June 18, 1986 |
Two Los Angeles-area health-care firms are moving to open institutions exclusively for the care of AIDS patients. Beverly Enterprises of Pasadena said it intends to open a nursing home in Los Angeles devoted to AIDS patients. Meanwhile, American Medical International of Beverly Hills said it is converting a Houston hospital to treat AIDS patients and do research. Both Beverly and AMI believe that these institutions will be the first devoted to the care of only AIDS patients.
April 9, 2002 |
If everything falls right for the Kings, they could clinch a playoff spot before playing their next game Thursday night at Vancouver, Canada. Taking care of the only part of the equation in their control, they extended their winning streak to three games Monday night with a 3-0 victory over the Dallas Stars in front of a sellout crowd of 18,118 at Staples Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1988 |
Mayor Tom Bradley's offer to have the city pay for after-school education and child-care programs on elementary school campuses in Los Angeles would create the most extensive school-city partnership for child care in the nation, officials said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2002 |
A decisive vote in favor of a new property tax has recast the debate over Los Angeles County's foundering health-care system, probably saving two full-service public hospitals from closure -- at least for now. Measure B, which passed with 73.2% of the vote, earned more support than any other initiative or candidate in the county.
December 11, 2009 |
As the head of a Los Angeles nonprofit organization that bills itself as "the nation's largest public health plan," Howard Kahn knows a thing or two about public options for health insurance. And he gives cautious approval to the compromise plan unveiled in the Senate last week to break the logjam on healthcare reform and steer negotiations into the homestretch. The Senate proposal, which is still a work in progress, would forgo a purely public insurance plan in favor of a government-administered program offered by private insurers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1998 |
Dong-Uk Kim's parents came to Los Angeles 11 days ago as their last hope for saving the 10-year-old Korean child's life. The boy has a tumor the size of an adult's fist between his kidneys. After five futile months of chemotherapy in Seoul, doctors said they could do no more. So the Kims set out for America. But now, even American doctors have told them that the fourth-grader's chance for survival is nil. Still, Su-Tea and Hyon-Ja Kim remain hopeful.
October 13, 1994 |
In the beauty business, a woman's place is in the kitchen (that being just another word for lab). In the first half of this century, the grande dames of cosmetics--Helena Rubinstein, Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder--started out behind the stove, cooking up batches of face cream from scratch. The results--Creme Valaze, Venetian Cream and Super Rich All Purpose Creme, respectively--launched cosmetic empires.
November 15, 1998 |
Gilbert Saldate's been stood up, blown off and shooed away. He's heard every excuse, every lament, from people whose life contents are dumped in shopping carts or strewn about the pavement. "That's their right," he says--no offense taken, no judgment implied. Yet even he was growing exasperated with the couple living under the Hollywood Freeway near downtown Los Angeles. For three years, on and off, he'd been urging them to get drug treatment, apply for assistance, do something.
August 30, 2013 |
Californians can now see specific rates from competing health plans on a new state-run insurance market set to open Oct. 1. Covered California, the new state marketplace, launched an online feature Thursday enabling consumers to get detailed price comparisons for their area for the first time. Previously, the state's online calculator gave general estimates of statewide premiums without any comparison of different plans and prices. Story gallery: Healthcare law comes to California Starting in January, health insurance premiums will be based on a person's age and location.
May 23, 2013 |
After weeks of negotiations, California said it has selected 13 health plans for a new state-run insurance marketplace where as many as 5 million people will shop for coverage next year. Officials at Covered California, the state agency implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, said Thursday that the winning bidders reflected a mix of large commercial insurers and smaller regional plans. The state also released some sample rates, illustrating how premiums will vary across health plans in this new market.