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Turlock Police officers donate money to replace 7-year-old’s stolen wheelchair

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A Turlock family can now purchase a new wheelchair for a 7-year-old girl after officers donated $1,000.

According to the Turlock Police Department, a thief stole a wheelchair belonging to 7-year-old Miracle Melgoza. When members of the Turlock Police Officers Association heard about the theft, they decided to come together to help Melgoza's family purchase a new wheelchair.

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Northern California forecast: Weak weather system brings a chance of rain

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Rain chances return to Northern California this week with a weak weather system rolling through Friday morning and then another Sunday.

Friday’s rainfall amounts look meager with just a few hundredths for the Valley and less than an inch of snow for much of the Sierra above 4,000 feet.

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Community groups call for updated use-of-force policies after Tracy teen shot by officer

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Following the police shooting that injured a 17-year-old teen in the Tracy area of San Joaquin County, organizations are showing support for the teen and his family.

This comes after body camera footage from last week's shooting was released on Wednesday. The video shows the teen getting into a fight with his adult brother and eventually approaching — knife in hand — both the brother and a Tracy Police Department officer before that officer shot him twice.

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Sustainable seafood restaurant Coho comes to Mill Valley

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The January opening of Coho in Mill Valley provides Marin County with its first fine-dining level establishment that is almost exclusively dedicated to sustainable seafood and seasonal veggies.

Espousing mindful, sustainable, local-sourcing practices is nothing new on Marin menus, but thus far, a lineup fully devoted to seafood has been more prominent in the fast-casual arena (Fish in Sausalito and Hook Fish in Tam Valley) and to restaurants on the banks of Tomales Bay.

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County invests $650K to grow bio-industrial manufacturing jobs

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The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday spent the first of what potentially will be a $10 million investment in bringing bio-industry manufacturing operations to the region.

The five-member board voted unanimously to allocate $650,000 to support the formation and operations of BEAM Circular, an organization that will serve as the tip of the spear in an effort to reimagine and reinvigorate the local economy.

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A group of strangers helped count Modesto’s homeless. Here’s what it found

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Four strangers hopped into a silver Chevy Trailblazer at 8 a.m. Thursday and headed west. Their destination was a strip mall off North Carpenter Road and Highway 132.

Tiffany Ornells sat shotgun, wearing a blue coat, gloves and sunglasses. She was ready to spend hours walking in the cold. Sitting in the back seats, Matt Orante and Linnea Worthy bonded over their dogs.

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911 lines working in Turlock after being down

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The Turlock Police Department said Friday morning that 911 lines are back up and working after being down in the area.

"The TPD Communications Center experienced an issue with AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile Wireless customers that were receiving fast busy signals when attempting to dial 9-1-1," the police department wrote on social media.

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Estate Gift Provides Support for Fresno State Armenian Studies – GV Wire – Explore. Explain. Expose

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When Ralph Shabazian learned about the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State in early 2016, he knew he wanted to be a part of helping students explore their heritage to help share the Armenian story.

Mr. Shabazian never learned the Armenian language. However, he had a keen interest in the history and culture of his people and was proud of his Armenian heritage. He wanted to help make it possible for students of Armenian descent to pursue their education, especially learning about their Armenian heritage, their country’s history, culture, art, music, and language.

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One Arrested, Police Seek Info from Public in Fatal Market & South Broadway Shooting

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Police in Turlock have opened an investigation into a recent fatal shooting, according to a department media release.

Around 2 AM on Saturday, January 14th, officers responded to the area of Market and South Broadway downtown for a report of a shooting and found evidence that corroborated this report, as well as evidence that at least one person had been struck by gunfire, but no individuals remained at the scene.

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Lawsuits spanning decades allege sex abuse, hit Modesto-area Boy Scouts, schools, foster care

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She was 4 or 5 when the trauma began.

Her Modesto foster parent sexually assaulted her 20 to 30 times over the course of a year at his home, according to a lawsuit filed last month in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

The girl told her social worker what was happening, but the Stanislaus County Community Services Agency did nothing for a month as the abuse continued, the lawsuit alleges.

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