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October 10, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A team of agencies conducted a surprise inspection Thursday of a chrome-plating facility near an elementary school where children have been experiencing health problems. City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo said the inspectors tested air, ground and water samples at Palace Plating in the 700 block of East 29th Street. Parents of students at the nearby 28th Street Elementary have complained that their children were having respiratory problems. The test results were pending.
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January 22, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Federal investigators found scores of problems at UC Irvine Medical Center during a fall inspection that again put the troubled hospital's Medicare funding at risk, according to report released Thursday. In an 85-page report on their surprise October inspection, regulators said they observed poor oversight and mistakes by UCI doctors, nurses and pharmacists, leading to inadequate care that in some cases harmed patients. Among the findings: An 82-year-old man was mistakenly given a narcotic patch by a medical resident, without approval of doctors or pharmacists.
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April 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Two members of Congress made a surprise nighttime inspection of the U.S. Embassy and said today that Soviet KBG agents have "fully compromised" it and that undoing the damage will cost tens of millions of dollars. Rep. Daniel A. Mica (D-Fla.) and Rep. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Me.) said they made the surprise inspection beginning about midnight at the embassy, which is the focus of a sex-and-spy scandal allegedly involving former U.S. Marine guards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2009 | Associated Press
Police have issued 71 citations, and two vehicles have been impounded after a surprise inspection of taxis, limos and vans at Los Angeles International Airport. Officials said airport police and other agencies checked 308 door-to-door shuttles and long-distance vans for safety violations, operating permits and driver's licenses Wednesday morning. Law enforcement agents checked braking systems, seat belts, headlights and other safety systems. Nine drivers were cited for serious mechanical problems, improper insurance, driving without the right kind of license and not having valid Public Utilities Commission permits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backed by the Highway Patrol and police, the state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday conducted surprise safety inspections of 45 shuttle vans at Los Angeles International Airport, ordering 26 off the road for safety or paperwork violations. One van was so dangerous that authorities refused to let its operator drive it out of the shuttle-van holding lot near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and 96th Street. It was towed back to its garage instead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2009 | Associated Press
Police have issued 71 citations, and two vehicles have been impounded after a surprise inspection of taxis, limos and vans at Los Angeles International Airport. Officials said airport police and other agencies checked 308 door-to-door shuttles and long-distance vans for safety violations, operating permits and driver's licenses Wednesday morning. Law enforcement agents checked braking systems, seat belts, headlights and other safety systems. Nine drivers were cited for serious mechanical problems, improper insurance, driving without the right kind of license and not having valid Public Utilities Commission permits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1995 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The embattled UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute has been awarded full accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, ending a 16-month period of probation, institute officials said Thursday. "We are delighted that we are able to focus again on providing superb patient care here at the hospital," said interim hospital director G. Michael Arnold. "We're very happy that the commission has restored us."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1986 | Associated Press
At a surprise inspection of commercial buses Saturday on Interstate 80, the Highway Patrol said it ordered 21 of the 44 inspected taken out of service for serious violations. During the almost five hours of inspection conducted at the Antelope truck scales, 136 buses went through the scales. The patrol said that on the 44 buses inspected, officers found 177 violations and issued 51 citations. In some cases, citations were issued to the bus owner and the driver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1989
The acting administrator at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center told several hundred employees at a meeting this week that he expects the beleaguered hospital to pass the next surprise inspection by state medical investigators. However, Edward Renford underscored the problems facing the county-run facility, saying that staff members must "make themselves accountable" for fixing any health care violations they find in the future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1990
City officials noted marked improvement in conditions at the Los Angeles Zoo Thursday, less than a month after charges came to light about numerous federal violations at the Griffith Park facility. After participating in a surprise inspection with U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, councilmen Joel Wachs and John Ferraro said "tremendous" improvements have been made and all violations are corrected or are in the process of being corrected.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. and European regulators said Tuesday that they had launched a probe of transatlantic cargo carriers, examining possible price fixing in the air cargo industry. The European Commission carried out surprise inspections Tuesday of several major European airlines, and the U.S. Justice Department issued subpoenas. The probe also widened to Asian carriers as Japan Airlines Corp. and two South Korean airlines, Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2004 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
Surprise inspections earlier this month at four public hospitals in Los Angeles County turned up some problems but none as severe as those at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, a national accrediting group said. But the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations found enough lapses at one of the hospitals to warn that it might downgrade the hospital's accreditation status, said the commission's president, Dr. Dennis O'Leary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2004 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
Reviewers from a national accrediting agency arrived Monday for unannounced inspections of four hospitals run by Los Angeles County to see if they are experiencing the same problems as the embattled Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2003 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Over the fierce objections of Los Angeles school officials, a City Council committee Tuesday voted in favor of allowing city and county inspectors to swoop unannounced onto five school campuses to evaluate the health and safety of kitchens, bathrooms and classrooms. City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo proposed the plan last month, saying he felt a moral obligation to do something to improve conditions after hearing complaints from parents about rats and falling ceiling tiles at some schools. But L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A team of agencies conducted a surprise inspection Thursday of a chrome-plating facility near an elementary school where children have been experiencing health problems. City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo said the inspectors tested air, ground and water samples at Palace Plating in the 700 block of East 29th Street. Parents of students at the nearby 28th Street Elementary have complained that their children were having respiratory problems. The test results were pending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | ERIKA HAYASAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cloud of black smoke puffed out of the green garbage truck as driver Carlos Sanchez shifted the transmission to neutral and pressed the accelerator. "That's a smoker," said Darryl Gaslan, an inspector for the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board. Sanchez's was one of more than 200 trucks pulled over in Sun Valley on Tuesday for surprise inspections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1988 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Two women have been accused of operating an illegal board-and-care facility in Pacoima, Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn said Wednesday. Named were Wanda Jean Grant, 36, of Palmdale and her grandmother, Amanda Lyle, 69. Lyle is the owner of the property at 12643 Garber St., where she lives, Hahn said. Each is charged with one violation of the state health and safety code.
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April 7, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of the new U.N. commission charged with ridding Iraq of any remaining weapons of mass destruction said Thursday that his agency plans surprise inspections throughout that country as part of its mandate. In outlining his plan for the commission, executive chairman Hans Blix stressed that the inspection agency will seek to be highly technical, nonpolitical and tightly controlled in its handling of intelligence information.
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