• Governor Gavin Newsom and Democratic legislators have pulled a just-announced anti-crime measure that was headed to the ballot, meant to compete with a Republican-sponsored measure that will be on the ballot. It's unclear why the measure was pulled at the last minute, but it was meant to be a comprehensive set of reforms to 2014's Prop 47. [CalMatters]
  • This heatwave we're having may not be letting up any time soon. The National Weather Service is saying the heat dome will persist until the middle of next week at least, if not two weeks, and inland areas will see temperatures 20 degrees above normal. [SFGate]
  • Two East Bay men have been charged in connection with a scheme to use stolen credit cards to buy diesel fuel from Safeway gas pumps, pump it into a makeshift bladder in the back of a truck, and then sell it at a discount to one of the men's trucking company. [East Bay Times]
  • Oakland has a major pothole problem, and has paid out more than any other Bay Area city in recent years — $27 million — to settle lawsuits filed over pothole-related injuries. [KTVU]
  • Someone in Danville has a Mega Millions ticket worth $810,000. [NBC Bay Area]
  • The Copa America match between Brazil and Colombia brought together thousands of soccer fans at Levi's Stadium Tuesday. [KPIX]
  • About half of the US men's and women's water polo teams headed to the Olympics in Paris have Bay Area ties, and Contra Costa County is especially a hotbed of water polo training. [East Bay Times]

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