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January 18, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A 20-year-old Seal Beach man who was struck by a car as he helped victims involved in an accident on the Pomona Freeway has died of his injuries, officials said Monday. George Ragheb was pronounced dead late Sunday. He had been hospitalized since Jan. 9 after he was struck as he got out of his vehicle to help after an accident near Phillips Ranch Road.
January 2, 2005 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
Good Samaritan Hospital officials say two reports show the hospital was not spying on its employees when they installed cameras hidden in clocks around the hospital. Nurses complained in November about the cameras, which were installed in break rooms, a fitness center and other areas, because they believed the cameras invaded their privacy. They said people often changed clothes or took medications in those areas.
December 26, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A woman whose car overturned on the 710 Freeway and a man who stopped to help her were killed Saturday when another vehicle skidded into the woman's car, the California Highway Patrol said. Rosa Morfin, 20, of Long Beach was southbound when her car overturned about 5 a.m. A 23-year-old Bellflower man was helping her when a vehicle driven by Joseph Sarmiento, 32, struck Morfin's car, officials said.
November 18, 2004 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
It was the wires dangling from a wall clock that first caught the eye of the nurse, who was taking a breather after a stint in the labor and delivery unit of Good Samaritan Hospital. A closer inspection revealed a tiny, pea-sized camera lens above the numeral "9." Within minutes, nurses at the hospital just west of downtown Los Angeles hit the phones, alerting colleagues about the device in the break room and asking them to check other clocks for hidden cameras.
May 10, 2003 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
The relatives of two patients who contracted Legionnaires' disease and died last year at Good Samaritan Hospital have sued the facility and its physicians, claiming they mishandled the outbreak and then tried to cover it up. The families of Kwok Hin Cheng, 65, and Charles Griego, 67, have filed separate lawsuits in Los Angeles County Superior Court, each seeking more than $20 million in damages. Both men underwent bypass surgery at the hospital, contracted the illness and died within two weeks.
March 16, 2003 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
A good Samaritan who helped fix a man's broken-down car near downtown Los Angeles and then offered the penniless motorist and the 12-year-old girl with him his home for the night ended up turning the man in after realizing that he could be a wanted kidnapper.
February 2, 2003 | Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
In his novels "Clockers" and "Freedomland," Richard Price displayed an exact and intimate knowledge of drug dealing and racial conflict in the generic urban wasteland he called Dempsy, N.J. He couldn't have gained that knowledge without spending time in the streets and housing projects and talking to a lot of poor people and criminals. Probably some were flattered by Price's attention and frustrated when he stopped talking to them.
January 27, 2003 | Daniel Hernandez and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Thanks to the help of a good Samaritan, a stolen car with an unharmed 10-month-old boy still in it was found hours after police issued a statewide Amber alert early Sunday. Just before leaving the home of relatives in Compton at 12:45 a.m., the infant's parents put Dino Oscar Santos in his car seat in the back of their 1990 Honda and started the car, authorities said. They then went back into the house briefly to get their other child. In that interval, police said, the Honda was stolen.
December 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
A homeless couple taken in by a stranger on Christmas Eve stole the man's van, presents and groceries while he slept, sheriff's deputies said Friday. James Dixon was remorseful when he and Venus Dixon were arrested Wednesday, deputies said. They said he told them, "A man took me and my wife into his home last night, treated me as a person and a brother, and I did him wrong." Earnest L. Green saw the couple Tuesday on a rainy street in Clearwater, about 20 miles west of Tampa.
October 26, 2002 | John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer
MOSCOW -- She was the first person slain by the Chechen rebels who seized hostages at a Moscow theater this week, and the 26-year-old perfume-shop clerk did not even have to be there. Olga Romanova was always moved to action by her innate sense of justice, according to her family, who say that early Thursday, she went on a one-person mission to persuade the hostage-takers to free their estimated 700 captives.
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