On this episode of WTF California, we discuss Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe’s proposal for a Chinatown District and apology. We talk California school reopening, City of Oakland continues to fail on homeless and illegal dumping solutions. Kenny gets into a rant on the monopoly of Republic Services. We also get into SB 660 to ban paid signature collectors.
- Antioch Mayor Seeks to Create Chinatown District, Apologize for City’s History
On Wednesday, Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe helped a press conference announcing four proposals that he hopes will make amends with the Asian American and Pacific Islanders after Antioch’s poor treatment of them in the past.
- We must prepare now for in-person learning’ next school year: Gov. Gavin Newsom
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Without mandating anything, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he wants schools to open next year.
- ‘Zoom in a Room:’ California ranks last in the country for reopening schools
SAN FRANCISCO – Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: “Zoom in a Room.” In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning.
- Oakland residents could earn reward money if they help officials catch illegal dumpers
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — The City of Oakland is ready to pay residents to help officials stop the problem of illegal dumping.
- Oakland ‘not adequately prepared’ to deal with homeless encampments, city audit finds
A city audit of how Oakland conducts homeless interventions found that the city lacked an effective strategy in dealing with a growing number of unsheltered residents living on city streets, and failed to give policy directions and adequate funding to handle the crisis.
- Bill To Ban Paid Petition Signature Gatherers Faces Sen. Judiciary Comm. Vote
A bill that would ban paying petition signature collectors by the signature faces a tough Judiciary Committee hearing in the coming days following a narrow passage of the bill in another committee earlier this week.
- Immigrant health care is on California Senate’s wish list
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state’s projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such as making college debt-free for students, paying for the health care of some older, low-income adults living in the country illegally and partnering with first-time homebuyers in the state’s expensive market.
- FBI seizes 640 machines, charges 47 in raids on local gambling dens
SAN DIEGO — The FBI and local law enforcement are charging 47 people in connection with a network of illegal gambling dens in San Diego that was “closely tied to gangs, drugs and violence.”
- Sheriff’s office suspects man with Down syndrome was killed by brother
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Detectives with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 30-year-old man who is suspected of killing his brother who had Down syndrome.
- They Found A Baby on the Subway—Now He’s Their Adopted Son
- Japanese Doctors Perform World’s First Living Donor Lung Transplant on COVID-19 Patient
- Deaf Sheepdog Returns to Herding Her Flock After Learning ‘Sign Language’
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