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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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Turlock police make additional changes to downtown security following January shootings

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The Turlock Police Department has increased its efforts to improve safety downtown, the police chief said Friday.

On Facebook, police Chief Jason Hedden wrote that in response to two shootings near the Grand Cru last month, the department had changed the requirements of the bar’s conditional use permit. The changes include:

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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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Here is Stanislaus District fans’ pick as The Bee’s Girls Prep of the Week

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Turlock soccer player Isis Cosio has made her mark on the Central California Athletic League’s first-place team as just a sophomore.

She is the Bulldogs’ second leading scorer with five goals and three assists.

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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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Turlock nightlife strong after back-to-back deadly incidents. How safe do patrons feel?

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Deadly violence earlier this month in downtown Turlock didn’t appear to cut much into the nightlife scene last weekend. And from person to person asked, it wasn’t top of mind, if on their mind at all.

“I totally forgot about the shootings,” Stephanie Smith, 57, said as she and her husband Dennis, 61, were leaving Memo’s Cocina & Tequila Bar on Friday night, Jan. 20. Smith’s 25-year-old son’s girlfriend was the one who told her about the recent violence in the area.

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