July 7, 1994 |
The U.S. Navy disbanded its Long Beach fleet last week with a short ceremony of speeches, a prayer and a 15-cannon salute. Capt. Harry E. Selfridge, group commander, ordered the fleet "disestablished" before an audience of about 200 officers and enlisted men and women. Selfridge also left the base a civilian. He retired after a 35-year career. The ceremony marked the end of the Long Beach fleet as a unit.
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February 11, 1989 |
In an unusual act of open rebellion, a group of doctors at the Long Beach Naval Hospital say they have ceased admitting seriously ill patients because of what they say are major and potentially hazardous inadequacies in equipment, services and personnel at the hospital. The six physicians, from the hospital's internal medicine department, detailed their concerns in a recent memo to their commanding officer that was made available to The Times.
December 30, 1993
The Times' recent story (Dec. 16) on Lakewood's efforts to educate federal officials about the Long Beach Naval Hospital needs clarifying. It is a shame that Lakewood must spend even one penny to get a fair hearing by federal bureaucrats of our objections to Long Beach's proposed mega shopping center on the Naval Hospital property. The cost, however, is only a tiny fraction of the multimillion-dollar cost to state taxpayers if the Navy approves Long Beach's plans for the property.
August 25, 1989 |
Clutching her father's hand, a little girl in Mary Jane shoes entered a federal courtroom here this week as the co-plaintiff in a $55-million lawsuit against the U.S. government. Maureene Emiko Gaffney, 6, is the sole member of her family to escape infection with the virus that causes AIDS. She and her father, Marine Chief Warrant Officer Martin F.
August 30, 1990 |
Kimberly Graftenreed, 23, was forced to give up her Hermosa Beach apartment to cope with the pay cut. San Diego anesthesiologist Winnie Varley-Maneclang, 49, moved in with her daughter in Orange County to lighten the daily commute. And Mohan Vallabhapurapu, 35, missed his chance to serve as a line judge in the U.S. Open tennis tournament, now under way in New York.
May 27, 1993 |
In a harsh attack, Long Beach officials have accused the Lakewood City Council of waging a "malicious" and "devious" campaign to sabotage a plan to build a shopping mall where the Long Beach Naval Hospital stands. The U.S. Navy plans to close the hospital at the end of the year and dispose of the property, about 70 acres in east Long Beach, just across the street from Lakewood's boundary.