CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2012 |
The bullet that struck Larney Johnson while he was playing basketball with friends punctured his kidney before lodging in his spine and immediately paralyzing him. Paramedics rushed him to California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, where surgeons repaired his kidney. But three years later, he said, doctors made a startling discovery: a surgical sponge had been left behind. Johnson had to undergo a second operation to remove the sponge before spending six weeks in bed recovering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2012 |
When prosecutors earlier this year filed murder charges against a physician for prescribing to patients who overdosed, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said he was also sending a message to other "Dr. Feelgoods" who over-prescribe. "Enough is enough," he said. "Doctors are not above the law. " But in the months since Rowland Heights physician Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was charged, there has been a growing debate among medical professionals about whether prosecutors went too far by alleging murder.
August 31, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Her majesty: In the documentary special "Royal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen," the potential future king of Great Britain uses photographs and home movies to paint a personal portrait of his dear old mum. (KOCE, 8 p.m.) Lucy and Ethel. Kirk and Spock. Bert and Ernie. Sam and Diane. Mulder and Scully. See which of your favorite small-screen pairings made the list in the special "TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media.
May 1, 2012 |
[ For the record, 3:48 p.m. May 9: A report from MSNBC.com has found the story of the vengeful dentist to be a hoax. The Daily Mail, which was one of the first to run the story and which was a Times source, told MSNBC that it could not stand behind the report. Yahoo News, another Times source, has updated its story with MSNBC's report of the hoax.] For better or worse, you don't hear much news out of Poland these days. But one new, eyebrow-raising story from that country is making a splash on social media as well as headlines across the U.S. because it taps into men's nightmares and women's revenge fantasies.
February 3, 2011
A football fix Re "A big score in L.A.'s NFL bid," Feb. 1 Has anyone bothered to ask Los Angeles residents if they desperately want or need a downtown stadium? Traffic through the 10 and 110 interchange is a disaster when there is any activity at Staples Center or L.A. Live. I have always been a sports fanatic, but the thought of a huge football stadium downtown angers me when there are better locations. Whenever I hear that it will not cost taxpayers anything, I laugh.
January 28, 2011 |
President Obama took both Republicans and normally supportive patients' rights advocates by surprise this week when he voiced support for a national limit on medical malpractice lawsuits. "I'm willing to look at other ideas to bring down costs" besides repealing his healthcare overhaul, Obama said in his State of the Union address, including "medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits. " The president's words breathed new life into the often discussed but never enacted Republican initiative.