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What happened on this date in history? 1928 - A patent was awarded for the first practical light bulb frosted on the inside. As a practical joke, new employees at General Electric's National Electric Lamp Company were assigned the task of making a practical light bulb frosted on the inside, as it was believed impossible to do. Until new employee, Marvin Pipkin (not to be confused with “Popkin”),was assigned this task - and did it. 1964 – America meets the Beatles for the first time, before 728 exuberant fans (out of 50,000 who requested tickets) on the Ed Sullivan Show. 1987 – Jessica McClure (“Baby Jessica”) the 18-month-old baby is rescued from a 22-foot-deep shaft she had fallen into 58½ hours earlier.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is following the guidelines put forth by the California Department of Public Health and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department regarding restrictions on visitors to the hospital. The restrictions are in place and updated as needed, to slow the spread of community transmission of COVID-19.

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What happened on this date in history?

1701 - Yale University (originally named Collegiate School of Connecticut), chartered in New Haven. 1888 - Built-in 1848 and dedicated in 1885, the Washington Monument, honoring the first president, George Washington, opened to the public in Washington, D.C. 1940 - John Lennon was born, in Liverpool, England. (He would have turned 80 today!

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What happened on this date in history? 1950 – Charles Schulz’s comic strip, “Peanuts” was printed for the first time in nine newspapers around the United States. 1967 - Thurgood Marshall took the oath of office to become the first African-American member of the United States Supreme Court. 2016 – Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final Los Angeles Dodgers game after a record 67 Major League Baseball seasons.

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What happened on this date in history?

1956- The first underwater telephone service from the United States to Europe began using two 2,250 mile cables under the Atlantic Ocean to provide the clearest all wire voice link between the two continents. 1965- Willie Mays, at the age of 34, became the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season. He had also set the record for the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier. 1981- Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice of the Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She had been nominated the previous July by President Ronald Reagan.

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Today we will start a new “feature” …What happened on this date in history?

In 1972, the TV series M*A*S*H debuted on CBS. In 1970, 27-year-old rock star, Jimi Hendrix, died in London. In 1851, the first edition of the New York Daily Times, which became the New York Times, was published.

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

As this is the anniversary of “9/11,” I will refrain from being my usual sarcastic self, and instead pay tribute to those who lost their lives, or were gravely impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. I will share one quote I particularly like, from Geraldine Brooks, “September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their entire lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.”

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

On this Labor Day weekend, I would like to acknowledge our entire LVMC Team for the tremendous work they do for LVMC, our patients and their families, and our Lompoc Valley Community. We very much appreciate each and every LVMC employee!! (And, if I may, a shout out to my Mom, who was in labor on Labor Day…some years ago…which was a waste of a perfectly good vacation day for her.) 

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Now that we have gotten the DNC and RNC conventions out of the way, we can get some normalcy back in our lives by watching Wheel of Fortune. But seriously…no, I actually am serious.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) is committed to providing transparent, useful information to consumers about the quality of its care. This Hospital Quality Institute outlines LVMC’s performance on several recognized quality indicators critical to patient care. We at LVMC strive to continually improve our quality of care and believe providing accurate, detailed information about key quality indicators is critical to that goal.

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

I will tell you something nobody knows: the Lakers are 1-1 in the playoffs, and the Dodgers have the best record in Baseball. That’s not good for you Giants fans, but at least nobody is paying attention.

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With more than a dozen fires raging across California this week, and high temperatures expected for a few more days, it’s important to protect yourself from poor air quality. 

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

I am hoping that yesterday’s thunder and lightning unleashed its wrath on the Coronavirus. Perhaps it did, as there have been a few positive “one-week trends” (let’s take the good wherever we can find it)!

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

The State and County have updated and reported their data, so today I will focus on everything Covid.

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Needing surgery or a procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic may cause anxiety in some people. As the LVMC Chief of Staff and a surgeon, I want to assure you that the highest measures possible are being taken to ensure your safety -- and ours -- during this pandemic. We know you probably have questions, and it’s important that you have those answered. If you’re uncertain about something, please ask your surgeon or primary care physician.