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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.

Sadly, all living things must eventually die, no matter their beauty. But with death, often comes new life. This is the case at the Turlock Unified School District Office on the corner of Canal Drive and Colorado Avenue, where this winter TUSD staff will begin an estimated two-year process to remove 22 American elm trees that are dead or rapidly dying.
Fusion Charter, Turlock’s newest seventh through 12th-grade school, received a boost Friday when Turlock Irrigation District delivered a sizable donation of 39 Dell desktop computers. TID spokesperson Calvin Curtin says the computers were going to be e-recycled but it occurred to him it would be more beneficial for the community if they were donated and he thought of Fusion Charter, which had previously reached out to TID for support.
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:26

CSU Stanislaus ‘Thanks’ Veterans

California State University, Stanislaus Troops to College Committee and Veterans Affairs Office held the sixth annual “Thank a Veteran” event on campus Wednesday. CSU Stanislaus has long had a commitment to providing services to veterans on campus.
Tickets for the 2014 Harvest Bowl between the Pitman High Pride and the Turlock High Bulldogs are still for sale — but are going fast. The Harvest Bowl sells out every year, and it’s important to get your tickets quickly, as tickets will not be available at the door. 
During Tuesday’s Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, a total of 27 junior and senior students from Pitman High, Turlock High and Roselawn High schools were honored for earning the Stanislaus County Office of Education Seal of Multi-Lingual Proficiency. The Seal is a verification of linguistic proficiency in English and at least one other world language. The Seal will be affixed to students diplomas and transcripts.
Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:08

Harvest Bowl 2014: A Fight For Playoff Life

This Friday at 7 p.m. the No. 19-ranked, according to MaxPreps.com, Pitman High Pride (7-1, 3-1) and the Turlock High Bulldogs (5-4, 3-1) will clash at Joe Debely Stadium for the 11th Annual Harvest Bowl. As the case always seems to be during the Harvest Bowl, both teams have a lot at stake, besides the bragging rights. 
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:04

We Care Program To Host Open House Thursday

Since 2003 the We Care Program has operated its emergency Winter Shelter for men of Turlock’s Homeless Community. This year We Care will continue on with its mission and has announced an earlier than expected opening for the Winter Shelter — slated for Nov. 8. Prior to the opening, on Thursday, Nov. 6, We Care will host an open house that will allow all supporters and the general public to tour the We Care Winter Shelter and learn more about the work the dedicated staff does. 
The Turlock High School Girls Tennis team has won their eighth consecutive Central California Conference Championship! Of those eight CCC titles, seven have been earned via undefeated seasons, including this year.
Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:32

Grady Lanser Named TUSD Student of the Month

Walnut Elementary School student Grady Lanser was the Turlock Unified School District’s Character Counts October Student on the Month. At the Oct. 20 TUSD Board of Trustees meeting, Lanser provided an inspirational message about his life at school as a young boy dealing with and explaining dysplasia, a condition that may periodically cause hair to fall out throughout the body, including eyebrows and premature male pattern balding.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will have a public meeting Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Professional Development Center, located at 1100 Cahill Ave. Prior to the public portion of the meeting, Trustees will meet in closed session at 6 p.m. to discuss on-going bargaining negotiations with the Turlock Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association.