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New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

Another Oakland Police Shakeup, 3rd Chief In Less Than A Week

Anthony Toribio, who took the helm of the department two days ago, is out as acting chief just days after assuming command. Deputy Chief Sean Whent has been sworn in as acting chief.

05/10/2013

George Shirakawa

Ex-Santa Clara County Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Misuse Of Funds

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to a host of criminal charges, including the misuse of tens of thousands of dollars of campaign and taxpayer funds.

03/18/2013

George Shirakawa

June Special Election To Replace Ex-South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning voted to hold a special election on June 4 to fill the seat of former Supervisor George Shirakawa, who resigned Friday amid perjury and other criminal charges.

03/05/2013

George Shirakawa

Santa Clara Supervisor Shirakawa Admits Gambling Addiction, Resigns

Santa Clara County prosecutors have charged county Supervisor George Shirakawa with four felony counts of perjury and other charges in connection with his alleged misuse of public and campaign funds, according to court documents.

03/01/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Surprise Resignation Costs Dems State Senate Supermajority

A Democratic state senator from the Central Valley has resigned unexpectedly, dropping Democrats below the two-thirds threshold they need to pass tax changes or override vetoes.

02/22/2013

This file picture taken on December 29, 2012, in St.Peter's square at the Vatican shows Pope Benedict XVI saluting as he arrives to the ecumenical christian community of Taize during their European meeting. Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. (Alberto Pizzolio/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope’s Resignation For ‘The Good Of The Church’ Says SF Archbishop

Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 – becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Roman Catholic Church in deep turmoil.

02/11/2013

This file picture taken on December 29, 2012, in St.Peter's square at the Vatican shows Pope Benedict XVI saluting as he arrives to the ecumenical christian community of Taize during their European meeting. Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. (Alberto Pizzolio/AFP/Getty Images)

California Cardinal Tainted In Abuse Scandal To Vote On Pope Benedict Successor

Leaders of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, question why Cardinal Roger Mahoney is still being allowed to select a new pope.

02/11/2013

George Shirakawa

Calls Grow For Santa Clara County Supervisor To Resign

Pressure is mounting for the president of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors to resign over questionable charges he made to a government-issued credit card.

12/10/2012

Nadia Lockyer

Alameda County Supes Deadlock On Naming Nadia Lockyer Replacement

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors deadlocked 2-2 Tuesday on appointing a replacement for Nadia Lockyer, raising the possibility that it might be left up to Gov. Jerry Brown to fill the vacancy.

06/05/2012

Alameda County Supervisors Accept Resignation Of Nadia Lockyer

Lockyer has been embroiled in scandals involving drugs and an extramarital affair this year.

04/24/2012

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