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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.

Jonathan@TurlockCityNews.com
Today, Dec. 6, the Pitman Pride Volleyball team (44-1) will take on Redondo Beach (37-2) for the Division I CIF State Volleyball Championship at Santiago Canyon College in Orange. While most people in Turlock will not be able to travel down to Southern California for the game, the Pride invites the community to watch the game live, beginning at 8 p.m. as Time Warner Cable’s, TWCCommunity.com will have live coverage of the contest.
Friday, 05 December 2014 18:41

Around Turlock - December 4

The Turlock Unified School District has begun its Tree Removal Project at the District Office on Canal Drive to remove 22 dying elm trees. Many of the trees had become hallowed in the middle due to fungus and ants over the years. TUSD plans to replant new trees in the place of the elm trees, which could have been planted in the 1940 or 50s. 
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Active 20-30 Club of Turlock and the FACT Club (Families Activities Community Turlock) organizations, which support youth and veterans, will have to find news ways to make large portions of their budgets thanks to a controversial decision by the Stanislaus County Fair. The Stanislaus County Fair Board and CEO Chris Borovansky are taking heat after it was learned they had made the decision to terminate year-to-year alcohol sale profit agreements with the three non-profit organizations — all of which depend on the fair to make up large portions of their annual budgets to serve the community of Turlock.
The Active 20-30 Club of Turlock held its annual shopping spree Wednesday night at Target in Monte Vista Crossings for underprivileged children in Turlock Unified School District schools. More than 60 students were led through the store with 20-30 members and volunteers who were each allotted $150 each to buy the students clothing such as shirts, pants, winter wear and shoes. 
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Turlock Together, a cooperation of churches, businesses, non-profits, schools, service clubs and community members, is holding registration between now and Dec. 12 for its annual holiday food and toy distribution to thousands of needy children and families in the Turlock area. People who would like to receive food and toys must visit Salvation Army of Turlock, 893 Lander Ave. in Turlock.
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 18:19

City Offers Sandbags, Leaf Pickup for Storm Help

The City of Turlock offers numerous services and programs to help mitigate potential damage due to flooding during the stormy season, however in most cases it is up to property owners to look out for their own best interest. One the largest contributors to residential street flooding is tree leaves being piled into street gutters, which during a storm can create drain blockages.
The No. 23 nationally-ranked, according to Maxpreps.com, Pitman Pride Volleyball team (44-1) continued their winning ways in the CIF State Championship Tournament to win the NorCal Championship Tuesday night over Menlo-Atherton High School (30-4) in Turlock. It was a back and forth battle as Menlo-Atherton took the first set 29-27 but the Pride bounced back to win the second 25-22. Menlo-Atherton put the Pride on the edge of elimination with 25-17 win in the third set, but the Pride again rebounded to tie the match 25-17.
Turlock’s representative on the County Board of Supervisors, Vito Chiesa, has become fed up with what he calls, “meth fueled” crime at his Hughson walnut orchard and in a larger picture — agricultural crime and the passage of Proposition 47. Monday night criminals attempted to steal walnut burl from the orchard, only they left behind the fully running backhoe after Chiesa’s neighbor heard chainsaws in the middle of the night and confronted them. 
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Emanuel Cancer Center is now offering free mammograms for uninsured women ages 40 and older. The free mammograms are available for the first 100 women who sign up.
It was a hairy situation at Jura’s Pizza Parlor in Turlock Sunday for the No Shave November judging party to benefit the Turlock High School and Pitman High School Relay For Life clubs. A total of 37 men grew beards in seven different categories, including gnarliest, “not quite a beard,” best ‘stache, most unique, best looking, fullest beard, and most growth.
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