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September 20, 1987
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic has invited the public to a fund-raising auction at 5:30 p.m. today. The sale will include a yacht, tickets to an Angels game, pearls and other items. The auction is part of an effort to raise $100,000 by March, 1988. The clinic offers psychological counseling, medical treatment, legal help and dental services. Charges are based on patients' incomes, although no one is turned away, said Dr. Suzanne Hard, the executive director.
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January 18, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
In Friday morning's sunshine, 90-year-old Fred Gilbert was busy outside the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, sweeping leaves and cigarette butts into a shovel and tossing the debris into a trash barrel. Gilbert typically would be fixing "doors that don't close and locks that don't work" but said he decided to switch gears. "I'm cleaning up because it looks messy," the Laguna Beach resident explained. "We have no one else to do it."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1987
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic is asking that people send it their California tax rebate checks. The clinic has had a cutback in government funding, according to a spokeswoman, and needs private donations to continue its medical, counseling and legal assistance services. The clinic also operates a crisis and sexual-assault program that provides a 24-hour hot line. The clinic expects to serve about 14,000 patients this fiscal year on a budget of about $500,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1996
UC Irvine Medical Center will cease operating the Laguna Beach Community Clinic (LBCC) on June 30. UCI has been operating the clinic for the last year. The board of directors of the clinic, under the able leadership of Gwen Barry, thank UC Irvine for the medical care they have provided residents. This clinic has served several communities for over 25 years. It is open to all people, including you and me. In order to continue the quality medical services that the clinic has traditionally offered, the board is actively pursuing health care provider partners committed to serving a diverse and deserving population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1996
UC Irvine Medical Center will cease operating the Laguna Beach Community Clinic (LBCC) on June 30. UCI has been operating the clinic for the last year. The board of directors of the clinic, under the able leadership of Gwen Barry, thank UC Irvine for the medical care they have provided residents. This clinic has served several communities for over 25 years. It is open to all people, including you and me. In order to continue the quality medical services that the clinic has traditionally offered, the board is actively pursuing health care provider partners committed to serving a diverse and deserving population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic wants to offer the first program in South County to provide early intervention medical care for people who have tested positive for the AIDS virus. Clinic officials said the program could start as soon as next year if funding is found. "We're projecting this program will begin sometime around the first of the year," said Gary Erb, director of the Laguna Beach Community Clinic. "I think our chances are probably 80% that we'll find the funding."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the county's biggest AIDS-testing agencies, suffering from a funding cutback as the demand for tests skyrocketed, got some good news Tuesday: It will get back all the money it lost and more. But even with the new funds, the clinic will not be able to cover the cost of the AIDS tests because of the sharply increasing demand for the test, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic has launched an outreach program intended to make health care more accessible to South Orange County residents. Calling it the "clinic without walls," Director Gary Erb said the program began last week when clinic workers visited Las Palmas Elementary School in San Clemente and gave physical examinations and immunizations to 80 kindergarten children. "It was wonderful," Erb said. It was "exhausting, but it was really great."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1989
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic has expanded its HIV Testing and Educational Program with additional counselors, some of whom are bilingual in English and Spanish, and increased hours for the scheduling of testing appointments. Appointments are available at the clinic on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The confidential testing sessions provide facts about acquired immune deficiency syndrome, including risk of contracting the disease and protection.
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May 21, 1996 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing financial pressures, officials at UCI Medical Center announced Monday that by the end of June they will close the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, a fixture in South County for a quarter-century, and lay off 23 employees who work there. Known throughout the county for treating indigent patients, many of whom have AIDS, the clinic was acquired by UCI Medical Center in May of last year, after years of wrestling with its own financial difficulties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1995
The second annual Laguna Pride Weekend, a three-day festival sponsored by the gay and lesbian community, attracted thousands of participants to events that included dancing and live entertainment before it concluded Sunday night. The weekend festivities included a volleyball tournament at West Street Beach, dancing to disco and country and Western music at the Festival of Arts grounds, a classic car show, live entertainment at the Forum Theatre in Irvine and booths featuring crafts and food.
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March 2, 1995
A spoof of the song "Anything Goes" opened "Lagunatics '95," the third annual revue lampooning life in Laguna Beach at the Laguna Playhouse over the weekend. But the costuming was anything but haphazard. Costume designer Brad Elsberry went for a tightly exaggerated look at the city's main characters. Here, from left, director Joe Lauderdale was the only one who didn't look like the Village People revisited in his Hollywood-style loose suit.
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January 11, 1995 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For better or worse, the Laguna Beach Community Clinic won't ever be the same. Powerful forces are sweeping through Orange County, pushing it and other community-based health care agencies to collaborate and consolidate, in some cases dramatically altering the way they have done business over the years. OPTIMA, the county's fast-emerging Medi-Cal system for the poor, has some of these independent organizations scrambling to define their futures in the new age of managed care.
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December 29, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those who run the Laguna Beach Community Clinic said Wednesday they are stunned and dismayed that their board of directors has voted without consulting with them or the community on a proposal to merge with South County Community Clinic in San Juan Capistrano. Diana Lithgow, a family nurse practitioner who coordinates the Laguna Beach clinic's medical services, said the board of directors informed the staff by a faxed message on Dec.
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January 19, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
A group of Russian doctors touring Orange County medical centers to explore the way health care is delivered in the United States will visit the Laguna Beach Community Clinic on Wednesday. A UC Irvine professor who is leading the tour said the clinic was chosen because it is an example of "inspired care" for the physicians to consider as they seek ways to provide health care in their disrupted homeland.
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January 21, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
A group of 30 Russian doctors visited the Laguna Beach Community Clinic on Wednesday to learn one way the United States delivers health care to people who can't afford it. After touring the clinic, the men and women assembled in a run-down office where director Gary Erb described the clinic's role in the community. Gathered under a banner that read, "Goal--The Nordstrom's of Community Clinics," the physicians listened intently to their translator while others in the group took notes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
A group of Russian doctors touring Orange County medical centers to explore the way health care is delivered in the United States will visit the Laguna Beach Community Clinic on Wednesday. A UC Irvine professor who is leading the tour said the clinic was chosen because it is an example of "inspired care" for the physicians to consider as they seek ways to provide health care in their disrupted homeland.
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