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October 4, 1994
The birth of Baby Matthew signified more than a labor of love for the workers at St. Johns Medical Center. His birth Monday morning was the first delivery at the hospital since the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake severely damaged the facility and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of patients, including actress Elizabeth Taylor. "Not until it was abruptly taken from us on Jan. 17 did many of us realize how good we had it,' said Howard A. Cohen, president of the medical staff.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1994
The birth of Baby Matthew signified more than a labor of love for the workers at St. Johns Medical Center. His birth Monday morning was the first delivery at the hospital since the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake severely damaged the facility and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of patients, including actress Elizabeth Taylor. "Not until it was abruptly taken from us on Jan. 17 did many of us realize how good we had it,' said Howard A. Cohen, president of the medical staff.
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April 17, 1996
A woman nearly drowned in a spa Tuesday at a home in Palisades Highlands, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said. The victim, believed to be in her 70s, was pulled from the spa just after 5:30 p.m., said Brian Humphrey of the Fire Department. Bystanders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the woman until paramedics arrived at the house on Palisades Drive, he said. The unidentified woman was taken to St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1994
The W. M. Keck Foundation has donated $10 million in grant money to help redesign St. Johns Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, where inpatient services have been halted since the facility was severely damaged in the January earthquake. For the past seven months, the 501-bed facility offered outpatient care while the hospital's Main and South wings are being repaired. Those wings are scheduled to reopen Oct. 3, with 233 beds.
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January 3, 1997
A woman driving a pregnant 15-year-old girl in labor to a hospital lost control of her car on a rain-slick portion of Pacific Coast Highway on Thursday, hitting a utility pole and temporarily closing the highway. Firefighters used a hydraulic tool to free the woman, who was pinned inside the car's wreckage in the 5 a.m. crash on PCH near Sunset Boulevard, said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman.
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October 4, 1994 | NONA YATES
A multimedia exhibit opening Saturday at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County tells the story of the encounter between a band of Jesuit missionaries and Native Americans in the Rocky Mountains. "Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West," uses major new discoveries of art, maps and artifacts associated with De Smet's travels to illustrate the convergence and the contrasts of the two different worlds.
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September 13, 1994 | NONA YATES
The plants and animals found in California coastal habitats are explored in a new exhibit at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. "Life on the Edge: Preserving Our Coastal Wetlands" features the work of pastel artist Erica Fielder and focuses on the wildlife of the California coast. Visitors will learn about the fragile wetlands and issues concerning their survival in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 5. Call (310) 548-7563.
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August 17, 1993 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stewart Granger, the dashing star of such adventure films as "The Great White Hunter" and "King Solomon's Mines," died Monday at a Santa Monica hospital. He was 80. Officials at St. Johns Hospital and Health Center said Granger's death followed a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by three daughters--Tracy, Lindsay and Samantha--and a son, James, hospital officials said.
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October 9, 1996 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles psychiatrist under investigation for allegedly overprescribing drugs to the late filmmaker Don Simpson was sued Tuesday by a former patient who contends that she was subjected to electroshock therapy against her will. The medical malpractice and battery lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by onetime Playboy centerfold Melissa Holliday, alleges that Dr. Nomi J.
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January 29, 1994 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nurse Cathy Carder, who was on duty in the critical care unit at Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center when the Northridge earthquake hit, doesn't believe she will ever forget the terror. "Along with the shaking, I could hear people yelling, things falling and crashing. . . . The elevators weren't working, water was pouring (through the ceiling), we had no telephone service . . . we smelled leaking gas."
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