The WTF California Podcast
An Interview with Sandra White, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate

An Interview with Sandra White, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate

September 29, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, I chat with Sandra White who is a candidate for Antioch City Council in District 4. We recap the recent Antioch City Council meeting and how women should be speaking up against sexual harassment and sexual assault. She also pushes back against statements made by Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker regarding her involvement over the past two years in the city. She calls on Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe to resign, calls for an open process on hiring the next city manager and urges the release of the police body camera footage involving councilwoman Torres-Walker. We talk Antioch Police and how to improve public safety, improve traffic safety while going over the embarrassing staffing levels at city hall which include economic development and public works.  We get into how to actually solve homelessness versus throwing money at it, rent control policy, cannabis and more as she aims to build a better Antioch.

For more on Sandra White, visit her at www.sandrawhiteforcitycouncil.com or on Facebook

An Interview with Lori Ogorchock, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate

An Interview with Lori Ogorchock, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate

September 23, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, I chat with Antioch City Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock, who basically got gerrymandered out of District 3. She is now running for District 4. We get into why she is seeking another term on the city council, public safety, economic development. She reiterates that she believes Mayor Lamar Thorpe should resign after sexual harassment claims. Believes they should move to an open and transparent process in hiring the city manager. We get into road safety, youth services, veterans, senior services and many other items.

 

For more information on Ogorchock, visit her on Facebook.

An Interview with Shawn Pickett, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate

An Interview with Shawn Pickett, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate

September 21, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Shawn Pickett who is running for District 4 Antioch City Council. As retired Richmond Police Lieutenant, we talk why he is running for city council from crime, lack of a code of conduct, city beautification, a need for safer streets and more.

This interview goes 90-minutes where Pickett says Mayor Lamar Thorpe should resign, the Antioch Police body camera footage in Tamisha Torres-Walker should be released and we talk comments made by Monica Wilson in a recent East Bay Times Article. He also calls for an open process in hiring the next city manager. He also talks about the need to work with Antioch Unified School District—is it a test score problem or a community problem. We close on what “building a better Antioch” actually means to him.

For more on Pickett, visit him at www,pickett4council.squarespace.com or on Facebook.

An Interview with Diane Gibson-Gray, District 1 Antioch Council Candidate

An Interview with Diane Gibson-Gray, District 1 Antioch Council Candidate

September 14, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Diane Gibson-Gray who is running for District 1 Antioch City Council. She said she is tired and fed up of how the city is being run and the divisiveness occurring--she says "enough is enough". We talk homeless hotel, city manager hiring, police department and public safety to school resource officers. She also says the city should be focused on mentoring with a hand-up approach versus a hand-out approach to programs and offerings. She also discusses the need for the city and Antioch Unified School District to work together while highlighting it will be hard to attract business and growth if the city doesn't clean up its image. 

For more on Diane Gibson-Gray, visit her at www.dianegibsongray.com or on Facebook

An Interview with Joy Motts, District 1 Antioch Council Candidate

An Interview with Joy Motts, District 1 Antioch Council Candidate

September 13, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Joy Motts who is running for District 1 Antioch City Council. We get into how the city is being run and if she agrees with the direction. Motts shares her thoughts on the hiring of a city manager and police chief. We get into where she is at with Mayor Lamar Thorpe and if she would vote with him 99% of the time again if elected. We get into homeless hotel and possible solutions, economic development, stop the divisiveness coming out of the council, economic development and the Beede Lumber Yard. We also talk a little bit about Celebrate Antioch Foundation.

 

For more information on Joy Motts, visit her at www.joymotts.org.

An Interview with Tony Oerlemans, District 4 Brentwood Council Candidate

An Interview with Tony Oerlemans, District 4 Brentwood Council Candidate

September 7, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Tony Oerlemans who is running for District 4 Brentwood city Council.  He talks about why he is running for city council after being a Brentwood Police Officer and then going to San Francisco Police, including his thoughts on Antioch Police Chief Dr. Steve Ford. We talk about his thoughts on the Brentwood Police Department and how he would like to see more support to officers with a discussion on recruiting. He talks growth, supporting small business, open space overlay and how council meetings are being run.

