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December 15, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The retirement-community industry, once on the brink of disaster, is re-establishing itself in the long-term care arena. Unlike the facilities of the turbulent 1970s, when dozens declared bankruptcy, fought court cases or were driven from existence, today's breed is more cautious, solvent and regulated. Community care retirement centers, or CCRCs, which promise everything from regular meal service to partial nursing care, are popping up at a dizzying pace in the South and Southwest.
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SPORTS
May 27, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
The Sparks are lost. They're trying to find themselves but haven't had much luck. They don't seem to be anywhere they're looking. They could try checking the last place they were, but that wouldn't help. They've changed since then. There's a new coach, a new system; players have come and gone. This identity crisis has left them with three straight losses to start the season, all coming on the road. Friday night's game against the Washington Mystics is their first home game.
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BUSINESS
March 31, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
ARV Assisted Living Inc., focusing on California assets, said Tuesday it will sell five out-of-state retirement centers with a total of 793 units to Denver-based Aspen Retirement Corp. Costa Mesa-based ARV said it expects to net $7.5 million from selling the centers in Florida, Virginia and Ohio. In addition, a limited partnership in which ARV owns a majority stake has purchased four assisted living communities in Northern California for about $14.3 million, ARV said.
NATIONAL
August 12, 2009 | Judith Graham and Janet Hook
Far from the hue and cry over healthcare legislation that is erupting at town halls across the country, many senior citizens are quietly confused about what an overhaul might mean for them. And the opinions they form in the coming weeks may well prove crucial. Seniors are an influential group of voters who bring a unique perspective to the topic: They already have guaranteed healthcare under Medicare, and they also are the heaviest users of medical services. On a recent afternoon, a group of people in their 80s and 90s at a Denver retirement complex voiced some of the same questions about healthcare that are circulating in living rooms and senior centers throughout the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1991
As a Leisure World resident who has used care-givers on occasion over the past 11 years, I do not want to see all care-givers tarred with the same brush as the few unscrupulous ones. True, there are those leeches who view the elderly as senile and therefore ripe pickings, as in the cases mentioned in your articles ("O.C. Retirement Centers are Swindlers' Paradise," Nov. 3, and "O.C. Sheriff Probing Bequest to Care-Givers," Nov. 4). But what of the hundreds of other compassionate, giving individuals who truly care for their charges?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After sit-ins and pickets, seniors at the Huntington Landmark Adult Community won a major court victory Friday in their battle to prevent termite fumigation of their homes. Superior Court Judge Michael H. Brenner ruled that the exterminator used by the community's homeowners' association must switch to heat treatment to kill the termites at the home of Fima Vanoff, 85. The company, Fume Works, had planned to tent the building and use sulfuryl fluoride gas, known by the trade name Vikane.
NEWS
June 12, 1990 | SARAH PATTEE
Senior activist Len Hansen takes a dim view of retirement. "Most people look at retirement as the end of something, the time when you step into God's waiting room," he said, and then paused. "That's horse manure." So, when a New York book editor suggested a look at retirement, Hansen jumped at the chance to smash some stereotypes about aging. The result: "Life Begins at 50: A Handbook for Creative Retirement Planning."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1992
I greatly appreciate the article by Amy Wallace, pointing out the factual errors in Pat Buchanan's reference to the Vermont Knoll Retirement Center and the May riots (Aug. 19). The fact that the residents courageously saved their own housing makes me all the more proud of the fact that the development of the housing was only possible with financing assistance provided through the city of Los Angeles. And it is such programs that George Bush, Pat Buchanan, and their fellow Republicans have actively sought to eliminate.
