On this episode of WTF California, we discuss Governor Gavin Newom’s choice for Attorney General in Rob Bonta, now Marin County is implementing a $1,000 a month guaranteed income, Orange County Sheriff creates a bureau to focus on mental health. Meanwhile, San Diego Convention Center to hold 1,400 migrant children while Anaheim to borrow $210 million to help keep public services.
- Sorry for smashing your window’: East Sacramento pizzeria owner receives apology letter from vandal with $2K inside
EAST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The owner of an East Sacramento pizzeria received an anonymous letter and $2,000 from a man who says he threw a sewer grate through the business’ window.
- Newsom picks Rob Bonta as California’s new attorney general
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he will submit to the State Legislature the nomination of Alameda Assemblymember Rob Bonta as the next California Attorney General, filling the seat vacated by Xavier Becerra, who was recently sworn in as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The nomination is subject to confirmation by the California State Assembly and Senate within 90 days.
- $1,000-a-month guaranteed income program coming to Marin County
Marin County will become the second Bay Area community experimenting with a guaranteed income program designed to improve the fortunes of lower-income residents.
- OC Sheriff’s Department announces new bureau to focus on mental health
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has formed a new bureau that will focus on mental health calls and helping homeless people, while working alongside health professionals, Sheriff Don Barnes announced Wednesday, March 24.
- Wages are only up because the bottom half of workers lost their jobs
A closer look at the data paints a picture of stark inequality and of the “K-shaped recovery“, splitting the economy between higher-wage workers, largely insulated from financial disaster, and middle-class and lower-income workers, whose careers and lives face instability and an uncertain future.
- San Diego Convention Center will hold up to 1,400 migrant children, federal officials say
The San Diego Convention Center will hold up to 1,400 migrant children, federal officials announced Wednesday, as Biden administration officials work to shift those children out of Border Patrol holding cells.
- California Water Officials Tell Communities To Prepare For Potential Water Shortages
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An extra dry summer with potential for water shortages – that’s what state and federal officials are telling Californians to prepare for.
- Oakland on track for record-breaking year in murders
OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – The city of Oakland is on track for a grim-record-breaking year in murders.
- First possible Democratic candidate emerges amid governor recall effort
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KRON) — A first, possible Democratic candidate is emerging amid the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. Former Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is the latest name to surface as the governor’s recall election looms.
- Elk Grove mayor faces recall after Hmong culture comments surface
The process to recall Elk Grove’s new mayor is underway after comments she made about Hmong culture on social media last year started gaining more attention.
- LAPD declares unlawful assembly at Echo Park Lake ahead of expected clearing of homeless encampment
Hundreds of protesters gathered at Echo Park Lake Wednesday morning to rally against the city’s plans to clear a homeless encampment that has become a growing point of tension — a symbol of how Los Angeles’ broader homelessness crisis has worsened during the pandemic.
- LA County Board approves $10 million, looks to lease buildings for homeless
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County is hoping to encourage landlords to lease entire apartment buildings to homeless individuals holding rental subsidies, with the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 23, committing $10 million in incentives over five years.
- Former Sacramento Police Officer Arrested After Allegedly Sending Explicit Messages To 15-Year-Old Girl He Met Online
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A former Sacramento police officer has been arrested after he allegedly met a teenage girl online and had explicit chats with her. The girl said she brought the conversation to her aunt’s attention when she found out Donahue was a police officer.
- Bay Area transit to get billions in federal stimulus. Here’s how BART, Muni and others will benefit
Bay Area public transit agencies with pandemic-battered budgets are getting a second windfall from the second federal coronavirus stimulus bill worth $802 million. That’s the final installment of the $975 million in total from that bill.
- Anaheim will borrow up to $210 million to cover pandemic shortfalls
Borrowing money isn’t an ideal solution for Anaheim officials, but with city revenues drastically reduced by the pandemic’s halt to tourism, it’s the one they’ve chosen as an alternative to cutting city services to the bone
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