On this episode of the WTF California Podcast, we admit there could have been 10 different top stories given how much of a fiasco California is in. Development could soon move forward for the Concord Naval Weapons Station which is estimated to bring 13,000 housing units. Richmond Mayor Tom Butts blasts investigation against him. The recall against governor Gavin Newsom is officially moving forward. Meanwhile, the great social experiment in Oakland will begin as council votes to defund police department as community leaders call for $100 million for black communities. BBC reports actual crime data. San Francisco already spends $60k per tent for homeless and now requests even more money. The California firefighter union defends Newsom citing “miscommunication” and we discuss the idea of body cameras placed on teachers to record the classroom. Plus more.
Articles Referenced in the Show
- Three big developers step up for chance to turn Concord Naval Weapons Station site into massive community
- Richmond mayor says city manager, city attorney illegally spent tax dollars investigating him
- Riverside City Councilwoman Gaby Plascencia censured for ethics violations
- Gov. Newsom to face recall election after state confirms petition signatures
- US crime: Is America seeing a surge in violence?
- Oakland City Council Votes to Defund Police, Stripping More Than $17M from Department Budget
- As gun violence crisis rages, Oakland leaders call for $100 million in Black communities
- S.F. spends more than $60K per tent at homeless sites. Now it’s being asked for another $15 million for the program
- Homeless Crisis: LA Sheriff Villanueva urging county board of supervisors to declare a state of emergency
- CA’s largest firefighter labor group defends Gov. Newsom
- California lawmakers seek to revise state laws with gender neutral terms
- Gloria, other border leaders call on feds to fully reopen border
- Mandatory body cameras for teachers, not just cops!
- Coronado resident who brought tortillas to basketball game explains why
- Follow up – apology
- A Livermore ‘family friend’ invited girls to swim in his pool. As they changed in his bathroom they noticed a camera pointed at them, police say
- California Median Home Price Breaks $800,000 and is Still Climbing