• PG&E's planned public safety power shut-offs (PSPS) have begun in areas near Healdsburg, Vacaville, and Clearlake. The shutoff area during this heatwave is limited to parts of Lake County and northern Napa County where fire danger is greatest. [KTVU]
  • Last week's coyote attack in the SF Botanical Garden, in which a 5-year-old girl was bitten, was a first of its kind in the city. SF Animal Care & Control says that they've never had a case of a coyote biting a human in which a dog wasn't also involved. [Chronicle]
  • There was a small vegetation fire Monday night near Grizzly Peak in the Berkeley hills — possibly sparked by fireworks — but it didn't spread very quickly and was easily put out, thanks to the fact the fuels there aren't super-dry yet. [KRON4]
  • Apparently, Gavin Newsom is a very popular choice for the next U.S. president... in China. [Bloomberg]
  • Marin County is under a Red Flag Warning during this week's heatwave, and residents are freaking out. [KPIX]
  • It's been a volatile term for the Supreme Court, and it has highlighted one interesting fact: Based on voting records in split decisions, none of the three justices appointed by Trump are as conservative as Alito and Thomas. [New York Times]
  • A federal appellate court has ruled that President Biden's income-driven student loan repayment plan can continue while other parts of the plan continue to face court challenges. [New York Times]

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