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OpEd: The Astonishing Lack of Safety for Health Care Workers in California Operating Rooms


Making Operating Rooms Safe — For Employees By Tracey Ybarra, Special to the Van Nuys News Press Healthcare providers and hospital administrators dedicate their lives to providing health and healing to patients. Safe patient care is at the top of all healthcare initiatives, which might lead one to believe that a hospital would also be […]

September 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

Help Stop The Largest Oil Terminal In The Nation

The Washington state energy council recently released its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), which shows the problems and risks posed by the Tesoro-Savage terminal. Even with its flaws, the DEIS describes the significant and unavoidable impacts that this terminal and its dangerous oil trains and tankers ships would cause. For example, if the Tesoro-Savage terminal […]

December 24th, 2015 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

Patty Lopez: A Republican In Democratic Clothing

By Rosemary Jenkins Many of you, who have read some of my previous articles, would know that I was appalled when Ms. Lopez (Assemblymember for AD 39) was elected to her current position just over a year ago. I was and still am concerned by her own inexperience as well as that of her staff […]

December 18th, 2015 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

Is Malibu Ready For A Diablo Canyon Meltdown?

Malibu Democratic Club

MALIBU, CA — Malibu is downwind from California’s last operating nuclear power plant. Hear from Top No Nukes Experts Harvey Wasserman, Linda Seeley & Paul Frey. Learn about actions the Malibu community must take to avert a catastrophic meltdown. It’s up to us. We can make a difference – but we must act without delay.  […]

May 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

Change The Fabric Of Democracy

Every Vote Counts

Vote Yes On Charter Amendment 1 Government of the people and for the people requires participation BY the people.  Elections are the great equalizer, allowing everyone’s voice to be heard with the same weight without regard to race, age or gender. Elections are sacred and allow our democracy to function. Elections are also expensive—costing taxpayers […]

December 7th, 2014 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

Vote Bob Hertzberg For State Senate

Bob Hertzberg

Mr. Hertzberg will make an excellent State Senator and has delivered for the Valley in the past.  Hertzberg had a great run as Speaker of the Assembly, knows what he is doing in regards to state government, and is an incredibly effective legislator.  Hertzberg secured over $165 million for the development of the Orange Line, […]

November 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

A Cautionary Tale For Anyone With A Commerical Bank Account — Your Money May Not Be Safe In The Bank

Computer Hackers

By Karen McCarthy On February 15, 2010, my life was turned upside down. My commercial bank account at TD Bank was looted. Eastern Europe-based cyber-thieves added my company to the list of victims of the epidemic of American commercial bank account takeovers that apparently started in late 2008. Computer hackers successfully impersonated me to TD […]

August 13th, 2014 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

– Letter To The Editor –

Councilman Kambiz Merabi

I was sworn in earlier this month as a member of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council with gratitude, humility and confidence at the Van Nuys City Hall. In my life, no success has come without dedication and hard work, and being on the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will not be any different in that respect. […]

July 6th, 2014 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

Tell the Ugandan President to Abolish Anti-Homosexuality Bill

UGANDA, AFRICA — The Ugandan parliament passed a bill that would make homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison – and now the president of Uganda is the only person who can stop it. LGBT people in Uganda can already face a 14 year sentence just for their sexual orientation, because the government has […]

December 29th, 2013 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

Keep Elephant Abuse Out Of California’s Nevada County Fair!

NEVADA COUNTY, CA — Elephants are majestic, intelligent and endangered animals who belong in the wild — not at county fairs providing rides for people. California’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors has contracted with Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) — a company that provides elephants for entertainment purposes. An undercover investigation by Animal Defenders […]

July 5th, 2013 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

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