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  • Drew University's new nursing school opens under financial cloud

    Drew University's new nursing school opens under financial cloud
    Even as the doors open this month on a new $43-million building to house the inaugural nursing class at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, the university's interim president warned that the long-struggling institution is already in danger of...
  • Drew University board resigns and appoints new members

    The board of the beleaguered Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science resigned Friday, at the same time leaders of universities, hospitals and a foundation stepped in to try to rescue the South Los Angeles area campus from financial disaster....
  • Country and rock fit for rowdy friends

    Country and rock fit for rowdy friends
    Viva Cantina in Burbank was the place to be this past Sunday evening, as veteran music critic Jonny Whiteside held the latest edition of his annual Messaround concert showcase. Now in its eighth installment, the Messaround featured a wide variety of...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...