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September 16, 2009 | 2 comments

The medical examiner called Dr. Bernard N. Bass with some bad news: one of his
patients had been found dead. Bass refused to sign the death certificate.

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September 14, 2009 | 1 comments

A reporter gets a call from the hypothetical Council for Making Sick Kids Smile about an event being sponsored on an otherwise sleepy Sunday. The reporter heads out to the event, hoping for a... more

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September 10, 2009 | 0 comments

We have a guest blogger today: Dan Lee, former Riverside Press-Enterprise reporter and current student at the Annenberg School for Communication, is working for the... more

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September 09, 2009 | 0 comments

In the end, the dirty dentist didn't get away with it.

A Collier County Circuit Court judge last week... more

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September 08, 2009 | 0 comments

Hospital seismic safety, redux:

I know you're all busy reporting on swine flu and health reform, but California reporters should take a a new look at hospital seismic safety. This is a... more

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September 04, 2009 | 0 comments

Isabelle Walker says that it is important to get beyond just the emergency room stories and look at longer trends, something difficult to do if you are not dedicated... more

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September 04, 2009 | 0 comments

I wanted to share a story I wrote about a local author who published a memoir on her struggles with bipolar disorder. I interviewed her... more

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September 04, 2009 | 0 comments

My former colleague at the Los Angeles Times, Myron Levin, played an important role in unearthing new information about cell phone use and car accidents.

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September 03, 2009 | 0 comments

I've been meaning to write about a great Aug. 9 Denver Post article I read while on a trip to that city.

Reporter Karen Augé... more

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September 02, 2009 | 0 comments

It’s been five years since I started navigating the waters of social
media. I was trying to get a feel for what others were seeing in
MySpace, so I joined it and I soon joined Facebook... more

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September 02, 2009 | 0 comments

Medical malpractice cases can live or die on the testimony of an expert witness. Defense
attorneys will go after the expert's credentials with every tool in their kit.

One would think... more

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September 01, 2009 | 0 comments

How are California's community health clinics faring amid the state's most brutal health budget cuts in decades? That's one topic that's seen little coverage recently as journalists focus on... more

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