• Both Google and Facebook announced Wednesday that they will, in fact, require all employees to be vaccinated to return to the office. Google is also pushing it back-to-the-office date from September 1 to October 18. [Associated Press]
  • Twitter just announced it's closing its New York and San Francisco offices immediately over Delta variant concerns. The company only just reopened offices for workers two weeks ago. [KRON4]
  • The death toll in Monday's small plane crash in Truckee has risen to six. None of the victims have yet been identified, and we are also learning that the plane narrowly missed colliding with a school bus. [SFGate / CBS SF]
  • A new survey found more than half of SF restaurants support a vaccination requirement for indoor dining, however some question the practicality and awkwardness unless it's mandated by the city or state. [NBC Bay Area]


  • Joseph Canciamilla, the former Contra Costa clerk-recorder who resigned in 2019 amid accusations of misuse of campaign funds, pleaded guilty to nine counts of perjury and grand theft and will now spend his one-year sentence in home confinement in his luxury condo in Kauai. [Chronicle]
  • TikTok star Anthony Barajas, 19, is on life support and his friend was fatally shot at a late-night screening of The Forever Purge in Corona, CA on Monday, and 20-year-old Joseph Jimenez has been arrested for the shooting. [ABC 7]
  • Onetime Bay Area-connected "Pharma bro" Martin Shkreli just sold that one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album he bought in 2015 for $2 million in order to cover a forfeiture order from his 2018 sentencing, which has apparently now ben fully satisfied. [ABC 7]
  • Actor Bob Odenkirk, who collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul on Tuesday, is in stable condition after a "heart-related incident." [Mercury News]
  • Ron Popeil, the late-night hawker of the Chop-O-Matic and that "Set it and forget it!" Showtime Rotisserie, has died at age 88. [TMZ]

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