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The WTF California Podcast
Talking about news and happenings in the State of California that make you go WTF!
1 day ago
Antioch and Oakland Police Show Value to Society
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss the press conference held by Antioch and Oakland Police Departments and comments made by District Attorney Diana Becton. We also discuss the concept of people should simply just start complying with police and it would solve a lot of the shootings. We get into the US Supreme Court potentially increasing from 9 to 13 justices
2 days ago
Antioch May Get a Chinatown District Plus Oakland Continues to Fumble
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpes proposal for a Chinatown District and apology. We talk California school reopening, City of Oakland continues to fail on homeless and illegal dumping solutions. Kenny gets into a rant on the monopoly of Republic Services. We also get into SB 660 to ban paid signature collectors. And more!
3 days ago
Facts No Longer Matter And Where is the Antioch Crime Statistics?
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.
1 hr 2 min
4 days ago
Reaction to Recent Minnesota Shooting Plus Oakland Puts More Funding Towards Police
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.
5 days ago
K9 Hero Plus Antioch City Council Agenda Preview
On this episode of WTF California, we get into the upcoming Antioch City Council agenda on police reform and this idea of up to $5 an hour hazard pay for grocery store workers. We highlight a Fresno police dog who was stabbed six times but saved the life of an officer. We also get into a variety of other happenings from around the state.
Apr 9, 2021
California Actually Needs Legislation to Apply “Common Sense” Plus Homeless Tracking
On this episode of WTF California, we share good news of how California could become the second highest taxed state should New York approve the Governors proposed budget. FEMA to start reimbursing funeral costs for COVID-19 related deaths. Cost of lumber is increase home costs, cops fined for deer kills while State of California claims it has a “common sense” bill to prevent EDD fraud. We close by discussing the idea of tracking homeless in the states “new’ database and how it should be done.
1 hr 5 min
Apr 8, 2021
CNN Admits Crime Up Across US, CALChamber Adds 4 More Job Killer Bills
On this episode of WTF California, we highlight how CNN finally admits crime is up in democratic controlled cities. Apparently we are look at Vaccination Passports for US. CalChamber adds 4 more bills to its “Job Killer” list. Businesses feel impact of crime, may close down. Elk Grove Paying Homeless People To Clean Up After Themselves, while a Turlock Police Advisory Committee is not open to the public.
1 hr 7 min
Apr 7, 2021
Teachers Request Babysitters and Freedom Granted June 15
On this episode, we talk about how California gets its freedom back on June 15 as more counties movie into the orange tier. But… masks are still required. Los Angeles Teachers are requesting child care services be provided before they return to school. Caitlyn Jenner mulls possible run for California Governor. Bar owner falsely accused of being racist for booting a underage person from his bar. Los Angeles may grant beach front view for homeless with tiny houses and San Diego proposes more homeless management.
Apr 6, 2021
California Shows Hypocrisy from Governor Down to Local Mayor
On this episode of WTF California, we are living in a state of hypocrisy from Governor Gavin Newsom to the Antioch City Council. Newsom preaches safety over COVID-19, however, he now is urging baseball to bring the All Star Game to the state. Meanwhile, Antioch City Council preaches bringing the community together, but fails to show up to any of the 12 easter egg hunts put on by its police department—the irony here, they basically voted 4-1 against community participation with only Councilmember Lori Ogorchock showing up.
Apr 5, 2021
Once Again Media Shows Anti-Police Agenda and Baseballs Hypocrisy on ID Stance
On this episode, we discuss how the media continues to push an anti-police agenda, this time under the rouse of mental health. Somehow MLB is crucifying Georgia voter law when it requires ID’s to pick up tickets at will call. Vallejo fires two lieutenants, child mental health crisis are up per Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Meanwhile, are we allowed to say “India” “UK” or “African” virus but cannot say “China”. High Speed Rail may get new funding.
Apr 2, 2021
Antioch Mayors April Fools Post Plus Amusement Park Reopening’s
On this episode of WTF California, Burkholder accepts mayoral appointment and shares what he would do if he was truly anointed Mayor of Antioch by Lamar Thorpe. Alameda to keep its armored vehicle. We discuss comments made by Golden State Warrior Draymond Green on WNBA equal pay, the opening of different amusement parks. The I-5 Strangler being chocked out by another inmate. Some idiot steals a fire engine while two more tech companies leave California.
