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May 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Fire broke out at a retirement home complex in Richmond, killing two women and injuring 11 other residents, fire officials said. Several of those taken to hospitals suffered life-threatening injuries, Richmond Fire Marshal Keith Vida said. One man was in critical condition. The blaze began in an apartment on the fifth floor of the nine-story building and quickly spread to the apartment above, Vida said.
May 16, 1990
Police are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple found Tuesday morning in their bed at a Burbank retirement home. Stanford Wirick, 86, and his wife of 53 years, Genevive, 83, were found at 7 a.m. at the Le Bleu Chateau retirement home in the 1900 block of Grismer Avenue, Burbank Police Sgt. Don Goldberg said. Goldberg said there was "no evidence of foul play," but "we are of the opinion that this possibly is a murder-suicide."
August 30, 1997
The body of a man who had been shot to death was found on the grounds of a retirement home for Catholic priests by a member of the order. Members of the Dominguez Seminary in the 18100 block of South Alameda Street heard gunshots about 5 p.m. Thursday, said Sheriff's Deputy Henry Garza. A priest found the body about 6:40 p.m., Garza said. The victim was identified as Stanley E. Robinson, 36. He had been shot several times in the upper body, the deputy said.
June 26, 1990
A small fire broke out Monday morning at a Canoga Park retirement home, killing an 85-year-old man and forcing the temporary evacuation of several residents, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. An employee of the Topanga Park Retirement Living Center tried to rescue the man from his burning room but was driven back and suffered slight injuries from smoke inhalation, fire officials said.
May 24, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A Los Angeles zoning panel on Tuesday approved a retirement home's request for permission to expand its facilities, despite the protests of nearby homeowners. The Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals went beyond a previous decision of a city zoning official, allowing the Jewish Home for the Aging to expand its one-story main building in Reseda into a five-story structure. In January, Associate Zoning Administrator Dan Green had limited the expansion to three stories.
December 17, 1989
American Retirement Villas has been granted permission by the City Council to divide its 18-acre lot near Cinnamon Creek into eight- and 10-acre parcels, making development of the larger lot possible. Mayor Terry Dipple did not vote on the matter Tuesday because he has business ties with developer Brian Barbuto, who is buying the 10-acre parcel. A given of the plan was that the existing seven-story retirement home at the site would continue operating, as it will do now on the eight-acre lot.
July 24, 1990 | Associated Press
Supreme Court nominee David H. Souter is a favorite at the retirement home where he visits his mother weekly. "He's a darling," said Mickie Carson, a close friend of Helen Souter and a fellow resident of Heritage Heights. "Everyone knows David is very special." Mrs. Souter, 82, appeared pleased but composed at her home just hours after the announcement was made Monday. She said her only child's telephone call to her with the news touched her. "I think a teardrop fell," she said of her reaction.
June 24, 1988
The Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital elected a new executive director this week. William F. Haug, 39, former president and executive director of the California Medical Center, was unanimously elected by the 55-member Board of Trustees of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which operates the Woodland Hills facility, said Toni Miller, spokeswoman for the fund. "I'm real excited about the opportunity . . . ," Haug said.
August 21, 1997 | Dow Jones
Nationwide Health Properties Inc. said it agreed to buy five retirement home properties from a closely held Wisconsin long-term care provider for $96 million in cash, stock and debt assumption. Nationwide, a real estate investment trust, will lease back the facilities to the seller. Terms of the lease-back agreement, as well as the name of the seller, weren't disclosed.
January 23, 1987 | HECTOR GUTIERREZ, Times Staff Writer
El Cajon police said Thursday that a 73-year-old man who allegedly attacked three women at a retirement home Wednesday was upset about a dining-room door being kept open for handicapped senior citizens. "The suspect had been arguing with other females over minor, minor things, over whether a particular door should be open or should be closed. But at least to him it was somewhat of a concern," Lt. Randy Narramore said.
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