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By Joseph Serna | March 22, 2010
A woman is suing Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, claiming that two months after an MRI machine crushed another patient’s leg in 2009, she had her arms burned during her MRI exam there. Patricia Lopez filed a lawsuit against the hospital last week. She is asking for unlimited damages, and claiming medical negligence and custodial neglect, because she is a dependent adult suffering from a disability. What kind of disability Lopez has was not immediately clear. According to the complaint, on March 12, 2009, Lopez was diagnosed with a distal deep vein thrombosis, and she complained of shortness of breath.
NEWS
May 1, 2003
Christine Carrillo Marine Sgt. Aaron Wintterle is a man of few words. Ask him a question, you'll get a succinct answer. Praise his heroic deeds in Iraq, you'll get a humble reply. Give thanks for his safe return to the United States, you'll feel his ambivalence about not being in Iraq with his fellow marines. Since his homecoming at his grandmother's house in Costa Mesa on Easter Sunday, Wintterle, who was sent home after being shot in the mouth while fighting in Baghdad, has been greeted and welcomed with open arms.
NEWS
September 15, 2004
The idea is to maintain balance so the arms learn to drop more in the "slot." One way to achieve this is to swing a club with the right foot pulled back and the heel raised -- this is an exaggerated closed stance with the weight favoring the left side. Take the club back straight and drop it on an inside path on the downswing. With your right hip back, you have plenty of room to drop your arms in the slot and swing the club out to the ball. This will promote proper hand action for a better release.
NEWS
February 24, 2003
Grey whale spotted off Balboa Peninsula A California gray whale spent the afternoon off Balboa Peninsula at West Balboa Boulevard and G Street on Sunday. The whale was first spotted at about 3 p.m. By nightfall, the whale was still attracting spectators, mostly locals in small crowds of five to 10 people, Lifeguard Josh Vanegmond said. In no hurry to leave, the whale appeared to be relaxing and having fun, he said. Whales can stay in one place for two to three days, so people may still be able to spot it in the morning, he said.
NEWS
January 16, 2009
Marissa Hope Ryan (Missy) Passed away in the arms of her beloved mother on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, surrounded by a room full of people who loved her. Missy was born on August 19th and is survived by her twin sister Madeline (Maddy) Grace; her parents, Michael and Michelle Ryan; her grandparents, Patrick and Judy Ryan, Carolyn Kehler, and Rob and Lorraine Eisele; her thirteen aunts and uncles; and her nine first cousins. Born with a rare heart condition, Missy endured so much and amazed us all with her strength.
NEWS
July 18, 2000
Andrew Glazer FAIRGROUNDS -- They've starred in dozens of movies despite weighing much more than the typical Hollywood star. Bill Murray, Whoopie Goldberg, Goldie Hawn and Brendan Fraser begged to work with them. Their schedules are packed with trips to faraway places, including Thailand and Hawaii. But unlike many of their counterparts on the silver screen, these actors are always prepared when the cameras start rolling. "I'm not going to mention names, but they often are much better at remembering their lines than the professional actors," said Kari Johnson, 43, an agent and acting coach for Becky, Dixie, Tai and five other elephants.
NEWS
February 24, 2004
ROBERT GARDNER There used to be a certain kind of person who lived in our communities. This was a person who wasn't in contact with the same reality as the rest of us but who was no danger to those around him. Such people lived with their families, who kept them neatly bathed and groomed and didn't restrict their activities but let them be part of the neighborhood. Thus you could walk around Balboa Island and see a grown man perched on a fence or the sea wall, flapping his arms and making cooing sounds.
FEATURES
By Sue Thoensen | October 31, 2007
. CORRECTION: Jacob Baquir?s name was misspelled, and he should have been described as an occupational therapist.. Matt Oka awakened, shocked, at 7:30 a.m. Literally shocked. A physical therapist attached wires to his arms and shoulders, sending electrical currents designed to stimulate and strengthen his weakened muscles. Daily stimulation and exercise has strengthened his left tricep muscles, so Oka puts up with discomfort and tries to avoid negative thoughts. ?
