On this episode of WTF California, family law attorney Amy Hilton joins us to talk about how courts have continued to be impacted by COVID-19. But we kick off discussing the impact of the death of Rush Limbaugh, then jump into the California spending deal for coronavirus relief, another screw-up by the California DMV, we question whether Governor candidate Kevin Faulconer is serious or grandstanding and more.
- Conservative talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh dies at 70
Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a gleeful malice that made him one of the most powerful voices in politics, influencing the rightward push of American conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was 70.
- Obituary: Rush Limbaugh, provocative US radio host
Rush Limbaugh, the controversial US radio personality and political commentator, has died aged 70.
- California lawmakers reach spending deal for coronavirus relief; restrictions eased while vaccine shortages persist
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders on Wednesday announced a $9.6 billion spending deal aimed at aiding some of those hit hardest by the pandemic, with a new round of small business grants, $600 stimulus checks for low-income individuals and more housing assistance for farmworkers infected by the coronavirus.
- Contra Costa courts continue semi-shutdown until March due to pandemic
MARTINEZ — Contra Costa County’s court system shutdown, now in its third month will continue until at least March 1. The announcement by the county’s superior court system means the six courthouses will remain largely closed to the public. It also means anyone who received a jury summons for February 26 or earlier is off the hook. Those with dates for March 1 or later are still required to report.
- California DMV sends woman Real ID card with photo of her wearing mask
A Sacramento woman received her new California Real ID in the mail, but it had a picture she wasn’t expecting.
- Faulconer Says California Must Focus on Reopening Schools, Not Renaming
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The day after the San Francisco school district delayed a vote on reopening classrooms to instead continue discussing the renaming of 44 schools, former mayor Kevin Faulconer stood in front of Abraham Lincoln High School to urge the safe return of students to classrooms across the state. The former mayor called for action following new guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control on the safe reopening of schools.
- Atherton couple donates $80 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine
STANFORD, Calif. – An Atherton couple has donated $80 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford University’s School of Medicine to improve the services available to Bay Area mothers and babies.
- Golden Gate Park Ferris Wheel’s Future Uncertain
The huge, bright Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park comes up for a vote this week. Supporters say, all the lockdowns haven’t given it a chance to show what it can do, and opponents say they’ve seen enough. The 150-foot-tall Sky Star observation wheel came to town early last year to celebrate the park’s 150th anniversary, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, has only been open for a total of five weeks, and then at only 25% capacity
- Police: Modesto teen shoots, kills 67-year-old food truck owner
MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A Modesto community is in shock after the owner of a local Mexican food truck was shot and killed Tuesday night by a 13-year-old boy.
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