In a wrongful-termination lawsuit, the former chief medical officer of Golden Valley Health Centers said she was fired for opposing policies that would undermine care for low-income and indigent patients. Dr. Silvia Diego filed the lawsuit against her former employer in Stanislaus Superior Court.
Golden Valley Health Centers’ board of directors is reviewing recent allegations from staff members and will create an ombudsman program to build trust within the organization, according to a statement. It was the board’s first public response since staffers aired complaints about the new management of Golden Valley.
For the Ayala family, like many other Merced families, celebrating Christmas Mass is a long-standing tradition. Nancy and her husband, Frank, have attended Christmas Mass at Sacred Heart for as long as they can remember. On Thursday, they were accompanied by their three children, son-in-law and two grandsons.
Lizzy, our 4-year old English bulldog is an angel except for one problem. She is crazy about retrieving balls. As soon as she sees the ball, she barks and jumps and begs until we throw it and ignores everything else. How do we stop this obsession?
Much of Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last week was filled with bikes, rocking horses, basketballs, Lego sets, games, dolls, puzzles, dump trucks, tea sets, paint sets and more for babies, elementary-age kids and teens. The Kops for Kids Giveaway is an annual Christmas toy drive for needy families, sponsored by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department.