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Trutanich is released from hospital, resting at home

December 3, 2009 |  5:16 pm

Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich was released today from Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro, where he was admitted Saturday after suffering from abdominal pains. He is now resting at home.

John Franklin, a spokesman for the city attorney, said doctors diagnosed Trutanich with upper abdominal problems and that he had undergone a series of tests as recently as today.

Doctors believe Trutanich’s condition is related to stress, diet and exhaustion, officials said.

“He’s working himself to death,” Chief Deputy City Atty. William Carter said in an interview this week. “He’s working here 12 a day and then out in the community.

“All of us are very thankful that he’s doing better and positive he will be back quickly. I wish we had strong enough chains to hold him down.”

Officials said they expect Trutanich to be back at work as early as next week.

—Maeve Reston at L.A. City Hall