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What happens when you “code” during a Workers’ Compensation approved surgery?

You’d think that if you surfer a life threatening emergency while undergoing a surgical procedure you’d think that your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurer carrier wouldn’t question your surgeon’s medical decision – but that didn’t happen in my life-threatening moment. Here’s what happened. After several years of going back and forth with Adventist Health (who’s self-insured) […]

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When Workers’ Compensation fails the injured worker!

Just a little over a year ago tragedy struck San Bernardino (SB) County when two radicalized individuals attacked SB County employees during a training/holiday party. 14 people were killed and 22 more were seriously injured that fateful day on December 2, 2015. Flash forward a year and the public discovered that many of the 22 […]

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I think I’ll title this post “The Los Angeles Times motto ‘Don’t Publish the Story Especially when it comes to the LA County Board of Supervisors’”

A couple of weeks ago the LA County Board of Supervisors ordered the boardroom cleared, went into closed session and when they returned kept the meeting closed to all but the press. They did this in response to a disruption caused by a handful of protestors. Unfortunately, few in LA County are probably aware that […]

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LA County Board of Supervisors thumb noses at Brown Act and the Public yet again!

Over the past several months, the Board of Supervisors has implemented many rules that have in my opinion slowly eroded the Public’s rights as permitted under the Brown Act. However today I think I observed the most egregious abuse of their authority and complete disregard for the Public and our right to address them, not […]

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Candidates for the 5th District are “duking it out”

The LA Times may have endorsed Najarian for the 5th District, but my money is on Barger to be the one elected to fill the soon to be vacant 5th District seat. As a long time county observer I strongly feel that we need some institutional memory on the Board, and its apparent to me […]

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Flawed Pasadena process still gets good results — maybe not

The following – http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinion/20150616/flawed-pasadena-city-hall-selection-process-yields-a-good-result-larry-wilson – was a Pasadena Star News opinion piece regarding the recent selection process used to fill the then vacant District 7 seat. And though Wilson felt the process was flawed he concluded that it still yielded good results – this Pasadena resident couldn’t disagree more. So what follows is my letter […]

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CD-14 Debate — and the winner is . . .

Gloria Molina! In case you missed it Cal State LA was the place to be to hear the four contenders for the Los Angeles City Council District 14 seat. The contenders in alphabetical order were Mario Chávez, Nadine Diaz, José Huízar (the incumbent), and Gloria Molina. Yours truly attended primarily to show my support for […]

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The Problem with the Patient Safety Act

In case you missed it there was a press conference held at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office this past Monday, March 24th. The purpose of this press conference was to announce that they (supporters of the Patient Safety Act) were submitting 830,000 signatures to qualify for the November 2014 ballot. The proposition has three […]

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State of California orders LA Care to “cease and desist”. . .

On July 13, 2012 the State of California Health and Human Services Agency Department of Managed Health Care issues LA Care, a quasi-governmental agency of Los Angeles County, a cease and desist order.  California Watch first reported this in their August 6. 2012 Daily Report, they reported that 12 “cease and desist” orders had been […]

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The Los Angeles Times speaks about “Term Limits” for Board of Supervisors

Jim Newton writes about the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors attempt to extend term limits from 3 consecutive four year terms to 5 consecutive four year terms.  Read it here

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