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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.

Saturday, 29 June 2013 13:49

Vandals Strike Donnelly Park Three Times

Vandals have struck the Donnelly Park east and west-side restrooms three times in the past week between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. City or Turlock Parks and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor Ray Garcia said the vandals sprayed graffiti on the walls of the restrooms. Graffiti is usually discovered early in the morning hours by city staff when they open public bathrooms.
At this year’s Stanislaus County Fair visitors can learn cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, in less than 10 minutes, thanks to a partnership between Emanuel Medical Center, the Stanislaus Heart Rescue Project, and American Medical Response.
A plethora of free summer activities await children at the Turlock Branch of the Stanislaus County Library – and other Turlock-area libraries.
Friday, 28 June 2013 07:29

Dickey’s BBQ Coming to Turlock Soon

The Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit chain restaurant is coming to Turlock. The chain will open a new restaurant at Monte Vista Crossings, next to Jamba Juice, in the former site of Mikalino’s Pizza and Pasta.
Three pounds of meat sit between competitors and glory at Grizzly Rock Café's fourth annual hamburger-eating contest, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Since 1951 the nonprofit Turlock Police Association, Widows and Orphans Foundation has provided care for families of police officers after a death in the line of duty. Over the years that mission has expanded to care for all those suffering from tragedy and loss, and all employees who passed-on after having served the City of Turlock with distinction and dedication.
Emanuel Medical Center has announced its July schedule of classes and support groups. All of the classes are free (excluding healthcare provider certification classes) and open to the public, but preregistration is required.
The power of social media is changing how residents can take control of their neighborhoods from criminals and delinquents. Turlock resident and mother Dani Love has launched an inventive new take on neighborhood watches in Turlock. Using Facebook and social media, Love launched the Turlock Neighborhood Watch page on Facebook last Friday night after a scary, disturbing assault on an elderly woman in her otherwise safe neighborhood.
Stanislaus County Fair visitors no longer have to carry that thick packet of fair information in their pocket when they make their annual trip to the fairgrounds. The free 2013 “StanCoFair” Mobile App is now available for download for iPhone and Android users.
One of the most prominent fears amongst children is losing a loved one. For children with a parent or family member diagnosed with cancer, life can be very scary. Beginning July 8 Emanuel Medical Center will be expanding an already existing support group for children who have a family member with cancer, known as Monkey Business.