On this episode of WTF California, we discuss how the media has changed and facts do not matter and neither do definitions as they keep getting changed simply on the basis of pushing agendas. We question if the Mayor of the City of Antioch will allow its police chief to update the community on its crime data or just keep pushing false rhetoric.
- Study finds people want more than watchdogs for journalists
NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public’s attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog.
- Placerville votes to remove noose from city logo
In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the city council voted to remove the noose from the city’s logo.
- California lawmakers push for police misconduct panel, expanded chokehold ban
SACRAMENTO — California law enforcement officers could lose their certification based on the decisions of a panel that includes victims of police misconduct under legislation that moved forward Tuesday in the Legislature, as lawmakers also supported an expansive ban on policing techniques that obstruct a person’s breathing.
- New Sacramento inspector general begins job, will conduct independent investigations on police
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento now has an independent investigator to conduct reviews into the local police department regarding use-of-force cases, Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced Tuesday.
- California to shut 2nd prison as inmate population dwindles
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decade after prison crowding forced California to realign its criminal justice system, the population in what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system has shrunk to the point where officials announced Tuesday they will close one of two inmate firefighter training centers.
- Scott Wiener Is California’s ‘YIMBY’ State Senator
The YIMBY Democrat wants to make it easier to build more housing in California’s densest and most expensive cities.
- OC will offer digital vaccine record as an option, not a mandate
Orange County health officials still plan to provide digital proof people can use to show they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, but county leaders stress they will not mandate that anyone get a so-called “vaccine passport” and one won’t be required to get services from the county.
- Body missing, suspect arrested in ’96 student disappearance
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Flores was the last person seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus on California’s scenic Central Coast nearly 25 years ago and suspicion has followed him ever since. He went from being a “person of interest” to a “suspect” to “the prime suspect.”
- Mayor Breed wants to turn an empty San Francisco office into a drug sobering center
Mayor London Breed will revive an effort to open a drug sobering center in San Francisco on Tuesday, more than a year after the pandemic forced the city to halt its plans for such a site in the Tenderloin.
- Your grocery bill will likely be more expensive this month
(NEXSTAR) – Your grocery bill may see an increase as grocery prices continue to climb this year, going up .6 percent in March from the previous month, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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