• San Francisco may be the first city or county in the nation to require all of its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The policy, announced Wednesday, gives workers 10 weeks from the time the FDA gives full approval to one of the three vaccines currently under emergency authorization — which is likely to happen within months — or else risk termination. [Chronicle]
  • The Oakland City Council may pass a budget on Thursday that diverts $17 million of the police department's budget to the Department of Violence Prevention. [KTVU]
  • Condo owners on Franklin Street in Oakland say that the Oakland police lobbed tear gas canisters onto their balconies during last spring's George Floyd protests, and in one case set a garden on fire. [KTVU]
  • The Santa Clara County Superior Court Bench has extended the emergency zero-bail program for misdemeanor and non-violent felonies through 2022. [CBS SF]
  • Governor Gavin Newsom may have overstated the number of acres in the state that have been treated with vital fire breaks by about 700% according to the state's own data. [CapRadio]
  • The family of the young man killed in a shooting — or shootout — during a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland says that he was not in a gang. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Against the objections of some local merchants, Palo Alto has extended the street closure for outdoor dining on University Avenue and California Avenue in its downtown, through September. [NBC Bay Area]
  • A small fire burning in the town of Sonoma prompted evacuations on Wednesday. [KRON4]
  • Tassajara's "fire monks" have now made the New York Times.

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