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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX group part ways
Southlanders who are insured through Blue Shield of California Blue Shield of California is a not-for-profit health insurance provider headquartered in San Francisco, California. An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Shield of California is an incorporated, wholly owned subsidiary of California Physicians' may need to reconsider if they plan to visit doctors from the UCLA Medical Group.
The insurer and the medical company parted ways effective May 1, meaning UCLA Medical Group service will no longer be considered a preferred option for Blue Shield members.
"You may continue to receive services from UCLA Medical Group providers, but your out-of-pocket costs out-of-pocket costs Managed care Health care costs that a covered person must pay out of pocket–eg, coinsurance, deductibles, etc. See Copayment. for those services will be at the higher 'nonpreferred' (non-network) amounts," Blue Shield officials wrote in a letter that was sent to members this month. "Blue Shield will pay the lower, nonpreferred level of benefits and you will be responsible for any amounts up to the medical group's billed charges."
UCLA Medical Group officials could not be reached for immediate comment.
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3. Blue Shield, UCLA was asking for higher rates than comparable health-care organizations in the area.
Janitors, building owners 'cool off'
To head off a threatened strike, building owners and janitors agreed to a cooling-off period An interval of time during which no action of a specific type can be taken by either side in a dispute. An automatic delay in certain jurisdictions, apart from ordinary court delays, between the time when Divorce papers are filed and the divorce hearing takes place. Thursday and pledged to resume negotiations through the weekend.
After an hourlong meeting with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa (born Antonio (Tony) Ramon Villar, Jr. on January 23, 1953) is the mayor of Los Angeles, California. He is the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles since Cristobal Aguilar in 1872. , the two sides agreed to continue talks to try to resolve differences.
"After a fruitful meeting with key building owners and the union, I believe this cooling-off period will allow both sides of this negotiation to come back to the table quickly and ready to talk," Villaraigosa said.
"Ultimately, it's in all of our best interests to find a fair and fast resolution that protects the working families and meets the needs of businesses in L.A."
Public hearing set on LAX proposals
Los Angeles World Airports Los Angeles World Airports or LAWA is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of Los Angeles, California.
This department owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport, LA/Ontario International Airport, Palmdale Regional Airport, and Van will host a public hearing Saturday to address concerns expressed about LAX's modernization plan.
In 2004, the City Council approved billions of dollars worth of projects at Los Angeles International Airport “LAX” redirects here. For other uses, see LAX (disambiguation).
“KLAX” redirects here. For other uses, see KLAX (disambiguation).
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX , but most of the work remains in the planning stages.
As part of the process, LAWA LAWA Los Angeles World Airports
LAWA Lawrence's Warbler (bird species) is required to address concerns expressed by Angelenos and airport-adjacent residents in public "scoping meetings," said City Councilman Bill Rosendahl Bill Rosendahl is a Los Angeles City Councilman, representing Council District 11, including the communities of Brentwood, Del Rey, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, West Los Angeles and Westchester. , whose district includes LAX.
The thrust of the overhaul approved under former Mayor Jim Hahn is to expand passenger capacity and to improve security by removing cars from the central terminal area.
Sen. Scott to head college system
Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, has been selected to become the next chancellor of the California Community College system.
Scott, who served as president of two community colleges before joining the Senate, will start Jan. 1, 2009, after his Senate term ends.
"The future of our state economy and even the California dream are tied to increasing the number of Californians who both enter and complete their college education," Scott said. "That is why the community colleges are so important."
Jury urges death in deputy's slaying
Jurors on Thursday recommended the execution of a man convicted of murdering an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy during a March 2006 attempted robbery in Long Beach.
Frank Christopher Gonzales -- who wanted to be sentenced immediately -- is set to return to Long Beach Superior Court today when he could be sentenced, according to Deputy District Attorney Patrick Connolly.
Gonzales was convicted April 22 of first-degree murder, attempted robbery and the special-circumstance allegation of murder during an attempted robbery in the slaying of Maria Rosa, who was gunned down about 6 a.m. outside a colleague's home March 28, 2006.
The jury that convicted the 27-year-old man found that he used a handgun to kill Rosa, who was on her way to work as a jailer at the sheriff's Inmate Reception Center.
"He knew she was a cop before he killed her," Connolly told jurors as the trial's penalty phase began April 25, referring to Gonzales seeing Rosa's badge before firing two shots from a .22-caliber revolver as she was at the trunk of her car in the driveway.
Connolly told jurors that Gonzales was involved in three other shootings and a carjacking The criminal taking of a motor vehicle from its driver by force, violence, or intimidation.
The u.s. justice department categorizes the crime of carjacking as a "completed or attempted Robbery of a motor vehicle by a stranger in the weeks before Rosa's killing.
-- Staff and Wire Services