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REAL ESTATE
April 26, 1998 | ELLEN JAMES MARTIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Are you a second-home buyer with double vision? If you're in your 40s or 50s and looking for a home that will serve as a leisure-time getaway now and a retirement haven later, you're not alone, according to Michael Sarka, executive director of the Vacation Rental Managers Assn. in Santa Cruz, Calif. "People are looking at vacation homes with retirement in mind," said Sarka, whose association represents 300 vacation rental agencies, 90% of which also sell second homes.
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NEWS
December 16, 1988 | SIOK-HIAN TAY KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
The residents are getting frail, and many express frustration at their ebbing energy. But their familiarity with international affairs and the artwork along the corridors are hints that Westminster Gardens in Duarte is no ordinary retirement home. Former missionaries live here, each brimming with often-heroic stories about how they survived wars, built schools and churches and learned about foreign cultures.
REAL ESTATE
July 19, 1992 | LYNNE NORRIS
Your children have left the nest, the old neighborhood has changed and you're planning to retire and move to the country, where you'll build your dream home and live off the land. You did some traveling while the kids were growing up. You've probably visited Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. Perhaps, like our family, you camped in Washington state, stayed with relatives in Colorado and visited Hawaii.
WORLD
August 7, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A fire raged through a retirement home close to Brussels, leaving nine people dead and three more in critical condition, officials said. The fire broke out about 8 p.m. and sent thick, black smoke through the sprawling facility where about 100 retirees receive care. Officials said the fire was probably accidental.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1997
A blaze that damaged two floors of a South-Central Los Angeles retirement home Friday displaced 50 people, a fire department spokesman said. The blaze broke out at 2:08 p.m. at Independent Square in the 2400 block of South St. Andrews Place, and was put out in 25 minutes by 14 fire companies, spokesman Jim Wells said. Wells said the number of units affected was still unclear, but the hallways on the sixth and seventh floors suffered major smoke damage.
NEWS
October 12, 1989
California Lutheran Homes, which operates the Alhambra retirement home at 2312 S. Fremont Ave., is planning to merge with a Norwalk retirement home, a move that will make it one of the largest senior care facilities in Southern California, a spokesman said. The merger will not be final until the board of directors for Southland Lutheran Home approves it Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2001 | From a Times staff writer
A jury Tuesday ordered a Fullerton retirement home to pay $1.7 million to the daughter of a deceased former resident who suffered a stroke in her room but wasn't discovered for 15 hours. The award follows a two-week trial in which family members of Bernice Czohara, 82, claimed that the Morningside retirement home contributed to her death. Jurors agreed that Morningside was negligent. But they divided over claims that it acted recklessly and committed fraud and elder abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1990 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a good part of three years, Manuel Garcia and Marion Aspietia both lived on the second floor of the Rosemead Retirement Home in Pico Rivera. The men, both 59, "weren't friends and they weren't enemies," although like many residents at the home they squabbled now and then, staff members said.
NATIONAL
March 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
In the latest allegations of poor treatment for veterans, the Pentagon said Thursday it was investigating conditions at a veterans' retirement home in the capital. A medical team went for an inspection Wednesday after Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates received a letter from congressional investigators about allegations of a rising death rate and rooms spattered with blood, urine and feces at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington.
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