Apr 1, 2021
April Fools Day
On this episode of WTF California, we keep it light on April Fools Day as we talk about the Major League Baseball Opening Day, NFL Draft... the rest is a surprise.
Mar 31, 2021
KTVU's Misleading Antioch Police Story, Cops Fired and Nancy Skinners Reform Bills Blasted
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss a erroneous KTVU story regarding the Antioch Police Department—lots of false and misleading info. Meanwhile, Antioch's Mayor now questions morals of previous council which he served on. We do not need false narratives when there are true issues within police departments such as what occurred in the City of Stockton and City of Berkley as their police departments fired officers. We get back into Senator Nancy Skinners SB 81 & SB 82 as many are now coming out against the proposals. Poll shows recall for Gavin Newsom may not have support, but does say new Governor needed in 2022. Sacramento Teacher calls parents who want kids back in school “White Supremacists”. Finally, a Berkeley home sells for $1 million of asking price.
1 hr 7 min
Mar 30, 2021
Mental Health Has Become Free For All Plus Universal Basic Income Issues
On this episode, we talk mental health after a man throws rocks at a local church, while we also get into the argument these Universal Basic Income Programs are excluding white people from them. California Election Rules could impact timelines of Gavin Newsom Recall. CDC Director warns of 4th wave if we are not careful. Study said media went negative on COVID-19 coverage until Donald Trump out of office. San Diego gets new policies on homeless cleanups and more.
1 hr 7 min
Mar 29, 2021
Bullying, Protesters and Defunding Police Not Working
On this episode, we discuss a judges ruling on teen boys that basically puts them on probation and rehabilitation versus jail time. We talk Sacramento City Council blasting protesters at peoples homes and the rhetoric. More proof police defunding is not working as another LA County is now adding money back into police services and more.
Mar 27, 2021
Special Episode on CalChamber 2021 Job Killer List
On this special WTF California Episode, we invite Antioch Chamber of Commerce CEO Sean Wright and Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce Wolfgang Croskey to discuss the CalChamber 2021 Job Killer List. The list includes 18-bills that the CalChamber says will place California employers and the state’s economy in harm’s way should they become law. Of particular concern, according to CalChamber, are proposed labor and employment mandates which would hit small business employers especially hard as they attempt to recover from losses experienced due to pandemic-related shutdowns. At the end of the episode, we guess how many of the 18 bills will actually become law. Full List of bills, click here
1 hr 23 min
Mar 26, 2021
Lack of Fire Service in East Contra Costa Plus Bail Reform and Jaywalking
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss the lack of resources for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District which after this mornings fire in Oakley is a good reminder the solution has not been solved. We discuss the California Supreme Courts ruling on bail tied to income, lawmaker wants to do away with jaywalking fines, open mic pilot blasts Bay Area. Also, a new report by state auditor highlights $8 billion in untracked funding for jails. Some good news, City of Antioch is bringing back fireworks.
Mar 25, 2021
We Discuss the Appointment of Rob Bonta as California Attorney General
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss Governor Gavin Newom's choice for Attorney General in Rob Bonta, now Marin County is implementing a $1,000 a month guaranteed income, Orange County Sheriff creates a bureau to focus on mental health. Meanwhile, San Diego Convention Center to hold 1,400 migrant children while Anaheim to borrow $210 million to help keep public services.
1 hr 5 min
Mar 24, 2021
Oaklands Universal Basic Income Plan Plus Gun Control and More
On this episode, we quickly recap the Antioch City Council meeting. Talk City of Oakland’s plan to pilot $500 per month for 600 families. We talk gun control, praise Golden State Warrior Coach Steve Kerr for his comments on background checks. PG&E likely headed for more power shutoffs this summer. We discuss a variety of State Laws being proposed and talked about.
