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April 3, 1988
The Orange County Construction Industries Alliance for the City of Hope Medical Center announced that a March 16 dinner honoring advertising executive Joe Martin with its "Spirit of Life" award netted a record $350,000 to establish the Joe Martin Research Fellowship at the Duarte medical center. The black-tie function at the Irvine Hilton attracted 500 guests and included a $100,000 contribution from John D. Lusk, builder/developer and Alliance chairman.
October 30, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
City of Hope, an independent hospital and medical research center, has selected the director of Northwestern University's cancer center as its first provost and scientific director. Dr. Steven T. Rosen will guide the scientific direction of the biomedical research, treatment and education institution, and help shape its research and educational vision, hospital officials said in a statement. He previously served as director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and director of Cancer Programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Drive past the run-down delis and weary auto repair shops along Duarte Road, past the sign welcoming you to Duarte--"Home of the City of Hope." Turn right and enter what seems like a cross between a hospital and a university campus, complete with a chapel, Japanese garden and motel-style dormitories where families of patients can stay close to their loved ones.
February 21, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
City of Hope, a leading cancer hospital and medical research center, has tapped one of its veteran leaders to take over as chief executive in January. Dr. Michael Friedman, 69, said he plans to retire as CEO at year's end after 10 years at the helm. Robert Stone, 44, currently City of Hope's president and an executive there since 1996, will take the top job in January. Quiz: How much do you know about healthcare? The prestigious medical center has been a fixture in the San Gabriel Valley for the last century.
March 19, 1987
The City of Hope National Medical Center has waived a rule requiring that patients be referred to hospital cancer specialists by a physician. This means that people who suspect they might have cancer can go directly to the center for diagnosis and treatment. Patients previously had to be referred to City of Hope by a physician, said Bonnie Rogers, associate director of communications for the medical center.
November 20, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
More than $3 million was raised for the City of Hope when the Food Industries Circle, a group of retailers, broker organizations, distributors and manufacturers, staged its 14th annual Harvest Ball at the Century Plaza Hotel. It was, in the words of Circle president Al Marasca, a time to "transcend the rivalries of the game of business." The $3.1 million raised in 1989--chiefly through the group's Coupons of Hope program and dinner ticket sales--was a new record.
Madame Sylvia Wu, wife of King Yan Wu, is the epitome of elegance--stunning in bright yellow China silk, fingering a large jade cross hanging on a gold chain, immaculately groomed, radiating the enviable beauty that comes from twinkly eyes, soft skin, wide cheekbones, proper posture and acceptance of adversity. It's 1:30 p.m. She's at the entrance to Madame Wu's Garden restaurant in Santa Monica. The parking lot is not packed.
Bessie Cook Kavitky, a key volunteer and fund-raiser for the City of Hope National Medical Center since her childhood, has died at the age of 92. Kavitky, whose parents helped create the treatment and research facility, died Friday in Los Angeles, City of Hope spokesman Joe Broady said Tuesday. Since 1939, Kavitky had been president of the support group called City of Hope Pioneers. She worked as a typesetter and was active in the Sam Cook Uniform Co.
February 3, 1994 | BEA MAXWELL
City of Hope kicked off the New Year with contributions of more than $14 million from support chapters throughout Southern California. The gifts were announced on Jan. 16 at the Beverly Hilton. Funds will go toward the medical center's annual operating budget of $463 million for patient care, scientific research and medical education. * Hillsides Home for Children's Guild raised $5,000 at its Dec. 16 holiday party at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena.
The City of Hope's dispute with its registered nurses union grew uglier this week as the hospital permanently replaced 51 striking nurses. Some 20-year veterans at the internationally known cancer hospital in Duarte were replaced by nurses just out of college, City of Hope officials acknowledged. About 80% of the hospital's 430 nurses went on strike June 15 over contract disputes over time off and job descriptions.
