On this episode of WTF California, we discuss whether California Governor Gavin Newsom just bribed schools to reopen with its $6.6 billion deal Monday. The I-5 strangler now dead, GOP Comes out critical of BART funding in COVID-19 relief bill, COMIC-Con going virtual (AGAIN), Top Gun House could become ice cream shop, Cities to ban gas stations. Meanwhile, a plastic surgeon was in traffic court while operating and the Oakland A’s move closer to a new stadium.
- ‘I-5 Strangler’ Roger Kibbe spared execution, killed in prison
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A California serial killer known as the “I-5 Strangler” in the 1970s and 1980s has been killed in prison
- Here’s what’s in California’s new plan to reopen schools
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders on Monday announced a deal aimed at returning students to classrooms in the nation’s most populous state. Most students have been out of school and learning online since last March because of the coronavirus and finding a way to return them to the classroom has been elusive.
- Deal reached to get most California children through 2nd grade back to in-person classes by end of March
The majority of California’s 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new legislation announced Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. Critics panned the plan as inadequate.
- GOP criticizes BART funding in COVID-19 relief bill
Money allocated for BART in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives, has become a central point of contention.
- Comic-Con to Be Virtual Again This Year, Announces ‘Smaller’ In-Person Event in November
San Diego’s world-famous Comic-Con announced Monday that it will be held virtually again this year and plans to host an in-person fall event that will be held on a smaller scale.
- ‘Top Gun’ House in Oceanside May Reopen as an Ice Cream Shop
The Victorian-style home made famous in the 1986 movie, “Top Gun,” is in the process of getting a makeover and might one day reopen to the public as an ice cream shop.
- Cities are starting to ban new gas stations
Petaluma, California, has voted to outlaw new gas stations, the first of what climate activists hope will be numerous cities and counties to do so.
- Plastic surgeon appears in California traffic court video while operating
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating.
- Oakland moves a step closer to waterfront ballpark for A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — The Oakland A’s plan to develop the Howard Terminal site took a step forward Friday when a draft of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released.
- Bay Area woman’s missing dog found 600 miles away in Mexico
SAN LORENZO, Calif. (KGO) — A Bay Area woman’s missing French bulldog has miraculously been found four weeks later and 600 miles away in Mexico.
- First ever space hotel slated to be operational by 2027
Work is due to start on the world’s first ‘space hotel’ in low Earth orbit in 2025 – and it will come equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people. Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the Voyager Station could be operational as early as 2027, with the infrastructure built in orbit around the Earth.
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