1 hr 7 min
Mar 23, 2021
California Safe Cities Plus Antioch City Council Continues Assault on Police Department
On this episode, we talk about the list of Safest Cities in California, which prompts us to talk about tonight's Antioch City Council meeting which the city council continues its assault on the Antioch Police Department with its anti-police agenda and fake community engagement. A man in Diamond Bar drives through protesters, Los Angeles Police now investigate 5 police shootings in 4 days. Plus, oral arguments date set against Governor Gavin Newsom's use of executive power
1 hr 11 min
Mar 22, 2021
Is Asian Hate Being Politicized
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss Asian Hate Crimes and the rally’s over the weekend. Ted Lieu claims Trump Gave ‘Permission to Attack’ Asian-Americans. With the help of the Federal Government, San Francisco releases budget of how its going to spend its surplus. We also talk the latest COVID-19 from around the state. How Assemblyman Alex Lee’s, who is 25 and still lives at home with mommy, wants to tax the rich. Meanwhile, Contra Costa District Attorney Diane Becton is on the short list for the next California Attorney General. Meanwhile, San Bernardino wants to hear how to eliminate its mayoral position.
Mar 17, 2021
Contra Costa County Sheriff Has Challenger Plus California Wealth Tax Proposed
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss how people with high emotional intelligence are less likely to fall for fake news, the City of Oakland continues to see increase in shootings, Richmond Police Officer Benjamin Therriault is challenging Sheriff David Livingston in the upcoming election for Contra Costa County Sheriff. Meanwhile, proposes laws would strip police officers of their badges while a San Jose Assemblyman is proposing a wealth tax.
Mar 16, 2021
Kenny Turnage Admonishes Racism and Segregation in Antioch
On this episode of WTF California, Kenny Turnage takes control of the mic and issues a monologue (verbal editorial) regarding false racism accusations in the Antioch Community.
Mar 16, 2021
Newsom Prepares for Recall Fight, Antioch Investigation Clarified
On this episode of WTF California, new polling data shows Gavin Newsom's recall effort is real, however, by 2022 he may have a tough time with re-election. Bill would make 988 an emergency line for those seeking mental health assistance. We also get an update on the investigation of an incident involving Antioch Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker sons and her actions--the cost is shocking. The City of Oakland is having issues keeping up with public records request and communities across California are offering mortgage relief.
Mar 15, 2021
Should Insulting Police Officers Become a Crime
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss what proposed Kentucky Law would look like in California where it could become a crime to insult police officers. We discuss a couple incidents involving police officers such as Danville and Fresno. LAPD fatal shoots are down but its commission says it continues to find flaws. Gas prices are up another 25 cents per gallon, LA launches tiny house city at a cost of $5 million for just 39 units. Finally, both San Francisco and Los Angeles parents advocate for better school reopening plans such as five full days in the classroom.
Mar 12, 2021
District Attorney’s Are Failing California, Kenny Blasts Antioch Mayor
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss how District Attorney’s across the state better start doing better and stop this catch and release nonsense. Santa Ana Police start task force, Danville Police shoot a male who charged at them with a knife, Kenny and Mike debate Michael Tubbs appointment to State Position, Kenny closes the episode Addressing Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe continues to seek racial divide versus bridging the community together.
1 hr 2 min
Mar 11, 2021
A Chat With Don Freitas on State of Antioch, Plus Recall Talk
On this episode of WTF California, we sit down with former Antioch Mayor Donald Freitas in a candid chat with what is going on in the City of Antioch and the city council. We get into the role of a mayor, press conferences, recalls, community divide. Sadly, Antioch has become “anything but Antioch” in terms of how others view the city. Freitas provides his thoughts on Mayor Lamar Thorpes first 90-days in office, censures should be placed on Thorpe and Tamisha Torres-Walker. We also ask if Thorpe is recalled, would Feitas run for mayor.
1 hr 28 min
Mar 10, 2021
Reaction to Gavin Newsoms State of the State and Antioch Mayors Temper Tantrum
On this episode, we discuss Governor Gavin Newsoms State of the State Address and we wonder what world he is living in. Meanwhile, locally, Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe continues to have temper tantrums and make hypocritical statements about politicizing topics. We also get into a variety of other topics.
