Column | Jan 16, 2014
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Column | Dec 31, 2013 | 1:17 PMEven as medical horror stories go, this one was disturbing. On Dec. 12, 13-year-old Jahi McMath of Alameda County went into cardiac arrest and was declared brain dead following a reportedly routine tonsillectomy three days earlier. Not long after, the girl's family were making national headlines with their petition for a court order to stop doctors at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland from turning off the ventilator that was keeping her heart beating. They had also retained an attorney and were sharing their version of events with the press, a privilege they did not extend to the hospital, which under HIPPA laws cannot disclose information about patients without family consent.
Column | May 25, 2008
The names sit like scattered ashes, enough sacrifice to turn an entire page gray as a tombstone on Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 500 California troops have been killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. The list takes us from Roberto Abad,...
Column | Jul 16, 2008
Way back in my cub days at the Oakland Tribune, the paper I read growing up, I learned to check the bulletin board every day to see who the owner was. We had four of them in six years, and a wise man would have known then to leave journalism for dry-...
Column | Sep 14, 2009