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More jobs cut at American Medical Response

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.

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Forget rumors, Modesto to mark Dia de los Muertos on Saturday

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.

Kevin Valine

Red-light cameras will remain off

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.

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