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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 Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a $2,750,800 spending plan for the district’s Common Core Standards implementation throughout the next school year, in anticipation of the 2014-15 transition.
Cornerstone Covenant Church will hold its annual, free admission Community Yard Sale, from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church’s 4105 Crowell Rd. location.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:30

Denham To Hold Military Academy Information Night

High school students interested in attending one of the nation's military academies, take notice. U.S. Rep. and Air Force veteran Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a U.S. Military Academy Information Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Gregori High School in Modesto.
Local businesses are getting tired of burdensome gasoline theft and related damages that they say are negatively affecting their bottom line. Eddie Dixon, owner of Sew Creative Upholstery and a U-Haul truck rental location, says thieves are regularly stealing gasoline from the trucks at his 1400 Lander Ave. location.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will discuss funding the transition to Common Core Standards, providing textbooks, and positive student behavior during its meeting on Tuesday.
Breast cancer awareness advocate and 2012 Miss USA Contestant Allyn Rose will headline Emanuel Medical Center’s free, sixteenth annual Women’s Cancer Awareness Night Out, scheduled for Oct. 8. Rose made national headlines before last year’s Miss USA pageant, when she was competing as Miss District of Columbia. Rose announced she intended to have a preventative mastectomy, even though she did not carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation most commonly associated with hereditary breast cancer.
Saturday, 14 September 2013 05:11

Turlock Firefighters Going Pink for Breast Cancer

For the second consecutive year, Turlock firefighters will dawn pink t-shirts throughout the month of October to raise support for breast cancer research and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Turlock High School Agriculture Department Chair and teacher Chad Russell has received the Modesto Chamber of Commerce 2013 Excellence in Education Award. The Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club gave Russell $500 as part of the award. Instead of spending it on himself, the educator has elected to spend the money to purchase equipment for the new Principles of Turf Management ROP course.
For the fourth year in a row, California State University, Stanislaus will play host to a community-wide carnival intended to strengthen its relationship with the Turlock community.
The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office is approaching the Brandon Pacheco shooting with caution and is currently awaiting more investigative information before deciding whether to charge the admitted shooter, Turlock resident Robin Boyer, 58. The incident occurred on July 23, when Boyer undisputedly shot and killed Pacheco, 25.