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July 27, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
Six Oxnard teen-agers returning from a day's outing at Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia were injured when the one driving the van in which they were traveling fell asleep and ran into an embankment on California 126, authorities said Sunday. Cesar Herrera, 17, was driving his parents' van when he fell asleep and the vehicle crashed into an embankment and overturned just east of Santa Paula near Boosey Road about 1:30 a.m.
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November 29, 2004 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
When Samuel Edwards left San Francisco for Ventura County in 1971, the young doctor had plans to open the intensive care unit at tiny Santa Paula Memorial Hospital -- and to sink roots into the fertile farming valley his ancestors had helped settle a century before. Now Edwards, whose gentlemanly style is a throwback to a bygone era, is helping to reestablish the bankrupt Santa Paula hospital as the emergency lifeline of the Santa Clara River Valley.
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November 27, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
A 29-year-old Santa Paula man was seriously injured Thursday night after his vehicle collided head-on with an automobile carrying an Oxnard family on California 126 just west of Fillmore, authorities said. The collision occurred about 6 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said, and five victims were taken to Santa Paula Memorial Hospital. The Santa Paula man suffered a collapsed lung and was admitted to the hospital for treatment, authorities reported.
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November 17, 2004 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Efforts to reopen bankrupt Santa Paula Memorial Hospital advanced this week with an agreement to sell more than half of the 30-acre medical center campus to a Manhattan Beach homebuilder. Comstock Homes, which has developed hundreds of homes in Los Angeles and Orange counties, beat out three other builders Monday by offering $13.1 million for the 16.5-acre hilltop property. Last month, Ventura County supervisors agreed to pay $2.
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December 8, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS
Officials with Santa Paula Memorial Hospital have appointed a new president and chief executive officer to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Rulon Barlow. William M. Greene has been the CEO of the 75-bed Selby General Hospital in Marietta, Ohio, since 1986. He will assume his new duties at the 48-bed Santa Paula hospital next month.
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December 30, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN
A Santa Paula man working on his car was crushed to death Friday afternoon when the jack holding up the vehicle collapsed. Robert Sjolund, 59, was pronounced dead a short time later at Santa Paula Memorial Hospital, said Armando Chavez, a deputy medical examiner. "The jack just gave way and the car fell on his chest," Chavez said. The incident occurred just after 1 p.m., officials said. Family members heard a yell from outside and saw Sjolund trapped under the car.
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November 9, 2000 | KEVIN F. SHERRY
The chief executive of Santa Paula Memorial Hospital has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Bill Greene, who has been the hospital's CEO since January 1996, will remain with Quorum Health Resources, which provides management services to the hospital. Greene has worked for Quorum since 1988. Greene will remain at Santa Paula Memorial until his replacement is on the job. Greene serves on the board of the Hospital Assn. of Southern California and has been active in the Santa Paula Rotary
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July 9, 1991 | PAUL PAYNE
A 34-year-old Santa Paula man was hospitalized in critical condition after another man walked into his home and stabbed him several times, a police spokesman said Monday. Robert Macias was taken to Santa Paula Memorial Hospital at 11:10 p.m. Sunday after his girlfriend's ex-husband entered the couple's home in the 100 block of South 4th Street and stabbed him in the neck and abdomen, Cmdr. Mark Hanson said.
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September 7, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
Six people sustained minor injuries Sunday when their pickup truck flipped on its side on the road leading out of Lake Piru Recreation Area, authorities said. At least eight people were in the truck when the accident occurred about 6 p.m. on Piru Canyon Road, said Ventura County Fire Capt. George Hatt. The six injured people were taken by ambulance to Santa Paula Memorial Hospital.
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October 11, 1991 | JANET BERGAMO
Fillmore's first Octoberfest on Saturday will feature pumpkin carving and a strolling accordion player, while Santa Paula citizens can celebrate the 30th anniversary of Santa Paula Memorial Hospital with food at '50s prices, a vintage car display and a dunking booth with local celebrities. Fillmore's Central Avenue will be closed to traffic between Main Street and Sespe Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the October festival, said organizers at the city's Chamber of Commerce.
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October 6, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Bucking healthcare trends, Ventura County supervisors agreed Tuesday to purchase bankrupt Santa Paula Memorial Hospital, a move aimed at expanding public healthcare for 45,000 Santa Clara Valley residents. While many hospitals and emergency rooms across California are closing, the $2.75-million deal approved by the Board of Supervisors would reopen the shuttered Santa Paula facility under the auspices of the county's Health Care Agency.
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October 5, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Bankrupt and shuttered Santa Paula Memorial Hospital could be reopened by next spring if Ventura County supervisors approve a $2.75-million deal today to revive the rural medical center. The proposed agreement calls for the county to acquire the hospital's assets and pay off its $14.7-million debt, which would allow the institution to once again serve the 50,000 residents of the Santa Clara Valley.
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May 5, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Paula City Council has created a public healthcare agency that could work to reopen the only hospital and emergency room in the agricultural Santa Clara Valley. Saying they must be prepared to step in should efforts to reopen Santa Paula Memorial Hospital fail, City Council members unanimously agreed Monday to form the Santa Paula Community Healthcare Authority, which would develop a reorganization plan for the hospital that shut its doors in December after years of financial struggle.
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April 23, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
A Pasadena healthcare company has approached the head of the debt-ridden Santa Paula Memorial Hospital and a would-be developer of the site about a possible deal to manage the medical facility if it resumes operation. "The goal is to reopen the hospital ASAP," said Allan Martia, one of the managing partners of Kare Healthcare. "There's a real need for healthcare up there." The hospital closed Dec. 19 and filed for bankruptcy protection three days later, citing about $9 million in debt.
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December 13, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
A top Santa Paula Memorial Hospital negotiator said Friday that the failing medical center was prepared to cede control of its entire 25-acre property to Ventura County to revive the facility next year under county management. The concession could remove a key obstacle that has blocked a deal as the county has tried for six months to absorb the tiny, debt-ridden hospital into the public health-care system and save the only emergency room for 45 miles between Santa Clarita and Ventura.
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August 15, 1995
Paula Denise Ward, a lifelong Ventura County resident, has died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 54. Ward was born Feb. 15, 1941, at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard. She attended Santa Clara grammar and high school. After graduating from high school in 1958, Ward attended Ventura College. She was then accepted into the radiology program at St. John's Hospital and became the program's first graduate. Ward was employed in the X-ray field for 33 years.
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July 28, 1990
A 30-year-old Ventura man was killed early Friday when he swerved to avoid slow traffic and crashed into an oncoming car on California 126, officials said. Rogelio Pena Perez, a highway construction worker, died of multiple injuries at the scene, said investigator Jim Wingate of the Ventura County coroner's office. Perez was traveling eastbound just west of Old Telegraph Road near Piru at 5:50 a.m., when he veered into the westbound lane, said Officer Jim Utter of the California Highway Patrol.
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