Archive for January 2nd, 2012

InlandPolitics: Troubled High Desert hospital has interesting twist

Monday, January 2, 2012- 1045 a.m.

The fight over the future of Victor Valley Community Hospital (VVCH) has some interesting twists.

Dr. Prem Reddy, who operates Prime Healthcare Services, wants the bankrupt facility as part of his network of highly-profitable hospitals.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/01/2012 06:03:33 AM PST

ONTARIO – CVB Financial Corp., the parent company of Citizens Business Bank, ended 2011 on positive notes, appearing to have recovered from much of the tumult that hit the Inland Empire’s largest locally based financial institution the previous year.

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The Legislature will consider unresolved budget and pension issues when members reconvene this week.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

January 2, 2012

Reporting from Sacramento—- When state lawmakers convene again Jan. 4, their plates will be filled with leftovers.

Their agenda is expected to be dominated by issues that have been unresolved in the last few years: state budget problems, pension reform, a new water supply system and legalizing poker on the Internet.

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SFChronicle: Gov. Jerry Brown faces tough 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown talks about milestones and accomplishments from 2011 with reporters in his office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., December 27, 2011.

Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
Monday, January 2, 2012

Sacramento –In his first year back as California’s leader, Gov. Jerry Brown was unable to get what he wanted.

Voters returned Brown to the Capitol for a third term after he campaigned as a seasoned, no-nonsense veteran who knew how to get things done. But Brown didn’t anticipate how much Capitol politics had changed in his 28-year absence.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

A year from now, we Californians may look back on 2012 as one of those momentous years for politics.

Or not.

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