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A cost of dismantling mental health care
Sacramento Bee

Kathy Gaither, the person in charge of daily operations at the California Department of State Hospitals, went on an unexplained administrative leave earlier this month, a week after the state Senate confirmed her appointment.

Cliff Allenby, a veteran administrator who started working for the state in 1963, continues to oversee the department. He is 76, having come out retirement to serve as acting director when Gov. Jerry Brown took office in 2011.