- Making News: County Supervisors Vote to Close King-Drew Trauma Center
LA County Supervisors held another marathon hearing today. Then, as expected, they closed the trauma center at King-Drew Medical Center in South Los Angeles, promising to reassess re-opening it in the future. Trauma patients will be diverted to three nearby hospitals. Charles Ornstein, who monitored the action for the Los Angeles Times, says although no one is happy at the result, it's hoped that the move will help keep the hospital itself open.
- Reporter's Notebook: Judge Refuses to Intervene in San Diego Mayor's Race
In San Diego, the principle that "all votes cast should be counted" has run up against the resolve that "all the rules should be followed." That means that Mayor Dick Murphy has been re-elected by about 2200 votes. There may be more write-in ballots than that for Councilwoman Donna Frye, but while many voters put her name on the line, they neglected to ink in the "bubbles" next to her name, as we hear from Greg Moran of the San Diego Union Tribune.