Santa Clara Supervisors To Mull Building Psychiatric Care Center For Teens
Currently, any teen in need is shuttled to facilities in neighboring areas.
The Mercury News:
San Jose: A Youth Psych Center At Valley Medical Center?
There’s been a severe shortage of inpatient psychiatric care facilities for troubled teens and youth for decades in Santa Clara County, and on Tuesday supervisors will hear a pitch to build a new specialty center on the Valley Medical Center campus to address that need. For years, kids who need short-term psychiatric hospitalization — usually because they’ve been deemed a hazard to themselves or others — have been shuttled to facilities in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and even Sacramento counties. (Kurhi, 11/1)
In other news from across the state —
Ventura County Star:
Arbitration Ruling Months Off In Rozanski Case As Criminal Probe Continues
The dispute between retired health administrator Jane Rozanski and her former employer is still in a preliminary stage of the binding arbitration process and a decision may not come down until next summer. The Camarillo Health Care District sued Rozanski for $425,000 and punitive damages a year ago, alleging fraud tied to billings she approved for an attorney with whom she had an affair. Rozanski has acknowledged a past relationship with the district's former legal counsel, Ralph Ferguson, but both have denied over-billing the agency that provides health programs in Camarillo. (Wilson, 11/1)
San Diego Union-Times:
San Diego-Area Surfers And Beachgoers Sickened After Tijuana Sewage Spill, Officials Say
Officials in Imperial Beach said Wednesday that sewage flowing up the coast from Tijuana fouled miles of shoreline over the weekend, severely sickening surfers and other beachgoers. Mayor Serge Dedina, who also fell ill, said he received no advance notice from officials in Mexico about the pollution. (Smith, 11/1)