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August 19, 1986
Leon Schwab, whose now defunct Sunset Strip drugstore was famous as a gathering place for the stars, was released this morning from Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills following treatment for a fainting spell, a hospital spokeswoman said. Earlier reports that Schwab, 74, had suffered a heart attack, were incorrect, she said. He had been admitted to the hospital in serious condition on Monday.
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February 4, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A homeless man who was shot point-blank in the head in Panorama City on Sunday during an argument over $50 has been declared brain dead, according to Los Angeles police. Hospital officials told homicide detectives that Carlos Sanchez Cruz, 31, was declared brain dead at 3 p.m. Monday. “It's sad that a dispute over $50 would lead to a man's death,” said LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon. “I hope the family can find some solace in knowing at least that we have the persons responsible in custody.” Cruz was placed on life support at Holy Cross Hospital following the shooting, which occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on the sidewalk near 9010 Tobias Avenue, police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1986
Two people were injured in a shooting at a Mission Hills parking lot and another woman was shot several hours later in apparent retaliation for the earlier attack, police said Monday. The motive in the first shooting was not known Monday, but police believe it was gang related. It occurred at 10 p.m. Sunday in a shopping center parking lot at 11549 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Detective Bob Stemple said.
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July 5, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Matt Hamilton and Emily Foxhall
An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people were gathered at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park to watch the show when, officials believe, at least one pyrotechnic prematurely exploded in a mortar, causing a chain reaction that tipped over other fireworks and launched them into the crowd of spectators. Simi Valley police initially said 28 people were injured, including 20 who were taken by ambulance to area hospitals. Additional victims sought treatment on their own. Simi Valley Hospital treated 26 patients, 14 of whom came in by ambulance, according to hospital spokeswoman Alicia Gonzalez.
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February 1, 1992
An air rescue team plucked three teen-age girls from a remote canyon north of Sylmar on Thursday night after the truck they were in plunged 200 feet off a mountain road, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said. The three girls were passengers in a red Ford Ranger driven by John Wilson of Tujunga, said Officer Richard Obregon, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.
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June 6, 1988
An 18-year-old man who had graduated from Alemany High School on Saturday was killed Sunday in Sylmar in a head-on collision that injured two others, Los Angeles police said. John Farenbaugh, of Sylmar, was driving his 1986 Toyota pick-up truck at high speed in the 14000 block of Foothill Boulevard near Cobalt Street about 5 p.m. when his car veered into the opposite lane and crashed into a 1969 Mustang, said Officer Bill Mulvihill.
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September 25, 1985
Los Angeles police have identified a 4-year-old pedestrian and a 24-year-old motorcyclist killed in a rush-hour collision at a Panorama City intersection Monday. Officer Larry Rumple said the child, Jenny Rodriguez, was found dead at the scene of the 6:30 p.m. accident at Van Nuys Boulevard and Osborne Street. She and baby sitter Eloisa Espinoza were struck by a motorcycle driven by Robert Earl Lockskin. All three were from Pacoima.
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May 11, 1985
Aretired Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded Thursday night while thwarting an armed robbery at the Mission Hills grocery store where he was shopping, police said Friday. Orville Rees, 63, of Los Angeles was in serious condition at Holy Cross hospital in Mission Hills after being shot by one of two men attempting to rob Von's Market, 10321 Sepulveda Blvd., said Lt. Robert Stemples.
OPINION
July 9, 1989
Recently my husband Frank complained of a back pain. We thought it to be a muscle strain. When the pain increased I called 911. Paramedics responded within five minutes. They rushed my husband to Holy Cross Hospital where the trauma team took over. He was in surgery for a ruptured aneurysm within five minutes. The 911 team, the trauma team and the surgeons and nurses saved his life. They all agreed that the speed with which Frank was admitted to the hospital and the fact that he wasn't a smoker made the difference between life and death.
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July 5, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Matt Hamilton and Emily Foxhall
At least 36 people were injured or treated at Simi Valley-area hospitals after a major malfunction at a fireworks display sent pyrotechnics shooting into a crowd of spectators. An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people were gathered at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley Thursday to watch the show when, officials believe, at least one pyrotechnic prematurely exploded in a mortar, causing a chain reaction that tipped over other fireworks and launched them into the crowd of spectators.
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December 20, 1995 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In yet another sign of the financial crunch faced by hospitals in the managed-care era, the order of Catholic nuns that owns St. Joseph Medical Center is acquiring Holy Cross Medical Center, another Catholic hospital in Mission Hills. Hospital executives said Tuesday that both institutions and their emergency rooms will remain open, and they pledged to keep providing millions of dollars in free care to the poor--a major mission of both nonprofit facilities.
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August 27, 1995 | From Associated Press
Charles Nickens lies paralyzed in a hospital bed and relies on a ventilator to take his eight breaths each minute. But because his Medicare benefits no longer cover the $2,000 a day for his room, the hospital that has kept him alive for the last 17 months is suing to evict him. Holy Cross Hospital claims Nickens, 67, and his wife, Mary, are trespassing and that he is well enough to go elsewhere.
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January 18, 1994 | Maria L. LaGanga, Times Staff Writer
They cannot be weighed on the same scales, these varied acts of valor. As freeways crashed and walls fell and fires blazed, Southern Californians showed their mettle Monday in many ways. There were gestures grand and breathtaking, such as the firefighters who risked their lives to save a man crushed beneath 20 tons of Northridge Fashion Center concrete--saviors whose tools were the jackhammer and prayer. Several unemployed medical workers, rolled out of bed by the temblor, rushed to Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills to bandage what wounds they could as the hospital evacuated its patients.
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July 8, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three people were injured and the eastbound Foothill Freeway was closed for seven hours Tuesday when a Greyhound bus struck a tanker that had moments earlier rear-ended a truck just south of the Simi Valley Freeway in Lake View Terrace. "It's pretty miraculous and really lucky that more people weren't injured," said California Highway Patrol Officer Fred Oakes, who was at the scene.
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July 11, 1986
A woman suspected of shooting another woman in a "love triangle" in Granada Hills surrendered Thursday to Los Angeles police, authorities said. Karin Marrero, 24, of Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the shooting of Pier Merriweather, 24, of Detroit, Lt. Rick Violano said. Merriweather was wounded about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday after Marrero found her in the Granada Hills home of Marrero's "estranged boyfriend," Detective Wayne Newton said.
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July 8, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three people were injured and the eastbound Foothill Freeway was closed for seven hours Tuesday when a Greyhound bus struck a tanker that had moments earlier rear-ended a truck just south of the Simi Valley Freeway in Lake View Terrace. "It's pretty miraculous and really lucky that more people weren't injured," said California Highway Patrol Officer Fred Oakes, who was at the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1992
An air rescue team plucked three teen-age girls from a remote canyon north of Sylmar on Thursday night after the truck they were in plunged 200 feet off a mountain road, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said. The three girls were passengers in a red Ford Ranger driven by John Wilson of Tujunga, said Officer Richard Obregon, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.
OPINION
July 9, 1989
Recently my husband Frank complained of a back pain. We thought it to be a muscle strain. When the pain increased I called 911. Paramedics responded within five minutes. They rushed my husband to Holy Cross Hospital where the trauma team took over. He was in surgery for a ruptured aneurysm within five minutes. The 911 team, the trauma team and the surgeons and nurses saved his life. They all agreed that the speed with which Frank was admitted to the hospital and the fact that he wasn't a smoker made the difference between life and death.
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