American Medical Response said an outsourcing firm also will take over call center and customer service responsibilities at a regional billing center in Salida. The news came two weeks after AMR announced it would outsource the center’s billing operations to Florida-based Centrex Revenue Solutions, eliminating 210 local jobs.
Despite rumors of its demise, this year’s Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – celebration in downtown Modesto is alive and well and returning on Saturday. The false rumors stemmed from an illness in the family of Maggie Mejia, president of the Latino Community Roundtable, which is presenting the event.
Drivers who run a red light at a Modesto intersection with a red-light camera still don’t have to worry about getting a citation in the mail. The Police Department has decided to keep the red-light camera program on hiatus as it continues to talk with the camera provider – Redflex Traffic Systems – about paying less for the cameras under a new contract.
Modesto High students counted up something frightening on Halloween, thousands of cigarette butts collected from area parks. Students have collected roughly 60,000 cigarette butts around Stanislaus County, part of an effort to have fewer teens become ghosts before their time.
The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.
A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.
A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.
Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.