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In the minute and a half that Renee Tuba went indoors to pick up the phone Wednesday, her 6-month-old daughter, Britney, rolled her walker toward the back-yard pond and toppled in. For a moment, sheer panic reigned as she dashed toward the gasping baby, said Tuba, 25, a supermarket checker. "I could see her walker upside down in the pond," she recalled. "She had wriggled out of the walker and was floating face up. She was full of water and couldn't take a breath."
August 22, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jim Joyce is a 24-year veteran of Major League Baseball who is probably best known as the umpire who robbed Detroit's Armando Galarraga of a perfect game in 2010. Until now. Now his claim to fame will be something much more important -- saving the life of another human being. Joyce was walking through the tunnel at Chase Field on Monday with the other three members of the umpiring crew about 90 minutes before the Arizona Diamondbacks-Miami Marlins game when he saw a woman having a seizure.
February 19, 1995
No, that was not a freight train at Santa Monica College. The boxcar-like procession in the middle of Pearl Street was actually a line of temporary classrooms delivered to the college Wednesday and moved onto the campus Thursday for final assembly. The six bungalows will provide more classroom and library space while earthquake repairs and expansion work continue on Santa Monica College buildings.
July 11, 1991 | Dianne Klein
When it was happening, it really couldn't have been, could it? "Everything will be fine ," Dianne Bordeaux remembers telling herself. Even when she'd called 911, while she was still screaming out the front door for somebody to please help, for somebody who knew CPR, she thought, " Of course , it will be all right." It is not. Jennifer Hope Dawson, 3 years old this past May, is in Dianne's arms now. The accident , as it is known around here, was five months ago.
May 8, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
It was nearly two years ago that 19-year-old Donna Jou left home with a man she met on the Internet and then disappeared. For almost two years, her parents believed that John Steven Burgess knew what had happened to their daughter but refused to tell them. On Thursday, Jou's parents finally got answers to questions that have haunted them. Burgess, a convicted sex offender, had pleaded guilty earlier this week to involuntary manslaughter and to concealing Jou's body.
January 26, 2014 | By Lisa Zamosky
Few of us expect to find ourselves riding in the back of an ambulance, yet in 2012 nearly 600,000 people in Los Angeles County were transported to hospital emergency rooms. And that's just in response to 911 calls. But how does it work? Where do they take you? How much does it cost and who pays for it? Every city and county in Southern California has a slightly different way of handling emergencies. But Cathy Chidester, director of the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency, says most local areas operate under similar principles.
August 9, 1990
The city of Beverly Hills announced that it has extended its contract with Marjelee Murrell, coordinator of the city's cardiopulmonary resuscitation program. Murrell, who became coordinator of the city's extensive CPR program in 1984, has trained and supervised more than 100 volunteers who have taught CPR to more than 30,000 people. The city requires that all graduates of Beverly Hills High School pass a CPR class.
July 13, 1986
The article by Allan Parachini will, unfortunately, I fear, harm efforts to increase bystander CPR training--a program that has saved many thousands of lives. As founder-chairman emeritus of the Writers Guild of America, West's CPR Program, a nearly eight-year volunteer CPR instructor for the American Heart Assn., recipient of its Exceptional Service Award, and the individual whose suggestions led to a National CPR Awareness Week and the forthcoming Los Angeles CPR Awareness Week (Oct.
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