1 hr 3 min
Mar 9, 2021
WTF California: Ghost Ship Fire Prison Sentence is Light and Aaron Rodgers Blasts Gavin Newsom
On this episode, we discuss how the 12-year prison sentence of Derick Almena was light. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rips Governor Gavin Newsom. We talk Senator Rubio’s bill to require implicit bias training for real estate licenses, new CDC guidelines for gatherings, touch on new stimulus and debate who the real father is of Prince Harry is given the recent Oprah interview. Kenny argues his father is the tennis instructor. We touch on the Antioch City Council meeting as we close out the show while talking about the Bed Bath and Beyond fight in Arizona.
1 hr 2 min
Mar 8, 2021
San Francisco Homeless Spending at $5k Per Person, Antioch Councilwoman Arrested 22 Times
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss how in the world San Francisco can spend $16.1 million on a tent program—or $5k per month per person. Governor Gavin Newsom recall hits signature goal. SF Chronicle found a new media darling in Antioch Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker who has been arrest 22 times. The theme of this episode is we ask when was common sense lost?
1 hr 3 min
Mar 5, 2021
California Cities Aim to Defund Police as Legislators May Get More Police Protection
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.
Mar 4, 2021
Police Accuse City of Protecting Felon Councilmember Plus More Uncomfortable Truths
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.
1 hr 10 min
Mar 3, 2021
Media Hates Cops as Police Chief Sets Record Straight
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.
1 hr 11 min
Mar 2, 2021
Did Gavin Newsom Just Bribe California Schools to Reopen?
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.
Mar 1, 2021
Newsom TikTok Plus Antioch Special Meeting Recap on Police Reform
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.
Feb 26, 2021
School Reopening Plans Fail Children Plus BARTS Financial Debacle
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.
Feb 25, 2021
Law Enforcement Under Attack in California
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.
Feb 24, 2021
Tiger Woods and Counties Hit Red Tiers
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.
Feb 23, 2021
Police Reform Proposed for Antioch Plus Lawmakers Approve Stimulus for Californians
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.
Feb 22, 2021
Antioch Mayor Continues to Grandstand and Marine Becomes a True Hero
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
Feb 19, 2021
Oakley Schools Boards Idiotic Comments and Antioch Police Being Sabotaged by Mayor
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees and their idiotic comments that have gone national. We also wonder why mainstream media is all over these elected officials, but are ignore Antioch City Councilwoman Tamisha Walkers 9-minute F-bomb laced rant. We also get into the new lawsuit against Antioch Police over the death of a man in December, however, no one in the media is asking Mayor Lamar Thorpe why he is delaying the body camera discussion. We then talk about a variety of other issues from the City of Oakland to Los Angeles Schools ridding themselves of police officers. Finally, we have a Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez segment of two bills she introduced this week.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 18, 2021
Rush Limbaugh's Death and Tidbits Around California
On this episode of WTF California, family law attorney Amy Hilton joins us to talk about how courts have continued to be impacted by COVID-19. But we kick off discussing the impact of the death of Rush Limbaugh, then jump into the California spending deal for coronavirus relief, another screwup by the California DMV, we question whether Governor candidate Kevin Faulconer is serious or grandstanding and more.
1 hr 25 min
Feb 17, 2021
Oakland Businessman Arrested for Protecting the Community
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about how California vs. Florida. We also discuss this arrest made of a Chinatown Business Owner who protected a female being robbed after he fired gunshots. Santa Clara County fails again. Drug smugglers now using drones. Senator calls for stiff penalties for online sex trafficking and exploitation. Finally, a city council is holding a councilperson accountable for brown act and ethical violations.
Feb 16, 2021
California EDD Fraud Could Cost You $2500 or More
On this episode, we talk about how they continue to break things down by race, including vaccine distributions showing blacks only at 3%. Meanwhile, Sacramento County Sheriff goes to Body Cameras and EDD Fraud could cost each California family at least $2,500. Alex Padilla to chair Senate Immigration Subcommittee and Congressman Eric Swalwell continues to be an embarrassment.
Feb 15, 2021
A Call to Support Police Officers and Could Kamala Harris Be Impeached?
