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April 7, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS
Despite recently announced plans to tear down the quake-damaged Sepulveda Veterans Administration hospital, Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) will push for construction of a 50-bed mini-hospital on the site, a spokesman said Wednesday. McKeon, who represents the district in which the hospital is located, hopes to meet with VA Secretary Jesse Brown soon to urge that some in-patient capacity be retained after the 431-bed hospital is demolished.
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June 23, 2001 | By BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a peace treaty to end decades of arguments over what many claim is the most valuable open land in Los Angeles. But a new 25-year master plan for the sprawling Veterans Affairs hospital grounds in Brentwood may be turning into a declaration of war between Westside residents and the federal government. Local V.A. administrators have completed the land-use guide that they believe shows a community consensus for 7.
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July 1, 1994 | ED BOND
Dorothy Nolt had just finished her paperwork--halfway through her overnight shift on the switchboard--when she took off her glasses and walked in her stocking feet into the next room for a cup of coffee. "That's when everything went flying, and everything went black," said Nolt, one of the minority of Los Angeles residents already awake when the Northridge earthquake struck at 4:31 a.m. Jan. 17.
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August 3, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most of us work for food. Others--like World War II veterans Jack Steinhardt, Lou Budnick, Len Salberg and Ben Radler--will work for golf. The four friends, who retired years ago from lucrative careers, chalk up hours each week at various volunteer jobs at the Sepulveda Veterans Hospital, where 24 hours a week can buy a nine-hole round on the hospital's neighboring luscious links.
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March 3, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the outside, the stately Sepulveda Veterans Administration hospital complex looks as though it weathered the Northridge earthquake fairly well. Elderly veterans still stroll around its serene, campus-like grounds. Doctors, nurses and medical students bustle about the offices and clinics. All of its brick-faced buildings are still standing. But walk inside some buildings and it is clear that the 39-year-old federal medical center sustained heavy damage in the Jan. 17 quake.
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March 1, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the outside, the stately Sepulveda Veterans Administration hospital complex looks as if it weathered the Northridge earthquake fairly well. Elderly veterans still stroll throughout its serene, campus-like grounds. Doctors, nurses and medical students bustle among offices and clinics. All of its brick-faced buildings are still standing. But walk inside some buildings and it is clear that the 39-year-old federal medical center sustained heavy damage in the Jan. 17 quake.
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April 3, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Born from the rubble of the 1971 Sylmar-San Fernando earthquake, the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center celebrated its silver anniversary Tuesday, a milestone in the care of disabled veterans in the San Fernando Valley. "It's very exciting, a little overwhelming," confessed Dr. Glenna Tolbert, director of the SCI unit since last fall.
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March 18, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
The Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center broke ground Friday on a modern outpatient treatment facility. With completion scheduled for August, 1996, the 238,000-square-foot facility will provide a range of services to veterans suffering minor and serious ailments. Once finished, the new facility will signal the transition of the hospital to one that focuses exclusively on outpatient treatments.
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June 5, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
When 81-year-old Ruth Sargent belts out the Big Band tunes, those gathered to listen often find themselves daydreaming of another era. Frederick Smead, 79, flashes back to his Army days in World War II and remembers the English and French countrysides. Phyllis Liebman recalls the grand orchestras at dances in the 1940s and '50s and how she didn't like to date because she wanted to dance with different boys.
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October 26, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
As a few hundred veterans and their families looked on, officials at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center unveiled the facility's new ambulatory care facility and touted the center as an example of the future of medical care. The new 242,000-square-foot center replaces the old hospital facility that was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake. It took nearly two years and $47 million to create the three-story building atop a hill off Plummer Street, but staff members said it was worth the effort.
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November 12, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS and KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An unemployed Vietnam veteran who fatally shot a man outside a Veterans Affairs clinic in the San Fernando Valley and then killed himself had been treated for schizophrenia and drug addiction and was diagnosed as having post-traumatic stress disorder, his daughter said Thursday.
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August 25, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
The Navy offered women few opportunities when Freade K. Wood enlisted in 1942 in Philadelphia. But during World War II, she proudly served as a storekeeper petty officer first class, issuing aviation supplies and doing payroll at Navy supply stores in Iowa and Florida.
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June 5, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
When 81-year-old Ruth Sargent belts out the Big Band tunes, those gathered to listen often find themselves daydreaming of another era. Frederick Smead, 79, flashes back to his Army days in World War II and remembers the English and French countrysides. Phyllis Liebman recalls the grand orchestras at dances in the 1940s and '50s and how she didn't like to date because she wanted to dance with different boys.
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March 20, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
An all-day creative arts festival at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center drew the participation of dozens of veterans Wednesday, including four who dropped out of the sky to join the fun. The four-man skydiving crew, all veterans, provided the midday entertainment at the event that featured creative efforts by local veterans ranging from abstract paintings to piano recitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1997
A daylong creative arts festival at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center in North Hills drew the participation of dozens of veterans Wednesday, including four who dropped out of the sky to join the event. The four-man skydiving crew, all of them veterans, provided the midday entertainment at the event that featured the creativity of local veterans, which ranged from abstract paintings to piano recitals.
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November 6, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Sepulveda VA Medical Center will recognize the contributions of women veterans Thursday, with a special event featuring speakers, health information and medical screenings. "This is a great opportunity for us here in the hospital to reach out to women veterans," said Kallie Wight, a counselor in the Women Veterans Health Program.
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December 13, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before the Northridge earthquake gravely damaged it, the stately Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center had an unusual reputation among many local veterans: They liked it. Many VA facilities are not held in much esteem by veterans. Yet Sepulveda--with its serene, park-like grounds, committed staff and respected rehabilitation programs--was viewed as a caring refuge for those bearing the physical and mental scars of service in America's wars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
An all-day creative arts festival at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center drew the participation of dozens of veterans Wednesday, including four who dropped out of the sky to join the fun. The four-man skydiving crew, all veterans, provided the midday entertainment at the event that featured creative efforts by local veterans ranging from abstract paintings to piano recitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
As a few hundred veterans and their families looked on, officials at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center unveiled the facility's new ambulatory care facility and touted the center as an example of the future of medical care. The new 242,000-square-foot center replaces the old hospital facility that was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake. It took nearly two years and $47 million to create the three-story building atop a hill off Plummer Street, but staff members said it was worth the effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1996
As a few hundred veterans and their families watched, officials at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center in North Hills unveiled the facility's new ambulatory care facility and hailed the center as an example of the future of medical care. The 242,000-square-foot center replaces the facility that was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake. It took nearly two years and $47 million to create the three-story building atop a hill off Plummer Avenue.
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