May 26, 2022
On this episode of WTF California, we interview with Ken Carlson, who is a councilmember at the City of Pleasant Hill, is a candidate for Contra Costa County Supervisor. We talk about a variety of issues from public safety, housing, economic development and environmental issues. Plus more
Per his website:
Ken’s been getting it done for our community for over 30 years. He attended Mountain View Elementary in Concord and Pleasant Hill Middle and High Schools. Proud Eagle Scout with Walnut Creek Troop 820. Ken learned at an early age about giving back. His grandfather, James Moriarty, served Contra Costa as a county supervisor. His mom, a registered nurse, cared for our most vulnerable at Hospice of the East Bay. Ken joined the Concord Police force where he served for 29-years working as a neighborhood patrol officer and crisis negotiator to help keep our families and community safe.
In 2012, Ken’s neighbors elected him to the Pleasant Hill City Council, where he served as mayor and vice mayor. He made history as the city’s first openly gay councilmember, and got the job done when he delivered a new library and park, upgraded our roads, and chaired the Council’s Economic Development subcommittee to bring new jobs to our community.
Today, Ken is running for Contra Costa supervisor because, now more than ever, we need leaders who get it and have the experience and results to get it done for Contra Costa-like tackling our housing crisis, jumpstarting our stalled economy, and delivering a cleaner, more sustainable environment.
- Fix the housing crisis - by working with local leaders to find commonsense housing solutions that work for our community so all Contra Costans, regardless of income, have access to safe affordable housing
- Make public safety priority #1 - so all families feel safe in Contra Costa and deliver appropriate social reforms
Help our economy recover - from the pandemic by cutting red tape for small businesses, investing in business development, and incentivizing hiring local workers so our teachers, nurses, and firefighters can afford to live where they serve.
Fight climate change and promote a more sustainable county - create an action plan to protect the Delta and our water supply, and fight for commonsense solutions that mitigate wildfires and sea level rise.
For more on Ken Carlson, visit him at: www.kencarlson.vote
May 25, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we highlight the root of all problems is the human behavior not the tool used such as any weapon. We react to President Joe Biden's comments, Golden State Warrior coach Steve Kerr and Bay Area Law Enforcement promising increased patrols around schools. We advocate for student safety and SRO's. In Oakley, Alexis Gabe reward increased to $100k, more affordable homes coming to Bay Point in Contra Costa County and we talk Antioch City Council Meeting. Plus more.
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May 24, 2022
On this episode of WTF California, we highlight how on one hand Governor Gavin Newsom is saying NIMBYism is destroying the state because he wants more housing but on the other hand he is saying we could see mandatory water cuts--he is a hypocrite. We talk gas prices, LGBTQ+ parade boycotts, Livermore plans treatment facility with an actual plan while judge dismisses an ADA lawsuit. Meanwhile, Oakland proposing a terrible progressive tax on businesses which could go on the ballot. Finally, we talk social media addition bill and monkey pox.
May 19, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we highlight the Contra Costa County District Attorney Race after a debate in Antioch last night between Diana Becton and Mary Knox -- video on our Facebook page. We get into a bizarre social media post by Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe threatening to take action against bloggers, podcasters and self proclaimed journalist. We remind the mayor there is something called Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press and court decisions. We highlights how San Jose Police Chief proposes 7-pointr plan for department reform while California Legislative Analyst warns of budget shortfall as early as next year after Governor Gavin Newsom's Proposed Budget. Plus more.
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May 18, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we interview Katherine Piccinini who announced that she has filed paperwork with the Contra Costa Elections Division and is certified as an official Write-In Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 10th District race in the June 7th Primary Election.
The 10th Congressional District was recently changed due to re-districting and now includes much of Contra Costa County, including Oakley, Brentwood, parts of Antioch and Central Contra Costa County as well.
If she gets enough voters to write her name on the June ballot, it will appear on the November ballot. She is challenging US Congressman Mark DeSaulnier.
