Articles Tagged With ‘Health Care’




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County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

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By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical staffers at the county jail... (Continue reading)

Atascadero nursing facility sued over patient’s death

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A Long Beach law firm filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Atascadero nursing facility, alleging the rehab center caused an elderly man’s death. Leo Paul Landry, who was suffering from dementia, fell several times while living at the facility... (Continue reading)

Proposed Templeton mental health hospital gains approval

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton following an appeal of the county Planning Commission’s Jan. 14 approval. Harvey and Melanie Billig are planning to build a... (Continue reading)

Caregiver convicted in death of Solvang ALS patient

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The former caregiver for a Lompoc ALS patient has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the woman’s death. However, the jury found the caregiver not guilty of both first-degree murder and second-degree murder. [KSBY] In 2013, Solvang resident Heidi Good... (Continue reading)

Medical marijuana and death with dignity

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OPINION by PATTY WELSH Death with dignity means my loved one can stay comfortable in their own home as the end comes closer. They get to sleep in their own bed be surrounded by friends and family any time night... (Continue reading)

Twin Cities surgeon operated on wrong finger

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The California Department of Public Health fined Templeton’s Twin Cities Community Hospital $50,000 over a botched surgery. A surgeon operated on a patient’s pinky when it was the ring finger that was deformed. State health official fine hospitals for placing... (Continue reading)

California has a surplus, but retirement liabilities remain

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A few years after California faced a $26 billion deficit, lawmakers are debating how to spend a budget surplus. However, state officials have not tackled California’s unfunded pension liabilities problem, which is continuing to grow. [Contra Costa Times] The state... (Continue reading)

4 fabulous last minute gift ideas

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Is procrastination your middle name? If you haven’t started your holiday shopping, and the thought of battling department store crowds is giving you nightmares, one of the following unique local gifts is sure to please. And each can be picked... (Continue reading)

County delays decision on psychiatric hospital

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After more than three hours of discussion, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission delayed making a decision Thursday on a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton. The commission scheduled another hearing for Jan. 14. Harvey and Melanie Billig are... (Continue reading)

Should all illegal immigrants receive free health care?

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Of California’s 58 counties, only 10, including San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, do not provide undocumented juveniles state funded health coverage. In June, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state budget that funds healthcare for such children. [LATimes] Polls... (Continue reading)



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