chicken BBQ dinner from Neto’s to support the Turlock High School FFA. The chicken dinner includes a half-chicken, beans, salad and rolls at the price of $12 for each ticket.
Every loving mother and father cherishes their children’s health above anything else in the world, and none more so than Turlock residents Johnny and Tammy Cardona, the parents of four-month-old Jonathan Chad Cardona, also affectionately known as “Baby J.” Baby J, who was born with complex heart defects and Heterodoxy Syndrome, which causes organs to grow on the wrong side of the torso cavity, has spent much of his young life in hospitals treating his condition and has endured two open-heart surgeries.
Saturday, 06 September 2014 07:37

Bulldogs Collared by Mustangs 30-29

The Turlock High Bulldogs (1-1) dropped a tough road game to the Oakdale Mustangs (2-0) 30-29 at “The Corral” on Friday. Key turnovers and poor special teams play ultimately led to the defeat, however the Bulldogs played a fierce game only to fall short in the final minutes of the contest.
Monday, 08 September 2014 19:06

September to Remember at Turlock Library

September is full of fun and free activities at the Turlock Library, located at 550 Minaret Ave. On Sept. 9 children of school ages can visit the library at 3:30 p.m. to decorate pencil boxes and supply containers for school or home use. The library will provide empty VHS boxes, which can be transformed into personalized supply containers. The library will provide all the materials, participants just need to provide the imagination.
Esteban Miranda, 23, didn’t exactly have a “traditional” college experience. When his friends were out partying and hanging out with girls, Miranda was working essentially non-stop buying merchandise at yard sales and selling them at flea markets up and down the Valley on weekends, a skill that he learned from his parents growing up in Merced. During his senior year at Fresno State, where he majored in business and minored in entrepreneurship, Miranda began building a stockpile of merchandise for his future business, Miranda’s Thrift Shop.
Thursday, 04 September 2014 06:49

Osborn, TJHS to Receive Tech Network Upgrades

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved $180,624 for technology network upgrades at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, the district’s largest elementary school, and Turlock Junior High School. According to TUSD Director of Technology and Data Systems Jason Brem, Osborn and TJHS have been “in dire need” of upgrades in the past few years.
Turlock High School Geoscience and AP Environmental Science Teacher Ryan Hollister, along with his wife Laura Hollister, a science teacher at Pitman High School, and their 18-month-old child Zephyr Hollister were included in a CNN interactive journalism piece chronicling the tribulations of the San Joaquin River titled, “My 417-mile trip down ‘Apocalypse River’” by John D. Sutter. Sutter spent three weeks hiking, kayaking through 400-plus miles of the river that was once the second largest in the state, but now runs dry for a 40 miles stretch just southeast of Merced County. American Rivers rated the San Joaquin as the most endangered river in the U.S.
Friday, 05 September 2014 12:04

Library Offers Free Downloadable Audiobooks

Thanks to a new partnership, Stanislaus County Library customers can skip waiting for popular titles and of course, those pesky late fees. Stanislaus County Library has introduced a new service that allows customers to download free digital audiobooks through Hoopla.
The Turlock Unified School District Character Counts Students of the Month for the trait of ‘responsibility” are Turlock Junior High School students Andrew Wang and Sarah Siegel. Wang says his role models who have taught him about being responsible include Abraham Lincoln, his teachers at TJHS, his friends and most importantly his parents, who he says have given him the tools to be successful in life.
It’s a conundrum that fortunately hasn’t proven hazardous for anyone on the Turlock High School campus, yet. Baseballs and softballs have been flying around, sometimes with no customary “heads up” warning. On Tuesday, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved $125,000 for new, permanent 34-foot high safety netting to be installed along the THS baseball field’s right field fence and along the softball field’s first base line.