• Concession workers at Oracle Park have voted to strike over pandemic hazard pay, recent COVID infections on staff, and a lack of a wage hike in three years. The concessions will be open for today's game against the Rockies, but Anand Singh, President of UNITE HERE Local 2, says, "It's outrageous that COVID infections weren't enough for Bon Appetit and the Giants to start taking more effective safety measures, but we hope our strike vote will be the jolt they need."  [KRON4]
  • Yet another new wildfire erupted on Sunday, called the Bridge Fire, which began near the base of Foresthill Bridge in the Auburn State Recreation Area, east of I-80 in Auburn. It had grown to 300 acres of Monday morning, and was burning near Lake Clementine, so far away from the town of Auburn. [Chronicle]
  • Containment on the Dixie Fire is up to 57%, and the eastern edge of the fire has merged with the burn scar of the Beckwourth Complex fire near Highway 395. [Bay Area News Group]
  • A possibly impaired driver going the wrong way on the freeway in Oakland, near the I-80/580 transition near the Bay Bridge, caused a horrific head-on collision that killed one person early Monday — and the suspect driver attempted to evade arrest by hiding in some roadside bushes. [CBS SF]
  • A pedestrian died in a collision with a golf cart Sunday night in Contra Costa County, in the vicinity of Discovery Bay Boulevard and Willow Lake Road. [Bay City News]
  • A possible lightning strike and a toxic algae bloom are both being investigated in connection with the mysterious death of a former San Francisco couple, their baby, and their dog on a trail in Mariposa County last month. [New York Times]
  • Experts continue to warn of a likely Labor Day surge in COVID cases, especially among the unvaccinated, after people gather over the holiday weekend across the country. [ABC News]
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the Mu variant has the potential to become the most dominant and infectious variant, moreso than the Delta variant, in the coming months. [Fox News]
  • There are conflicting reports of at least four chartered planes at the airport in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, containing Afghans and possibly American citizens, that are being kept from taking off by the Taliban. [Associated Press]

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