Frommer health-care bills signed by Davis
BURBANK -- Three health-care bills long-sought by a local
legislator have been signed by the governor.
The bills were introduced by Assemblyman Dario Frommer
(D-Burbank), who is also chairman of the Assembly’s health-care
One seeks to ensure that patients receive continuity in their
health care during contract disputes between insurance companies and
Another bill, designed to prevent price gouging, would require
hospitals to make public their sticker prices for medical procedures.
The third Frommer bill would prevent hospitals from billing patients
rather than HMOs for the post-stabilization care they need after
visits to the emergency room.
Pets to receive blessings
HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- All large, small, furry, scaly, feathery,
drooling, galloping, barking, meowing, chirping, hissing, crawling
pets and their owners are invited to attend the second annual
Blessing of the Animals at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier
Church and School, 3801 Scott Road.
Father Dick and his canine companion, Susie, will welcome everyone
to the event, which takes place on the lower playground.