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September 24, 2003
Molly Shore Jennifer Weston may be a doctor, but she often plays a nurse on television. Weston is a pediatrician who cares for youngsters at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center's urgent-care facility. But when she's not on duty, Weston can usually be found on a TV sound stage or movie set working as an actress. "When I was a little kid I fell in love with acting, and when I got older I fell in love with medicine," she said. "Nobody said I can't do both, so I do both."
NEWS
October 30, 2004
Mark R. Madler The prosecution rested its case Friday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of a former nurse charged with giving a sedative to a terminally ill cancer patient. The next step in the case against 26-year-old Amy Brunner is a hearing Monday to dismiss a charge of aiding and abetting unlicensed practice of medicine. A dismissal of the involuntary manslaughter charge was denied prior to the trial. Attempts to reach defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan were unsuccessful.
FEATURES
By Jeremy Oberstein | December 19, 2007
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Maralee Welch’s love for Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is evident for all to see. The part-time nurse and mother of two created a 100-pound candy house covered in up to 40 pounds of candy and 30 cans of frosting modeled after the hospital’s various bridges, gardens and towers for the holiday season. “It’s good for morale and something people look forward to every year,” said Welch, 53. The 29-year veteran of the hospital was inspired to create the model hospital after the medical center finished its bridge connecting the main lobby to the south tower, she said.
NEWS
October 4, 2003
Joyce Rudolph In honor of the 60th anniversary of VNACare Home Health and Hospice, "The Fabulous '40s" Casino Night is planned beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Castle Green Hotel, 50 E. Green St., Pasadena. Co-chairmen of the gala are Sue Brown and Mark Hineman. The Glendale-based organization has been offering 60 years of dedicated service, giving to the communities of Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, Brown said. "It started as the Visiting Nurse Assn.
NEWS
May 14, 2003
Famed WWII photo to appear in Burbank MAGNOLIA PARK -- To celebrate its grand opening Saturday, Dream City Photo will display Alfred Eisenstaedt's 1945 photograph of a sailor returning from World War II and kissing a nurse in Times Square. The nurse, the now-85-year- old Edith C. Shain, will be at the grand opening from 3 to 5 p.m. at the lab, 2401-A W. Magnolia Blvd., to discuss the scene. Dream City Photo will specialize in photo processing.
NEWS
April 1, 2000
Stephanie Diani BURBANK -- Learning to become a mother was difficult enough. But now, Emily Cabrera has had to learn to become a nurse and a caretaker. And none of it will matter if she can't conquer the one simple problem of coordinating a ride for her chronically ill daughter. Emily Cabrera became a mother at 20. At 22, after having a second daughter, she became a nurse for her eldest, 2-year-old Christina Garcia. Christina was diagnosed in 1995 with a brain stem chordoma -- a brain tumor.
NEWS
February 9, 2000
Robert Blechl and Buck Wargo MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Every time Barbara Brod swiped her club card at Ralphs she thought she was only saving a few dollars. Little did she know the plastic on her key ring would someday net her $8,333.33 a month for the next 20 years. The Burbank resident discovered Saturday she was the grand-prize winner of "Dreamstakes 2000," a contest in which one winner was selected every week from each of the 298 Ralphsstores in Southern California.
FEATURES
July 26, 2006
Anchored by a tremendous leading performance, the mental and physical responses to dealing with cancer are painstakingly probed in "W;T", playing at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank. Playwright Margaret Edson, herself an educator, received the Pulitzer Prize for this powerfully moving tale of a college literary instructor facing Stage IV ovarian cancer. Playing Professor Vivian Bearing, whose specialty involves analyzing the works and "wit" of 17th-century English poet John Donne, actress Linda Livingston tempers the script's pathos with a wry sense of humor.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | April 25, 2007
MEDIA DISTRICT WEST — More than 70 Providence St. Joseph Medical Center nurses and hospital staff members marched along the sidewalk on Alameda Avenue on Tuesday, hoisting picket signs and chanting in unison for fair wages and continued high-quality patient care. The rally came two months into negotiations between medical center employees and hospital management over a labor contract that expired on March 31. Employees were demonstrating to inform the public about their efforts to sustain patient-care standards while earning competitive wages, securing satisfactory retirement plans and having job security, said Burbank resident Jane Johnson, a registered nurse at the medical center.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | February 28, 2007
GLENDALE ? A Long Beach-based law firm has settled a class-action suit with the management of a nursing home with facilities in Burbank and Glendale. The suit alleged the company provided its patients with substandard care. Attorney Stephen Garcia, whose firm the Garcia Law Firm filed the suit against Longwood management Corp., would not discuss the details of the settlement. The settlement was confirmed by a source in Garcia's law office. The source said that the settlement's terms are confidential.
