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October 26, 2007
UC Irvine economics professor David Neumark has won a share of $2.3 million from the National Cancer Institute to research the health effects of work-based medical insurance on women with breast cancer. The study will compare the choices of employed, married women with recently diagnosed breast cancer who have employee-contingent health insurance to those with spouse-sponsored insurance. With his $350,000 share of the grant, Neumark is teaming up with Cathy Bradley of Virginia Commonwealth University to research if women forgo cancer treatment because of work and its implications on their health.
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By Joseph Serna | May 13, 2009
A Costa Mesa woman could be sentenced to more than four years in jail if convicted of helping her co-workers defraud insurance companies out of thousands of dollars, according to county prosecutors. Lam Thi Nguyen, 37, was arrested last week on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime and one misdemeanor of practicing law without authorization after district attorney investigators conducted an undercover operation to find professionals suspected of defrauding insurance companies.
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | June 9, 2011
COSTA MESA — Ears perked up last month when city officials mentioned during a City Council budget study session that Costa Mesa had made a $6 million settlement related to a car crash. Residents, workers and the usual council critics wondered when the settlement was reached, who was involved, and why they hadn't heard about it. Critics claimed the city was spending money while it looked to lay off workers, a claim the city rebutted earlier this week. The settlement, it turns out, was reached more than a year ago and didn't affect this year's budget.
NEWS
November 28, 2012
Correctly anticipating a long string of heated public comments at its special meeting Wednesday night, the Newport Beach City Council opted to hold off on voting to increase rents for residential docks located on public tidelands. Several hundred residents, some with "Stop the Dock Tax" signs in tow, packed into the council's Newport Boulevard chambers to decry various facets of the proposal, which would increase rents on for the piers from a flat $100 permit fee per year to 52.5 cents per square foot per year.
NEWS
January 28, 2009
Costa Mesa firefighters will buy much-needed equipment for firefighting, training and their Community Emergency Response Team thanks to a grant from a firefighters’ insurance company, officials said. The Costa Mesa Fire Department received a $12,919 grant from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in combination with Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services. City officials said they will buy forcible entry training props and technical rescue equipment, among other tools.
NEWS
October 13, 2009
Readers have made the point that critics of Obama’s health-care reforms should offer an alternate or better plan. While you may not want to read the entire 1,018 pages of House Resolution 3200 — perhaps this condensed version of an alternate plan might be more palatable. For clarification, this writer is a retired physician and makes zero income from medical practice. Let’s support reforms that:  Improve the quality of care by encouraging innovation.
NEWS
April 10, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- The lawsuit that single-footedly brought a halt to the 57-year tradition of the Fish Fry will have its day in court next month. Mike Scheafer, the president of the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club, said Lions Club and Coast Community College District lawyers will face off in a Santa Ana courtroom to argue who should be liable for an Irvine woman's ankle injury. The court date is set for 8 a.m. May 13 in Orange County Superior Court.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 14, 2014
Newport Beach announced Friday that it has reached a settlement of almost $1 million with three former police officers who alleged that a corrupt, retaliatory police department unfairly passed them over for promotions. In a 2011 lawsuit, former police lieutenants Craig Frizzell and Steve Shulman sued the Newport Beach Police Department and city. They blamed former police chiefs Bob McDonnell and John Klein and former City Manager Homer Bludau for allegedly passing them over for promotions by using tests designed to favor certain candidates.
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By Jill Cowan | November 23, 2013
As healthcare providers throughout the country scramble to keep up with Affordable Care Act's ongoing rollout, officials at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach said its doctors will be accessible through the state's insurance exchange. But while Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Mitzner said the situation "continues to be rather fluid," Hoag is so far participating in one insurance plan available through Covered California. "As we move through 2014, we will partner with [Covered California]
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | August 27, 2013
Parents of a Tustin woman killed in 2011 when a 10-ton, 70-foot blue gum eucalyptus tree crushed her car on Irvine Avenue near 17th Street each received $550,000 in a settlement agreement with Newport Beach, officials confirmed Tuesday. The city resolved the lawsuits in May, paying $500,000 of the total $1.1 million agreed upon, said City Attorney Aaron Harp. The city's insurance carrier paid $550,000, and the tree maintenance contractor, West Coast Arborist, paid $50,000, he said.
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By Chasen Doerr | August 1, 2013
Healthcare reform is necessary, but problematic, the chief executive of Hoag Hospital's parent company said during the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's WAKEUP! meeting Thursday morning. Reform and the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, seek to improve "access to care for those who don't have access today for financial reasons," said Covenant Health Network CEO Dr. Richard Afable, and attempts "to get the federal government out from underneath the huge financial liability that it has in paying for the care of 100 million people in this country.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | May 4, 2013
Craig Schusterick, his workman's hands powdery white with construction grit, led the way across Onyx Avenue on Balboa Island to show off his handiwork. His nearly complete three-story home - designed with solid wood paneling to echo the Cape Cod feel of its neighbors - features a rooftop deck, an elevator (for the grandkids and for the time in life when climbing stairs becomes more difficult) and the kind of luxe touches that would make any mainland decorator drool. "It's going to be really nice when it's done," he said with an easy grin.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | January 11, 2013
IRVINE - It was little less than a month ago when sophomore Evan Schwartz said he was just having fun and playing on the junior varsity team. But these days, soccer is much more competitive and intense on the Corona del Mar High varsity team. At first that made Schwartz nervous. But the new team didn't appear to totally intimidate him. He was excited for his opportunity. Schwartz stepped up with his first varsity goal in his second game to help the Sea Kings beat Northwood, 2-0, in a Pacific Coast League game at Meadowood Park on Friday.
NEWS
November 28, 2012
Correctly anticipating a long string of heated public comments at its special meeting Wednesday night, the Newport Beach City Council opted to hold off on voting to increase rents for residential docks located on public tidelands. Several hundred residents, some with "Stop the Dock Tax" signs in tow, packed into the council's Newport Boulevard chambers to decry various facets of the proposal, which would increase rents on for the piers from a flat $100 permit fee per year to 52.5 cents per square foot per year.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 12, 2012
Irvine's City Council will decide Tuesday what to do with a $9.3-million surplus from last fiscal year's $136-million budget. Despite projecting a $7-million budget gap for the 2011-12 fiscal year, rollover from previous years' surpluses, $4.7 million of unprotected revenues and $3.8 million of budgeted money left unspent added up to the millions left in city coffers, according to a staff report. A sizable chunk of that came from rebounding sale taxes, which took in $2.6 million more than the city projected.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 30, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - Righty against lefty, junior against freshman. The Battle of the Bay softball game turned into a pitcher's duel Thursday at Bonita Creek Park. Newport Harbor junior Hattie Marshall and Corona del Mar freshman Sydney McKeown matched each other nearly pitch for pitch. Newport-Mesa Girls' Softball hosted the game. Plenty of young girls in Newport-Mesa uniforms watched the teams fail in their quests to put up crooked numbers on the nonexistent scoreboard. This was not the blowout of years past.
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