On this episode of WTF California, we talk briefly about the Minnesota shooting, Oakland sees errors in their ways and now opting to place more money back into its police department after crime skyrockets. Although we have said stop protesting at peoples homes, nice to see other media catching up with us in highlighting how wrong this tactic by protesters has been. This fight against a bill to allow recall targets to see petition names is being overblown—one should be able to meet their accuser when possible. New candidate for Governor emerges in former porn star Mary Carey set to run again. We also get into this San Diego Mayoral plan aimed at the Black Community. Finally, $6 million a day being spent to house unaccompanied migrant children.
- Oakland City Council restores $10M in funds to police, fire departments amid spike in violence
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Monday to allocate $10 million to restore vital community services for the fire and police departments, as the police chief called for more resources to be reallocated to the department.
- Stockton Teen, 14, Shot While Driving Left Paralyzed
STOCKTON (CBS13) – A Stockton teenager who was shot while driving last week is now paralyzed. The 14-year-old boy was hit by gunfire around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Acapulco Way. His mother tells CBS13 one or two bullets hit his spine.
- Every major Bay Area city has seen home values go up in the pandemic. Except for one
Home values rose across most of the Bay Area during the pandemic. But they fell flat in San Francisco. From February 2020 to February 2021, the city saw its home values decrease in almost every ZIP code, while home prices in most neighboring cities and suburban areas soared, according to a Chronicle analysis of Zillow data.
- As protesters on left and right target public servants at home, one city pushes back
SACRAMENTO — For government officials from Los Angeles to Seattle and beyond, 2020 was the year that political protests came home to roost.
- Proposal would let recall targets see who signed petition
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California politicians facing recalls would be allowed to see the names of people who sign the petitions to oust them under legislation that cleared its first committee Monday.
- Proposed Amendments to California Assisted Suicide Law Makes Accessing it Easier
Senator Susan Eggman has added an amendment to her original physician-assisted dying law, ABX2-15 the End of Life Option Act, eliminating the January 1, 2026 sunset date, and allows social workers to conduct mental health exams that make accessing assisted suicide more easy.
- Half-baked’ and ‘unacceptable.’ Fresno City Council president’s mediation proposal criticized
Even before Fresno City Council President Luis Chavez unveiled his eviction prevention proposal, housing advocates criticized his plans, insisting that a mediation-only approach to tenant protections is inadequate. The Fresno City Council is reviewing dueling proposals — Chavez’s Rental Mediation Proposal and the Right to Council Proposal — as the coronavirus rent moratorium nears its June 30 end date.
- 2003 all over again? Mary Carey, the former porn star, officially running to replace Gov. Newsom
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The recall to replace Governor Gavin Newsom hasn’t even qualified and yet already parts of it are turning into a repeat of the 2003 recall election of Gray Davis. Back then, the race famously became more like a circus with 135 candidates jumping into the race to replace Davis, including 23-year-old porn star Mary Carey, who admitted she ran at the time as a publicity stunt.
- Gloria details policy plan for Black community with focus on systemic barriers
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Mayor Todd Gloria Monday announced an empowerment policy plan for San Diego’s Black community focusing on housing, economic mobility, the effects of climate change, police reform, educational barriers and differing health outcomes in the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Sen. Alex Padilla Complains Dakotas Have as Many U.S. Senators as California
Padilla, who assumed the U.S. Senate seat January 20, 2021, is already complaining that small states get the same number of U.S. Senators just as large states do – two.
- U.S. Spends $6 Million Per Day to House Unaccompanied Migrant Children
According to Health and Human Services, the federal government is detaining more than 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children nationwide. To accommodate the latest surge, HHS opened 13 new detention facilities since March 1 and are designed to house the children until sponsors receive them.
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