May 17, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast we call out Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe for who he truly is which is not bipartisan and is the great divider and problem profiteer. This comes after a press conference where he claims to be afraid of local media and fears they will cause another Danville or Buffalo situation. We urge people to get off the race card and all racial divisions and overtones. Homeless numbers are in and with all the funding and money thrown at the problem, homelessness is up. Another hit piece in the media on police K9’s while judge rules law requiring women on corporate boards unconstitutional.
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May 16, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we discuss how City of Antioch leadership has created an environment that is inviting to criminals and side show enthusiasts. While Antioch may claim zero tolerance, we have been down that path before and little has changed. Oakley Police announce cell phone cover of Alexis Gabe has been recovered. 1 dead and 5 injured in California Church Shooting. We talk Governor Gavin Newsom's budget plan which includes record surplus. We highlight his inflation budget relief package. Gas prices back above $6 in Contra Costa County. Did you know they are working to lower standards to become a District Attorney Investigator? Meanwhile, what Attorney General Candidates are saying about Smash and Grab crime and organized looting.
- Antioch Police Respond to Two Sideshows, Officers Vehicles Attacked
- Antioch: Two arrested, police vehicle damaged after weekend sideshows
- Antioch City Council Agrees to Create Police Oversight Commission
- East Bay city creates civilian police oversight commission
- Contra Costa County Sheriff’s volunteer under investigation for ‘ghost guns’
- Alexis Gabe: Parents of missing Oakley woman believe she is still alive as new developments unfold
- California church shooting: 1 dead, 5 injured in Orange County
- 2 teens, 1 adult hospitalized in Citrus Heights stabbing. Police search for suspect
- Police arrest man accused of striking woman, dragging body in Fresno
- Man shot by burglars during Riverside home invasion
- Disturbing details emerge after San Jose police officer arrested for masturbating at family's home
- Former deputy avoids jail time, sex offender registration for sex crimes involving inmates
- Car catches fire on Hwy 4 near Pittsburg
- Average LA County gas prices tops $6 for first time since April 1
- Governor Newsom Proposes $18.1 Billion Inflation Relief Package
- What’s in Newsom’s inflation relief proposal? $400 checks, help with rent, diesel tax pause
- CA’s minimum wage projected to rise to $15.50 faster than expected due to inflation
- Why the Push to Lower Standards For Becoming A District Attorney Investigator?
- What the Attorney General Candidates are Saying About Smash and Grab, Organized Looting, Shoplifting, and Personal Theft Crimes
May 13, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we are joined by Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Chad Mahalich. He joins us to speak about what is currently going on within the District Attorney’s Office under the leadership of District Attorney Diana Becton. He speaks about moral being down and the office has lost 50 attorneys since Becton was elected. We talk about how in this campaign, Mary Knox is the DA candidate who is for the victims, not the criminal. We talk about integrity, perjury, plagiarism and qualifications needed in the DA’s office. We get into a ton of stuff!
May 12, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we provide insights of the fraud that occurred at the end of the recall attempt for Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe and it appears they did have enough signatures to place the recall on the ballot. We get into some Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor actions and three cities could lose its Sheriffs contract under proposal by Supervisor John Gioia. San Francisco now looking at low level police stops. Gun rights advocates get win with court ruling under-21 gun sales ban is unconstitutional. More homeless spending--including City of Antioch.
May 10, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we discuss how documents reveal why the City of Oakley parted ways with Chief Dean Capelletti who had allegations of sexual harassment and accused of lying to investigators. 7 year-old injured in freeway shooting, San Francisco continues to be soft on crime, San Jose seeks military equipment and we talk college being expensive. With drought and low water levels, we even bring up Jimmy Hoffa while Black Lives Matters Patrisse Cullors denies wrong doing in $6 million LA compound.
