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October 5, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Long before Henry J. Kaiser's name became associated with health care, his empire spanned North America on sturdy legs of steel, cement and aluminum. He almost single-handedly laid the foundation for the West's industrial boom, along with one of the nation's largest nonprofit health maintenance organizations. Both ventures stemmed from his longtime motto: "Find a need and fill it."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Long before Henry J. Kaiser's name became associated with health care, his empire spanned North America on sturdy legs of steel, cement and aluminum. He almost single-handedly laid the foundation for the West's industrial boom, along with one of the nation's largest nonprofit health maintenance organizations. Both ventures stemmed from his longtime motto: "Find a need and fill it."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2012 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
Officials surveyed damage Sunday from a volatile Occupy protest that resulted in hundreds of arrests the day before and left the historic City Hall vandalized after demonstrators broke into the building, smashed display cases, cut electrical wires and burned an American flag. Police placed the number of arrests at about 400 from Saturday's daylong protest — the most contentious since authorities dismantled the Occupy Oakland encampment late last year. Mayor Jean Quan condemned the local movement's tactics as "a constant provocation of the police with a lot of violence toward them" and said the demonstrations were draining scarce resources from an already strapped city.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1987
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has named Richard P. Cooley, chairman and CEO of Seattle-First National Bank, to its board of trustees. The foundation, based in Menlo Park, disburses $15 million per year for projects in health and medicine.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2010 | By Noam N. Levey
President Obama's campaign to overhaul the nation's healthcare system is officially on the back burner as Democrats turn to the task of stimulating job growth, but behind the scenes party leaders have nearly settled on a strategy to salvage the massive legislation. They are meeting almost daily to plot legislative moves while gently persuading skittish rank-and-file lawmakers to back a sweeping bill. This effort is deliberately being undertaken quietly as Democrats work to focus attention on more-popular initiatives to bring down unemployment, which the president said was a priority in his State of the Union address on Wednesday.
BUSINESS
September 16, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The average cost of employer-sponsored health insurance for a U.S. family rose 5% this year to $13,375 while the inflation rate fell, a survey found. Workers paid a quarter of the tab, or $3,515, according to the annual poll of U.S. businesses by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Total premiums have risen 131% over 10 years, compared with 38% for wages and 28% for the overall inflation rate, Kaiser said.
NEWS
October 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in downtown Oakland will end its yearlong moratorium--don't call it a ban--on rap concerts when Los Angeles rapper King T and three local groups appear at the facility on Nov. 21. Security will be tighter than in the past, and officials at other arenas with rap concerts coming up have similar plans. There have been several incidents of violence the last two years at rap concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
NEWS
November 11, 1991
Clay P. Bedford, 88, who joined industrialist Henry J. Kaiser in 1925 and over the next 50 years helped oversee the construction of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams and the Richmond, Calif., shipyard used in World War II, and the creation of the Kaiser-Frazer line of automobiles. He also served as special assistant to the U.S. secretary of defense and was director of defense mobilization from 1951 to 1953. His civic interests included St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1998 | Washington Post
A national survey by the Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University shows that the American electorate is deeply religious and places spirituality high among its most prized values. Nearly seven in 10 people say religion is very important in their everyday lives, and 19% say it is the most important value. Just over 40% attend religious services at least once a week, and 36% say they pray several times a day.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hawaiians Happy With Mandated Health Coverage: Hawaiians are happier with their state's health care system than most Americans, according to a survey by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The state of Hawaii requires almost all employers to provide health insurance, a type of plan that has met stiff resistance from small business in California. In addition, a state insurance program provides coverage to those not covered by employers or Medicaid.
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