• An early morning grass fire spread to two homes in Antioch today. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. and engulfed one palm tree, and both homes were badly damaged. [KTVU]
  • A 44-acre wildfire that was quickly contained in Lucas Valley last week was likely sparked by a lawnmower hitting a rock. The Marin County Fire Department is warning residents that any mowing ought to be done on foggy mornings, and not in the heat of the afternoon. [Bay Area News Group]
  • A community is grieving the deaths of two teenagers in Brentwood who were killed over the weekend in a DUI crash. It seems the teens were partying by the side of a narrow road when they were killed by an 18-year-old driver. [CBS SF]
  • A six-year-old girl was killed over the weekend on a free-fall style amusement park ride in Colorado Springs. A 12-year-old Sunnyvale boy was killed on a similar ride at Great America in Santa Clara in 1999. [Bay Area News Group]
  • The Dixie Fire, now 59% contained, continued burning Monday in Lassen National Volcanic Park, as well as in an area south of Milford, where the fire jumped across Highway 395. [KRCR]
  • The Caldor Fire is up to 49% containment as of Tuesday morning, and its progress has slowed considerably over the past two days, with many residents of South Lake Tahoe now returning home. [Cal Fire]
  • Another fire, the Lawrence Fire, broke out Sunday in Amador County, not far from the origin point of the Caldor Fire, and it grew to 46 acres but is now 90% contained. [NPR / Cal Fire]
  • Oakland's Ceasefire program, which encourages community and spiritual leaders to prevent violence, stopped doing in-person interventions due to the pandemic in 2020 just as shootings were escalating in the city. [Chronicle]
  • A restaurant owner in Fisherman's Wharf says he was forced to turn away "hundreds" of customers over the holiday weekend because they couldn't show proof of vaccination. [ABC 7]

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