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February 12, 1993 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Violence inside hospitals was never included in any recruitment brochure of the nursing profession, says Vicki Sweet. Yet, during Sweet's 11-year career as an emergency room nurse, the subject was always on her mind. "We experience different levels of violence almost on a daily basis," Sweet said of emergency room staff members.
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February 12, 1993 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Violence inside hospitals was never included in any recruitment brochure of the nursing profession, says Vicki Sweet. Yet, during Sweet's 11-year career as an emergency room nurse, the subject was always on her mind. "We experience different levels of violence almost on a daily basis," Sweet said of emergency room staff members.
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June 19, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to support state legislation prompted by the 1989 slaying of a county social worker, but only if the state pays for the $1.1 million in security improvements at mental health clinics. The union representative for the county's psychiatric social workers was angered that the supervisors were unwilling to pay for security improvements that would be necessary under the bill. "We find it reprehensible that the county . . .
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February 19, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bitterly contested proposal to boost pay and benefits for the minimum-wage employees of Los Angeles city contract holders and some other private firms won unanimous backing from key City Council committees Tuesday. The vote by the council's Personnel and Budget and Finance committees sent the long-debated proposal--dubbed the "living wage ordinance" by proponents--to the full City Council.
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February 23, 2003 | Tina Daunt and Sue Fox, Times Staff Writers
Government agencies in Los Angeles County have spent tens of millions of dollars over the last 18 months to protect the area from a possible terrorist attack, but officials say they have not been able to find money for key safety measures. Los Angeles has spent more than $90 million to bolster security at Los Angeles International Airport, and the county has spent about $28 million to set up bioterrorism response units. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power bought two helicopters for $4.
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