On this episode, Burkholder & Turnage call on California to start supporting law enforcement instead of sympathetic criminal policy being push after a weekend of just crazy headlines over shootings, thefts, police chases and more. We get into COVID-19 vaccine requirements, we touch on New York Govornor Andrew Cuomo hiding data and wonder if its happened elsewhere? Could Vice President Kamala Harris be impeached over a Tweet? San Diego may launch climate change campaign. Note: On this episode, in honor of Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe calling for March being "Police Reform Month, Burkholder calls on March being "Attitude Adjustment Month" and begin supporting police. We offer up interview time to ANY police officer (current/retired) to come on and tell their story of why they are a police officer and how they like helping the community.
Feb 12, 2021
Freaky Friday Episode Hits on School District Openings and State Audit Says Track Homeless Spending
On this Finally Friday episode of WTF California, we highlight the fiasco going on with school reopening locally and from around the state. Quick update on Governor Gavin Newsom Recall and comments made by Senator Steve Glazer. Fresno Superintendents’ funny response to councilmember saying he wants to sue the school district. State audit says state needs to track homeless spending. Somehow, whether or not a gay father should serve on a volunteer parent committee turns into a two-hour debate in San Francisco. We also ran down a list of bills proposed this week by state legislators
1 hr 1 min
Feb 11, 2021
Rick Fuller Talks Real Estate Happenings in California
On this episode of WTF California, real estate professional Rick Fuller joins us to talk about what is going on with California Real Estate and how 1 in 3 people selling their homes are moving out of the state. We talk a variety of issues including the impacts of lawmakers.
1 hr 3 min
Feb 10, 2021
Assemblyman Kiley Battles Teaches Union and Lawmakers Have Soft Spot for Criminals
On today's episode, the yo-yo of school reopening continue between Districts and the equity index plus San Francisco Mayor London Breeds latest comments. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley launches battle against California Teachers Union informing membership that union dues do not need to be paid. We also get into new proposed laws that apparently showcase a soft spot for death row inmates by aiming to reduce sentences and could put more criminals back on the street.
Feb 9, 2021
Pittsburg Police Get “A” for Transparency, Sacramento Protesters Get an “F” at Mayors Home
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about the great job Pittsburg Police Department is doing with its transparency after an officer involved shooting which prompts discussion of why can’t Antioch Police release more video, especially after the incident involving the actions of Tamisha Walker and her children. We get into the arrest of a suspect in the attack of elderly victims in Oaklands Chinatown. We also bring up Assemblyman Even Low’s Tweet asking if there needs to be more laws to protect Asians. We also talk about protesting at people’s homes such as what occurred in Sacramento at Darrell Steinberg.
Feb 8, 2021
Contra Costa DA Joins Hypocrite List Plus Antioch Mayor's Racial Accusations
On this episode of WTF California, we talk Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton being outed for a wedding party in her backyard back in August. Burkholder addresses comments made by Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe. We talk about inmate firefighter crews being at a low. We also get into San Francisco Unified reaching an agreement to go back to school. We close by talking about increase gas prices.
Feb 5, 2021
School Closure Fight Continues, Oakland a Politcal Nightmare and More
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about the recall effort of Gavin Newsom hitting 1.4 million signatures. San Francisco Mayor London Breed in tears over school closures. A Los Angeles City Councilman now plans to sue LA Schools to reopen. In Stanislaus County, 7th through 12 graders are going back to school in an unusual plan for struggling students. You can tell the world has gone stupid because Burkholder and Turnage find themselves defending Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf over idiots comments by councilmembers. Meanwhile, Burkholder accuses Antioch City Hall of putting a muzzle on the Antioch Police Department. More corruption, Maywood Mayor and 10 others charged in bribery and corruption probe. Despite failure, Project Roomkey returns to Los Angeles and Bail Reform fiasco continues. But on a high note, we close by highlighting a bill would reopen Disneyland and make fun of LeBron James comments over the All Star Game.
