April 29, 2005
Re "Supervisor Calls On Health Chief to Quit," April 27: Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has called for the resignation of the head of the county Department of Health Services because of ongoing problems at the county-run King/Drew Medical Center, stating that those in charge must be accountable. I agree. When hillside developments are approved and promises of quality and amenities are not fulfilled, when the county foster care system puts children in more danger, when a culture of death and neglect is allowed to run rampant in county hospitals, those responsible should be held accountable and resign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2003
The county Department of Health Services shuts down facilities for as long as necessary for owners to correct conditions that endanger public health. Here are restaurants and bakeries closed in September: THE VIOLATIONS -- Name Address Closed Reopened Codes 7 Mares 8859 Woodman Ave, Arleta 9/10 9/10 O Restaurant A B Happy 838 N Hacienda Blvd, La 9/8 9/13 M, N Panda Puente Angelo's 902 W Mission Blvd, 9/25 9/27 M, N Burgers Pomona Arroyo 1923 W Whittier Blvd, 9/18 9/19 O Express Montebello Banana Bay 18230 Colima Rd, Rowland 9/3 9/4 D Restaurant Heights Barrio 5233 N Clark Ave, 9/25 M, N Fiesta Lakewood Bonello's 832 S Gaffey St, San 9/29 10/1 B, M, N Ny Pizza Pedro China 13325 E Telegraph Rd, 9/18 9/20 +, D Gardens Whittier China Town 4201 W Beverly Blvd, Los 9/24 9/26 M, N Express Angeles Club 4818 E Compton Blvd, 9/4 9/11 M, N, P Chapala Compton Curry 3377 Wilshire Blvd #110, 9/23 9/25 K, M, N Factory Los Angeles Daily 18766 Amar Rd, Walnut 9/5 9/7 M, N Donuts Danos 23770 S Western Ave, 9/19 Y, Z Sport Torrance Grill Dok Du 1543 W Olympic Blvd, Los 9/16 9/18 M, N Sushi Bar Angeles Duk Su 7128 Van Nuys Blvd, Van 9/25 9/27 M, N Jang Nuys Restaurant Edokko 17200 Railroad Ave, 9/24 9/26 M, N Restaurant Industry El Chipilin 4170 W Beverly Blvd, Los 9/22 9/27 M Angeles El Delfin 1800 S Central Ave, Los 9/26 9/26 O Restaurant Angeles El Pollo 7514 Woodman Ave, Van 9/18 9/25 B, D, E, I, K Necio Nuys El 2702 E Cesar E. Chavez 9/26 9/29 M, N Sinaloense Ave, Los...
June 24, 2002 |
State health officials are warning consumers to stop using remaining supplies of supplements from BotanicLab, maker of the recalled PC SPES. BotanicLab, which closed its doors earlier this month, recalled its popular prostate cancer remedy after the California Department of Health Services found it was contaminated with the prescription drugs warfarin, diethylstilbesterol (DES), ethinyl estradiol and indomethacin.
June 18, 2001 |
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has yet to figure out how to deal with the 2.7 million county residents who do not have health insurance--the largest uninsured county population in the United States--and time is running out. In 1995, President Clinton came to the rescue of the county's ailing health system, which is the last resort for non-elderly citizens without insurance, when L.A. County faced a shortfall of several hundred million dollars....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1999 |
It's official. An investigation by the California Department of Toxic Substance Control, ordered by Gov. Gray Davis in response to complaints I raised at the urging of my constituents, has confirmed that the Department of Health Services wrongfully withheld from the public and from public health investigators a 1997 cancer survey of the communities near the Rocketdyne corporation's Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1997
Re "The Dirty Kitchens in the County's Health Department," Opinion, Dec 7: As a Department of Health Services inspector it comes as no surprise to me and my co-workers that the mismanagement of our department has finally come to light. We were directed to make more inspections than we could possibly perform properly, because numbers were more important to management than quality work. Numerous policy violations by management were ignored. There is a firmly established old-boys network that is both inefficient and takes care of its own. MARTHA LOPEZ Registered Environmental Health Specialist III, Ontario