On this episode of WTF California, we sit down with former Antioch Mayor Donald Freitas in a candid chat with what is going on in the City of Antioch and the city council. We get into the role of a mayor, press conferences, recalls, community divide. Sadly, Antioch has become “anything but Antioch” in terms of how others view the city. Freitas provides his thoughts on Mayor Lamar Thorpes first 90-days in office, censures should be placed on Thorpe and Tamisha Torres-Walker. We also ask if Thorpe is recalled, would Feitas run for mayor.
- First hour is our interview with former Mayor Don Freitas.
- 3 ‘struggling’ Ralphs, Food 4 Less stores in L.A. to close following passage of ‘hero pay’ bump
Two Los Angeles Ralphs stores and a Food 4 Less store described by officials as “long-struggling” will close in mid-May following the city’s passage of a $5 “hero pay” bump for grocery workers.
- Los Angeles expected to receive $1.35 billion from federal stimulus bill
On Wednesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders received an unmistakably positive sign of a turnaround, with passage of a massive federal relief package that’s expected to send $1.35 billion directly to Los Angeles.
- California economy will recover from pandemic faster than U.S., UCLA forecast says
The U.S. and California economies will experience near-record growth this year thanks to widespread vaccinations for COVID-19 and massive federal relief for struggling workers and businesses, UCLA forecasters predict.
- Another back-to-school hurdle: Students of color don’t want to go back
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — As schools prepare to reopen, Asian American, Black and Hispanic families are opting to keep their children in distance learning at disproportionately high rates. The reason? Many students live in multigenerational households and are concerned they may infect others in the home, like their grandparents or another elderly relative.
- San Diego Unified changes name of Junipero Serra High School, removes conquistador mascot
San Diego Unified’s Junipero Serra High School will now be called Canyon Hills High School after students successfully petitioned for the name change, saying that the name of the founder of California’s mission system is offensive to indigenous peoples whose ancestors were subjected to its doctrine.
- Oakland police announce arrest in attack, robbery of elderly Asian-American man
OAKLAND, Calif. – Police announced an arrest in the attack and robbery of a 75-year-old Asian man in Oakland on Tuesday. Those in touch with the victim’s family said it does not look good. The violent attack happened Tuesday morning at Jayne Avenue and Perkins Street
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