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May 9, 2022
On this episode of WTF California, we highlight how the state is screwing over California drivers by delaying its gas rebate checks until October. Berkeley should unimagine its public safety and begin putting funds back into the police department. Antioch Herald reports FPPC investigating three complaints against City of Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe. Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia’s opponent is a little off with keyboard commando threats—public should support Gioia in this election. We agree its nice to see landlords suing Alameda County over its COVID eviction moratorium. Meanwhile, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is apparently ripping off campaign ideas from his opponent Lance Christensen. Plus more.
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May 6, 2022
On this episode of WTF California, we talk with Antioch resident Mark Jordan who has successfully sued the city of Antioch multiple times and has won. We get into how he got involved in watching the city, the hiring of the city manager, the unqualified interim city manager. We talk real estate and Section 8 in real life scenarios including impacts of rent control--Mark also points how Councilmembers Monica Wilson and Tamisha Torres-Walker have provided no plan, just a couple press conferences. We talk redistricting and the fiasco that has gone on and what it might take to change it--which includes a councilmember stepping up. He highlights the impact on Antioch Police services and withholding items requested. In terms of community pride, Jordan questions if community pride can ever recover and we discuss if the council has tried to actually unite or divide--meanwhile, Jordan drops a history lesson on Antioch and how the history narrative by Mayor Lamar Thorpe is wrong.
May 5, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, Governor Gavin Newsom urges manufactured outrage in culture wars while City of Antioch continues down the petty brick trail. We highlight how under the new city manager, the mayor and recreation an event was taken away from an event organizer all in the name of "bigger and better". In response, the Juneteenth event has been moved to City of Brentwood. We highlight multiple court decisions regarding police officers in Alameda as well as Richmond Police. Plus, much more including 32-hour work week bill and sports betting makes ballot.
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May 4, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we highlight regardless of where you stand on Roe vs. Wade, lets be clear that this leak was aimed as a giant distraction from how poorly things are going in this county. From the economy, inflation, gas, crime and more, this was leaked to build a voter base ahead of mid-term elections. Murder charges filed in Sacramento shooting. San Jose police could get random drug and alcohol testing, Killings up in Los Angeles and we give an update on Gas Prices from around the state. Plus, a little Top Gun 2 plug on May the 4th.
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May 3, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we ask where is the Contra Costa County District attorney's report on the Angelo Quinto Case since everyone is asking for transparency about the Antioch Police Department. DA's office is intentionally withholding the document. We wonder how in the world a document is leaked out of the US Supreme Court and could overturn Roe vs. Wade. California Population drops. City of Pittsburg approves sideshow ordinance. BLM leader removed from mayoral debate in Los Angeles. We also applaud a Sacramento business owner for blocking off a street to prevent homeless camping and crime. Finally, this concept of shared home pods is now in the Bay Area. Plus more.
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May 2, 2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we highlight cherry season has began in Brentwood and use caution on the roadways We talk freeway shootings and CHP closure rate. Meanwhile, the Antioch Police Department is back in the news after a orchestrated press conference and protest while KPIX did sloppy reporting merging multiple unrelated items as if they were one. Chico may have figured out a model for dealing with homeless. Don't order LSD on the internet. Meanwhile, Bill redefining gross negligence for high speed, sideshows, reckless driving moves forward as Wealth Tax and Pay to Play bills fail. Gilroy Garlic Festival to return afterall.
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April 29, 2022
On this episode of the WTF California Podcast, we have a chat with Brentwood Police Chief Tom Hansen. We touch on everything from staffing levels, state of being a police officer to dealing with rhetoric out there. Hansen gets very direct on homeless issues and state laws that are impacting communities--Sacramento politics are in the way of actual solutions. We touch on school resource officers and their importance for school safety. Hansen explains the militarization of police and his thoughts. What is being done with safety in the parking garage in downtown Brentwood. Traffic safety and dealing with sideshows. He also highlights a recent arrest in downtown Brentwood plus more.