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New Law to Help San Pablo Hospital Cheat Death
The Bay Citizen

Moments before a midnight legislative deadline Sunday night, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to help keep a Contra Costa County hospital’s doors open for years to come. SB 644, authored by Senator Lori Hancock, D-Oakland, will provide financial guarantees to lenders — a necessary measure that officials say will help Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo pay off a nearly $20-million debt and avoid closure.