CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2001 |
On the morning of Sept. 11, while most Americans were glued to television screens, Pat Mumbauer was racing to her local sheriff's station. By 9 a.m., the chairwoman of the Short Term Emergency Plan, a civilian corps that trains Crescenta Valley residents to prepare for disasters, was staffing the Emergency Operations Center at the Crescenta Valley station. And by lunchtime, members of her group and other sheriff's volunteers were evacuating La Canada High School.
November 23, 1988
Hospital Corp. of America stock sagged Tuesday in the wake of its approval of a $3.6-billion buyout offer from a management-led group, and analysts say they expect that the company's new owners will sell off up to $750 million in assets if the deal goes through. In trading on the New York Stock Exchange, HCA lost $3.625 a share to close at $43, apparently reflecting disappointment that a higher bid did not emerge.