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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.

Tyler Murphy, a 2013 graduate of Turlock High School and a stand-out pitcher in his senior season for the Bulldogs, returned home to a hero's welcome Monday evening after 26 days spent in the hospital. On Aug. 8, Tyler was airlifted to Memorial Hospital following a horrific accident at Lake Tulloch in which the young man was run over by a boat and suffered severe injuries to his right leg and hand.
Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting was highlighted by an encouraging presentation on the After School Education and Safety Program (ASES), a joint project by TUSD, the City of Turlock and the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
Emanuel Medical Center will offer the following support classes and groups in September.
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 10:30

Army Vet to Hold 9/11 5-mile Run in Turlock

U.S. Army Veteran and Turlock resident Cory Smith has a new mission – to raise awareness and support for his inaugural 9/11 Red, White and Blue 5-Mile Run, which will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year on Sept. 11 Smith, who served in the 1st battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, and a friend paraded down the streets of Turlock. Smith was holding a U.S. Flag and his friend, a Marine vet, held the Marines Flag.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will discuss the county's school budget, after-school programs, and the transition to Common Core standards at a meeting tonight. The meeting will kick off with an inspiration and flag salute from two Turlock Junior High students who were selected as September’s Character Counts awardees for the character trait of “responsibility.”
According to Turlock Unified School District officials athletic trainers will be present during Pitman and Turlock High School football games this season, despite the elimination of overtime for trainers.
The Pitman Pride and new head coach Tom Tyler opened the 2013 football season with a scoring frenzy, claiming a 68-8 victory over the Enochs Eagles at Joe Debely Field on Saturday.
The Turlock High School class of 1993 will be holding its 20-year reunion at 6 p.m. Sept. 14, at Toscana’s Ristorante, located at 1801 Colorado Ave. One of the reunion’s organizers, Shawna Casey, says a Facebook page is driving THS ’93 alumni to the reunion, as well as good old-fashioned 1993-style word of mouth.
Sunday, 01 September 2013 08:24

Google Seeks Turlock Volunteers

Google’s Project Loon, the company’s attempt to provide Internet service via high-altitude balloons, is looking for volunteers in Turlock to test the effectiveness of the system.
Friday, 30 August 2013 10:08

TID, Police Rescue Lost Little Girl

Thanks to an alert pair of Turlock Irrigation District field employees, a lost little girl will sleep safely in her own bed. At about 3 p.m. on Friday of last week, a little girl, believed to be four years old, was discovered by the pair of TID employees near the intersection of Geer Road and Starr Avenue.