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  • King/Drew Trauma Unit Faces Closure

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Monday unexpectedly moved to shut down the trauma unit at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, immediately drawing the ire of physicians, politicians and community activists. The only public...
  • Report Assails Hospital Lapses

    Nurses at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center were ordered to lie about patients' conditions, failed to give crucial medications prescribed by doctors and left seriously ill patients unattended for hours -- including three who died -- according...
  • Tempers Flare Over King/Drew Advisors

    Tempers Flare Over King/Drew Advisors
    Just months after forming an advisory board to help save the troubled Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday asked for the board's bylaws to be reworked and even raised the possibility of disbanding it. The...
  • Made-for-TV Atonement

    Stanley "TOOKIE" WILLIAMS, a legend in street-gang and law-enforcement circles for three decades, is about to join the long parade of little-known souls turned into TV-movie celebrities. This figures to cause plenty of consternation in family rooms...
  • Waters at Center Stage in King/Drew Drama

    A day after she helped marshal more than 1,000 people to protest the proposed closure of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center's trauma unit, Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday sat at the center aisle, second row, of the county Board of Supervisors...
  • King/Drew's Trauma Unit Ordered Shut

    Despite impassioned protests, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to close the trauma center at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, saying the unit had to be sacrificed as part of a larger strategy to save the troubled hospital. The...
  • 'Free money' went to thousands after wildfires

    Word of "free money" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency spread through neighborhoods here like the wildfires burning in the hills miles away in the fall of 2003. In the city of Compton, south of downtown Los Angeles, residents encouraged each...
  • Agency paid out hundreds of millions to people who were untouched by disaster

    The federal government's mishandling of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe is only the latest bungling in a national disaster response system that for years has been fraught with waste and fraud. A South Florida Sun-Sentinel investigation has found that...
  • Disaster, politics go hand in hand

    Assistance designed to help those struck by disaster has also become a tool for politicians to bring home prized federal dollars and a windfall to residents in some of the nation's poorest communities. In between are privately contracted damage...
  • Fulfilling the Wrong Dream

    The hospital named for Martin Luther King Jr. was supposed to be a realization of the civil rights hero's dream. From the nightmare of the Watts riots would spring one of the best hospitals in America to serve the poorest neighborhoods of Los Angeles...
  • For Days, Potent Drug Given to Wrong King/Drew Patient

    William Watson doesn't have cancer. But for at least four days last week, nurses at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center gave the 46-year-old man a potent anti-cancer drug before they realized the medication was intended for another patient. When...