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.
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.
Leaders of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, question why Cardinal Roger Mahoney is still being allowed to select a new pope.
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.
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.
Lockyer has been embroiled in scandals involving drugs and an extramarital affair this year.
A top legal adviser to Oakland’s mayor has resigned over the decision to raid the Occupy Oakland encampment Monday.
The chief executive of Fremont solar company Solyndra, whose bankruptcy led to a Congressional investigation of federal energy loan guarantees, has resigned.
Oakland’s police chief told city officials Tuesday that he regretfully planned to resign in November to take on another opportunity, expressing frustration at a lack of support provided to the department during his two-year tenure.
With Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs stepping down, those who are Apple’s most devoted fans and users are struggling to decide if they should hold on to their faith in the company and its future products.