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August 23, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Orange County embarks on a potentially risky $450-million effort to save tax money by revolutionizing health care for 250,000 indigent Medi-Cal recipients, a health official in Santa Barbara County makes a sobering observation. "Orange County is going to need some damned good management and some damned good luck," Charles C. Bailey said.
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August 23, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Orange County embarks on a potentially risky $450-million effort to save tax money by revolutionizing health care for 250,000 indigent Medi-Cal recipients, a health official in Santa Barbara County makes a sobering observation. "Orange County is going to need some damned good management and some damned good luck," Charles C. Bailey said.
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October 14, 1985
Residents living near the Casmalia Resources toxic dump site will get the chance to voice their opinions and complaints about the controversial facility at a state hearing next week. State and Santa Barbara County health officials, as well as representatives of Casmalia Resources, will be on hand to discuss the handling of the facility at Thursday's hearing at Lakeview Junior High School auditorium. The Casmalia Board of Supervisors has received more than 200 complaints from residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The city is working to provide more housing for the mentally ill homeless and downtown poor. The Santa Barbara Mental Health Assn. plans to work with the city to build 25 apartment units for the mentally ill and 25 for low-income workers. The City Council on Tuesday declared the project a community priority and directed staff to keep tabs on the proposal and provide an update in November. The city's Redevelopment Agency plans to give the association up to $4.6 million for the housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Jayne Brechwald has been appointed executive director of the American Lung Assn. of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. She will replace retiring director Debbie Weeks, who spent 19 years with the association. Brechwald has more than 30 years of experience in public health, is a charter member of the Coalition Engaged in A Smoke-free Effort and has been active in the anti-tobacco movement since 1989. She was the public information officer of the Santa Barbara public health department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER
No charges will be brought against a 31-year-old Santa Barbara man who was responsible for a bomb scare last week at the Government Center in Ventura, Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury said Tuesday. James Robert Lipking, a longtime mental health patient, handed a crudely wrapped package to security guards in the Hall of Justice on Dec. 16 and asked that it be delivered to "Hewlett Packard Command," authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1991 | JANE HULSE
AIDS Care, an agency in Ventura County devoted to helping people with AIDS, has hired Reese Welsh as its first executive director. Until recently, Welsh served as an AIDS educator and counselor at Santa Barbara County Health Care Services. He has lived in Ventura County for five years and has been involved with AIDS Care for most of that time. Welsh, a former Peace Corps health worker in South America, has worked extensively with Spanish-speaking people in Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1993
There may indeed be problems with the model being used by Orange County to reform its health care delivery system for the poor, but it certainly will be better than what the county has now. Orange County has wisely planned the overhaul of its hobbled system, and is scheduled to replace it in January, 1995, with the OPTIMA program, which is modeled on the Santa Barbara Health Initiative.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1998 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tenet Healthcare Corp., the Santa Barbara health-care giant, agreed to pay $850,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that accused 42 hospitals, including many in Southern California, of overbilling government health programs and private insurers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1995 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first sign-up packets have been mailed and enrollment has finally begun in CalOPTIMA, the new health-care system designed to serve many of Orange County's poorest residents. * Officials of CalOPTIMA, a $400-million program that will debut Oct. 1, sent enrollment packets last week to about 56,000 households, or 190,000 potential participants, agency spokeswoman Kathi Crowley said Wednesday. Already about 4,000 enrollment forms have been returned, Crowley said.
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