REAL ESTATE
November 3, 1985
Construction has been completed on the $6.2-million, 120-unit Burbank Retirement Center at 2721 Willow St., in Burbank's West Olive Redevelopment District. The owner/builder is Orlando Clarizio and the architect is John L. Barakonski & Associates, Sherman Oaks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS
The Camarillo City Council will decide Wednesday whether to help upgrade a private retirement center. Heritage House, located at 903 Carmen Drive, wants the city to back its application to the federal government for bonds valued at as much as $4.2 million. The city would not finance the bonds, but only serve as a conduit for them. Heritage House is owned by the nonprofit organization Wilshire Retirement Center Heritage House Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999
Jacoba "Coby" Christine Haddox, retired co-owner of a Los Angeles Times delivery center in western Ventura County, died at her home in Ojai on June 25. She was 86. She was born Jacoba Hartveld in Willoughby, Ohio, on Jan. 30, 1913. A year later, the family moved to Oxnard, where they were among the community's early residents. In 1936, she married Orie Haddox and the couple moved to Ojai. They owned and operated the delivery center for The Times in Ojai until they retired in 1972.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
ARV Assisted Living Inc., focusing on California assets, said Tuesday it will sell five out-of-state retirement centers with a total of 793 units to Denver-based Aspen Retirement Corp. Costa Mesa-based ARV said it expects to net $7.5 million from selling the centers in Florida, Virginia and Ohio. In addition, a limited partnership in which ARV owns a majority stake has purchased four assisted living communities in Northern California for about $14.3 million, ARV said.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Worried that its expansion plans are being undercut by an ally, ARV Assisted Living said Wednesday it has filed a lawsuit to try to keep its largest shareholder from buying a Kentucky-based retirement home operator. The lawsuit is the latest twist in a knotty alliance formed last year between the Costa Mesa-based ARV, which also operates retirement centers, and an affiliate of the New York investment house Lazard Freres & Co. that now owns almost 50% of ARV.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS
The Camarillo City Council will decide Wednesday whether to help upgrade a private retirement center. Heritage House, located at 903 Carmen Drive, wants the city to back its application to the federal government for bonds valued at as much as $4.2 million. The city would not finance the bonds, but only serve as a conduit for them. Heritage House is owned by the nonprofit organization Wilshire Retirement Center Heritage House Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After sit-ins and pickets, seniors at the Huntington Landmark Adult Community won a major court victory Friday in their battle to prevent termite fumigation of their homes. Superior Court Judge Michael H. Brenner ruled that the exterminator used by the community's homeowners' association must switch to heat treatment to kill the termites at the home of Fima Vanoff, 85. The company, Fume Works, had planned to tent the building and use sulfuryl fluoride gas, known by the trade name Vikane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | TIM MAY
An eight-foot-tall bronze statue symbolizing the "admirable triumph" of the elderly will be unveiled today at the entrance to the Villa Scalabrini retirement center in Sun Valley. Created by Chicago sculptor Virginio Ferrari, the $25,000 abstract piece was commissioned by Bill and Ed Musich, whose mother, Clementine Musich, lived at the retirement home for three years prior to her death in April at the age of 91.
REAL ESTATE
March 27, 1988
Charter Communities Inc., San Diego, will develop and manage Hacienda de Monterey, a 279-unit retirement housing center and congregate care facility to be built at 44-600 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert. Pearce, Urstadt, Mayer & Greer Realty Corp. arranged a $21.6-million participating construction loan with Imperial Corp. of America, San Diego.Completion is scheduled for January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retirement home here opened its doors for free to 26 people left homeless after their Northridge retirement home was damaged by the earthquake. Jonathan Istrin, president of Anaheim Meadows retirement home on La Palma Avenue, got the call for help at 7 p.m. Monday. A former colleague told him that residents at the Northridge Gardens retirement home needed a place to stay because the early morning temblor had burst a water pipe, causing extensive flooding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1993 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 60-year-old woman described by police as despondent died Friday after she apparently walked from the retirement center where she lived and stepped into the path of an Amtrak passenger train at a Chatsworth rail crossing, authorities said. Rose Lambert of Chatsworth was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Several witnesses told Los Angeles police that about 9:30 a.m.
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