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April 22, 1987
Dr. Ronald Kornblum was named Los Angeles County coroner by the board of supervisors. Kornblum, acting coroner since 1982 when Dr. Thomas Noguchi was demoted from the position, will receive a salary of $97,704. The board acted to fill the position following the state Supreme Court's decision March 11 denying Noguchi's legal challenge of the demotion. Noguchi, now a pathologist at County USC Medical Center, was demoted after the board charged that he had used his office for personal projects.
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April 14, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"He was just tired," one associate said of Los Angeles County Coroner Ronald N. Kornblum. Tired of the day-to-day stress. Tired of allegations of mismanagement. Tired of the bureaucracy. After eight years in a pressure cooker of a job, the 56-year-old pathologist suddenly announced on Thursday he was resigning, effective July 1, to return to "what I do best, namely medicine."
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April 14, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"He was just tired," one associate said of Los Angeles County Coroner Ronald N. Kornblum. Tired of the day-to-day stress. Tired of allegations of mismanagement. Tired of the bureaucracy. After eight years in a pressure cooker of a job, the 56-year-old pathologist suddenly announced on Thursday he was resigning, effective July 1, to return to "what I do best, namely medicine."
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April 13, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The head of Los Angeles County's troubled coroner's office--recently found deficient in more than 150 ways by administrative auditors--announced Thursday that he intends to resign, effective July 1. Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Ronald N. Kornblum notified Board of Supervisors Chairman Pete Schabarum by letter that it is in both his and the county's "best interest" that he resign.
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April 13, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The head of Los Angeles County's troubled coroner's office--recently found deficient in more than 150 ways by administrative auditors--announced Thursday that he intends to resign, effective July 1. Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Ronald N. Kornblum notified Board of Supervisors Chairman Pete Schabarum by letter that it is in both his and the county's "best interest" that he resign.
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April 3, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The growing number of homicides in Los Angeles County is overwhelming the coroner's office, leading to a breakdown in controls, sanitary standards and protection of personal property, according to an audit released Monday. The 319-page report, which took a year to complete, makes 155 recommendations on how to improve the department's efficiency and working conditions and how to save $500,000.
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August 11, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
It was just a few years ago that Los Angeles County's self-styled "Coroner to the Stars," Dr. Thomas T. Noguchi, was demoted for poor management of the busy medical examiner/coroner's office. After a series of court battles in which Noguchi failed to get back his job, the flamboyant former coroner settled into a job as a pathologist at County-USC Medical Center. Now, his successor, Ronald N.
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January 17, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
The spotlights that lit his desk like a throne are dark these days. Gone is the brace of television sets that allowed him to watch coverage of his own news conferences. In fact, the news conferences themselves are also history, as is "the coroner to the stars," as Dr. Thomas T. Noguchi referred to himself. "That's not a professional image," said Noguchi's successor, Los Angeles County Coroner Ronald N. Kornblum. "We're physicians. . . .
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June 15, 1990
A medical examiner with the Los Angeles County coroner's office has been named interim chief while a nationwide search is conducted to replace Ronald Kornblum, whose resignation becomes effective July 1, it was announced Thursday. Lawrence Cogan, a senior medical examiner for four years, has been with the coroner's office since 1977. He supervises deputy medical examiners and residents in forensic pathology.
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February 19, 1992
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday gave final approval to the appointment of the No. 2 man in the Los Angeles County coroner's office as the new chief medical examiner. Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, a native of India, takes over the $150,000-a-year job that has been vacant for more than a year. "Should we just call him Doc?" Supervisor Kenneth Hahn said of Sathyavagiswaran, who is usually called by his first name, pronounced Lock-smon-an.
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April 3, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The growing number of homicides in Los Angeles County is overwhelming the coroner's office, leading to a breakdown in controls, sanitary standards and protection of personal property, according to an audit released Monday. The 319-page report, which took a year to complete, makes 155 recommendations on how to improve the department's efficiency and working conditions and how to save $500,000.
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August 11, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
It was just a few years ago that Los Angeles County's self-styled "Coroner to the Stars," Dr. Thomas T. Noguchi, was demoted for poor management of the busy medical examiner/coroner's office. After a series of court battles in which Noguchi failed to get back his job, the flamboyant former coroner settled into a job as a pathologist at County-USC Medical Center. Now, his successor, Ronald N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
The spotlights that lit his desk like a throne are dark these days. Gone is the brace of television sets that allowed him to watch coverage of his own news conferences. In fact, the news conferences themselves are also history, as is "the coroner to the stars," as Dr. Thomas T. Noguchi referred to himself. "That's not a professional image," said Noguchi's successor, Los Angeles County Coroner Ronald N. Kornblum. "We're physicians. . . .
NEWS
April 22, 1987
Dr. Ronald Kornblum was named Los Angeles County coroner by the board of supervisors. Kornblum, acting coroner since 1982 when Dr. Thomas Noguchi was demoted from the position, will receive a salary of $97,704. The board acted to fill the position following the state Supreme Court's decision March 11 denying Noguchi's legal challenge of the demotion. Noguchi, now a pathologist at County USC Medical Center, was demoted after the board charged that he had used his office for personal projects.
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April 26, 1990 | Times researcher Cecilia Rasmussen
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday for pay boosts ranging from 4% to 11% for 30 general managers and department heads as part of a management incentive program. These pay increases will cost county taxpayers approximately $178,097. SALARY INCREASE Richard Dixon, $135,355 9% Chief Administrative Officer Robert Gates, Director of 119,598 8 Health Services Thomas Tidemanson, Director 119,598 8 of Public Works Ronald Kornblum, Chief 120,925 4 Medical Examiner-Coroner P.
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