• The "clockwork" summer swell in COVID infections and reinfections is growing still, and California now has a 6.4% test-positivity rate, which is three times what it was in early May. 50% of all infections are now being caused by the FLiRT variants, according to the CDC, and fall vaccines are being formulated accordingly. [Chronicle]
  • Preliminary data from Sonoma County's point-in-time homeless count finds an 11% uptick in the homeless population from 2023. [KPIX]
  • The security guard killed last week at a CVS in Fremont has been identified as 41-year-old Abakr Mohamed Amin of Sacramento. [KTVU]
  • SF Supervisor Joel Engardio is looking to make the Great Highway Park thing a November ballot measure. [Engardio.com]
  • Just as the Los Angeles Unified School District just passed a sweeping ban on cellphone use at school, Governor Gavin Newsom wants to ban cellphone use at schools statewide. [New York Times]
  • The Supreme Court upheld an obscure Trump era tax provision about investments in foreign companies, with an odd majority, 7-2, with all the liberals in the majority and Thomas and Gorsuch dissenting. [New York Times]
  • RFK Jr. has failed to qualify for the CNN debate with Biden and Trump next week, because he's only made it onto the ballot in seven states. [CBS News]

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