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Court sides with health district
San Mateo Daily Journal

The California Court of Appeals has sided with the Peninsula Health Care District over a watchdog group that challenged the use of taxpayer money to promote a ballot measure that allowed for the construction of a new hospital in Burlingame. The Peninsula Hospital Guardians, a nonprofit group, filed suit in 2006 against the district after area voters approved Measure V with 92 percent support. Measure V was a ballot measure that sought public approval for a private entity, Sutter Health, to construct and operate a new $488 million hospital in Burlingame in place of the district.