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Modesto-area gas prices dip below $3 per gallon

Gas prices are dropping – a lot. A quick scan of modestogasprices.com Wednesday morning showed several stations in the Northern San Joaquin Valley offering regular unleaded for less than $3 per gallon, with the lowest price, $2.95, available at Modesto Truck Plaza on S. 7th St.

Jeff Jardine

Jeff Jardine: Will billboard heat up cold case?

Tuesday’s mishmash begins with hopes that a billboard will help solve a 2010 hit-and-run case that left a 25-year-old woman dead east of Riverbank. Last spring, the California Highway Patrol investigators tried to step up their probe into the death of Amy Lynn Freeseha.

 

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Jardine: Taking spins around Modesto, positively

When Modesto gets a mention in the media, it’s too often unflattering. Not this week, though. A TV show came to film with no intent of dissing the town. And a geocaching event will be here Saturday, highlighting the city’s most beloved landmarks.

Jeff Jardine

Jeff Jardine: Will billboard heat up cold case?

Tuesday’s mishmash begins with hopes that a billboard will help solve a 2010 hit-and-run case that left a 25-year-old woman dead east of Riverbank. Last spring, the California Highway Patrol investigators tried to step up their probe into the death of Amy Lynn Freeseha.

Ken Carlson

County Pulse: Agency will offer job-search assistance to AMR billing employees

Stanislaus County’s Alliance Worknet will meet Nov. 13 with American Medical Response employees who are losing their jobs. The agency will provide information about unemployment benefits, applications for jobs through the Alliance, retraining options and other help with the job hunt. AMR announced last week that it will close a medical billing operation in Salida and lay off about 200 employees.