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July 1, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
More than $1 million in state funds appropriated for lupus research has been illegally diverted to non-lupus projects, a coalition of lupus support organizations charged Friday in a lawsuit. The suit on behalf of taxpayers was filed in Superior Court in Van Nuys against Assemblyman Tom Bane (D-Tarzana) and members of the state lupus board headed by Bane's wife, Marlene.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
More than $1 million in state funds appropriated for lupus research has been illegally diverted to non-lupus projects, a coalition of lupus support organizations charged Friday in a lawsuit. The suit on behalf of taxpayers was filed in Superior Court in Van Nuys against Assemblyman Tom Bane (D-Tarzana) and members of the state lupus board headed by Bane's wife, Marlene.
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BUSINESS
December 26, 1989
HemaCare Corp. in Sherman Oaks said it has been licensed to conduct clinical trials and possibly market a treatment for patients with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. HemaCare, a provider of blood-related services and products, said the treatment is known as Passive Hyperimmune Therapy (PHT) and was licensed to the company for testing by Medicorp Inc., a Montreal concern that holds the patent on the treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1987 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
The Assembly on Friday gave final approval to a compromise bill by Assemblyman Tom Bane (D-Van Nuys) to study the relative risk of disease from blood components provided by volunteers and paid donors. Under the measure, approved by a 79-0 vote, an independent panel of five blood-bank directors and health professionals would oversee the study contrasting the relative safety of different kinds of blood platelets, which help in clotting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1997 | ED BOND
To mark the expansion of the oldest Orthodox Jewish synagogue in the San Fernando Valley and the repair of a Jewish school damaged in a firebombing, more than 100 members of the Valley's Orthodox community marched, danced and sang Sunday in an event that took place at both locales. The celebration began in the parking lot of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, which is undergoing a $1.7-million expansion. "As you can see, the construction has already begun," said Joshua Levy, building chairman.
SPORTS
July 30, 2003 | From Staff Reports
Golfer Jane Park of Beaumont made seven birdies Tuesday for a six-under-par 65 and a one-stroke lead after the first round of the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls' National Championship at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del. Sukjin Wuesthoff of Toms River, N.J., who is coming off a victory Saturday in the U.S. Junior Championship, had six birdies but bogeyed No. 18 to finish the round one stroke behind Park. Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., and Tiffany Tavee of Gilbert, Ariz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1989 | JACK CHEEVERS, Times Staff Writer
The state Senate gave final legislative approval Friday to a bill to continue allowing the sale of a special blood product from paid donors, a law that would benefit a Sherman Oaks firm with ties to co-sponsor Assemblyman Tom Bane. The legislation, approved unanimously without discussion, would renew for three years an exemption from a state law that bans the sale of blood products from paid donors. HemaCare Corp.
BUSINESS
October 9, 2001
Passco Real Estate Enterprises Inc. of Santa Ana purchased Rolling Ridge Plaza, an 85,500-square-foot neighborhood shopping center at 2959 Chino Ave. in Chino, for $13.5 million from Kennsington. Gary Aminoff of Aminoff Co. represented Passco. Tom Robinson of NTC Commercial Real Estate represented the seller. Insurance brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher will expand and relocate its regional headquarters from Warner Center in Woodland Hills to 505 N. Brand Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1998 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Very rarely does a novelist dramatize his work for the stage, but John Steinbeck's adaptation of the short novel that made him famous opened on Broadway not long after "Of Mice and Men" was published. The play, in a revival at Newport Theatre Arts Center, is still as strong as the book it was based on. Few could capture the pain of the disenfranchised man during the Great Depression like Steinbeck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1989 | JACK CHEEVERS, Times Staff Writer
Stepping into a political controversy involving Assemblyman Tom Bane (D-Tarzana), a Sacramento-area state senator has introduced legislation to extend a legal exemption that has helped a Sherman Oaks blood-processing firm sell one of its major products. Sen. John Doolittle (R-Rocklin) is carrying a bill that would create a three-year exemption from a state law banning the use of blood platelets taken from paid donors. Platelets assist blood clotting during transfusions.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
HemaCare Corp., a Sherman Oaks company that makes blood-related products, said Monday that results so far from clinical trials of its plasma therapy for AIDS are "promising," and that it plans to use the results to press the state for approval of more widespread testing. The company said results after six months of its one-year, 219-patient trials showed some encouraging differences between patients given the plasma treatment and those who received a placebo.
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