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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.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:46

Take a Ghostly Walk Through Downtown Turlock

Are you ready to get your freak out on? The Turlock Historical Society is holding a Ghost Walk on Oct. 30. The Ghost Walk will begin at the Turlock Historical Society Museum, located at 108 S. Center Street, at 9 p.m. and then proceed to five historic buildings in Downtown Turlock.
Monday, 20 October 2014 19:28

Turlock High School Hosts Japanese Students

A group of 38 sophomore students from Kyoto Gakuen High School in Japan spent several days in Turlock as guests of Turlock High School’s Japanese Exchange Program. Japanese students have been visiting THS annually for the past 25 years and each year they take home positive experiences learning about the English language and American culture.
California State University, Stanislaus will be hosting its second free Science Saturday of the school year, “The Sweet Side of Chemistry” on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Naraghi Hall of Science, third floor. Ideally the class is appropriate for students in grades 5-6.
Citizens of Turlock remain concerned about the still un-captured mountain lion that has been sighted numerous times in recent weeks. Despite chatter of mountain lion sightings, no confirmed sightings of the lion have been officially logged since overnight on Oct. 1, when four sightings were reported.
The new, controversial Taco Bell going in at 3606 N. Golden State Blvd. is now hiring for shift managers, assistant managers and restaurant general manager. Franchisee, OCAT, Inc., will be hiring five to six management level employees.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 17:21

Around Turlock - October 13

Dozens of Turlock High School students, staff and teachers, along with Turlock Unified School District Office staff, gathered for a picture to celebrate “Pink Mondays,” the district’s collective effort to raise breast cancer awareness. Many of those participating wore the pink shirts currently being sold by the Turlock Firefighters, Local #2434. The proceeds of the shirt sales are going to the Bill & Elsie Ahlem Cancer Endowment in Turlock.
Several businesses and homeowners in the 900 block of Lander Avenue and immediate area are fed up with what they deem to be an on-going homeless encampment behind their establishments and property. Jalos Auto Sales, Ruiz Tire Shop, along with Rita’s Hair Salon, and a national chain restaurant all have store fronts that face Lander Avenue, but behind them is the dead-end of Eighth Street, which butts up against Lander.
Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:12

Bulldogs Devour Cougars 50-29

The Turlock High Bulldogs (3-3, 1-0) played their first Central California Conference game of the season, and their last travel road game of the season tonight at the Golden Valley High Cougars, where they ran away with a 50-29 blowout win in Merced. Quarterback Bubba Moreno didn’t play a flawless game, but it didn’t really matter because the Bulldogs were simply the better, more physical team. However, that’s not to say the game was never in doubt.
Wakefield Elementary sixth graders Lillian Escobar and Jacqueline Vazquez were selected as this month’s Turlock Unified School District’s Character Counts Students of the Month for the character trait of trustworthiness. Lillian is in Mr. Valia’s class. Her parents are Carol and Mike Armstrong and she has a brother, Alex who is in eighth-grade at Dutcher Middle School.
The inaugural One Purpose funding drive came to a conclusion Oct. 9 after more than 170 volunteers reported pledges totaling more than $516,000, every penny of which will be awarded as scholarships in the Fall 2015 to California State University, Stanislaus students who show academic excellence. One Purpose scholarships are intended to encourage those students to reach their full potential and continue their pursuit of higher education, while also ensuring the strength of the future workforce in the region.