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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.

The Russell family, long-time active members of the Turlock community, are asking the community for positive thoughts and prayers for their mother and grandmother Beverly Pritchard Espindula, 57, who is currently in intensive care at a Sacramento hospital. According to Beverly’s daughter, Aimee Rochelle Reed, Beverly was horseback riding with her 10-year-old granddaughter yesterday when the horse suddenly bucked her off and she fell to the ground, breaking her back in several places and causing other serious injuries.
Monday, 29 September 2014 12:58

Turlock Bowling Alley Officially in the Gutter

A long-time negotiated deal for a bowling alley in Turlock is now officially dead, according to project investor Jim Theis. The Ten Pin Fun Center project, and subsequent zoning requirements, were approved by the Turlock City Council and Planning Commission in late 2010 for an empty lot at 980 W. Monte Vista, by Rite Aid and across from California State University, Stanislaus.
The First Annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars is the gift that keeps on giving. If you missed your chance to donate to Turlock Salvation Army via voting or attending the DWTTS show, you still have the opportunity to give through ordering a blinged out “Dancing with the Turlock Stars” t-shirt. 
Saturday, 27 September 2014 01:56

Turlock Comeback Falls Short to Tracy 43-41

In any football game, there are certain plays, or missed plays, that later decide the outcome of which team walks away the victor and which team walks away with the loss. This was the case as Friday night the Turlock High Bulldogs (2-3) dropped another nail-biter, this time to the Tracy High Bulldogs (3-2) 41-43 in front of a packed crowd at Joe Debely Stadium.
Students from both Medeiros Elementary and Walnut Elementary participated in the NFL’s local Punt, Pass, Kick Competition recently held at each school. In total, more than 450 students ages 6 to 13 competed and winners are selected based on the distance they punt, pass or kick a football in one try, minus the distance to the left or right off a straight line.
This Saturday, the MedicAlert Foundation will host the Fourth Annual Super Hero Kids Health & Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2323 Colorado Ave. in Turlock. Children who attend the free event are encouraged to dress up in their favorite superhero attire.
Mechele Kaericher, 36, a mother of three children ages 14, 12 and 4, spent last night with her children in Motel 6 eating tacos from Del Taco, the night before it was pizza from a cardboard box. Kaericher and her children have been living at Motel 6 for several weeks. There was a time in her life when she and her family lived a much better life, but cancer ravaged it and nearly killed Kaericher in the process.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 22:00

2015 Stanislaus County Fair Dates Announced

Save the date for next year’s Stanislaus County Fair. Stanislaus County Fair officials have announced that the 2015 County Fair will run for 10 days from July 10 to July 19 next year.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:45

Welcome To The First Full Day Of Fall

Today is the first full day of the fall season! Yesterday at 7:29 p.m. the autumnal equinox brought the sun’s ray directly upon the Earth’s equator. You may have noticed some leaves are starting to drop from trees and a slight chill early in the a.m. hours, and of course the brief rainfall Saturday night.
More than 400 people attended the fFourth Annual StanFest Sunday at California State University, Stanislaus. The event grew so large that even the hot dogs sold out, but despite that children and families had fun bonding and playing games.