The WTF California Podcast
California Cities Aim to Defund Police as Legislators May Get More Police Protection

California Cities Aim to Defund Police as Legislators May Get More Police Protection

March 5, 2021

On this Friday version of WTF California, we highlight how the hypocrisy is in as cities in California are aiming to trim their police budget, but DC Metro police are asking for a 20% increase to help protect lawmakers. Youth sports are returning, Gavin Newsom encourages doubling masking up as Japanese Supercomputer says it would make no impact. Congressman Eric Swalwell sues Donald Trump. Others are also now picking up “Where is Tony Thurmond” and we question whether road rage should be legal.

Police Accuse City of Protecting Felon Councilmember Plus More Uncomfortable Truths

Police Accuse City of Protecting Felon Councilmember Plus More Uncomfortable Truths

March 4, 2021

On this episode of WTF California, City of Antioch continues to boomerang back into the news after Antioch Police Officers Association accuse City Manager of killing investigation of Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker. San Francisco Police Commissioner tweets “Uncomfortable Truth” over teenagers and guns. House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. California lawmakers eye aiding those with criminal records by sealing criminal history. Meanwhile, Lafayette City Council wants action over Donald Trump bridge protests. Also… Stockton Data shows guaranteed basic income program helped lower unemployment while San Francisco offered permanent housing to homeless which was declined 70% of the time. Finally, $1.4 million from State to help address surge of hate and Xenophobia Directed toward Asian Americans.

Media Hates Cops as Police Chief Sets Record Straight

Media Hates Cops as Police Chief Sets Record Straight

March 3, 2021

On this episode of WTF California, we highlight how the media is anti-police given the recent coverage of the Antioch Police Department. We discuss Police Chief Tammany Brooks press conference. California counties moving into red tier. Texas reopens. Berkeley elected officials come to defense of teachers union president. LA Mayor gets veto over police budget cuts plus more.

Did Gavin Newsom Just Bribe California Schools to Reopen?

Did Gavin Newsom Just Bribe California Schools to Reopen?

March 2, 2021

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.

Newsom TikTok Plus Antioch Special Meeting Recap on Police Reform

Newsom TikTok Plus Antioch Special Meeting Recap on Police Reform

March 1, 2021

On this episode of WTF California, we discuss the latest as Governor Gavin Newsom is observed on TikTok possibly committing what appears to be a hypocrisy violation. We recap 7-hours of stupid by the Antioch City Council discussing police reform. Los Angeles DA facing recall effort and we wonder if recalls are becoming white noise. Also, hypocrisy form Berkeley as teachers union president seen dropping off child at preschool. Save the condors, mannequin fiasco plus Padilla introduces essential workers bill for citizenship.

School Reopening Plans Fail Children Plus BARTS Financial Debacle

School Reopening Plans Fail Children Plus BARTS Financial Debacle

February 26, 2021

On this episode of WTF California, we discuss school reopenings and the terrible plans being put forward by school boards. While East Contra Costa Schools remain closed, others are opening up. We discuss BART debacle, San Francisco taking $120 million from police, Air Board screws over farming community plus Wile E. Coyote update in Contra Costa County.

Law Enforcement Under Attack in California

Law Enforcement Under Attack in California

February 25, 2021

On this episode of WTF California, we go heavy law enforcement as police agencies across the state are under attack with anti-police rhetoric, including Antioch where Mayor Lamar Thorpe holds another ill-timed grandstanding press conference. We also get into City of Berkeley approving new police reform policies, San Francisco Mayor London Breed calls on Police and District Attorney to work together, Los Angeles County District Attorney calls for “Brady list” and more.

Tiger Woods and Counties Hit Red Tiers

Tiger Woods and Counties Hit Red Tiers

February 24, 2021

On this episode of WTF California, we talk Tiger Woods, Tree limb falls killing woman, California Counties entering back into the red tier. 40% of California inmates receive COVID-19 vaccine, LA County approves $5 hero pay for grocery workers, $1 billion owed by customers for energy bills and more.

Police Reform Proposed for Antioch Plus Lawmakers Approve Stimulus for Californians

Police Reform Proposed for Antioch Plus Lawmakers Approve Stimulus for Californians

February 23, 2021

On this episode of WTF California, we discuss Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpes press conference announcing police reform proposals for the Antioch Police Department. We go through each of his proposals.  State Lawmakers approve $600 stimulus payments to those making $30k or less, Los Angeles County to resume limited in-person classes next week, Meanwhile, Senator Cortese proposes $1k a month payments to foster youths who age out of the system while Senator Wiener introduces bill to decriminalize possession and personal use of Psychedelics.

Antioch Mayor Continues to Grandstand and Marine Becomes a True Hero

Antioch Mayor Continues to Grandstand and Marine Becomes a True Hero

February 22, 2021

On this episode of WTF California, we thank our police, firefighters, military and all first responders. We then talk about Cpl. Jordan Perez who swam 250 meters to save a drowning couple. We then talk about Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe and blatant disrespect to first responders calling for Police Reform Now not even 24-hours after a firefighter and EMS employee were shot in the City of Antioch. We touch on the Oakley School Board resignations, Governor Gavin Newsom recall hits 1.1 million signatures, San Francisco School Board still a mess, and AB 1379 Would Prohibit False Campaign Speech

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