Caretaker Jose Reyes Calderon Allegedly Raped Disabled Female Patient

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Don't answer if it's you-know-who.

A 56-year-old caretaker at a long-term healthcare facility in La Palma is accused of raping a disabled woman.

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Michael D. Drobot of Pacific Hospital Fame Files $50 mil Defamation Suit Against Lawyers

Pacific Health Corp.
Michael D. Drobot, plaintiff
Obviously tired of being the target of state and federal investigations and defendant in various legal matters involving his Pacific Health Corp.Healthsmart Pacific, Michael D. Drobot is now suing some opposing lawyers for $50 million for alleged defamation, his lawyers announced Thursday.

The lawsuit alleges attorneys Brian Kabatek and Robert Hutchinson and the law firms of Kabateck Brown Kellner, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy and Knox Ricksen falsely claimed in broadcast news reports that then CEO Drobot and his Pacific Hospital of Long Beach directed surgeons to install "counterfeit" screws in "thousands" of spinal-surgery patients.

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Ebola Expert Panel at UC Irvine TONIGHT

Andrew Noymer, UCI associate professor of public health, moderates "Ebola: What You Should Know."
On Friday, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange was among five University of California hospitals identified by the state Department of Public Health as a priority hospital for the treatment of any Ebola cases that arise in the state.

Tonight, the UCI campus in Irvine brings together experts to discuss what the Ebola virus is, how it spreads and what is being done to prevent UCI Medical Center from having to treat any Ebola cases.

The public is invited to "Ebola: What You Should Know," which brings together experts in the fields of virology, disease ecology, epidemiology, health economics and infectious diseases.

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Sweaty Do-Gooder Weekend: Stop Diabetes Tour de Cure SAT., PILF 5K Race Judicata SUN.

American Diabetes Association OC/Jax Bicycle Center

Leave it to Uncle Clockwork to lay out your weekend exercise/do-gooder plans, which start Saturday morning with Stop Diabetes movement's third annual cycling event, Tour de Cure, and continue Sunday morning with the UC Irvine School of Law's Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) 5K Race Judicata.

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Ebola Fever Spreads at St. Joseph Hospital ... Check That: Ebola-Fighting Fever Spreads

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California Nurses Association
Registered nurses rally outside St. Joseph Hospital in Orange Friday over Ebola preparedness.

Four days after registered nurses made the same case at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, leaders of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and National Nurses United are this morning meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown in Sacramento to review ways to make California the national leader in protecting nurses, other frontline health care workers, patients and the public from the Ebola virus.

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St. Joe Nurses Demand Better Ebola Prep

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Got Ebola?

Registered nurses will come calling on the CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange at noon to demand improved Ebola preparedness standards for patients, RNs and other caregivers.

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Eradicating Disease-Carrying Mosquitos is UCI Talk Subject as Yellow Fever Mosquitos Arrive

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Views of an adult yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti)

How is this for a coincidence? The same day vector control officials announced the discovery of yellow fever mosquitoes in Los Angeles County, UC Irvine promoted a lecture on a strategy to eradicate disease-spreading mosquitoes worldwide.

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This Liberia Flight to Orange County Requires No Mask or Hazmat Suit, Only Flipflops

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Courtesy of Will Swaim
Flights arrive at John Wayne Airport from Africa?

Could you imagine being herded through an arrival corridor at John Wayne Airport, catching this electronic message board out of the corner of your eye and doing a double take over the second on-time arrival, from Liberia, home of Ebola?

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3 Orange County Wedding Tales: Something Bold, Something Donated, Some Things Stolen

A major life event turned Tara and Dyland Tortarolo's recent wedding into a sobering cause.

Call this a tale of three recent Orange County weddings and, fittingly, we'll start with the one that has a life at stake.

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Dr. Carl Schultz of UCI Med Center Downplays Terrorist Spread of Ebola. As for Smallpox ...

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Where does it hurt?

"While in theory it looks like biological weapons would be great ... [it's a] lot harder to implement than you would think."

-Dr. Carl Schultz, a professor of emergency medicine (with emphasis on disaster medicine and terrorism) at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, when asked recently about the possibility of terrorists spreading the Ebola virus in the United States.

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