Archive for May 22nd, 2010

RivPE: Hospital’s quality questioned in reports

10:12 PM PDT on Friday, May 21, 2010

By LORA HINES
The Press-Enterprise

The ability of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton to ensure high quality health care has been compromised by systemic problems involving critical areas, including patient rights and surgical services, according to federal investigation reports.

During a lengthy November inspection, regulators documented cases of patient abuse, improper sterilization of operating room and equipment and use of medicine as a patient restraint, according to a 200-page report issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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RivPE: Dan Berstein: Retiring Type

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, May 20, 2010

DAN BERNSTEIN

In Greece, trombone players may retire at 50 because their work causes breathing problems. RivCo sheriff’s deputies may retire at 50. Some receive 90 percent of their salaries. For life! It’s a safe bet that Greek trombone players and the RivCo Sheriff’s Association believe their pension systems operate beautifully. They do. For them. But what about the rest of us? I figured I’d ask Bob Bowers.

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RivPE: Cassie MacDuff: Calculated Gamble

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 21, 2010

Cassie MacDuff

Former Grand Terrace Councilman Jim Miller took a calculated risk when he decided last week not to plead guilty to a misdemeanor conflict-of-interest charge and instead go to trial on a felony.

A jury could acquit him — or it could find him guilty. Juries are wild cards.

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RivPE: AD63: Kurth slams for-profit HMOs

Don Kurth

By PE Politics
on May 21, 2010 2:19 PM

Wearing a white lab coat and joined by several prominent Inland physicians, Don Kurth today slammed the “for-profit HMO lobby in Sacramento” for “blatantly false” attack ads against him.

Kurth, a physician and Rancho Cucamonga’s mayor, is one of seven Republican candidates in the 63rd Assembly District.

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LATimes: Women are a novel sight in GOP’s top state races

Meg Whitman                           Carly Fiorina

Some Republicans are counting on female candidates such as Meg Whitman, left, and Carly Fiorina to broaden public perceptions of the party. (Hector Amezcua / The Sacramento Bee; Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times

May 22, 2010

After decades spent in the shadows of male candidates, Republican women are staging something of a comeback in California. The state’s two top electoral contests this year prominently feature them — a novelty in a place where gender politics have been almost exclusively Democratic.

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