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

Matt Coker/OC Weekly
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

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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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At Least Ex-Dentist Damian Newhart Did Not Get the Chair for Seven SoCal Bank Robberies

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Damian Newhart (left) is welcomed by Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce president Derek Quinn at the 2008 dental office grand opening.
A former Newport Beach dentist--who blazed a trail of theft convictions, prescription drug abuse, shoddy patient care and allegations of practicing without a license--was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for being the bank robber dubbed the "Rolled Sleeves Bandit."

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Staci Simos of Newport Beach Sues Olympus Over Device Blamed for Superbug Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Say, isn't that Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)?
A Newport Beach woman is suing a medical device maker for allegedly causing her to be infected with a superbug last October at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

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Dr. Bob Sears of Weekly Cover Fame Compares Anti-Vaxxers to Jews Under Nazis

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Pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears is best known as the author of The Vaccine Book.
In a Facebook post titled "The Vaccine Whisperers," the onetime subject of a Weekly cover story seems to compare anti-vaxxers--a.k.a. parents who do not have their children vaccinated--to Jews during the Holocaust.

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Long Beach Mental Health Facility Sued by The Young and The Restless Star Issues Defense

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Kristoff St. John and Victoria Rowell in a scene from The Young and The Restless.
UPDATE, MAY 28, 2:23 P.M.: La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center issued a statement about Kristoff and Mia St. John's lawsuit over the death of their son in a restroom at the Long Beach facility.

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Two Chief Doctors at Orange County Hospitals Face Wrath of Medical Board, Prosecutors

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What do you mean I'm pregnant!?!
The chief of surgery at two Orange County hospitals has been disciplined by the state Medical Board for the third time since 2002 for negligence in his treatment of patients, and the chief of staff at a third OC hospital is fighting to stay out of prison for allegedly embezzling $220,000.

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