The Anti-Vaxx Empire Strikes Back with Attempt at California Voter Referendum

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
I hate measles to piecels.
You know those mandatory vaccination bills that were signed by Governor Jerry Brown after the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in Anaheim? Well, in honor of the Mouse's relationship with Star Wars, prepare for the anti-vaxx empire striking back. Opponents of vaccinations for nearly all California schoolchildren submitted signatures this week in an attempt to qualify a referendum to overturn the law.

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Blanca Landeros Busted for Allegedly Stealing $51,000 from Advance Urgent Medical Group

Courtesy of Santa Ana Police Department
Blanca Landeros is cuffed in front of her Santa Ana home.
A woman was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly embezzling $51,000 from the Santa Ana medical group she worked at as office assistant for 10 years, according to police.

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Doctors Robert P. Imbernino and Douglas Alvin Schaller Slammed by State for Serious Offenses

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Ah, the good ol' days of doctoring.
An Irvine anesthesiologist had his medical license revoked for being part of an illegal Internet drug sales scheme, and a Tustin addiction medicine specialist was issued a cease practice order due to convictions for driving under the influence, according to state officials.

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West Nile Virus Spraying Snafu Bugs County

Paramount Pictures
"What's our Vector, Victor?"
Visions of Keystone Cops or Benny Hill players bumping into one another in aircraft over the skies of Orange County fill one's head upon learning aerial spraying the past two nights of pesticide to control the West Nile Virus was scrubbed for the rest of the season because the contractor the county hired failed to get permits.

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Everybody Roy Chi Wing Lung Tonight Encore! Bizarre Hospital Thief is Busted Again

Roy Chi Wing Lung is at it again, say cops.
I wrote the following about Roy Chi Wing Lung on March 20 of last year: "One of the most bizarre thieves I can recall writing about pleaded guilty this week to stealing surgical equipment from Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and was immediately sentenced to two years in jail." The 48-year-old former doctor, who obviously moved from Los Alamitos to Aliso Viejo since getting out custody early (Damn you, Jerry Brown!), was busted Sunday for allegedly stealing about $25,000 worth of surgical equipment from Kaiser Permanente's Orange County-Irvine Medical Center (which is ... gulp ... my hospital).

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Kindred Hospital Westminster Nurses Set to Strike Over Conditions, Not Heebie-Jeebies

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This little electric car is blocking Kindred Hospital Westminster.
Before my father-in-law passed away recently, he spent several months at Kindred Hospital Westminster, where he was under the care of several amazing nurses. However, he would not be surprised to learn some of those nurses plan to hold a one-day strike on Sept. 3, having once remarked, "This place gives me the heebie-jeebies."

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Surf City Collective and Miss Mary Jane's Edibles Raise $11,000 for Cancer Patient
"FatMike" Jacob and his girlfriend Casey Jennings
A Huntington Beach medical marijuana collective (do they allow those?) held a two-week fundraiser that ended Saturday, raising $11,000 for a local surfer battling a rare bone cancer.

But crowdfunding continues for Michael James "FatMike" Jacob.

Surf City Collective and Miss Mary Jane's Edibles teamed up to help the 32-year-old Huntington Beach resident, who learned after an April 1 biopsy that he suffers from Ewing's Sarcoma, a cancer that typically affects children and adolescents but is rarely found in adults.

Jacob, who belongs to the collective, has gone on to withstand ongoing chemo treatments, medications and the inability to work.

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Medical Board Places Controversial Drug "Guru" Dr. Paul Daniel Corona on Probation Again

Categories: Doctor's Orders
The Medical Board had also placed Dr. Paul Corona on probation in 2009.
A controversial Laguna Niguel physician who once described himself as the "guru" of prescribing mood-stabilizers to treat substance abusers has, for the second time, been placed on five years probation by the Medical Board of California.

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Robert Harold Dolin Surrenders Medical License Long After Sick Kiddie Porn Conviction

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Kaiser Permanente
Robert Harold Dolin
An Irvine physician--who was once Kaiser Permanente's chief terminologist before he was convicted of possessing more than 1,000 images of child pornography on two computers assigned to him at the company's Anaheim office--surrendered his medical license Thursday afternoon, according to the Medical Board of California.

Robert Harold Dolin was sentenced in September 2014 to 41 months in federal prison for downloading and possessing child pornography depicting "the abuse of prepubescent children--often sadistically--in addition to images of infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children being sexually abused," according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

The father of three children, all grown, also participated in online chats about kiddie porn, according to HSI.

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Dr. Sears, OC Republican Legislators Illin' Over Gov. Brown Signing Vaccinations Bill

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Too late for this boy, who was infected in 1963.
That late December/early 2015 outbreak of measles traced from Disneyland to other parts of Orange County, across California, over the border to Mexico and to other states such as Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Washington state prompted Golden State vaccination legislation that was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown Tuesday--and then immediately blasted by Orange County Republican legislators and a pediatrician embraced by "anti-vaxxers" or those opposed to or skeptical of vaccinations.

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