July 25, 2011
A federal judge sentenced a Corona del Mar doctor to 18 months in prison for submitting bills for drugs that cancer patients never received, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Glen R. Justice, 66, was sentenced Monday at the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. He pleaded guilty to five counts of health-care fraud in May 2010. Justice ran the Pacific Coast Hematology/Oncology Medical Group in Fountain Valley, according to a news release. He was convicted of billing insurance providers, including Medicare, for injectable drugs that patients never received and for more expensive drugs than were actually administered.
August 24, 2009
Submitted by James Chisum ORANGE COUNTY -- Last spring, Emily Roberts, a working mother of three, was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). A few months later, she created her blog, ‘Emily's Lung Cancer Journey: Creating Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women’ to update friends and family and spread the word. At first, Roberts used her blog so she wouldn’t have to write hundreds of e-mails to relatives to keep them posted but then turned her journal into a resource for lung cancer patients and their families.
May 21, 2001
Tariq Malik NEWPORT BEACH - Orange County children waging a daily war against the cancer afflicting them set aside their sickness Sunday for a day of fun. About 100 children, ranging from infants to young adults, and their families packed into a tent at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort for a Dancin' Cowpokes celebration sponsored by the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's League. There, they enjoyed several activities including swing dancing, face painting and sliding.
August 27, 2002
Paddleboarders raise $100,000 for cancer All four Newport Beach men competing in a Sunday paddleboard race from Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach Pier completed the 32-mile ordeal. The men joined the race to raise funds for Newport Harbor High School graduate Suzanne Leider, who died of cancer earlier this month. They raised nearly $100,000 for survivors and family members of synovial cell sarcoma, they said. Mark Schulein, Scott Lincoln, Jack Hamilton and Keith Munemitsu all finished the Catalina Classic race in a field of more than 70 participants.
November 10, 2002
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ROAD TO RECOVERY The transportation program needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from medical treatments free of charge. Drivers must have a valid driver's license and insurance and be at least 25. Volunteers may use either their own vehicles or American Cancer Society vans.
March 18, 2002
To replenish the blood supply at area hospitals, the Orange County Fairgrounds has teamed with Southern California hospitals to offer blood drives each weekend until June 30 during the Orange County Market Place that runs every Saturday and Sunday. Different hospitals throughout the region have been scheduled each weekend at the Market Place until June 30 through the St. Joseph Hospital Blood Donor Program to seek blood donations and provide education about blood needs in the community.
June 23, 2008
Newport Beach lifeguards are inviting people to come out and help save a life Wednesday when they host their annual blood drive at the base of the Newport Pier. From 2 to 8 p.m. outside of lifeguard headquarters, nurses from the American Red Cross will be on hand for anyone who wishes to donate. The blood drive annually produces more than 100 units of blood to assist in lifesaving measures for up to 300 people. American Red Cross officials are prepared to take up to 120 units of blood, officials said.
July 17, 2008
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DISCOVERY SHOP The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs unwanted goods such as clothing, furniture, jewelry, accessories, antiques and collectibles to fund the society?s research, education and patient services programs. The goods may be dropped off at 2600 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Volunteers 16 and older are also needed to help sort clothes, work the cash register, decorate and do computer work from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the same location.
April 26, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — State Sen. Tom Harman has an apron at home with the word “girlyman” printed across it, a sly reference to one of his governor’s favorite gibes. So when the staff at Wonderland Bakery asked Harman to don an apron with pink trim and a portrait of a young blond woman on the front Friday morning, he didn’t put up a fight. Harman recently chose Wonderland Bakery as the winner of the California Small Business Award for his district, which stretches from La Palma to Dana Point.