CPUC: Ousted Director Allegedly Hired 'Marginally Qualified Former Colleague' Over Better CandidatesThe California Public Utilities Commission announced Monday it has voted to dismiss Executive Director Alice Stebbins effective Sept. 4, over alleged unethical hiring decisions, according to a report.
Newsom's Business Holdings Could Pose Ethics BindLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is running for governor and his California business interests present an ethics challenge if he's elected as predicted and follows through on his vow to keep his holdings.
State Bar Considers Ban On Sex Between Lawyers And ClientsSome lawyers are unhappy about a proposal for a state law that would open them up to discipline for having sex with clients.
Oakland City Council President Denies WrongdoingThe president of the Oakland City Council denies she used the power of her office to block construction of a townhouse on a lot located next door to her West Oakland home.
Grand Jury Report Finds Oakland City Council President McElhaney Broke Ethics RulesA scathing report accuses an Oakland city councilwoman of breaking state and city ethics rules.
Attorney General Kamala Harris May Face Ethics Investigation Over GiftsCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris may be investigated for an ethics violation, over gifts she received from a San Francisco interior designer.
KPIX 5 Poll Finds Strong Bay Area Support For Right-To-Die Bill Among All Age Groups, Party AffiliationsAs California lawmakers consider a bill allowing terminally ill patients to obtain life-ending medication, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found strong support of the bill among Bay Area residents.
California Lawmakers To Introduce Right-To-Die Bill, Family Of Brittany Maynard To Voice SupportLawmakers in Sacramento will introduce right-to-die legislation on Wednesday, which would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. The debate has been reignited by the recent case of a woman who left the Bay Area for Oregon to end her life.
Solano County Judge Admonished For Calling Parents 'Rotten,' 'Total Human Disaster' In Family Law CasesSolano County Superior Court Judge Daniel Healy was publicly admonished by a state commission today for referring to parents in family law cases with denigrating words such as “rotten,” “stupid and sluggish,” and “total human disaster.”
29-Year-Old Newlywed With Brain Cancer, Brittany Maynard, Writes Own Obituary Before Taking Life Saturday"One Day Your Life Will Flash Before Your Eyes; Make Sure It's Worth Watching" -- Brain cancer victim Brittany Maynard writes her own obituary, released after her death on November 1st.
49ers President Avoids Direct Comment On Domestic Violence Controversy During Ethics In Sport SymposiumMoral character is a key factor the San Francisco 49ers consider in recruiting players, a top team official said Thursday, acknowledging the difficulty of accurately assessing how an athlete will ultimately behave on and off the field.
State Senators Get Ethics Training After Leland Yee Arrest, Other ScandalsState senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.
Gov. Brown, Lt. Gov. Newsom Among Lawmakers Warned Of Ethics Violations Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom are among 40 California lawmakers being investigated over potential ethics violations, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Auditor Says Oakland Lawmakers Interfered With Contract Bidding ProcessOakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby issued a report Thursday alleging that City Council members Desley Brooks and Larry Reid interfered with the bidding process for the demolition and remediation process at the former Oakland Army Base.
Survey Finds Doctors Split On Ethical Issues, Stanford Expert Weighs InA new nationwide survey has attempted to find out what doctors will do when faced with key medical ethical issues.