Feb 4, 2021
Gavin Newsom Now Flipping on School Reopening
On this episode of WTF California, we respond to the question and answer session of Governor Gavin Newsom’s press conference and the flip-flop he is now doing on school reopening. Yet another report highlights the failure of the EDD and the fraud going on. Meanwhile, San Diego County is reporting flu deaths which is something we don’t hear about with COVID-19. A Fresno-Area school trustee wont be censured for attendance at Capital Insurrection. DACA recipients could get bill to help boost home loan rights. We also talk about comments made by Eddie DeBartolo saying the 1989 San Francisco 49ers would beat this years Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Feb 3, 2021
San Francisco Sues Own School District Plus Singapore Socialism Suggested for California
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about how London Breed has approved for the City of San Francisco to sue its own school district to reopen. Governor Newsoms approval rating drops to 46%. We get into the City of Oakland approving hazard pay of $5 to grocery workers. We also get into this bill that would bring Singapore socialism style housing to California. We close talking about Contra Costa County placing a cap on food delivery services. Baseball is also back!!!
Feb 2, 2021
Contra Costa County Education Leaders Join Call for Teacher Vaccinations
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about how Contra Costa County education leaders call for teacher vaccinations. We question where in the world is State Superintendent Tony Thurmond hiding? Party foul on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and her opinion of Casablanca. We are finally starting to see impact of “hero pay” which is actually shutting down stores and costing jobs. Six in custody for changing “Hollywood sign” and YouTubers charged in illegal street racing. Meanwhile, media finally talking about the spike in Oakland homicides after police funding reduced.
Feb 1, 2021
The Happy Accident in Los Gatos Allowing Schools to Reopen
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about the "oops" vaccinations in Los Gatos that allow for k-3 school re-openings. We talk about Gavin Newom receiving threats, we touch on the recall and Elon Musk having monkey's play video games
Jan 29, 2021
California Drivers to GameStop Fiasco to Phony BART Survey We Cover it All
On this Finally Friday episode of WTF California, we take a shotgun approach to a variety of topics from the GameStop fiasco in the stock market, to crappy Highway 4 drivers, to Dr. Fauci telling teachers to go back to school, LA County sues restaurants who tried to stay afloat, we continue to talk crap about BART and more.
Jan 28, 2021
Let Them Play Movement Is Not Going Away
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about the boogers that are not going away in Assemblymembners James Gallagher and Kevin Kiley who now are pushing for a Resolution to ‘Let Them Play’ which urges the California Department of Public Health to issue new guidance that will permit youth sporting activities and competition in California state to resume immediately, with proper safety protocols in place. This comes as Santa Clara County issues stricter policy on youth sports which likely kills sports for the year. Meanwhile, 44 schools in San Francisco to get a name change, UC Berkley removes another building name. We talk crap about BART because they deserve it while we talk about a couple wackos who are now in trouble with the law.
Jan 27, 2021
Stay At Home Order Lifted and Should Water Be Free
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss how the State of California has lifted its Stay-At-Home Order as of Monday which placed many counties back in the purple tier. We also get into the $1 billion question on whether water should be free or not considering that is the debt from people not paying bills. We touch on this renter bailout which would pay 80% of backed rent while forcing landlords to take a 20% haircut... some lively debate between Burkholder & Turnage on this one which nearly got Turnage muted.
Jan 22, 2021
Tidbits from Around California
On this episode of WTF California, we tackle a bunch of topics from Antioch Chamber of Commerce survey (really, captain obvious at play), Oakland already seeing high homicide rates, San Francisco saw 2020 as deadliest year for overdoses and we get into some new proposed laws this week.
Jan 21, 2021
Did California Outdoor Dining Ban Contribute to COVID-19 Surge
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about whether or not shutting down outdoor dining contribute to California COVID-19 Surge—something we said more than a month ago would happen. Now the media is bringing it up. Orange County Sheriff loses appear, will have to release 1,000 inmates. Apparently Sacramento is following Portland and Minneapolis, have eliminated traditional single-family zoning. Shannon Grove is out as Senate Republican leader in favor of Scott Wilk. Pea Soup Andersen's is up for sale. We close by talking 49er football and if DeShaun Watson could end up in San Francisco.
