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News Story
6/9/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A Clovis couple has joined a statewide coalition to repeal a 38-year-old California law that caps medical malpractice damages for pain and suffering. Doug and Linda Wilkinson say the law, which limits non-economic compensation to $250,000, is an injustice to families who have lost loved ones. Their daughter, Brittany Wilkinson, an advocate for the...
News Story
6/9/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Even in an era of term limits, Tom Calderon didn't serve long in the California Assembly. With four years under his belt, the Los Angeles County Democrat ran unsuccessfully for statewide office in 2002. Calderon launched a business doing what many former politicians do: consulting for organizations that have business before the government. As...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The FBI recently has raided at least two California businesses with connections to former Assemblyman Tom Calderon and his brother, Sen. Ron Calderon, whose offices were searched by federal investigators this week. In April, federal agents executed sealed search warrants at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach and Industrial Pharmacy Management in...
News Story
6/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Sources say federal investigators asked about legislator Ronald S. Calderon's ties to the Central Basin Municipal Water District. SACRAMENTO — Ronald S. Calderon's knack for raising campaign cash and collecting gifts has attracted attention, often unwanted, since he arrived in Sacramento more than a decade ago. Now the Democratic...
News Story
6/2/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A West Sacramento billboard featuring an infant who died from whooping cough marks a formal declaration of war by groups targeting elimination of a cap on pain-and-suffering damages in medical negligence suits. Bankrolled by trial lawyers, the billboard features Mia Chavez, a 6-week-old Los Angeles County child who died in July 2010, allegedly...
News Story
5/30/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
West Sacramento billboard featuring an infant who died from whooping cough marks a formal declaration of war by groups targeting elimination of a cap on pain and suffering damages in medical negligence suits. Bankrolled by trial lawyers, the billboard features Mia Chavez, a 6-week-old Los Angeles County child who died in July 2010, allegedly after...
News Story
5/28/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google's self-driving car had already logged hundreds of thousands of miles on Bay Area roads before Gov. Jerry Brown took a ceremonious spin in an autonomous Prius last year and signed a law allowing the vehicles to operate in California. Now bureaucrats in state government are playing catch-up, writing a whole new set of rules of the road....
News Story
5/23/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Just a few years ago, the idea that a 19-year-old from Romania had built a self-driving car would’ve sounded like science fiction. Now, to get attention, Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu had to do it on the cheap. While Google’s (GOOG) autonomous driving vehicle costs $75,000, Budisteanu’s system—which uses 3D radar and a mounted...
News Release
5/21/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Danville, CA -- The father of a seven and ten year old killed by a drug addicted driver who received thousands of pills she should never have had called on the California Medical Association to apologize for calling the effort by families injured by medical negligence to tell their stories and seek stronger patient safety laws “an ill-fated...
News Story
5/20/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Drug testing for California doctors? They’re calling it the “Pee in the Cup’’ initiative — a proposed state ballot measure that would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing, the same way bus drivers are. It’s being pushed by a tech mogul who’s on a very personal crusade...