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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989
Charles M. Stewart, 83, emeritus professor at the USC School of Medicine and chairman of that school's urology department until his retirement in 1971. Dr. Stewart, who had been living in Carmel for the last 12 years, studied medicine at the University of Iowa and took his internship at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles and served his residency at the old Los Angeles County General Hospital. He served with (Gen. Frank D.) Merrill's "Marauders" during World War II and upon his discharge founded the Society of Pediatric Urology in Los Angeles.
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BOOKS
October 28, 1990
For book research I am doing on reasons doctors choose to perform hysterectomies on women, I'd be interested in hearing from any women who have had this surgery performed under private insurance plans, Medi Cal, or through a now-defunct corporation, Irvine Gyn Oncology, headed by Dr. Philip Disaia (performing surgery at both University of California Medical Center, Irvine and Memorial Medical Center, Women's Center, Long Beach); and Dr. Louis Gluck, allegedly until 1988. More than 700,000 hysterectomies (estimate)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the end of a long day of trying to persuade legislators to save his hospital and other health care programs from devastating budget cuts, the reality of California's fiscal crisis hit hospital executive James Yoshioka hard. "They simply don't have the money," Yoshioka said, his voice empty of the upbeat energy he had brought to the start of this whirlwind lobbying effort 11 hours before.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1989
A woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the death of her 11-year-old daughter, who died in a hospital after apparently being beaten during an argument, police said. Sharon Thomas, hospitalized with a blackened eye, other facial injuries and a cut leg, suffered cardiac arrest and died about 2 a.m. at California Medical Center, Lt. Doug Collisson said. Detectives booked the girl's mother, Eara Ross, 33, of Los Angeles on suspicion of murder after interviewing the woman, her boyfriend and other residents of the Budlong Avenue neighborhood where she lived with her four children, Detective Verne King said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One 12-year-old boy was slain and another was critically wounded when gunmen in a passing car opened fire at a group of youths standing in front of a market on West Adams Boulevard, police said Tuesday. Juan Jasso was pronounced dead Monday night on arrival at California Medical Center. His companion, who was not identified, was reported in stable condition Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
NEWS
April 9, 1990 | LINDA CHONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a drive-by shooting believed to be gang-related, five people were wounded--two critically--while standing on a sidewalk in South-Central Los Angeles, police said. The five victims--Raul Aguirre, 25, Manuel Aguirre, 23, Jose Rivas, 30, Osvaldo Quevas, 19, and Jose Cornejo, 25--were standing on the 100 block of East 54th Street about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when occupants of a passing car fired gunshots at the group, said Los Angeles Police Detective Joe Linares.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
Officials at a busy downtown hospital that has long been "an open door to the poor masses of Central Los Angeles" announced Monday the closure of its emergency room to paramedic rescue ambulances. The move by California Medical Center, designed to save money, came as a major blow to the county's emergency care network. Health officials said they fear a domino effect leading to similar shutdowns at other hospitals and creating havoc in the ambulance rescue system.
NEWS
December 25, 1994
The doctors, nurses and staff at California Hospital Medical Center pulled on their black boots and jumped into their baggy red suits to bring some holiday cheer to 400 inner-city children last week. The private nonprofit hospital, which serves Downtown, South-Central and Pico Union, launched its second annual Operation Santa Claus a few days before Christmas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
It is 9 p.m. at California Medical Center's emergency department as Dr. Randall Sword arrives for the late-night shift. He faces a sea of faces in the waiting room. All 13 beds are occupied, and so are two gurneys in the hallway. He throws open the doors to the brisk night air and counts four ambulances, two police cars and a police motorcycle. "Look," he says. "Here comes a fire truck!"
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1989 | CHARISSE JONES, Times Staff Writer
A 14-year-old Los Angeles boy, shot to death by rival gang members as he and friends drove through the streets of Westlake, was one of several people killed in a weekend of violence that stretched from Carson to Whittier, said officials. Salvador Garibay, 14, died in his home after he was shot in the head while sitting in a car near 6th and Union streets, Los Angeles police said. Salvador and three friends, who police said were gang members, were driving through the Westlake area when a rival gang member fired a single shot at the youths and fatally wounded the boy, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, Sgt. Sam Galluzzo said.
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