| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Leave it to the brilliant Malcolm Potts to explain why the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Colorado nuns who recently won an interim U.S. Supreme Court victory, are hurting themselves, not just their female employees, by claiming that they should be...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
“A Cat Named Mercy,” a new play by Josefina López (“Real Women Have Curves”) premiering at Casa 0101 Theater, is full of reformist passion but feels underbaked. Perhaps it was rushed into production to capitalize on the Obamacare...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:23 AM
Three years ago, state authorities vowed to shut a troubled North Side nursing facility after more than a dozen deaths of children and young adults with severe disabilities.
But the facility, Alden Village North, remained open after a judge said the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc., a Hunt Valley-based real estate investment trust, announced Monday that it earned $47.2 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, an increase of 39 percent over the $33.9 million earned during same period in 2012....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:03 PM
About 600 workers for five HealthBridge nursing homes around Connecticut will see their paychecks decline in the next pay period as the result of a bankruptcy court ruling Monday.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Donald H. Steckroth in New Jersey concluded...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Elder abuse can take many forms, and in Laguna Beach seniors have a variety of groups ready to offer assistance to fight off those who mean to do harm.
The few instances of elder abuse reported in Laguna have trended toward tricking people out of...
| Jan 26, 2014
Re "Budget crunch for care aides," Jan. 21
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has proposed that, in response to new requirements to pay time-and-a-half for overtime, California's In-Home Supportive Services personal assistants should not be allowed to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:20 AM
The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns, temporary relief on their claim that filling out a government form saying they're against providing contraceptive services to employees was tantamount to...
| Jan 28, 2014
"Alive Inside" is a PSA-style salute to Nassau County, Fla.-based social worker Dan Cohen and his nonprofit Music and Memory organization, which advocates for the use of iPods in treating senior citizens who suffer from dementia. Directed by first-timer...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:21 PM
WASHINGTON — The surprising silence coming from the Supreme Court over the last week on a challenge to Obamacare by a group of Colorado nuns suggests justices are divided over what to with the complicated dispute.
On New Year's Eve, Justice...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:19 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown persuaded Californians to elect him by promising to fix the state's financial problems, and his latest budget proposal will play a big role in his effort to stay in the job.
His $155-billion blueprint, unveiled...