On this episode of the WTF California Podcast, we discuss Governor Gavin Newsoms State of the State Address and we wonder what world he is living in. Meanwhile, locally, Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe continues to have temper tantrums and make hypocritical statements about politicizing topics. We talk recalls of District Attorneys in San Francisco and Los Angeles. We also get into a variety of other topics.
- California governor sees ‘brighter days’ ahead amid pandemic
LOS ANGELES — Addressing a state exhausted after a year of lockdowns, wildfires, disease and death, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday urged residents of the nation’s most populous state to “dream of brighter days ahead” while acknowledging mistakes that have put his political future on the line.
- Fact Check: Governor Newsom Skips Details On Pandemic Handling
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom painted a positive picture of California’s response to the pandemic and the state’s plans to come out on the other side during his annual State of the State address Tuesday night from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Some of his statements lacked key context or twisted the facts
- San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin recall campaign approved
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – A petition to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has been approved, according to elected officials.
- Lafayette officially asks state to step in during Trump protests
LAFAYETTE — It’s on the record: Lafayette wants more law enforcement around the El Curtola overpass, where demonstrators routinely gather to support former President Trump as motorists drive below on Highway 24.
- Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon Served With Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition
LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon has officially been served with a notice of intention to circulate a recall petition. The formal service triggers the final steps leading up to the approval and public circulation of official recall petitions. Once the recall petition is approved, proponents will have 160 days to collect 580,000 signatures from registered voters in Los Angeles County.
- Sacramento City Council approves plan to open warming shelters year-round despite weather
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A $3 million plan to keep overnight shelters open year-round regardless of the temperature outside passed unanimously Tuesday by the Sacramento City Council.
- Great Wolf Lodge postponing opening of Manteca location again
The Great Wolf Lodge is delaying its opening in Manteca once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Great Wolf Lodge announced it is postponing its grand opening until further notice, but will begin accepting bookings after June 15, 2021, according to a statement from the lodge.
- UC Davis Offers Students $75 To Not Travel On Spring Break
DAVIS (CBS13) — UC Davis is enticing students to stay in town for Spring Break with cash. Some students said it’s been a trying year, to say the least.
- ‘Silence is complicity’: Sacramento City Council condemns anti-Asian hate, discrimination
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to condemn hate and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, following a rise in reported hate incidents across the country and in California.
- Council OKs new fund to help disadvantaged communities adapt to climate change
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create a Climate Equity Fund, an an easier mechanism for disadvantaged neighborhoods to secure city funding for climate-related infrastructure projects.
- Judge rules Vanessa Bryant can get names of L.A. County deputies accused of sharing Kobe Bryant crash site photos
A federal judge in California has ruled that Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, can obtain the names of four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who allegedly shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, their daughter Gianna and seven others.
- Elderly man attacked in Oakland strong-arm robbery while he was on morning walk
OAKLAND, Calif. – A 75-year-old man was attacked and robbed in Oakland Tuesday morning while on his routine morning walk. Police say they now have a person in custody.
- VIDEO: Maskless Uber passenger coughs on driver then attacks him
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – A shocking confrontation that unfolded inside an Uber in San Francisco made its rounds on social media.
- S.F’s budget will be saved from painful cuts thanks to federal stimulus. What about in the next one?
The federal stimulus package likely to be signed by President Biden this week will erase the majority of San Francisco’s projected $650 million budget deficit over the next two years, saving City Hall from having to make painful service cuts and layoffs — for now.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders and National Democratic Party Leaders Denounce California Recall
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Democratic leaders spoke out against the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom following the recall campaign’s Sunday announcement of collecting nearly 2 million signatures.
- ‘Local Control’ in Reopening Debate Puts Scrutiny on Elected School Boards
When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 86 into law on Friday, he marshaled the state’s mighty resources to facilitate a return to classroom learning in thousands of public schools.
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