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January 1, 1988
Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center in Lancaster on Thursday became the seventh hospital to formally withdraw from the beleaguered Los Angeles County trauma-care network. Citing a lack of funds for indigent patients and a low reimbursement rate from the county for trauma care, the hospital allowed its contract with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to expire Thursday. The hospital had signaled its intention to withdraw from the network Oct. 30.
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June 18, 2013 | By Jean Merl
The wrong-way driver who allegedly caused a nine-vehicle pileup on the 14 Freeway in the Antelope Valley has been arrested, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday. Rick Allen Walker, 54, of Canyon Country, was suspected of being under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the late-afternoon Monday crash that injured 13 people, three critically, the CHP said. CHP officers were working an earlier collision, off to the right of the northbound lanes of the highway, near Vasquez Rocks Park, when they saw a vehicle heading the wrong way at about 85 mph.  The vehicle slammed head-on into another car, sparking chain-reaction collisions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just hours before the county hammered out a health budget that relies on private-public partnerships to maintain medical services for the poor, a private hospital in the Antelope Valley threatened to break an existing contract, saying that it wanted "better terms," officials disclosed Wednesday. An administrator at Antelope Valley Hospital said the facility is willing to continue to provide care for 3,100 poor patients--as it has done for years--but wants to renegotiate its agreement.
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September 27, 2011 | By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood
Reporting from Mexico City - The spaces for "Name of Father" are blank. But the L.A. County birth certificates list the mother, who happens to be the young wife of a highly sought-after drug lord, Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. Emma Coronel traveled to Southern California in mid-July and gave birth Aug. 15 to twin girls at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, according to birth records and a senior U.S. law enforcement official. Turns out Coronel, a 22-year-old former beauty queen, holds U.S. citizenship, which entitles her to travel freely to the United States.
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October 3, 1997 | RADHA KRISHNAN THAMPI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accused of pointing a revolver at a hospital patient and punching him will plead guilty to one misdemeanor charge of violating federal civil rights laws, court officials said. Deputy Henry Meyers, 30, has also agreed to resign his job within two weeks after entering the plea and will not seek or accept employment with any law enforcement or private security agency in the U.S., according to Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.
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February 15, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
In a sign of the turmoil engulfing the overburdened health-care system in northern Los Angeles County, the board of the Antelope Valley's largest hospital fired its chief executive this week amid concerns about crowding and his alleged opposition to union organizing. Antelope Valley Hospital Chief Executive Mathew Abraham was ousted Thursday in a 4-1 closed-session vote by the Antelope Valley Health Care District's board of directors.
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January 27, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to assaulting a patient at Antelope Valley Hospital while on duty was sentenced Monday to five months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian also ordered Henry Myers, 30, to serve another five months in a halfway house where he is expected to undergo mental health treatment, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Jeffrey Rawitz.
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July 9, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster say they hope a union will help make conditions better for patients and themselves. A recent push for union representation was generated by concerns among registered nurses that patient care was suffering because staffing had not kept pace with the area's growing population and its need for medical care. In the last decade, the Antelope Valley's population grew by about 27%, to 318,000, but two of five hospitals closed.
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January 21, 1995 | ISAAC GUZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Antelope Valley Hospital director is facing felony conflict of interest charges for allegedly making a profit on a billboard he subleased to the hospital. Prosecutors levied the charges Thursday against John Lawrence Parker, 47, who now lives in Austin, Tex. "We have been looking into this for quite some time," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Rich Goul, who added that the charges were the first fruit of an ongoing probe by the D.A.'
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January 7, 1994 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a high rate of reported child abuse in the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County officials Thursday announced a new program that will allow children to be examined for signs of sexual abuse at a local hospital, instead of at facilities at least 75 miles away.
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December 31, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 16-year-old boy was killed and four people were injured Saturday when an alleged drunk driver ran a stop sign north of Palmdale and was struck by an SUV, authorities said. The 17-year-old driver of a 1997 Honda Civic was eastbound on Avenue O-8 just after midnight when he failed to stop at the intersection and was hit by a 2000 GMC Yukon traveling north on 20th Street West. Jon Harrison of Palmdale, who was riding in the Civic's front seat, died at Antelope Valley Hospital.
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August 12, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
After struggling for months to unionize, registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster have approved their first collective-bargaining agreement, which includes pay raises of 18% to 38% over three years, the California Nurses Assn. said. Under the agreement, approved by the union and the hospital board last week, 535 nurses would earn up to $46.41 per hour, association officials said.
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May 22, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
The directors of an Antelope Valley hospital will seek an injunction to preserve inpatient services at a Lancaster public hospital for the poor, creating another legal hurdle for Los Angeles County officials trying to curb a massive budget shortfall in the public health system.
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November 7, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Two union-backed candidates won seats on the board that controls Antelope Valley Hospital, giving new hope to labor organizers in their struggle to form a nurses union at the 350-bed facility. June Snow and Don Parazo, both endorsed by the California Nurses Assn., were the top vote-getters in a seven-candidate race for two open seats. They replace incumbents Chairman Gary Hill and Vice Chairman Don Bean on the five-member board of the Antelope Valley Health Care District.
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September 12, 2002 | WENDY THERMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirteen Antelope Valley High School students were treated at a hospital Wednesday after taking illicitly obtained Ritalin, and about 150 of the prescription-only pills were confiscated on campus, authorities said. Three became seriously ill from an overdose, officials said. The others showed symptoms of grogginess or incoherence. All had been released from Antelope Valley Hospital by evening. "They are all OK," Principal Mark Bryant said.
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July 9, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster say they hope a union will help make conditions better for patients and themselves. A recent push for union representation was generated by concerns among registered nurses that patient care was suffering because staffing had not kept pace with the area's growing population and its need for medical care. In the last decade, the Antelope Valley's population grew by about 27%, to 318,000, but two of five hospitals closed.
WORLD
September 27, 2011 | By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood
Reporting from Mexico City - The spaces for "Name of Father" are blank. But the L.A. County birth certificates list the mother, who happens to be the young wife of a highly sought-after drug lord, Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. Emma Coronel traveled to Southern California in mid-July and gave birth Aug. 15 to twin girls at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, according to birth records and a senior U.S. law enforcement official. Turns out Coronel, a 22-year-old former beauty queen, holds U.S. citizenship, which entitles her to travel freely to the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 16-year-old boy was killed and four people were injured Saturday when an alleged drunk driver ran a stop sign north of Palmdale and was struck by an SUV, authorities said. The 17-year-old driver of a 1997 Honda Civic was eastbound on Avenue O-8 just after midnight when he failed to stop at the intersection and was hit by a 2000 GMC Yukon traveling north on 20th Street West. Jon Harrison of Palmdale, who was riding in the Civic's front seat, died at Antelope Valley Hospital.
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September 10, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men were killed early Saturday when the car they were in plunged off an elevated section of the Antelope Valley Freeway and landed on Avenue J, striking a power pole, authorities said. The driver, Wayne Easter Jr., 28, of Carson, and a passenger, Roy Lee Brown Jr., 31, of Palmdale, who was in the front seat of the 1999 Toyota Camry, died in the crash. Both men were wearing seat belts, the California Highway Patrol said. A third passenger, Calvin Brown Jr.
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