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Last year Martin Luther King was shut down. Now Harbor-UCLA is in trouble, with the death of a patient attracting attention from federal inspectors. On Reporter’s Notebook, will the Hollywood Sign get some unwanted neighbors: five luxury homes on the same mountain?   

 

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Katie Cooper

Main Topic Emergency Rooms Dropping Like Flies: Is Harbor-UCLA Next? 13 MIN, 13 SEC

County Supervisor Gloria Molina said yesterday that Harbor-UCLA Medical Center may be “entering a spiral very similar to what happened at Martin Luther King.”  King was shut down after federal inspectors called it a danger to patients.  Now, federal inspectors are taking a long look at Harbor-UCLA.  

Guests:
Jim Lott, Executive Vice President, Hospital Association of Southern California
Michael Cousineau, Associate Professor of Research, USC's Keck School of Medicine

Reporter's Notebook Land Near Hollywood Sign Is Up For Sale 5 MIN, 5 SEC

The Hollywood Sign originally was a promotion for Hollywoodland, a housing development in that part of Los Angeles.  Now the owners of adjacent land want to build five luxury homes—spoiling what today’s LA Times calls “one of the most famous postcard views in the world.”     

Guests:
Tom LaBonge, Los Angeles City Council (@TomLaBonge)

Making News President Calderon Comes to Town 5 MIN, 45 SEC

Meeting today with President Felipe Calderon, Governor Schwarzenegger said that California and Mexico share a “terrific partnership.”  He did not mention immigration.  But Calderon did when he addressed the state legislature, saying that “Mexican and Mexican-American workers are a large reason for the dynamic economy of California.”

Guests:
Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University (@LMU_CSLA)

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