- Governor Gavin Newsom’s political future now hinges on turning out enough Democratic voters in California to counteract surging Republican enthusiasm. In a call with Democratic Reps like Barbara Lee and Karen Bass, Newsom admitted the race is close. Newsom went on to say they know the people more likely to vote at this moment tend to skew the RNC’s direction.
- Napa Valley Vintners are taking matters of wildfire protection into their own hands. According to the Napa Valley Vintners group other wineries are being proactive in creating fire breaks, digging ponds for water supplies, with some even buying their own fire-fighting equipment.
- The California Supreme Court Has Rejected A Challenge By Two Republican Lawmakers Who Say Governor Newsom Acted Illegally When He Issued Emergency Orders. In Earlier Ruling A District Court Ruled The Governor Is Authorized To Use Emergency Powers. The Republican Lawmakers Asked The State Supreme Court To Reconsider That Ruling, But They Denied To Hear The Case.
- Sacramento police chief Daniel Hahn says he will retire at the end of this year. In a tweet, Hahn says he has submitted his intention to retire to city manager Howard Chan. He says serving as the police chief in the city where he was born and raised has been the highest honor of his professional career. There is no indication of his future plans, but a later tweet reads "Now on to the search for new professional challenges." Hahn was sworn in as Sacramento's first black police chief almost exactly four years ago.