SALINAS

Medical board reprimands urologist

Physicians across the state on Friday received notification from the Medical Board of California that it publicly reprimanded Salinas urologist Aytac Apaydin for errors in treatment of a patient.

In the settlement of the complaint, which originally sought suspension or revocation of his license, Apaydin conceded he failed to recognize he left a wire in the patient's bladder, despite the man's ongoing pain and bleeding and a CT scan identifying the mistake.

The medical board ordered Apaydin to undergo training for proper medical record keeping. His medical practice, Salinas Valley Urology, has been under federal investigation for possible billing violations.

CARMEL

Harrison Library announces lectures

Harrison Memorial Library in Carmel announced the lineup for its 2013 Local History Lecture Series.

The free series kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday with George Somero, a Stanford University biology professor and former trustee with the Big Sur Land Trust, talking about land and water conservation work along the Carmel River leading into Big Sur. His talk will be held at the Sunset Center's Carpenter Hall, Ninth Avenue and Mission Street.

Other speakers are:

· Meg Clovis of the Monterey County Parks Department, about the history of Salinas Valley, Feb.12.
· Big Sur historian Soaring Starkey, about the Post Ranch family, March19.


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· Magnus Toren, executive director of the Henry Miller Library, April30.
· David Gordon, about the founders of the Carmel Bach Festival, date to be determined.

For information, call 624-1615.

SALINAS

City managers to speak to taxpayers group

Two city managers will speak at a forum hosted by the Salinas Taxpayers Association from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave.

The free event will feature former Salinas City Manager Dave Mora, who will speak about taxpayer benefits of living in an unincorporated area, and Salinas City Manager Ray Corpuz, who will discuss current events in the city.

For information, call 595-5267, or email bobperkins@redshift.com.