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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990
A 5-year-old girl was in critical condition Wednesday after she and her 3-year-old sister almost drowned while playing in their grandparents' swimming pool in Fullerton, authorities said. Randi Newkirk of Walnut was breathing with the help of a ventilator Wednesday evening at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Ralph Rucker, director of pulmonary services at the hospital, said she was in "bad shape." Her younger sister, Robyn, was in fair condition at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
A private trust fund will help pay for improvements to a 50-meter swimming pool at the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Monday to create the trust and seek nonprofit status, which would provide benefactors with tax breaks. So far, $205,000 has been pledged. Councilwoman Alice Jempsa cast the dissenting vote, saying she wanted more information on the long-term financial responsibilities of reopening the pool for community use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1997
City officials have closed the sole municipal swimming pool as well as its teen center to start trimming nearly $4 million from the budget after voters failed to pass a 5% utility tax early this month. Employees were planning a series of actions in response, including attendance at a City Council meeting on Monday to object to the pool's closure, which saves Hawthorne $100,000 a year. "We are completely shocked," said Lourdes del Rio, senior head lifeguard. "I learned how to swim at this pool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD
A man was found dead early Monday in an apartment complex swimming pool, apparently a drowning victim, police said. The victim had not been identified by coroner's investigators. He was found dead in the pool about 4:30 a.m. by a resident of the complex in the 7200 block of 9th Street, Lt. Robert Gonzales said. Gonzales said it was not known how long the man had been in the pool or if he lived in the complex. He said the drowning appeared to be accidental.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997
A 7-year-old boy drowned in the swimming pool of a vacant house, police said Tuesday. Wesley Immanuel Crowe apparently climbed over the fence of the Hobson Court house near his home to retrieve his ball Monday, Pomona police said. The mother "jumped over the fence after she saw him at the bottom of the deep end," pulled her son from the pool and started CPR, police said. The boy was pronounced dead at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1992
A 37-year-old woman drowned in her back yard swimming pool Tuesday, authorities said. The woman, whose name was withheld pending notification of her estranged husband, was discovered by her father about 4:50 p.m., lying face down at the deep end of the pool, according to the Orange County coroner's office. The father, who had been living with his daughter, pulled her from the pool and tried unsuccessfully to revive her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993
A 4-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool accident Saturday morning. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the girl's mother had pulled her from the pool and was giving the child cardiopulmonary resuscitation under direction of a 911 dispatcher when paramedics arrived at the residence in the 8100 block of Coldwater Canyon Avenue about 10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 2-year-old Chatsworth boy drowned Friday evening in a swimming pool at the apartment complex where he lived, police and fire officials said. Police identified the boy as Joseph Johnson, who turned 2 only two weeks ago. Bystanders had pulled the boy out of the pool and were attempting to revive him when firefighters and paramedics arrived at the complex, in the 21000 block of West Gresham Avenue, shortly before 6:30 p.m., Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1988
The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has added three sites to its list of swimming pools which will remain open through Tuesday and announced that swimming will be free at all 30 locations. Three pools in San Fernando Valley--Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks, Fernangeles and Woodland Hills--were added to the list. In addition, General Manager James E. Hadaway said Wednesday that the department will bus youngsters from the Van Ness pool, which remains closed, to the Los Angeles Swim Stadium.
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