• Thunderstorms are a possibility today as moisture and unstable air enter our region. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say that lightning is remaining "cloud-to-cloud" at the moment, but some areas around Monterey have already seen some light rain and lightning strikes on the ground remain possible. [KTVU/Chronicle]
  • Britney Spears's ex-husband Jason Alexander has been arrested in Napa County on charges dating back to 2015. Alexander, 40, faces charges of  grand theft and buying/receiving stolen property, and this follows a June arrest and some jail time in Ventura County. [Chronicle]
  • An overturned big rig was blocking all southbound lanes of I-680 in Contra Costa County this morning. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Santa Clara County health officials say that the summer COVID surge there is finally abating, with case counts declining for the first time since May. [NBC Bay Area]
  • BART was limiting speeds of trains on Tuesday amid hot temperatures in the East Bay following a partial derailment in June that was caused by heat-related warping of the train tracks. [KRON4]
  • Liz Cheney, after being trounced in a Wyoming primary yesterday, says she's contemplating running for president in 2024. [New York Times]
  • Somebody at the New York Times tried to declare the Dirty Shirley the "Drink of the Summer," but that was like trying to make "fetch" happen — still, have you tried a NASCAR Spritz? [Grub Street]

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