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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1985
An employee of Bermite, a Saugus defense contractor, received second- and third-degree burns on her hands Friday when a flammable material she was removing from a decoy flare ignited, company officials said. The employee, Lynette Costa, 24, also received minor burns around her mouth. She was in serious but stable condition at the Sherman Oaks Community Hospital burn center after being airlifted by a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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March 30, 1986
A 19-year-old Santa Monica man died early Saturday of injuries suffered when the speeding sports car in which he was a passenger collided head-on with two cars during a drag race on Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles police said. Kyle Vredenburgh, was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he died of severe head injuries, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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December 5, 1989
A 63-year-old man suffered burns over 40% of his body Monday when the pickup truck he was driving crashed and burst into flames on the Golden State Freeway in Sun Valley, authorities said. The accident, which snarled traffic for more than an hour, occurred about 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the freeway near Sunland Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Tami Low.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1985
A 23-year-old Reseda man who was electrocuted Wednesday at a Van Nuys construction site was identified Thursday as Greg Pesava, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. Pesava was pronounced dead at the Van Nuys Medical Center at 1:47 p.m. after a power line touched a platform on which he was standing while installing cabinets at an unfinished apartment building in the 14600 block of Erwin Street.
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October 16, 1988 | From United Press International
An experimental motorized glider crashed in Lancaster shortly after takeoff Saturday and burst into flames, critically injuring the pilot, authorities said. The craft lost power seconds after lifting off at Gen. William J. Fox Airfield about 10:20 a.m. and the pilot tried to glide back to the runway, Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Ray Valasek said. The pilot, James Lewis, 48, made a U-turn and headed for the runway, Valasek said.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1991
Nu-Med Inc., an Encino health care services company, said it completed the sale of two acute care hospitals and related assets in Southern California to Triad Healthcare, a California nonprofit corporation, for $135 million. The hospitals sold are the 156-bed Sherman Oaks Community Hospital and the 139-bed Nu-Med Regional Medical Center-West Valley in Canoga Park. The purchase price included about $110 million in cash and $25 million in notes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1990
USC officials are investigating a report that a shower outside a School of Pharmacy laboratory that is designed to rinse dangerous substances off workers involved in mishaps failed to work Halloween day after an explosion sprayed chemicals onto two researchers. Leo Wade, USC's executive director of safety and risk management, confirmed that the investigation was initiated last week after at least one person reported that the shower was inoperable after the Oct. 31 blast.
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August 23, 1993
Two Los Angeles County firefighters burned in a fast-moving brush fire that killed two others remained in critical but stable condition Sunday at the Sherman Oaks Community Hospital Burn Center. Christopher Barth, 25, of Seal Beach, and Hector Gabriel Larios, 19, of Chino Hills were engulfed by flames as they and others tried to extinguish a blaze that blackened 100 acres in rugged Altadena Canyon.
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