Jan 20, 2021
Make America California Again
On this packed episode of WTF California, we talk about President Joe Biden’s statement of Make America Like California again and what that could mean. We discuss comments made by Assemblyman James Gallagher calling it a “fix” that schools are closed. Governor Newsom being sued to reopen outdoor dining. We also chat about the Vacaville Demonstrators damaging the police station and city hall and close by giving a shoutout to the Masked Mandalorian in Los Angeles spreading happiness during the pandemic.
Jan 15, 2021
Let Them Play Movement
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss the “Let Them Play” movement which is an effort to bring back High School Sports. The movement has grown to more than 33,000 people in a Facebook group with planned protests Friday afternoon. We discuss how doctors out of UCSF say open up schools in February. We also get into the terrible rollout of the vaccine in California – as of Wednesday, the state had administered just 33% of the vaccines it had. We also get into the craziness of how no one knows whether its 75 years-old versus 65 years-old who can get the vaccine—we say open it up to anyone who wants it. Question: Would you allow your child to play sports or return to school?
Jan 14, 2021
The Weaponization of Public Comments
On this episode of WTF California, we talk about the weaponization of Public Comments, especially here locally in Contra Costa County. We get into the different types of commenters and whether or not public comments still matter, are devalued, and how they are being handled during COVID-19 when all council meetings are remote. We are curious, what are your thoughts on public comments and how should they be handled going forward?
Jan 13, 2021
We Discuss the Gavin Newsom Recall Efforts
On this episode of WTF California, we discuss the recall efforts against California Governor Gavin Newsom and whether or not he should be recalled along with the reasons listed behind the effort. We also touch on the California Democratic Party holding a press conference calling the recall effort an “attempted coup”. Do you think that California Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled?
Jan 8, 2021
Schools Reopening, Review of Proposed California laws
On Friday’s episode of WTF California, we talk about California Superintendents urging Governor Gavin Newsom to change his “Safe Schools for All” plan. EDD freezing pay for thousands of workers for the time being. Contra Costa District Attorney being appointed to the California Victim Compensation Board. With the most homicides since 2012, Oakland Police are having budget cuts and having to prioritize calls. We close by reviewing some proposed bills so far in this legislative session.
Jan 7, 2021
Response to Storming the Capital, Newsom Proposing $600 Checks
On this episode of WTF California, we provide our thoughts on what transpired yesterday on the storming of the Capital in Washington DC. We discuss this idea by Governor Gavin Newsom to distribute $600 in payments to low income earners. We also talk San Francisco seeking a $15 wage for grocery workers.
Jan 6, 2021
Mass Exodus Out of California
On this episode, we talk about the reported mass exodus out of the State of California after both a Bloomberg Opinion piece came out as well as U-Haul data showing California ranked N. 50 on where one-way U-Hauls are headed. People are heading to greener pastures with lower taxes, more business friendly and more freedoms. We also touch on those leaving California and the huge tax bills that are leaving the state.
Jan 1, 2021
WTF California: A Run Down of Stupid Things in 2020
This is the new years version of WTF California as we do a rundown of 2020 and the stupid things that we think happened last year in an effort to help it not occur twice. Keep in mind, this is a bit tongue and cheek, so have a beer and enjoy the list of things that made you go WTF. Kenny Turnage II created the list and Mike Burkholder reacts.
Dec 31, 2020
WTF California: Foul Mouthed Councilwoman Drops F-Bombs on Police
On Episode 2 of WTF California, we discuss Antioch City Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker and her rant of F-bombs against the Antioch Police Department. We discuss what should happen and whether or not she should get censured, resign or recalled. We discuss the plan by Governor Gavin Newsom to open schools for K-2nd grade. We touch on a local business being fined 13x in Contra Costa County be continues to stay open and
Dec 31, 2020
WTF California: Gavin Newsom Recall Effort and More
On Episode 1 of WTF California, we discuss the recall effort against Governor Gavin Newsom, Stay-at-Home Order extended, McCarthy fails to cast a vote on the stimulus bill, a Monterey business fined $20k for breaking orders, and this idea of embarrassing businesses with a “naughty” list of businesses who have been given citations. We also get into this apparent affirmative action on California COVID-19 grants. We close on video of a Vacaville K9 handler punching his dog.