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February 24, 2014
Costa Mesa police arrested a Laguna Hills man after he allegedly prompted reports that a person armed with a gun was on the loose near apartments, authorities said Monday afternoon. A caller reported hearing a man "screaming that someone nearby had a rifle" in the 400 block of Merrimac Way about 8:30 p.m. Friday, Lt. Greg Scott said. "Believing a possible active shooter incident was underway," Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach officers responded to the apartment complex, said Scott, adding that help was provided by the Huntington Beach Police Department's helicopter and canine unit.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck and Hannah Fry | February 8, 2014
A split school board recently asked how much it would cost to post armed guards at campuses in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. In a 4 to 3 vote Tuesday, Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees asked administrators to find out the price tag for armed security at a single elementary school or high school - something that could scale districtwide. In interviews after the vote, trustees emphasized the exploration doesn't mean they'll eventually put guns in the hands of guards, but the idea was distasteful enough to some board members to vote against even finding out the price.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 16, 2013
After spending the summer considering whether to hire armed guards to watch over some Costa Mesa schools, the school district has decided to stick with police officers - although fewer than in the past - according to school officials. Supt. Fred Navarro said he wasn't aware of any other school district hiring year-round private armed security, adding, "I don't think it's something we want to be out on the forefront with. " Over the school break, Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials talked with two companies vying to provide that service in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
March 28, 2013
A missing Northern California teen was found in Costa Mesa with a gun in his waistband and a samurai sword in his car, police said Thursday. Costa Mesa police received a call at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday from a 17-year-old boy's father, who said his troubled son may be headed from Elk Grove to see someone he knew in Costa Mesa, according to police. Costa Mesa police and Huntington Beach police using a helicopter searched for about two hours before finding the boy, who was tracked through his cell phone to an area a couple of blocks from Wake Forest Road and College Avenue.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
In the weeks following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut and the arrest of a man who allegedly fired 50 rounds into the air at Fashion Island the next day, the Daily Pilot's Forum page has featured multiple letters and comments about guns and school safety. Some folks have called on schools to arm employees who are willing to volunteer for the responsibility. Today we'd like to add our voice to this important discussion by saying that we do not support arming teachers or other traditional school employees, such as principals, coaches, custodians, secretaries and so forth.
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By Charles Mooney | January 17, 2013
I am glad to see that people have responded to Chuck Cassity's Jan. 10 letter to the Forum " Commentary: It's time to arm school personnel ," and I would like to add my response to his letter. Unlike Cassity, I am not a great fan of solving multi-faceted problems by addressing just one of the factors, and I don't think it is worth responding to each questionable statement in his letter. Instead, what I would like to do is highlight some of his unwritten assumptions. First of all, Cassity assumes that the people (could be more than one shooter)
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | January 9, 2013
Dozens of Costa Mesa police officers and firefighters gathered in front of the police station Tuesday to welcome home one of their own who returned to the city after a one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan. Officer Jon Smith stood with Police Chief Tom Gazsi and Community Service Specialist Jeanette Chervony in front of a ficus as he snipped away the yellow ribbon that hugged the tree. The department placed the ribbon there in May for Armed Forces Day as a reminder that it had an Army reservist serving in the Middle East.
NEWS
By Chuck Cassity | January 8, 2013
The echoes from the gunfire had scarcely subsided at Sandy Hook Elementary School before the hysterical pleadings from the gun haters for ever-tougher gun control laws reached a crescendo. Lamentable, but predictable. It happens every time somebody goes off the deep end and commits mass murder using a gun. But while they're hysterically banging the "take the guns" drum, let's take a look at the real problem and one prospective solution. Consider this. Sandy Hook was a "gun-free zone.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 18, 2012
Newport-Mesa's school board has laid all the options on the table for tightening school security after a shooting at Fashion Island Saturday and a deadly shooting in Connecticut Friday. After the Sandy Hook tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were killed at a school and an incident in which a man allegedly let of 50 rounds from a handgun in Newport Beach, Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees asked staff and law enforcement officials to brief them on safety plans.
NEWS
June 30, 2012
Costa Mesa police are searching for two suspects who made off with about $800 after assaulting and threatening two victims, authorities said Saturday. At about 9:06 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at an apartment in the 2800 block of Hickory Place, according to a news release. The victims told police that about 9 p.m. they heard pounding on the side of their home and front door. When one victim opened the door, two masked men forced their way in. One suspect forced a victim to the ground at gun point, then hit him in the back of the head with the gun, according to the release.
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