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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a nurse accused of sexually assaulting patients at area hospitals, officials said. Romeo Le Poblete, 28, of Irvine is wanted on suspicion of felony sexual assault. Investigators said he worked at several hospitals through a nursing registry and targeted women after surgery. Four alleged victims have come forward. Poblete worked recently at Saddleback Hospital in Laguna Hills, where a woman reported that she had been assaulted.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 32-year-old male nurse pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of molesting a 4-year-old comatose girl at Children's Hospital. Christopher Alan Irvin also pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of possession of child pornography with intent to distribute. Superior Court Judge David Szumowski set Irvin's bail at $2 million. Deputy Dist. Atty. Laura Gunn told Szumowski that Irvin wrote in his journal about his sexual craving for children.
NEWS
May 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Tina Wesson, the sweet-talking nurse from Tennessee, on Thursday joined Richard Hatch in the "Survivor" millionaires club. The 40-year-old mother of two from Knoxville outlasted Colby Donaldson, the heartthrob Texan, to become a future pop-culture trivia answer as the winner of the Outback edition of the television game show. Wesson watched live in a Los Angeles studio as the votes from fellow contestants were counted and she was the winner. "Oh, my God!"
NEWS
November 23, 1999 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Community college nursing programs, straining to address a growing statewide nursing shortage, are facing a new difficulty: soaring dropout and failure rates that are shrinking California's already inadequate nursing pipeline. Faculty blame the increased attrition on the lowering of admission barriers, which has made it easier for students with poorer grades to gain entry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
After struggling for months to unionize, registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital have approved their first-ever collective-bargaining agreement, which includes pay raises of 18% to 38% over three years, the California Nurses Assn. said. Under the agreement, approved by the union and the hospital board last week, 535 nurses would earn as much as $46.41 an hour, association officials said.
NEWS
January 26, 1991 | Reuters
At least 116 Indian nurses who were working in Baghdad hospitals disappeared en route to Jordan, and Indian diplomats have been sent to look for them, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday. He said the nurses left Baghdad on Tuesday with exit visas but there was no record of their crossing the border. An Indian envoy from Baghdad and another from Jordan were each heading for the border to try to find the nurses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Monterey County hospital officials are heading south of the border to hunt for nurses. Representatives of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital will soon be in Guanajuato, Mexico, to discuss nursing internships. "There is, believe it or not, a surplus of nurses in Mexico," said Mike Hutchinson, of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, which has a 10% nursing staff vacancy rate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The longest strike by nurses in California history ended when workers at two East Bay Area hospitals overwhelmingly approved a new labor contract with the nation's second-largest hospital chain. Ninety-eight percent of union nurses at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo and Pinole voted to adopt the pact earlier this week, halting a 13-month walkout, during which many of the nurses took jobs at other Bay Area hospitals. Leaders of the California Nurses Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Hundreds of registered nurses picketed San Francisco Bay Area hospitals affiliated with Sutter Health on Thursday as a second strike in as many months got under way. Representatives of the California Nurses Assn. said they expected up to 5,000 nurses to stay off the job at 13 hospitals through Saturday morning. A similar two-day walkout took place in October. Hospital officials said they have brought in replacement nurses and that patient care will not be disrupted.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
A group of California Catholic hospitals and the union representing 4,000 registered nurses reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract Tuesday. The proposed three-year deal would result in wage increases ranging from 18% to 29%, ban mandatory overtime and improve the nurses' pension and other benefits, said Chuck Idelson, spokesman for the California Nurses Assn.
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