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December 3, 2008 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Lin is a Times staff writer.
More than a year after the death of rapper Kanye West's mother, state officials are investigating her nephew, a registered nurse who oversaw her recuperation after her plastic surgery, according to a person with knowledge of the probe. Stephan Scoggins, who received his nursing license in 1990 and has an advanced degree in public health, was in charge of caring for Donda West when she returned home Nov. 9, 2007, after a 5 1/2 -hour operation.
November 21, 2007
Plastic surgeon: An article in Section A on Tuesday about cosmetic surgery and TV said that Dr. Jan Adams had been a frequent guest on "Oprah." In fact, he appeared once on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and once on "Oprah: After the Show" that aired on the Oxygen cable network.
April 17, 1988
Regarding "The House of Spelling": Someone once said, "The more insecure the man, the more ostentatious the house." That is what I think of the information contained in your article on the Aaron Spelling monstrosity. What lack of taste! What nerve! I'm glad I don't watch his TV idiot ministrations--I might become like him. JAN ADAMS Santa Monica
October 19, 1992
We read the Testimony interview (Voices, Sept. 28) with Nancy Berlin, who works at the child-care center at Las Familias del Pueblo. The article hit us--it got us motivated. We were compelled to do something. "We" means me and my friends, Janice Taus (a nurse and homemaker) and Jan Adams (an attorney). We went to Las Familias and talked with Alice Callaghan. (Editors note: Callaghan was profiled in the Times Magazine Nov. 10, 1991, as "The Woman Who Saved Skid Row."
June 27, 2008 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles plastic surgeon who operated on rap star Kanye West's mother before she died last year was arrested in Solano County early Thursday on suspicion of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Dr. Jan Adams was stopped by the California Highway Patrol after it received calls about 2:41 a.m. of a car traveling south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 680 near Benicia after using an offramp to enter the freeway, officials said.
September 10, 2001
SPORTS The season's first "Monday Night Football" game pits the New York Giants against the Denver Broncos (6 p.m. ABC). SERIES "The Ananda Lewis Show" (9 a.m. KTLA), a one-hour weekday program hosted by the MTV personality, promises "uplifting dialogue" on topical subjects. Dick Clark, Danny Bonaduce, Mario Lopez and physician Jan Adams are hosts of "The Other Half" (noon KNBC), a weekday talk show in which men discuss women.
April 10, 2009 | Rong-Gong Lin II
The plastic surgeon who operated on the mother of rapper Kanye West a day before she died in 2007 has surrendered his medical license after coming under investigation for matters unrelated to that surgery, officials said Thursday. The action by Dr. Jan Adams comes nearly two years after the Medical Board of California sought to revoke or suspend his license because of multiple alcohol-related convictions. HIs license to practice medicine already had been suspended since June 25.
January 12, 2008 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Medical experts say cosmetic surgery should be performed only on relatively healthy people. But Donda West, the 58-year-old mother of rapper Kanye West, had a number of serious health issues, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar and cardiac artery blockage, according to an autopsy report released this week. Still, a Brentwood plastic surgeon approved her for extensive cosmetic surgery last year. She died Nov.
November 20, 2007 | Scott Glover, Times Staff Writer
The mother of rap star Kanye West, who died earlier this month after undergoing routine plastic surgery, likely succumbed to a heart attack, pulmonary embolism or accidental overdose of drugs prescribed to her for pain after the procedure, her surgeon said in an interview Monday. In his most detailed public comments on the case, Dr. Jan Adams told The Times that nothing went wrong Nov. 9 when he performed a breast reduction, tummy tuck and liposuction on 58-year-old Donda West.
December 19, 2002 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
Simi Valley Police Chief Randy Adams has been appointed Glendale's police chief, Glendale city officials announced Wednesday. He will assume the new post Jan. 31. Adams, 51, replaces longtime Chief Russell Siverling, who retired this week. Capt. Ron DePompa is serving as interim chief. Meanwhile, Simi Valley Police Capt. Mark Layhew was named as Adams' successor.
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