October 6, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Ben Horowitz, who guided the City of Hope from a relatively small tuberculosis hospital to a world-renowned cancer and medical research center, has died. He was 96. Horowitz died Saturday of natural causes at his Los Angeles home, the center announced. He was a young New York City lawyer dedicated to helping the disenfranchised when he decided to join what became known as the City of Hope, based in Duarte, in 1945. Instead of reshaping the world, Horowitz told The Times in 1986, he realized he could make a bigger contribution by taking on "just the pasture right behind me. " From 1953 through 1985, Horowitz was chief executive of the City of Hope, shepherding the institution through a dynamic era of growth.
September 22, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
A bruising turf battle that pits City of Hope National Medical Center against the organization that provides most of its doctors has created a rift at the prestigious cancer treatment and research complex northeast of Los Angeles. The controversy — centering on a reorganization of hospital operations — has yielded dueling lawsuits, a doctors' "loss of confidence" vote against chief executive Dr. Michael A. Friedman and public pleas for support to lawmakers and patients.
April 19, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Ernest Lieblich, a businessman and philanthropist with a passion for the arts who financed the painstaking restoration of a valuable 1930s-era mural and helped uncover the true identity of one of its creators, died April 4 at his Los Feliz home. He was 94. He died of natural causes, according to his executor, Ariane David. Lieblich was the founder and president of FoodCraft, a company that provides commercial coffee and snack service throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties.
December 24, 2007 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Robert Isaiah Russin, an artist and educator best known in Southern California for the "Spirit of Life" fountain sculpture in front of the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, has died. He was 93. Russin, who lived in Centennial, Wyo., died Dec. 13 after a long battle with kidney disease and hypertension, said his son, Joseph Russin, the executive editor of KTLA news. Dedicated in 1967, the sculpture shows two adults and a child in a spirited pose.
June 15, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
The day after a man and woman were found shot in a parking lot at the City of Hope National Medical Center, investigators said Wednesday that they believed the victims were a Monrovia fire captain who shot and killed his wife, then committed suicide. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators theorized that Fernando Rodriguez, 41, arranged to meet his wife, Katherine, 33, in the parking lot of the Duarte hospital in an effort to resolve ongoing marital difficulties, Sheriff's Capt.
June 14, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
A man and a woman died Tuesday as a result of a shooting in the parking lot of the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, authorities said. The victims were found about 1:40 p.m., but detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau said the sequence of events leading up to the incident was unclear in the early stages of the investigation. The woman was found dead in the hospital parking lot closest to the San Gabriel River Freeway, which is adjacent to the complex.
February 28, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Emanuel H. "Mannie" Fineman, chairman emeritus of the City of Hope National Medical Center board and a leading fund-raiser for the organization for nearly 60 years, has died. He was 90. Fineman died Monday of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. A native of Philadelphia, Fineman moved to the Los Angeles area when he was 17. He found work in the garment industry and, in 1936, became involved with the Merchants Club, a leading City of Hope auxiliary.
July 13, 1989 | PAMELA MARIN, Pamela Marin is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
Thanks to Norman and Sadie Lee, the Sunday night performance of the Laguna Art Festival's Pageant of the Masters was a sellout. Actually, it sold out twice. The Lees, British citizens and longtime Angelenos, bought tickets for every last red plastic seat in Irvine Bowl--then donated the tickets to the L.A.-based City of Hope for a benefit performance in honor of the charity's outgoing chairman of the board, Abraham Bolsky.
November 3, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In what may prove to be a significant advance in the campaign against sports doping, City of Hope researchers have developed a new method of detecting performance-enhancing anabolic steroids, including so-called "designer steroids" that may escape current testing methods. Authorities have long based their efforts to find evidence of doping through chemistry, with labs searching an athlete's blood or urine for chemical compounds known to enhance performance.
December 30, 2003 | Steve Rom, Special to The Times
Robert Ford sat on the edge of his hospital bed Monday morning, smiling like a football player who had just won a national championship. Standing in front of him were Alex Holmes and John David Booty, USC football players who have a chance to do just that Thursday in the Rose Bowl by beating Michigan. And so, for a few minutes at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, Robert, a 15-year-old sickle cell anemia patient from Altadena, could forget about the pain, physical and emotional, of the disease that has gripped him for a decade.
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