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REAL ESTATE
February 8, 1987
A $7.7-million expansion of French Hospital in Chinatown has been approved by the city Community Redevelopment Agency. The proposed plan will involve the addition of about 42,960 square feet of floor area and construction of a 240-space parking structure. John J. Tuite, CRA administrator, said the hospital site is designated for high medium residential and commercial use and that a special action was required to permit the enlargement.
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WORLD
December 3, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Leaks from test results French scientists had conducted on samples taken last year from the remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat added more confusion Tuesday to the debate over Arafat's death. According to the leaks, widely published by news agencies, the French results did not confirm that Arafat died from poison and suggested that he probably died of natural causes. "The report rules out the poisoning theory," Agence France-Presse quoted an unidentified source as saying.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1988
French Hospital of Los Angeles on Wednesday announced an anticipated cutback of its emergency room services. The nonprofit 155-bed Chinatown hospital at 531 W. College St. is the third downtown Los Angeles hospital to announce a drastic curtailment of its emergency care program this month. The cutbacks are designed to divert city and county ambulances that may bring in substantial numbers of patients who cannot pay their bills, but who, by law, cannot be refused treatment.
WORLD
November 6, 2004 | Sebastian Rotella and Laura King, Times Staff Writers
A French hospital official, speaking hours after an aide said Yasser Arafat had slipped into a coma, said late Friday that the Palestinian leader's condition had not deteriorated further. "The state of health of President Yasser Arafat has not worsened," said Gen. Christian Estripeau, the chief physician at the hospital in suburban Paris where the 75-year-old Palestinian leader has been under treatment for the last week for a still-undisclosed illness. "He is considered to be stable."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1989
A group of physicians and members of the Chinese community have signed a letter of intent to purchase the oldest hospital in Los Angeles, the troubled French Hospital in Chinatown. According to hospital officials, the purchase would save the 129-year-old medical facility on West College Street, which had been expected to close next month. Even though escrow may take up to six months, "there will be no lag in service," said Don Carrico, chief executive officer of the 155-bed facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN and CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writers
Officials at French Hospital in Chinatown said Monday that they will be unable to keep their doors open beyond June 1 without a dramatic infusion of cash to help offset losses of about $3 million last year. "I'm not sure whether we'd file bankruptcy or just prepare for an orderly close-down," said Don Carrico, president of the 155-bed facility. The hospital, founded in 1860 to serve the French immigrant settlement that once surrounded it, is in the heart of Chinatown.
REAL ESTATE
September 22, 1985 | EVELYN De WOLFE
Coinciding with the French Hospital's cake-cutting ceremony on its 125th anniversary today at the original site in Chinatown, will be the announcement of a proposed $30-million construction project by Donald W. Carrico, hopital president and chief executive officer. The new additions will include a two-story wing and more parking space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
Financially ailing French Hospital in Los Angeles' Chinatown has been put up for sale, and its operators are asking staff doctors and the surrounding community to consider taking over its operation. The 129-year-old medical facility on West College Street--built to serve what was once a French immigrant settlement surrounding it, but now in the heart of Chinatown--has been suffering for about three years.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1985
French Hospital, a 155-bed nonprofit community hospital in Chinatown, named three new executives: Carlton W. (Pete) McIntyre, chief operating officer; Deborah A. Dyer, director of corporate development, and Alan G. De Jong, controller.
NEWS
April 14, 1989
Christian and Muslim gunners pounded each other's residential areas of Beirut, stalling the evacuation of wounded to a French hospital ship as Lebanon's bitter civil war entered its 15th year. Police said 19 people were killed and 50 wounded. The bombardment was the fiercest since April 5, when the Arab League called for a cease-fire to halt the worst sectarian fighting since 1985. The truce, like others in the long war, soon failed. The new fighting shelved plans to ferry seriously wounded Muslims and Christians to the French ship.
