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December 28, 1989
Six people complained of lightheadedness, nausea and other symptoms in a Century City theater Wednesday night after viewing a graphic scene in the movie "Born on the Fourth of July," officials said. According to Los Angeles County Health Department spokeswoman Sharon Wanglin, four Los Angeles City Fire Department rescue units were called to the Century Plaza Cinemas at the ABC Entertainment Center about 7:30 p.m. Only one person was taken to a hospital, she said.
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August 1, 2003 | Sue Fox, Times Staff Writer
After crying poor and slashing services for more than a year, the Los Angeles County health department this week announced a brief reversal of fortune: a year-end surplus that was $103 million more than expected. The news touched off a flurry of finger-pointing at the county Hall of Administration, with Supervisor Gloria Molina accusing the department of "funny math" that misled her into voting to lay off health workers and cut programs. "We make decisions based on these numbers," Molina said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1990
About 400 people were evacuated from a North Hollywood business district Friday after two containers of a substance used to clean water tanks overturned in a parked truck. The tanks released a strong odor, but no injuries were reported, said Jim Wells, a Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman. Wells said the two five-gallon containers overturned about 3 p.m. in a tractor-trailer parked in the 7300 block of Varna Avenue, just north of Sherman Way and east of Woodman Avenue.
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January 17, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 40-year-old building just outside Torrance is on the verge of becoming Los Angeles County's latest political hot potato. The structure houses Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a 340-bed public hospital serving a vast uninsured population, as well as treating thousands of Angelenos who have health coverage.
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January 27, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO
Residents of about a dozen houses evacuated after a potentially explosive chemical spill on California 138 near Gorman returned to their residences early Tuesday, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Health Department declared the site in Neenach, where a chemical truck had rolled over and spilled part of its load on the highway, safe about 5:30 a.m., Sgt. Craig Klein of the California Highway Patrol said.
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July 13, 1985 | GORDON GRANT, Times Staff Writer
Chances of catching a mosquito-borne encephalitis virus that can lead to serious illness or death are increasing throughout Southern California, according to state and county health authorities. Signs of the growing presence of the disease have been picked up from laboratory tests of so-called sentinel flocks of chickens maintained by vector control officers in various counties.
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August 1, 2003 | Sue Fox, Times Staff Writer
After crying poor and slashing services for more than a year, the Los Angeles County health department this week announced a brief reversal of fortune: a year-end surplus that was $103 million more than expected. The news touched off a flurry of finger-pointing at the county Hall of Administration, with Supervisor Gloria Molina accusing the department of "funny math" that misled her into voting to lay off health workers and cut programs. "We make decisions based on these numbers," Molina said.
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December 13, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The move to managed care in medicine is sending shock waves through the troubled Los Angeles County Health Department, leading to a new outbreak of acerbic exchanges between beleaguered Health Director Robert C. Gates and public health physicians. The dispute centers around Gates' efforts to reorganize the massive agency by implementing a large-scale managed care system, patterned after increasingly popular private health maintenance organizations.
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April 12, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fresh from medical school, Angela Wang forsook the stratospheric salaries of the private sector for a still-comfortable living as a radiologist at a Los Angeles County hospital, UCLA-Rancho Los Amigos in Downey. Her county job gave her stability and time to lecture, write papers and mentor students. All that is gone now, replaced with the constant specter of layoffs, budget-cutting and 12-hour workdays.
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July 9, 1992 | KATHIE JENKINS
Elaine Demos walks into Vons in the Westside Pavilion. She is carrying a large suitcase. She walks purposefully to the meat case, selects a package of lean hamburger and tears it open. The busy grocery shoppers never even glance at her. Now she takes out a scale, measures out 2 ounces of meat and opens up a portable stove. "That's enough to get a fat reading," she says matter-of-factly.
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April 20, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County continued its long march toward financial stability Monday by proposing a $14.3-billion budget for the coming year that creates 4,100 new jobs, but caps the number of indigent patients public hospitals would accept from other facilities. The latter plan immediately came under fire from Supervisor Gloria Molina, who labeled it "dangerous" cost-cutting.
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April 12, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fresh from medical school, Angela Wang forsook the stratospheric salaries of the private sector for a still-comfortable living as a radiologist at a Los Angeles County hospital, UCLA-Rancho Los Amigos in Downey. Her county job gave her stability and time to lecture, write papers and mentor students. All that is gone now, replaced with the constant specter of layoffs, budget-cutting and 12-hour workdays.
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February 24, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge has ordered Los Angeles County to refund nearly $11 million in health inspection fees it held in special accounts instead of spending it to ensure that food sold in restaurants and supermarkets is safe. On Tuesday, as the Board of Supervisors--prodded by a KCBS-TV Channel 2 investigation--ordered the health department to report on its inspections of supermarkets, officials pondered the broader implications of the judge's ruling.
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December 4, 1996 | RICHARD SIMON and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a potential blow to Los Angeles County's fragile health care system, a Superior Court judge has ruled unconstitutional a state law that allowed the transfer of $50 million in Metropolitan Transportation Authority funds to help rescue the county from its budget crisis last year. The tentative ruling was being closely watched in Orange County, where officials feared it could overturn a similar law that helped the county emerge from bankruptcy earlier this year.
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December 13, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The move to managed care in medicine is sending shock waves through the troubled Los Angeles County Health Department, leading to a new outbreak of acerbic exchanges between beleaguered Health Director Robert C. Gates and public health physicians. The dispute centers around Gates' efforts to reorganize the massive agency by implementing a large-scale managed care system, patterned after increasingly popular private health maintenance organizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO
Residents of about a dozen houses evacuated after a potentially explosive chemical spill on California 138 near Gorman returned to their residences early Tuesday, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Health Department declared the site in Neenach, where a chemical truck had rolled over and spilled part of its load on the highway, safe about 5:30 a.m., Sgt. Craig Klein of the California Highway Patrol said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 40-year-old building just outside Torrance is on the verge of becoming Los Angeles County's latest political hot potato. The structure houses Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a 340-bed public hospital serving a vast uninsured population, as well as treating thousands of Angelenos who have health coverage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1996 | RICHARD SIMON and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a potential blow to Los Angeles County's fragile health care system, a Superior Court judge has ruled unconstitutional a state law that allowed the transfer of $50 million in Metropolitan Transportation Authority funds to help rescue the county from its budget crisis last year. The tentative ruling was being closely watched in Orange County, where officials feared it could overturn a similar law that helped the county emerge from bankruptcy earlier this year.
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July 9, 1992 | KATHIE JENKINS
Elaine Demos walks into Vons in the Westside Pavilion. She is carrying a large suitcase. She walks purposefully to the meat case, selects a package of lean hamburger and tears it open. The busy grocery shoppers never even glance at her. Now she takes out a scale, measures out 2 ounces of meat and opens up a portable stove. "That's enough to get a fat reading," she says matter-of-factly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1992
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services failed to adequately monitor $320 million in service contracts, leading to overpayments and questions about the quality of work the county is receiving, according to a recent audit. The county contracts for a wide range of services, including medical, laundry, housekeeping, security and computer systems. Auditors found that county employees who monitor contracts mostly work at home and took "excessive time to complete assignments."
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