Saturday, January 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers for a California hospital and the family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead have agreed on procedures for moving the girl to another facility. Christopher Dolan, who represents Jahi McMath's mother, says Jahi's family now has clarity on what it needs to do to get the girl out of Children's Hospital, where doctors have been arguing that it's time to remove her from the ventilator that is keeping her heart pumping.
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 75-year-old San Diego County man was struck and killed by a train while trying to protect his dog. Sheriff's Sgt. Anthony O'Boyle tells U-T San Diego the collision happened yesterday afternoon while the man was walking the yellow Labrador retriever off leash on the coastal bluff in Del Mar. The man's name was not released.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three California centers for the developmentally disabled are at risk of losing Medicaid funding after state officials found some patients were in unsafe situations. The Los Angeles Times reports the California Department of Public Health announced late last night it would take steps to decertify the Porterville, Lanterman and Fairview Developmental Centers. The exact nature of the problems was unclear.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Medical marijuana activists are appealing a California court decision that upheld a Northern California city's ban on marijuana cultivation. The chief counsel with Americans for Safe Access writes in the petition that prohibiting qualified medical marijuana users from growing their own pot violates the state's medical marijuana laws.