| Dec 30, 2013
In a culture in which speaking about death and dying has long been taboo, and with a healthcare system that does not foster such conversations, it should come as no surprise that only about 30% of Americans have advance directives for healthcare on file....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The chairman of the state Senate’s ethics panel looking into actions of Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said Thursday that allegations against the Democratic lawmaker contained in a leaked FBI affidavit are troubling if true.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:13 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate’s Committee on Legislative Ethics is scheduled Thursday to meet for the first time in two decades, as the panel prepares to look into allegations of misconduct by a sitting lawmaker— Democratic Sen. Ronald S....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:36 AM
After waging a public battle to keep brain-dead Jahi McMath on a ventilator and then transfer her body to an undisclosed facility, the 13-year-old girl's family has chosen to lie low and "heal up," their attorney said.
"The family is seeking to focus...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Medical ethicists are criticizing the unnamed facility that agreed to keep the body of 13-year-old Jahi McMath on a ventilator after transferring her from an Oakland hospital, saying it will only delay the inevitable while potentially causing long-term...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:37 AM
The family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath may have succeeded in transferring the brain-dead teen from an Oakland hospital to undisclosed care facility, but medical experts say it's only a matter of time before not even machines can keep her blood flowing....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:20 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The state’s ethics agency is investigating whether political funds that went to the 2010 campaign of Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) were laundered to disguise their true source, according to court documents filed this...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:19 PM
OAKLAND — The case of the brain-dead 13-year-old girl whose family was embroiled in a legal standoff with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland seems to be nearing an end.
After marathon negotiations with a federal magistrate, Jahi McMath'...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:05 PM
It will take more than doctors, judges and medical records to convince Nailah Winkfield that her child is dead.
Winkfield's 13-year-old daughter, Jahi McMath, entered an Oakland hospital for tonsil surgery three weeks ago and wound up on life support....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Katherine Jackson is heading back to court Friday to ask a judge for a new trial in the family's wrongful-death case against AEG Live, which previously ended with jurors finding the concert promoter not liable for her son Michael Jackson's overdose death....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:03 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate’s ethics committee has hired an outside attorney to advise it on a possible investigation into allegations of corruption contained in an FBI affidavit targeting Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello), officials...