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Canter’s among 10 LA restaurants forced to close for cockroaches, other health hazards

Ten restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach, rodent and fly infestations and a lack of hot wat...

By Stephanie K. Baer|

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  • Health care policy

    Anthem’s exit leaves thousands without health insurance choice in California

    For about 60,000 Covered California customers, choosing a health plan next year will be easier, and possibly more painful, than ever: There will be only one insurer left in their communities after Anthem Blue Cross of California pulls out of much of the state’s individual market. That means they could lose doctors they trust, or pay higher premiums. Anthem’s departure is also a blow for the Covered California exchange, which often has boasted that healthy...

    By Ana B. Ibarra California Healthline|

  • Women's health

    Often missing in the repeal-and-replace health care debate: The voices of women

    Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more often by such diseases as autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression. They are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid — and to live longer and depend on Medicare. And it commonly falls to them to plan health care and coverage for the whole family. Yet in...

    By Anna Gorman and Jenny Gold California Healthline|

  • Drinking water quality

    Drinking lead: Why California may force all schools to test their water

    When a therapy dog refused to drink at a San Diego grade school, it was the first clue that something was wrong with the water. Tests revealed why the pup turned up its nose—the presence of polyvinyl chloride, the polymer in PVC pipes that degrade over time. But further analysis found something else that had gone undetected by the dog, the teachers and students of the San Diego Cooperative Charter School, and the school district: elevated levels of lead. Nor is this an...

    By Elizabeth Aguilera CALmatters|

  • Addiction and substance abuse

    Kicking heroin in California’s opioid ‘treatment desert’

    Heather Menzel squirmed in her seat, unable to sleep on the Greyhound bus as it rolled through the early morning darkness toward Bakersfield, in California’s Central Valley. She’d been trapped in transit for three miserable days, stewing in a horrific sickness only a heroin addict can understand. Again, and again, she stumbled down the aisle to the bathroom to vomit. She hadn’t used since Chicago. She told herself that if she could just get through this...

    By Brian Rinker California Healthline|

  • Health

    Number of dialysis patients in California surges

    The number of Californians who are getting care at dialysis centers has jumped in recent years — but not because kidney disease is more prevalent. The reason is that people are living longer with end-stage renal disease, said Anjay Rastogi, a professor of nephrology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. The number of new cases has generally leveled off in recent years, Rastogi said. “The same number of patients are being put on dialysis, but they stay on...

    By Pauline Bartolone California Healthline|

  • Emergency care

    Pomona Valley Hospital personnel get training on new helipad

    POMONA >> Periodically, the sound of a helicopter fills the air around Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Helicopters from various fire, air ambulance and law enforcement agencies have been landing on the helipad on top of the hospital’s five-story parking structure. The landings are part of Federal Aviation Administration-required training for hospital personnel, said Stephanie Raby, director of Pomona Valley’s trauma and acute care surgery...

    Monica Rodriguez
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  • Painting

    Exclusive look: Here’s what curators hope to find out about ‘Blue Boy’

    SAN MARINO >> At first glance, there still is much vibrancy to “Blue Boy.” But take a closer look and one can see he’s starting to show his age. After all, he’s 247 years old. As part of a two-year conservation project for the famed 18th century work by British painter Thomas Gainsborough, the piece was removed from...

    Claudia Palma
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  • Travel

    Trevor’s Travels: With trips on the horizon, it’s time to get a new ride

    I had to buy a new motorcycle, something that I thought long and hard about. I have been riding the same one for the last 13 years, and sadly some problems were developing. It’s been a marvelous machine, and I felt a little disloyal about it all. One of the modern marvels of engineering, however, is that warning lights come on when something is wearing out. With a long ride planned for the fall, I was facing some uncertainties with those pesky lights coming on...

    Trevor Summons
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  • Food

    Dine 909: Local breweries joining Inland Empire Restaurant Week

    It’s back ...Inland Empire Restaurant Week has returned! The event gives participants a chance to discover new restaurants or revisit old favorites at a special price. More than 40 restaurants from Temecula to Montclair are participating in this year’s event. Multi-course prix fixe lunch prices are typically $10-$20, while dinners typically run $20-$40. A number of breweries also are participating...

    John Plessel
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  • Entertainment

    Meet 3 daredevils racing in the Red Bull Soapbox Race

    More than 100 gutsy racers will fly down the twists and turns of Angels Point Road in Elysian Park in hopes of winning, or surviving, the Red Bull Soapbox Race. The annual race is returning to Los Angeles for the first time in six years on Aug. 20 at Elysian Park. The 70 teams competing in homemade cars are made up of a pilot, co-pilot and a launch crew tasked with pushing them down the...

    Richard Guzman
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