• In statements to the LA Times, the owners of Golden Gate Fields make clear they are closing the racetrack in order to prop up racing at Santa Anita. They say they want to focus on their more modernized facilities in SoCal. [LA Times]
  • As much of the country swelters under a heatwave, Californians are again being told to set thermostats to 78 to avoid potential blackouts. [KPIX]
  • An 80-year-old man who sells ice cream in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood was robbed Monday by two men who he said were armed. [NBC Bay Area]
  • California is again facing a shortage of firefighters to handle this wildfire season. [KTVU]
  • A new batch of racist and homophobic text messages sent by various Antioch police officers have just been made public. [NBC Bay Area]
  • There is now enough empty office space in San Francisco to accommodate 178,000 workers — if they were packed in as at Twitter 1.0 — or 132,000 workers in AI or other types of work. [Socketsite]
  • Donald Trump says that he has received a letter from the Justice Department informing him that he is a target of the special counsel's January 6th investigation. [Associated Press]
  • A deli in Potrero Hill says that its sourdough starter is inflected with Anchor Brewing's beer, having sat outdoors on a brewing day near by when there was lots of malt scent in the air. [Chronicle]
  • United Airlines is debuting a new nonstop flight from SFO to Manila, in the Philippines, becoming the first U.S. carrier to offer a nonstop flight there from the continental U.S. [SF Business Times]

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