California's unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in December, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from a month earlier, but the state added just 700 jobs last month, a disappointing number after good job gains in November.
Central Catholic High School’s top four singles player dominated their opponents en route to a 6-3 victory over Ceres on Tuesday, while Los Banos High was just as dominant in a 6-3 win over Oakdale in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls tennis tournament.
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.
Stanislaus County attorneys want access to a slain locksmith’s cellphone, cameras and computers to help defend a lawsuit brought by his widow and parents. Glendon Engert and deputy sheriff Bob Paris were ambushed in 2012 on Modesto’s Chrysler Drive.
Auto theft investigators went looking for a stolen flatbed truck this week. They didn’t find that truck, but they arrested two men and found seven stolen vehicles in Turlock, Hughson, Modesto and Ceres.
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.