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April 22, 2014
Re: “ Board can't promise a cure ,” April 16. It's very sad to learn that Burbank Unified School District's head school nurse has to beg the BUSD, Burbank City Council, and other committees to fund three more credentialed nurses to the district. We want our schoolchildren to be well taken care of for their chronic health conditions and when a true health emergency arises. We are sensitive to this issue because our daughter experienced a life-threatening pulmonary embolism at her high school in 2013.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 15, 2014
The Burbank Unified school board offered few assurances to the district's head nurse Lenora Aguilera last week when she asked school officials to consider hiring three more certificated school nurses to add to the six that currently serve 15,200 students. Along with Aguilera voicing her concerns about more nursing staff, Bret Harte Elementary Principal Sheari Taylor described a recent Friday in which she stepped into her school's office and saw several students lined up sitting on a bench.
NEWS
April 11, 2014
It is a truism that healthy children are in a better position to learn in the classroom. Unfortunately, it's also a sad fact of life that the role of a school nurse - who is on campus to help insure students' well-being - often goes overlooked or underestimated. One item heard during a special meeting of the Burbank school board Friday afternoon was a plea for help from the BUSD's head nurse , Lenora Aguilera, who maintains there are simply not enough certificated nurses to serve the needs of students.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
The staffing of nurses in Burbank Unified is expected to be discussed during a special school board meeting on Friday and the district's head nurse plans to tell board members that additional nursing staff is needed. There are currently six certificated nurses who divide their time among the district's nearly 20 campuses and 15,200 students. That equates to one nurse for about 2,500 students, more than three times the ratio recommended by the National Assn. of School Nurses, which suggests one school nurse for every 750 students.
NEWS
January 10, 2014
American mothers are choosing to breast-feed their babies in increasing numbers, with about 77% of infants being breast-fed at some point. Public breast-feeding is becoming more socially acceptable - but does that include church? “Breasts were made to feed a baby,” says Misti Ryan, who's described as “a devout Christian lactation consultant in Texas” in an interview on religionnews.com. She believes babies should be allowed to be nursed - modestly - in church if the mother wants or needs to. Pope Francis has hit the headlines with his pro-breast-feeding comment to a young mother at a recent audience: “I said to her: madam, I think the child's hungry.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 19, 2012
Seven years ago, Burbank resident Shannon Fernando traveled to the Philippines, working in a slum for six weeks with women trafficked as sex slaves. It wasn't the first international foray for the then-UCLA biology undergraduate. The child of a United Nations official, Fernando was born in Sri Lanka and spent the first 10 years of her life in far-flung regions of the world, including the Cook Islands, before settling in Burbank. But that visit to the Philippines was one that really stuck, inspiring her to take additional service trips to places like Nairobi, Kenya in 2007 and rural Haiti in 2011.
NEWS
May 15, 2010
School nurses are clashing with Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) over a proposal that would allow school volunteers to administer medication to students suffering epileptic seizures. Current state law prohibits any person from engaging in the practice of nursing without a license, but medication made for non-medical personnel to intervene and stop epileptic seizures could be administered by volunteers, Huff said. ?The interesting thing is that it?s getting all this push back when it?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | July 8, 2009
Larry, a 3-foot-long tawny nurse shark, is in its new home today after a six-month campaign by Burbank resident Stephanie Field to move it from a local pet store. His new digs are at the Birch Aquarium, a public aquarium and museum, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, which is part of UC San Diego. Assistant Curator Fernando Nosratpour picked up Larry on Tuesday at Millenium Pets store in Burbank. “It went smoothly,” Nosratpour said, after Larry was transported from his aquarium to a tank of clean sea water in his truck.
NEWS
By Charles Rich | March 26, 2008
BURBANK ? A second opinion left Freddy Sanchez still feeling pain, but with relief in sight. Sanchez, a two-time All-Star infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the 2006 National League batting champion, has been bothered by a sore right shoulder since September. The former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout had an MRI recently done, but sought a second opinion when he traveled to Birmingham, Ala, to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Andrews, a noted orthopedist, ruled that Sanchez has no structural damage to his right shoulder.
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