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Mike Burkholder and Kenny Turnage provide news commentary from around the San Francisco Bay Area to across the State of California in this daily program Monday through Friday. We raise awareness on issues from crime to politics where the State truly makes you go WTF California.

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    • 4.5 • 21 Ratings

Mike Burkholder and Kenny Turnage provide news commentary from around the San Francisco Bay Area to across the State of California in this daily program Monday through Friday. We raise awareness on issues from crime to politics where the State truly makes you go WTF California.

    Bacon, Guns and San Francisco Hate Crimes

    Bacon, Guns and San Francisco Hate Crimes

    On this episode of WTF California Podcast, good news for pork eaters but bad news for Ms. Piggy who is still on the menu. We touch one COVID sick pay, San Jose's gun ordinance forcing gun owners to have liability insurance and pay an annual fee. Hate crimes in San Francisco by the numbers and homeowners leave the Bay Area plus more.


    Articles From the Show:


    California judge delays enforcement of part of new bacon law

    Proposed anti-camping ordinance aims to move homeless residents in Placer County

    California could soon front the bill for school buses, transit passes

    COVID-19 sick pay in California would return under deal between Newsom, lawmakers

    San Jose Passes Gun Ordinance Forcing Gun Owners to Have Liability Insurance, Pay Annual Fee

    San Jose becomes 1st city in nation to approve liability insurance, fee for gun owners

    California lawmakers introduce bill banning single-use tobacco products

    AAPI hate crimes up 500% last year; one person responsible for half the cases, SFPD says

    SF Resident Sues DA's Office Following Mishandling of AAPI Hate Crime

    New report shows homeowners continue to leave the Bay Area


     

    • 45 min
    Antioch’s First Homicide of 2022, Barry Bonds, Delayed Ambulance Services and Costco to Brentwood

    Antioch’s First Homicide of 2022, Barry Bonds, Delayed Ambulance Services and Costco to Brentwood

    On this episode of WTF California Podcast, City of Antioch had its first fatal shooting of the year, Costco could be coming to Brentwood and Contra Costa County seeing stretched ambulance responses. District Attorney's still not holding criminals accountable and should Barry Bonds get into the Hall of Fame


    Articles From the Show


    California students couldn’t opt out of COVID shots for personal beliefs under new bill

    Proposed COVID-19 vaccine requirements for students bill explained

    Man wearing ‘Your mask makes you look stupid’ shirt accused of harassing kids in La Crescenta parking lot: LASD

    COVID: 911 Calls For Ambulances Has CoCo County Fire Crews, Emergency Resources Stretched Thin

    I.E. law enforcement agencies see influx of applicants looking to avoid L.A.-area vaccine mandates

    Man shot to death in Antioch parking lot

    San Jose City Mayor Sam Liccardo Pushing for Tuesday Vote On Mandatory Firearm Insurance and Annual Fee

    California DA Claims ‘Rogue Prosecutors’ Are Emboldening Criminals

    Chesa Boudin recall supporters want stiffer punishments for Union Square looters

    2 Arrested in South San Francisco for Allegedly Kidnapping, Trafficking Oakland Woman

    Former IRS Agent Arrested In Alleged Ponzi Scheme That Cost Elderly Santa Rosa Victim $1M

    CHP: Retired sergeant charged after crash leaves Modesto woman brain dead

    If Barry Bonds isn't a Hall of Famer by the end of the day, it's a failure by the Hall of Fame

    • 52 min
    Antioch Finally Gives Gun Violence Statistics, NFL Playoffs and More

    Antioch Finally Gives Gun Violence Statistics, NFL Playoffs and More

    On this episode of WTF California Podcast, how can you not talk NFL Playoff Weekend and the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills being perhaps the greatest NFL game in history. San Francisco 49ers win and we talk overtime rules. City of Antioch may seek grant to help reduce gun violence. Media blowing Big Sur fire out of proportion as the entire year is wildfire season in California. Judge gives okay for early release of repeat offenders and more.

