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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1997
There is more to the history of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center than a couple of nurse caps, a set of surgical instruments and an old syringe kit. But so far, these are about the only items hospital workers have turned up in their effort to document the institution's 89-year history. Now they want to broaden the search by reaching out to former patients and employees.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1998 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sugar beets gave birth to Oxnard, but the little farming burg was nourished on morphine and an amnesia-producing drug called scopolamine. The town was laid out in 1897 around a refinery that squeezed sugar from beets, but it developed a reputation decades later as the California capital of "twilight sleep"--a revolutionary method of drug-assisted, painless childbirth. Rancher Ray Swift remembers limousines gliding up to his father's Lying-In Hospital and Sanatorium on 5th Street.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1986 | TOM GREELEY, Times Staff Writer
When Herb Stoecklein arrived in San Diego in 1944 for the first of four tours of duty here, the Navy Hospital had taken over Balboa Park in the form of a burgeoning tent city where more than 14,000 World War II casualties were being treated. Virtually all of the park's buildings had been turned over to the military to house doctors and nurses caring for the wounded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1997
There is more to the history of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center than a couple of nurse caps, a set of surgical instruments and an old syringe kit. But so far, these are about the only items hospital workers have turned up in their effort to document the institution's 89-year history. Now they want to broaden the search by reaching out to former patients and employees.
NEWS
October 4, 1992 | DUKE HELFAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although the Board of Supervisors last week spared many critical services from the budget ax, including sheriff's department substations and district attorney's field offices, it decided to scale back hours at all 16 county library branches in Central Los Angeles. Beginning Oct. 19, libraries will open later and close earlier. Some will be closed on days they are now open. The Huntington Park and East Los Angeles libraries are among seven county branches where Sunday hours will be eliminated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1993 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly all 430 registered nurses at the City of Hope National Medical Center began the first strike in the cancer hospital's 80-year history Tuesday. Chanting, placard-waving nurses said they will picket the Duarte hospital around the clock until management agrees to resume talks on contract disputes over time off and job descriptions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1998 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sugar beets gave birth to Oxnard, but the little farming burg was nourished on morphine and an amnesia-producing drug called scopolamine. The town was laid out in 1897 around a refinery that squeezed sugar from beets, but it developed a reputation decades later as the California capital of "twilight sleep"--a revolutionary method of drug-assisted, painless childbirth. Rancher Ray Swift remembers limousines gliding up to his father's Lying-In Hospital and Sanatorium on 5th Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2008 | James Ricci, Special to The Times
For a hundred years, they have been coming to St. Anne's, teenage girls whose adolescence was stolen by pregnancy. Unmarried, life on hold, they've taken their places in the long, historical queue to receive the comfort and care of a place named after the mother of the Virgin Mary. Not that everything at the tidy, six-acre campus just west of downtown Los Angeles has remained constant, for the line of girls snakes through vastly different social eras.
NEWS
March 31, 2002 | PHIL McCOMBS, WASHINGTON POST
Even at 5:29 in the morning, Edwin C. Bearss' voice is booming--full of passion for the history of our country. He's off to Mississippi to lead a four-day Smithsonian Institution tour on Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's successful 1863 campaign to capture Vicksburg. Then, without a break, it's on to Shiloh, Tenn., to lead a three-day Blue and Gray Education Society tour of the battlefield where more than 13,000 Union and 10,500 Confederate troops were killed or wounded April 6-7, 1862.
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May 27, 1994 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the 2,000 Year Old Man was introduced to the world in 1960, he had two simple tips for longevity: Never, ever touch fried foods, and never run for a bus--there'll always be another. Today avoiding fast food and stress will only get you so far. The Man is now 2,034 years old, and clearly, there must be something else that accounts for his enduring nature. But Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, the masterminds behind the old guy, never expected him to last this long without life-support systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1993 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly all 430 registered nurses at the City of Hope National Medical Center began the first strike in the cancer hospital's 80-year history Tuesday. Chanting, placard-waving nurses said they will picket the Duarte hospital around the clock until management agrees to resume talks on contract disputes over time off and job descriptions.
NEWS
October 4, 1992 | DUKE HELFAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although the Board of Supervisors last week spared many critical services from the budget ax, including sheriff's department substations and district attorney's field offices, it decided to scale back hours at all 16 county library branches in Central Los Angeles. Beginning Oct. 19, libraries will open later and close earlier. Some will be closed on days they are now open. The Huntington Park and East Los Angeles libraries are among seven county branches where Sunday hours will be eliminated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1986 | TOM GREELEY, Times Staff Writer
When Herb Stoecklein arrived in San Diego in 1944 for the first of four tours of duty here, the Navy Hospital had taken over Balboa Park in the form of a burgeoning tent city where more than 14,000 World War II casualties were being treated. Virtually all of the park's buildings had been turned over to the military to house doctors and nurses caring for the wounded.
BOOKS
September 29, 2002 | NICK CULLATHER, Nick Cullather is the author of "Secret History:The CIA's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954."
Guatemala's history slips at times into magical realism. In 1902, President Manuel Estrada Cabrera, a character who might have been contrived by Isabel Allende, issued a decree denying the eruption of the Santa Maria volcano, which was at that moment raining ash and flaming debris on the capital. Rather than alarm European investors, Estrada Cabrera sacrificed truth to power, an option exercised again half a century later, this time by the U.S.
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