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Ken Carlson

Son goes to bat for elder parents over ambulance bill

Dan Golden is not the first person to dispute with Medicare over an ambulance bill. No doubt, many people have shared his frustration. The federal program for Americans age 65 and older denied payment for an ambulance transport between Modesto and Oakdale for his father Oct. 10.

Kevin Valine

Modesto aims to wipe out graffiti

City officials are taking on one of Modesto’s scourges – graffiti. The city is getting close to rolling out a comprehensive campaign that includes stiffer fines for taggers, surveillance cameras, a smartphone app for the public to report graffiti, and more workers to paint over and remove graffiti.