    • 44 min
    Youths Could Vaccinate Without Parents Knowledge, Taxes Could Double and Lazy People

    Youths Could Vaccinate Without Parents Knowledge, Taxes Could Double and Lazy People

    On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we discuss how Senator Scott Wieners Bill to allow youths to circumvent parents vaccine decisions is wrong and an abuse of legislative power. Meanwhile, the state could vote to begin a process to double taxes by moving forward with state-run health care as early as next week. A quarter of US adults apparently are lazy, herd immunity unlucky. Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom in Los Angeles to discuss cargo train package thefts while California Covid gun store shutdowns ruled illegal.


    Articles From the Show


    A Quarter of U.S. Adults Are Too Sedentary, CDC Map Shows

    California Assembly could vote on state-run health care bill next week

    Newsom in LA after 'porch pirates' target cargo trains in effort to steal packages

    Preteens May Be Vaccinated Without Parents' Consent Under California Bill

    Preteens may be vaxed without parents under California bill

    Herd immunity to COVID unlikely in LA County, elsewhere, new USC study suggests

    California's COVID gun store shutdowns ruled illegal

    UPDATE: 4 Minors Arrested In Connection with Shooting in Hillsdale Mall Parking Lot

    Yosemite Rolls Out Winter Lottery for Summer Camping at Popular Site

    • 42 min
    BART Report Shares What We All Know, Ambulance Issues Plus Number of Bills Legislators Can Introduce

    BART Report Shares What We All Know, Ambulance Issues Plus Number of Bills Legislators Can Introduce

    On this episode of WTF California podcast, we go over a report that we all knew would be a disaster which it was for Bay Area Rapid Transit which earned the "California Golden Fleece Award." Ambulance wait hours are becoming an issue around the state. We also get into the number of bills a California state legislator can introduce and compare them to other states. Plus more.


    Articles From the Show


    BART responds after scathing report calls agency 'unreliable, financially reckless and inefficient'

    Ambulances wait hours with patients at California hospitals

    California’s Limits on Bill Introductions

    San Francisco works to move homeless out of hotels and into long-term housing

    Spears case drives California bid to limit conservatorships

    ‘One Chip Challenge’: Social Media Trend Involving Spicy Chips Lands Lodi Students In Emergency Room

    USC frat parties allowed to return in March, but guards required near bedrooms to prevent sexual assaults

    • 41 min
    Fan Mail, EDD Fraud, Juneteenth and Employees Have Upper Hand

    Fan Mail, EDD Fraud, Juneteenth and Employees Have Upper Hand

    On this episode of the WTF California Podcast, we discuss owning your jokes as we received some fan mail this morning—kudos by the way, just celebrate it. Viral video after staff quits Noah’s Bagels showcases why you don’t be a jerk to employees. You can now earn $10k for college simply by volunteering per new State program. Bill would make Juneteenth a State Holiday.  More EDD fraud uncovered. Did you know San Jose has a $50 permit fee just to feed homeless. Plus, California energy officials seek to slash incentives for rooftop solar.


     


    Articles From the Show


    Suspects Associated with Thefts from Elderly Victims Arrested by San Ramon Police

    Entire Staff Quits Noah’s Bagels In Vacaville In Protest — And Video Goes Viral

    In wealthy LA enclave, harsher penalties for wasting water

    California unveils ‘College Corps’ program to help students pay for education through community service

    Sacramento woman suspected of leading largest EDD fraud scheme in the county

    Proposal to end competitive bidding for minority-owned contractors in Oakland

    California energy officials plan to slash incentives for rooftop solar

    Wildfire Risk in California Drives Insurers to Pull Policies for Pricey Homes

    San Jose advocates say outdated permit requirement hinders helping feed the homeless

    Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D., Introduces Bill to Recognize Juneteenth as Paid State Holiday

    Rep. Jerry McNerney announces he will not run for reelection in 2022

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

DemoTard ,

Fun listen!

Class of ‘90!

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Nice

Good dudes doing good stuff in a bad place

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Antivaxx

Hopeful this would be a balanced and informative insider scoop-sadly nothimg but right wing coded talk against vaccination science and white political priveledge

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