• Two wildfires are growing in Southern New Mexico amid gusty winds and a heat wave, and were converging on a town Monday "like a pair of tongs." The village of Ruidoso was evacuated as the fires grew to burn more than 5,000 acres. [CNN]
  • A group of people gathering for a Muslim prayer in McLaren Park Monday morning were harassed by a man walking two dogs. The group had gathered for a communal prayer in recognition of the Eid al-Adha holiday. [BrokeAss Stuart]
  • San Francisco and Oakland rank dead last in this rather opaque "study" by WalletHub of the best- and worst-run cities in America. [KTVU]
  • Two people were reportedly throwing rocks and urine-filled balloons while riding e-bikes in Los Gatos? [Bay Area News Group]
  • Home values in Stinson Beach have exploded more than five-fold in the last two decades, in some cases, and this is despite the looming threat of sea-level rise and the very real threat of flooding in the winter. [Chronicle]
  • The Los Angeles Unified School District is voting to potentially ban all cell phones from schools. [KPIX]
  • In case you missed it on Sunday, Menlo Park native Will Brill won the Tony for Best Featured Actor in a play for his role in Stereophonic, which also took home the prize for Best Play. [Playbill / Datebook]

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