WORLD
October 30, 2004 | Jeffrey Fleishman and Laura King, Times Staff Writers
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat arrived Friday at a military hospital south of Paris to undergo treatment for a mysterious illness that has severely weakened him and added an unpredictable dynamic to Middle East politics. Traveling on a French military jet from Jordan, Arafat landed amid tight security at the Villacoublay military airfield about 1:30 p.m. and then was boarded onto a helicopter for a 15-minute flight to Percy Army Teaching Hospital in Clamart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1989 | PENELOPE MC MILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French Hospital in Chinatown, originally built to serve French immigrants, but which local Chinese doctors have been trying to save from closing, has a new benefactor, who is Japanese. Zensaburo Hara, an entrepreneur who lives in Japan but has a home in Beverly Hills, has signed a joint-venture agreement with the Pacific Alliance Medical Center, the doctors and other investors who recently completed the purchase of French Hospital, "to improve and expand" the 129-year-old facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
A group of physicians and other investors took the first step Tuesday toward purchasing Chinatown's financially troubled French Hospital, which they plan to operate as a for-profit facility. In a step that hospital President Don Carrico described as the first transaction in a phased four-month escrow, a limited partnership called P.A.M.C. Ltd. made a $750,000 payment Tuesday toward a $4.2-million purchase of the 155-bed facility, the oldest hospital in Los Angeles. "If that didn't happen, we were in a close-down mode," Carrico said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1989
A group of physicians and members of the Chinese community have signed a letter of intent to purchase the oldest hospital in Los Angeles, the troubled French Hospital in Chinatown. According to hospital officials, the purchase would save the 129-year-old medical facility on West College Street, which had been expected to close next month. Even though escrow may take up to six months, "there will be no lag in service," said Don Carrico, chief executive officer of the 155-bed facility.
NEWS
April 14, 1989
Christian and Muslim gunners pounded each other's residential areas of Beirut, stalling the evacuation of wounded to a French hospital ship as Lebanon's bitter civil war entered its 15th year. Police said 19 people were killed and 50 wounded. The bombardment was the fiercest since April 5, when the Arab League called for a cease-fire to halt the worst sectarian fighting since 1985. The truce, like others in the long war, soon failed. The new fighting shelved plans to ferry seriously wounded Muslims and Christians to the French ship.
REAL ESTATE
October 27, 1985
In the recent article commemorating the 125th anniversary of the French Hospital, reporter Evelyn De Wolfe stated that "immigrants continue to seek health care at the second oldest hospital in Los Angeles which is only 10 years younger than the city itself. . . . " Surely, The Times is aware that the city of Los Angeles is 204 years old--that's what the Bicentennial was all about, wasn't it? ABRAHAM HOFFMAN Los Angeles Editor's Note: While Los Angeles was founded in 1781, it was not incorporated until 1850.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1989 | PENELOPE MC MILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French Hospital in Chinatown, originally built to serve French immigrants, but which local Chinese doctors have been trying to save from closing, has a new benefactor, who is Japanese. Zensaburo Hara, an entrepreneur who lives in Japan but has a home in Beverly Hills, has signed a joint-venture agreement with the Pacific Alliance Medical Center, the doctors and other investors who recently completed the purchase of French Hospital, "to improve and expand" the 129-year-old facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN and CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writers
Officials at French Hospital in Chinatown said Monday that they will be unable to keep their doors open beyond June 1 without a dramatic infusion of cash to help offset losses of about $3 million last year. "I'm not sure whether we'd file bankruptcy or just prepare for an orderly close-down," said Don Carrico, president of the 155-bed facility. The hospital, founded in 1860 to serve the French immigrant settlement that once surrounded it, is in the heart of Chinatown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
Financially ailing French Hospital in Los Angeles' Chinatown has been put up for sale, and its operators are asking staff doctors and the surrounding community to consider taking over its operation. The 129-year-old medical facility on West College Street--built to serve what was once a French immigrant settlement surrounding it, but now in the heart of Chinatown--has been suffering for about three years.
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