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October 6, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The administrator of Palmdale's only hospital, still struggling under a new owner, predicted the hospital will continue to lose money despite moves Tuesday to lay off 100 employees, curtail emergency room services and reduce its number of beds. Tuesday was the final day of work for about 50 full-time and 50 part-time employees, many of them nurses, at the 123-bed Palmdale Hospital Medical Center. Those reductions, plus 35 other jobs cut Sept.
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January 9, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patients in a mental health program are trying to overcome serious emotional and behavioral problems by mastering such feats as teetering on a high wire 40 feet above the ground, scaling a 12-foot-high wall or swinging from a trapeze. In conjunction with traditional group therapy, the Palmdale Hospital Medical Center's Behavioral Health Center uses an outdoor military obstacle course--the Desert Challenge--adjacent to the hospital.
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May 6, 1986
Three teen-agers remained hospitalized Monday after an accident on the Antelope Valley Freeway in which a pickup truck overturned in the center divider, ejecting all passengers and killing the driver, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. Eloise Fridley, 17, of Encino was killed Sunday when the 1978 pickup she was driving veered out of control while traveling about 55 m.p.h. in the freeway's northbound lanes near Palmdale, the CHP reported.
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July 1, 1991
A motorcyclist was killed after slamming into the side of a car on a Palmdale street, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said Sunday. The victim, whose identity was withheld pending notification of relatives, was traveling east on Palmdale Boulevard about 11:15 p.m. Saturday when he struck a car near 20th Street East, Sheriff's Lt. Frank Sebek said. The motorcyclist was taken to Palmdale Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Sebek said.
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November 9, 1992
A man was found fatally shot in Palmdale on Sunday, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, was discovered about 7 p.m. at Avenue Q-3 near 10th Place East, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Ron Weber said. The man was taken to Palmdale Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, sheriff's deputies said. No motive was determined and no arrests were made, Weber said.
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April 16, 1994
A Torrance man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck that had stopped at a four-way stop sign, authorities said Friday. The 23-year-old man was taken to Palmdale Hospital Medical Center, where he died. His identity was withheld until family members are notified. The driver of the pickup was not hurt in the 11:05 p.m. crash, which occurred Thursday at Avenue P and 30th Street East, authorities said.
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March 27, 1993 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
A sheriff's deputy who was the nephew of a former Los Angeles County sheriff committed suicide in Palmdale, authorities said Friday. Roland Biscailuz, 47, shot himself at 7:30 p.m. Thursday while sitting in a parked car along Palmdale Boulevard, Deputy Irma Becerra said. The deputy, who was off duty, died at Palmdale Hospital Medical Center. He was the nephew of Eugene Biscailuz, the sheriff of Los Angeles County from 1932 to 1958, Becerra said.
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August 3, 1991
A fire gutted a Palmdale mobile home Friday, Los Angeles County firefighters said. Firefighters arrived at the Sierra Vista Trailer Park in the 3200 block of East Avenue R near Lemsford Avenue at 7:12 p.m. and put out the flames within 12 minutes, fire dispatcher Lani Angquico said. One resident, a woman whose name was not released, was in good condition at Palmdale Hospital Medical Center after receiving treatment for smoke inhalation, Nurse Shona Smart said.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1989 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
Affiliated Medical Enterprises of Orange plans to expand its Pacifica Community Hospital in Huntington Beach with a $20-million, five-story extension and will build a new $40-million hospital in Palmdale to replace Palmdale Hospital Medical Center, company officials said Tuesday. "Basically, they'll be building brand-new hospitals to replace the hospitals that they have," said John Weir, a hospital spokesman. The existing Palmdale hospital will be bulldozed or converted to other use.
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August 23, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four people were killed in three Antelope Valley traffic accidents over the weekend, authorities said Monday. The first occurred in Palmdale at about 11:40 a.m. Saturday. Mario Flores, 45, of Littlerock was driving south on 106th Street East when he allegedly ran a stop sign at Avenue T and collided with an eastbound Cadillac.
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