• This blistering heat wave that got down to business today is now expected to last for the next seven days, with Wednesday likely to be even hotter than today was. The wildfire situation is the most worrisome aspect of this, with evacuations underway with the Thompson Fire in Butte County, and city of St. Helena canceling its July 4 fireworks show because of the Toll Fire. Here in the Bay Area, BART and Caltrain are experiencing lengthy heat-related delays, but hey, at least all SF public pools will be free for everyone on Wednesday. [Chronicle]
  • How how is it? It’s possible that Death Valley might experience the highest temperature ever recorded on earth next week. The all-time highest temperature ever recorded is 130 degrees, recorded in Death Valley in both 2020 and 2021, and Death Valley might hit that mark again or even exceed it on Monday or Tuesday. [SFGate]
  • The 78-year-old SUV driver in that deadly March West Portal crash that killed a family of four, including a baby, has been charged with four counts of felony vehicular manslaughter. The driver Mary Fong Lau was not intoxicated, but she was driving 65 to 72 miles per hour right outside an elementary school, and was driving the wrong way on the street. She is expected to be arrested and arraigned. [KTVU]
  • The owners of that dog who bit and attacked a three-year-old boy last month gave an apologetic interview to KGO, but it may not help their case that KGO also uncovered that the dog has a history of attacks and biting. [KGO]
  • That privately owned Red Rock Island that’s for sale in the SF Bay apparently has a few serious offers for its $25 million asking price. [KPIX]
  • That was quick! Yesterday we reported that Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria closed its Marina Location, their last one in SF, but today we learn they just soft-opened a new location in the Fisherman’s Wharf. [SF Business Times]

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