• The Pika Fire in Yosemite, which remains at 0% containment, briefly caused "hazardous" air conditions in the Yosemite Valley on Sunday. Air quality eventually improved, and officials said conditions would continue to improve on Monday. [Chronicle]
  • Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price has doubled down on statements last week comparing the recall effort against her with January 6th. Price says the recall proponents are "election deniers." [KTVU]
  • SF Supervisor Shamann Walton tried his hand at standup comedy over the weekend... no really. I guess this could be a career pivot? Walton joked about environmentally conscious virtue signalers, and about being called out for going on vacation that delayed a vote on a Black reparations proposal. [SF Standard]
  • A Marin County man just received a $1.3 million judgement in a case involving COVID restriction whistleblowing. The man, 59-year-old James Caldwell, says he was fired for calling out the fact that the store he worked for, Home Consignment Center in San Rafael, was only supposed to be doing curbside business when they reopened in May 2020. [Bay Area News Group]
  • A Southern California man just received a life sentence for killing three teenagers in a car chase that ensued from a ding-dong-ditch prank. [Bay Area News Group]
  • Steph Curry, who is also good at golf, sunk a hole-in-one at a Tahoe golf tournament on Sunday. [Bay Area News Group]
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to approve new ethics rules and disclosure requirements for Supreme Court justices, after revelations about undisclosed gifts to Justice Clarence Thomas and others, but the legislation is unlikely to get any further in the chamber. [New York Times]
  • New York Magazine/Curbed has a feature piece about office buildings in New York, and how landlords are shedding properties they now see as worthless. [New York Mag]

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