ElectionsVote Hospitals are sacrosanct pillars of a community with alabaster halls and sterile rooms where saving lives and curing disease emanates.  But fifteen years ago some floundered in bankruptcy, and th(more..)

ElectionsVote A Purple Heart was displayed next to his bed so I knew he was a veteran.  Our only contact though was tossing bean-bags during activities at his Board & Care home where I visited my patients.(more..)

ElectionsVote You have a persistent cough and poor appetite, but for six months your doctor has prescribed an assortment of antibiotics after an initial chest x-ray showed a small pneumonia.  Finally, short of(more..)

ElectionsVote Hospitals serve to provide a buffer between life and death, and are a last resort when one is ill or suffers trauma.  They are perceived as towering buildings with sanitized rooms curing patient(more..)

ElectionsVote A family matriarch is seriously ill and has been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit. Loved ones are by her side, but she is lucid, understands her medical condition, and can make decisions.  Shou(more..)

ElectionsVote To paraphrase Mark Twain, the rumors of the death of CEMEX’s Soledad Canyon sand and gravel mine have been greatly exaggerated. A month ago, there was shouting from the rooftops, cheering headl(more..)

ElectionsVote (By Linda Storli) I retired this past June 2015, after 30 years teaching U.S. History and Government at Canyon High School. I left a job I loved every day to serve on the Hart Board.  My children(more..)

ElectionsVote Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital (HMNH) is in its 40th year of service to this community, but now as a business enterprise, those in charge recently celebrated the “Gala Anniversary” where nurs(more..)

ElectionsVote Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital (HMNH) is being sued.  This is not unexpected news as it is a health care facility caring for ill patients where expectations are high, and outcomes can be unpredictab(more..)

ElectionsVote (Op/Ed, cnbc.com) The debate over minimum wage has become a super-local issue during the last few years. That's because politicians in several large cities have decided to push for local minimum wage (more..)