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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992
The Planning Commission voted 4-0 this week to temporarily allow increased dumping at the Lopez Canyon landfill to accommodate the debris and garbage that resulted from the rioting and looting triggered by the Rodney King verdicts. Under the plan approved Thursday at the request of the city's Bureau of Sanitation, the huge city-owned landfill in Lake View Terrace will be open for dumping Saturday and May 16. The dump is usually closed on weekends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles-based researchers reported Friday that a wide disparity exists in the way medical services are delivered by health maintenance organizations to Medicare patients in California, with some HMOs much more likely to approve coronary bypass and other major surgeries than their competitors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1991 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal health experts recommended Thursday that infants be immunized against hepatitis B, a potentially deadly cause of liver disease, in addition to the vaccinations they currently receive. However, Los Angeles health officials said there does not appear to be any urgency in administering the vaccine here because the rate of infection has rapidly declined from 20.6% in 1986 to 6.7%. They said they are unlikely to launch a vaccination program in public clinics without new federal funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles-based researchers reported Friday that a wide disparity exists in the way medical services are delivered by health maintenance organizations to Medicare patients in California, with some HMOs much more likely to approve coronary bypass and other major surgeries than their competitors.
NEWS
May 8, 1992 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rate of illness and death from cancer in California overall is lower than that of the nation as a whole, while cancer incidence in Los Angeles County is lower than in any other region of the state, a series of state Department of Health Services reports said Thursday. "Both in incidence and mortality California is in better shape than the rest of the country," State Health Director Molly Joel Coye said as she released the findings.
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles and Santa Monica city officials are cooperating in an unusual regional effort to ban smoking in restaurants by attempting to coordinate the passage of parallel anti-smoking laws . Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude suggested the idea as a way to neutralize restaurant owners' most effective argument against anti-smoking laws: that smokers will take their restaurant business to another city.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City of Industry and South El Monte officials and community residents will square off during the next two weeks over whether a proposed $378-million Los Angeles County hospital will be built in one of the two cities. But the winner will not be the one getting the proposed East Valley Medical Center. Instead, the battle is to keep the hospital out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2009 | Richard Winton, Ari B. Bloomekatz and Joel Rubin
Lily Burk and Charles Samuel walked in separate worlds. Burk was a bright, bookish 17-year-old, whose future was ahead of her. After a summer in which she was to appear on stage as the lead in a play and volunteer at a skid row needle exchange program, she was to have started her final year of high school. Samuel, 50, had been in and out of prisons for decades. He was a transient with a long record of criminal activities and drug abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992
The Planning Commission voted 4-0 this week to temporarily allow increased dumping at the Lopez Canyon landfill to accommodate the debris and garbage that resulted from the rioting and looting triggered by the Rodney King verdicts. Under the plan approved Thursday at the request of the city's Bureau of Sanitation, the huge city-owned landfill in Lake View Terrace will be open for dumping Saturday and May 16. The dump is usually closed on weekends.
NEWS
May 8, 1992 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rate of illness and death from cancer in California overall is lower than that of the nation as a whole, while cancer incidence in Los Angeles County is lower than in any other region of the state, a series of state Department of Health Services reports said Thursday. "Both in incidence and mortality California is in better shape than the rest of the country," State Health Director Molly Joel Coye said as she released the findings.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City of Industry and South El Monte officials and community residents will square off during the next two weeks over whether a proposed $378-million Los Angeles County hospital will be built in one of the two cities. But the winner will not be the one getting the proposed East Valley Medical Center. Instead, the battle is to keep the hospital out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1991 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal health experts recommended Thursday that infants be immunized against hepatitis B, a potentially deadly cause of liver disease, in addition to the vaccinations they currently receive. However, Los Angeles health officials said there does not appear to be any urgency in administering the vaccine here because the rate of infection has rapidly declined from 20.6% in 1986 to 6.7%. They said they are unlikely to launch a vaccination program in public clinics without new federal funds.
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles and Santa Monica city officials are cooperating in an unusual regional effort to ban smoking in restaurants by attempting to coordinate the passage of parallel anti-smoking laws . Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude suggested the idea as a way to neutralize restaurant owners' most effective argument against anti-smoking laws: that smokers will take their restaurant business to another city.
HEALTH
July 25, 2011 | By Lisa Zamosky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
My aunt is in a nursing home. They tell us she isn't allowed to leave unless she gets the doctor's permission. If she does, she has to sign a statement saying she doesn't hold them liable and will lose all her healthcare coverage. She is on Medicare. Can you help? For starters, no doctor or any other healthcare provider has the authority to strip you of your health insurance benefits, including Medicare, the federal program for senior citizens. There are requirements that must be met in order for Medicare to cover some of the cost of your aunt's current stay in the skilled nursing facility, or SNF. However, it's unlikely that the care she's already received from the home would be denied because she left against the doctor's orders.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1986
Gregory S. Perez has joined Health International, Los Angeles, as vice president-marketing.
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