Archive for November 26th, 2013

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Ex-hospital CEO’s payout more than $900K

Doug Bagley

Doug Bagley, who planned to retire by June, is out now. His total compensation includes $410,720 from a special retirement account and 1,756 hours of accrued leave

November 25, 2013; 06:32 PM

The former CEO of Riverside County’s hospital, which was losing $1 million a week during the final months of his tenure, will receive a payment of more than $900,000 and a public pension as he walks out the door, county officials announced Monday, Nov. 25.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.


By Melissa Pinion-Whitt, The Sun
Posted: 11/26/13, 9:00 AM PST | Updated: 15 secs ago

A Northern California activist group dedicated to curbing prison spending has graded San Bernardino County with a “double fail” for its plans to expand three jail facilities, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Frontier Communities

By Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/25/13, 6:12 PM PST |

UPLAND>> A developer has been given the go-ahead to start construction on the Magnolia Heights Community at the corner of Colonies Parkways and Campus Avenue in the Colonies at San Antonio in northeast Upland.

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AP: Judge blocks sale of Calif. high-speed rail bonds

High-Speed Rail

Nov 25, 2013 – 7:13 PM EST
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Monday tore up California’s funding plans for what would be the nation’s first bullet train, issuing separate orders that could force the state to spend months or years redrawing its plans for the $68 billion rail line and could choke off some of its funding.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 – 8:29 am

The implementation of the federal health care program popularly known as Obamacare will obviously affect the lives and finances of tens of millions of Americans.

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Thumbs Down

By David Siders
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 – 7:34 am

SAN FRANCISCO — Beset by criticism of the federal health care overhaul and with his public approval rating at an all-time low, President Barack Obama arrived in California on Monday seeking to shift attention to immigration and the economy, issues around which he has traditionally managed to rally fellow Democrats.

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Politico: It’s not Obamacare, it’s business


11/25/13 6:59 PM EST Updated: 11/26/13 11:32 AM EST

Insurance companies are ready to unleash an expensive PR blitz to get 7 million new customers once is fixed.

But don’t expect them to sell “Obamacare.”

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