For more information about Tony Oerlemans, visit him at www.facebook.com/Oerlemans4Brentwood

An Interview with Holley Bishop-Lopez, District 4 Brentwood Council Candidate

An Interview with Holley Bishop-Lopez, District 4 Brentwood Council Candidate

September 6, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Holley Bishop-Lopez who is running for Brentwood City Council, District 4. We get into the Freedom Rally and how she did it to support the opening of local businesses, we also clear the air on other items of interest as well. Holley explains how politicians are not listening to the public and how the country as a whole has gone from “we the people” to politicians with investors. She says she will bring a voice of reason back to the Brentwood City council to preserve Brentwood and provides her thoughts on public safety, building, economic development and more.

 

For more information about Holley Bishop-Lopez, visit her Facebook Group.

 

An Interview with Patanisha Pierson, District 2 Brentwood Council Candidate

An Interview with Patanisha Pierson, District 2 Brentwood Council Candidate

September 1, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Patanisha Davis Pierson who is running for Brentwood City Council, District 2. She talks about her background as an attorney and being a Pro Tem Judge with the Contra Costa County Superior Courts. She talks about the need to promote public safety, increase job opportunities, becoming a more collaborative community while also needing more beautification projects in District 2. We get into how council meetings are being ran into the early hours of the morning, the need for youth services and bringing more community resources to the area.

 

For more information: www,patanishapierson.com

An Interview with Mark Duke, District 2 Brentwood Council Candidate

An Interview with Mark Duke, District 2 Brentwood Council Candidate

August 31, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Mark Duke, a candidate for Brentwood City Council District 2. He drops in to discuss why he is running for city council. Having lived in Brentwood for 15 years, he aims to bring a logical voice to the council. He co-founded and operated Little Scholars Preschool and employed over 10 people in Brentwood as well as serving as the Executive Pastor at The Rock of Brentwood for the past 10 years. We talk about a variety of topics from the behavior of the current city council, the supporting of local business, working with staff, public safety and growth.

For more information about Mark, visit him at www.markduke.us or on Facebook

An Interview with Sinziana Todor a, District 2 Brentwood Council Candidate

An Interview with Sinziana Todor a, District 2 Brentwood Council Candidate

August 30, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, Sinziana Todor, a candidate for Brentwood City Council District 2 drops in to discuss why she is running for city council. She regularly speaks out council meetings and the planning commission with a focus on growth and development urging for smart growth. We get into her ideas on PA-1, the police department. She shares her thoughts on the Planning Commission, youth services and a variety of other topics.

For more information on Todor, visit her at www.sinziana.org  or on Facebook.

An Interview with Brayden Haena, District 2 Brentwood Council Candidate

An Interview with Brayden Haena, District 2 Brentwood Council Candidate

August 29, 2022

On this episode of WTF California, we kick off our 2022 election interviews with Brentwood District 2 candidate Brayden Haena. Recently graduating High School, Haena talks about why he is running for city council and his ideas on economic development, crime, homelessness and how council meetings are being ran. He also wants to see more done for the local youth.

To learn more about Brayden and his campaign, visit him at www.braydenhaena.com or on Facebook

A Conversation With Andrew Becker on Antioch Homelessness

A Conversation With Andrew Becker on Antioch Homelessness

August 2, 2022

On this episode of WTF California Podcast, Kenny and Mike have a chat with homelessness in the City of Antioch with Andrew Becker. This comes as the Antioch City Council just approved turning the Executive Inn into a homeless hotel. Becker, who has been advocating for shelter and services for homeless, discusses his journey the past two years, we talk solutions, future opportunities and we get into the Delta Fair proposal and in Contra Costa County. In this episode, we do find common ground on the issue of homelessness.

 

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We are back as Antioch Continues Down the Drain, Brentwood’s Gone Socialist and More

We are back as Antioch Continues Down the Drain, Brentwood’s Gone Socialist and More

August 1, 2022

We are back! California and local cities still have us going WTF. City of Antioch continues to make poor choices, City of Brentwood has gone socialist and now we have this idea that main stream media and lawmakers get to change the narrative on a recession.  We also run down who has pulled papers for local elections in East Contra Costa County with a focus on Antioch. Meanwhile, Richmond resents to vote on rent control rates? We also rundown a bunch of state news and provide feedback. Claryssa Wilson calls in to talk about her upcoming Stuff the Bus Event in Antioch.

