On this episode of WTF California, Burkholder accepts mayoral appointment and shares what he would do if he was truly anointed Mayor of the City of Antioch by Lamar Thorpe. Alameda to keep its armored vehicle. We discuss comments made by Golden State Warrior Draymond Green on WNBA equal pay, the opening of different amusement parks. The I-5 Strangler being chocked out by another inmate. Some idiot steals a fire engine while two more tech companies leave California.
- On April Fool’s Day, S.F. Supe Dean Preston tweeted Muni was fare-free. Some people didn’t get joke
San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston fired off an April Fool’s Day joke tweet on Thursday that many did not think was funny: that Muni had been made free for riders (which Preston is advocating). As is often the case with Muni, the joke was on the riders.
- Too militaristic? Alameda police to keep armored vehicle
The council’s 3-2 vote comes as cities across the country are reviewing policing methods amid questions as to how law enforcement interacts with people of color, plus whether police have become too militarized.
- NBA Star Draymond Green Attacks Female Athletes Fighting for Equal Pay: ‘I’m Really Tired of Seeing Them Complain’
Golden State Warriors star Draymond Greenlaunched into a rant against female athletes “complaining” for equal play, arguing that they were not putting in enough effort in their fight for equity.
- California prisoner confesses to murdering his serial killer cellmate, the I-5 Strangler, in a five-page letter where he called it his ‘mission’ to avenge the victims
A California prisoner has admitted to strangling the serial killer known as the I-5 Strangler in the cell prison cell that they shared. Jason Budrow, 40, claimed he murdered the notorious killer Roger Kibbe, 81, in a five-page letter he titled ‘Ascension … May Their Souls Go To Heaven’ to the local Bay Area News Group.
- Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk reopens rides
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KRON) — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is reopening just in time for some hotter-than-average temps in the Bay Area.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium will reopen in May
MONTEREY, Calif. (KRON) — After more than a year, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is joining businesses in announcing reopening dates. The aquarium will open again to the general public on May 15.
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo reopens roller coasters
VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened up its roller coasters for the first time in over a year Thursday. The theme park has been allowing visitors inside since July for their animal displays but has been unable to reopen the rides until California modified the restrictions.
- California State Railroad Museum is now open again. Here’s what you should know before you go
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — All aboard — with your masks! The California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento on Thursday reopened for the first time in a year, save a few days back in the fall.
- Man arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto for stealing Highland fire engine
A 44-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stealing a fire engine in San Bernardino on Thursday, officials said.
- 2 more tech companies are leaving California
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two California tech companies have announced plans to bring their businesses to Reno, and local economic development officials say they’re perfect examples of the type of firms they’re targeting as part the effort to diversify the region’s economy.
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