On this episode of WTF California, we discuss how in the world San Francisco can spend $16.1 million on a tent program—or $5k per month per person. Governor Gavin Newsom recall hits signature goal. SF Chronicle found a new media darling in Antioch Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker who has been arrest 22 times. The theme of this episode is we ask when was common sense lost?
- SF Homeless Department Stuns Budget Committee With $16.1 Million Tent Program Revelation
Earlier this week during a San Francisco budget committee meeting, it was revealed that the city’s “Safe Sleeping Villages” homeless tent program was costing $16.1 million a year, or around $5,000 per person per month.
- RecallGavin2020 Campaign Announces 1,950,000 Signatures
The grassroots campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that they have successfully collected 1.950,000 million signatures, with 1.6 million of those signatures collected entirely by volunteers.
- See giant Gavin Newsom cutout on I-5 near Harris Ranch? Animal rights activists make demands
Protesters with the animals rights network Direct Action Everywhere displayed a 50-foot “No More Factory Farms” banner, as well as a giant cutout of Gov. Gavin Newsom accompanied with the words “I support factory farms.”
- Arrested 22 times as a youth, Antioch councilwoman now crusades for police oversight in East Bay
The friction seems most obvious in Antioch’s ongoing dialogue about policing. At the center is Torres-Walker, 38, a mother of two who spent the early part of her life in and out of foster care. Raised in Richmond during an era of intense poverty and gun violence, Torres-Walker said she was arrested 22 times, all for minor offenses, by the age of 18. In 2009 she was convicted for setting fire to an apartment building, and managed to enter a treatment program for alcoholism after spending a year in the West County Detention Facility.
- San Jose Police Investigate City’s 8th Homicide Of The Year
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Detectives were investigating San Jose’s 8th homicide of the year Sunday after a man died from wounds suffered in a shooting near an east San Jose elementary school.
- Illegal Oakland Sideshow Takes Over Corner Near Police Headquarters
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Another weekend, another rowdy sideshow in Oakland. It didn’t take long for the police to get to the scene since it happened a mile away from police headquarters.
- CA legislature set to vote on whether to reinstate measures requiring most businesses to offer 2-weeks paid leave for COVID-19
With the virus continuing to infect thousands of Californians every week and dangerous variants spreading, the Legislature is set to vote in the coming weeks on whether to reinstate the two-week obligation. That follows weeks of debate in Sacramento that has drawn worker advocates and business groups into unusually broad coalitions, for and against.
- California counties don’t want Blue Shield’s vaccine program
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Counties across California are increasingly asking to opt out of the state’s centralized vaccination program run by Blue Shield, further complicating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout of coronavirus vaccines.
- VP Kamala Harris’ Berkeley childhood home to be considered as historic landmark
BERKELEY, Calif. – Berkeley city leaders are expected to consider a resolution next week to distinguish the childhood home of Vice President Kamala Harris as a historic landmark.
- Woman Arrested For Anti-Asian Attacks In Mountain View
MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) – A woman has been arrested Friday in connection with two crimes targeting Asians in Mountain View last month, amid an ongoing rise in anti-Asian attacks in the Bay Area and across the country.
- Bay Area school district among first to announce plans for summer school
West Contra Costa Unified, in the East Bay, announced that it will also offer in-person summer school this year in an effort to combat widespread learning loss.
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