Well, we’ll say this much for California: they’ve got some nice weather there.

These days, that’s pretty much the only thing they’ve got going for them. When it comes to pretty much everything else, they’re a hot mess. And the COVID pandemic has only shined an even brighter spotlight on that mess.

Check out what happened last month at Foothills Christian Church Preschool in El Cajon:

The California Dept. of Social Services Community Care Licensing shut the doors of the preschool on Dec. 10, 2021 after many visits to the school.

McHugh says visits from Social Services started in September 2021 after a parent complaint.

“From that point on we were working with licensing almost on a weekly basis over the next two months and we were trying to improve,” said McHugh. “Unfortunately, it’s really hard. We are going up against a lot of parents that don’t want their children to be masked,”

McHugh said in November 2021 the preschool was cleared of the violation but a couple weeks later the state came back for a routine visit to find kids once again, not wearing masks.

“We were going to continue working on it but three days later they came in and shut us down,” said McHugh.

Here’s CBS 8’s report:


The word “outrageous” gets thrown around a lot, but in this case, it’s the perfect word to use here.

Also cruel and unnecessary? Ruining a preschool director’s entire career over this.

Your sarcasm is noted, Karol. It’s also entirely appropriate here.

The list gets longer every day.