August 10, 1991
The Times reported on a controversy at the County Board of Supervisors concerning Supervisor Michael Antonovich's suggestion that the board name a new county nursing scholarship fund after himself (Metro, July 31). Antonovich reportedly responded to Supervisor Edelman's concerns that this was self-serving and inappropriate by pointing to the Edmund D. Edelman Health Center, thereby indicating that Edelman named this "county health center" after himself. Supervisor Antonovich is incorrect.
October 10, 1985
Los Angeles County's alternative AIDS testing center opened at the Edelman Health Center after a long delay caused by feuding over money between state and county officials. The center at 1213 Highland Ave. will test for the HTLV-III antibody associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome, the deadly disease that has stricken more than 1,000 locally. Testing is free and confidential, but appointments are required. They can be made by calling (213) 464-7276 Tuesday through Saturday.
November 17, 1987 |
While long-term counseling for people who test HIV positive is limited, a number of organizations have formed support groups. The Women's AIDS Project, part of the Wholistic Health for Women center in West Hollywood, has support groups for women who test positive. Information: (213) 650-1508. The Edelman Health Center in Hollywood, part of the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, has several groups, including one for people who are developing symptoms of AIDS. Information: (213) 464-7400.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1989 |
AIDS virus blood samples stolen from a Van Nuys testing firm over the weekend had been left outside the laboratory for a courier and were unsecured because a locking device was not working, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. Police said the door at ICS Home Health Services, in the 14900 block of Oxnard Street, was equipped with a device that could lock down the cooler holding the blood, which was from patients who tested positive for AIDS. The cooler could be released by a courier with a key.
June 7, 1987
Thank you for "13 Random Victims of an Indiscriminate Killer--AIDS," which brought the statistics of this insidious disease to a personal level. Philip Mandelker was a friend of mine. His sense of humor, deep caring and desire for his friends to have and be the best were only a few of the characteristics that made him so special. His death has left a great void in my life, as well as those of his other friends and associates. Philip was always there to help others. In this spirit, as a way of perpetuating his memory by doing something to fight the disease that took his life, the Philip Mandelker AIDS Prevention Center was established in the Edelman Health Care Center in Hollywood.
February 27, 1987 |
There has been a sharp increase in the number of people showing up at government-sponsored blood testing centers around the country to learn if they have been infected with the AIDS virus. As a result, at some centers, including the one in Los Angeles, people must wait as long as six weeks for an appointment. From California to the East Coast, these testing sites have experienced an increase of up to 150% since Jan. 1 in the number of people seeking testing.