July 4, 2009
As someone in the throes of infertility treatment and all its insanity, I cringe at the possibility of becoming the next ?Octo-Mom? and even lie awake worrying about having and raising more than one child at a time. Christina Baglivi Tinglof offers a little peace of mind and quite a bit of perspective on the reality of parenting twins in the second edition of ?Double Duty: The Parents? Guide To Raising Twins, From Pregnancy Through The School Years.? Tinglof begins with a positive and reassuring attitude toward prospective parents, offering practical advice and insight into the world of multiple births.
October 18, 2008
The school committee of Gloucester, Mass., voted unanimously this week to allow Gloucester High School’s health clinic to distribute contraceptives to students with parental permission. The move came after more than a dozen girls at the high school got pregnant in what was rumored to be an organized pact. Was the committee right to give the school authority to provide contraceptives, or should this be an issue handled by families? I believe the Gloucester school committee approached this crisis situation in the appropriate manner.
November 20, 2010
A former physician at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center faces five years of probation after the state medical board found that he was negligent in caring for four pregnant patients, and that he falsified documents. The Medical Board of California issued its ruling on Nov. 10 for Dr. Eldridge Pearsall, who left the Burbank hospital in 2008 and currently works at Clinica Sierra Vista in Fresno. According to court documents, hospital workers were unable to reach Pearsall on four occasions, or he was busy with patients at other hospitals and could not reach the Burbank location in a timely manner.
March 23, 2005
The new Women's Pavilion at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center welcomed its first newborn Saturday afternoon, the same day the pavilion opened in its new patient care tower. The 6-pound, 6-ounce baby girl was born to Ronelita Marquez-Santos and her husband Rommel Santos of Glendale. The mother and the baby were both discharged Monday, said Dr. Herald Brundage, the obstetrician who delivered the baby. Although the mother had a complicated pregnancy, the delivery went normally, he said.
May 29, 2002
Molly Shore NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- While most people wring their hands over the multitudinous problems affecting today's society, a group of 90 Burbank elementary and middle school students set out to find possible solutions to some of these thorny issues. Through a national program titled "Project Citizen Showcase," Katie Blackburn's sixth and eighth grade students at David Starr Jordan Middle School presented their findings on the nationwide epidemic of teenage pregnancy and racism at Tuesday morning's assembly in the auditorium at Bret Harte Elementary School.
May 10, 2012
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Thursday told jurors they cannot consider claims made by Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen that she faced harassment based on her ethnicity and gender. The ruling leaves jurors to consider only whether Guillen faced discrimination because of her pregnancy, and retaliation when she complained. She also alleges in her lawsuit that the city did nothing to address her complaints. Guillen had alleged that she was sexually harassed and, as a Latina, faced on-the-job discrimination - accusations the city denied earlier this week in court.
August 4, 2004
Mark R. Madler What do teenagers talk about when they talk about sex? For the cast of the city-produced "Teens In Action" cable television show, it's whether they feel pressured to be sexually active and the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy on their young lives. "What we are trying to get across is, if you choose to have sex as a teen, we want everyone to know their options of protection and what could happen to them with STDs and pregnancy," said Wendy DeLeon, 18, the moderator for the discussion on teens' attitudes toward STDs.
August 7, 2012
After a jury in May rejected a Burbank police officer's claims that she was harassed and discriminated against because of her gender, ethnicity and pregnancy, the officer plans to take her case to a state appellate court. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on June 25 denied Officer Cindy Guillen's request for a new trial. Guillen said in her 2009 claim that she endured sexual comments and racial epithets. Guillen is of Costa Rican and Guatemalan ancestry, and in her claim states that she was the first Latina hired by the department in 2000.
February 2, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Helping teenagers make better decisions about sex was the goal of a town hall meeting at the Black Entertainment Television Burbank studios. Saturday morning's live taping of BET's "Teen Summit/Rap City: Da Bassment" was sponsored by the cable television network and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The town hall meeting focused on teens' attitude toward sex, as well as communication between young people and their parents.
May 14, 2012
A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury on Monday rejected a lawsuit filed by a female Burbank police officer who claims she faced discrimination because of her pregnancy , and then retaliation when she complained, a city official said. The verdict came days after a judge threw out portions of the original lawsuit filed by Officer Cindy Guillen, including that she faced harassment based on her ethnicity and gender. Her attorney, Solomon Gresen, had sought up to $500,000 for pain and suffering, and $30,000 for lost wages due a lost assignment, but on Monday, the jury sided with the city, which painted Guillen in court as someone who holds grudges and was capitalizing on the Police Department's recent legal woes.