Tuesday Teaser: We release our interview with Andrew Becker who talks Antioch Homeless solutions.

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Antioch Mayor Chooses Politics Over People by Refusing to Immediately Help Renters

Antioch Mayor Chooses Politics Over People by Refusing to Immediately Help Renters

June 30, 2022

In this episode of WTF California Podcast, we discuss how Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe continues to political grandstand at the dais versus actually helping people. Tuesday was a prime example of residents needing help and a city who had its act together could help--but the city council and staff is not competent to think to bring back the rental inspection program. Meanwhile, Anamarie Avila Farias, a member of the Contra Costa County Board of Education, calls for a 4th of July boycott. She should realize social media is sometimes not your friend. We touch on other issues across the state and give an update on our July show schedule while a listener brings us donuts.

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Brentwood Planning Commissioner Removed, Feather Alert Proposal and Hate Crimes

Brentwood Planning Commissioner Removed, Feather Alert Proposal and Hate Crimes

June 29, 2022

On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we discuss the Brentwood City Council removal of David Dolter from the planning commission. Stats are in showing surge in hate crime. Lawmaker proposes "Feather Alert" for missing or endangered Native American. Pleasanton man opens fire on thieves. Gun owner's personal information exposed in data breech. Meanwhile, San Leandro considers $20k retention incentive for police officers. Plus more.

Brentwood’s Witch Hunt, Antioch Shootings and Pittsburg High QB to Miami

Brentwood’s Witch Hunt, Antioch Shootings and Pittsburg High QB to Miami

June 28, 2022

On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we highlight how the Brentwood City Council is on a witch hunt to remove a planning commissioner and how out of line they are. Antioch Police report three shootings over the week. Meanwhile, City of Richmond tax is hurting businesses. Abortion constitutional amendment will be on November Ballot. SF Muni fatal shooting may have been self defense. CHP makes large fentanyl pills bust. Kenny discusses potential of a homeless Olympics. Great America might close in 10 years and Pittsburg High Quarterback Jaden Rashada selects Miami to continue career.

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We Are Being Sold on ”Inflation Relief” Rebate, Roe v. Wade Protests and Train Crash
Ready for Concealed Carry? Inmates Making $15 an Hour and Antioch Mayor Needs a Watch

Ready for Concealed Carry? Inmates Making $15 an Hour and Antioch Mayor Needs a Watch

June 24, 2022

On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we talk about the SCOTUS decision to strike down New York gun law and the impact on California. Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia was correct in looking into costs of Orinda, Danville and Lafayette police services. More info comes out on the Antioch Police Department forums from this week -- including Kenny going on a rant about Mayor Lamar Thorpe always being late. Senator Steve Glazer makes great argument when discussing the now dead bill of involuntary servitude amendment which would have paid inmates $15 an hour.

 

Antioch Mayor’s Childish Behavior Continues, Rent Increase are Necessary and More

Antioch Mayor’s Childish Behavior Continues, Rent Increase are Necessary and More

June 23, 2022

On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we talk about how Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe continues to act like a child in public with those who disagree with him as shown at the Antioch Police forum last night. Antioch residents protest rent increases—we talk about why increases happen from a business side. San Jose Mayoral candidate wants to change early release policy for COVID-19. A list of worst run cities is provided by WalletHub. Feinstein wants to increase age to buy assault weapons while Kiley wants to do away with top 2 primary system. Plus more.

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Gun Legislation Coming, Pittsburgs Next Police Chief and Danville Shooting

Gun Legislation Coming, Pittsburgs Next Police Chief and Danville Shooting

June 22, 2022

On this episode, Danville robbery suspects meet wrong kind neighbor after gunfire exchanged. BART says heat played role in trains partial derailment. Pittsburg Police announce next police chief as Kenny & Mike get into a debate over police transparency. Care Courts move forward.  Gun legislation moves forward as 10 republicans join democrats supporting background check and other restrictions. Plus more.

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