- Northern California has one of the largest Afghan communities in the US and those living here are reacting to the fall of Kabul. Many Afghan Americans have family in Afghanistan still and are worried for their safety as the Taliban secures their control over the country.
- PG&E is warning of a Public Safety Power Shutoff for thousands of customers across 16 counties. The utility says as many as 39,000 customers could be affected tonight through Wednesday afternoon, mostly in Butte and Shasta counties.
- Residents in Folsom are being asked to cut their water use to preserve dwindling supplies. Customers are asked to cut back use by twenty precent starting August 30th. Landscape watering is limited to two designated days per week, but drip irrigation systems can be used any day. Restaurants are required to only serve water upon request. Residents are also prohibited from washing down driveways or sidewalks with a hose.
- Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg may order people to show proof of vaccination to get into bars, restaurants, concert venues and gyms. The Mayor's office says it’s possible a recent negative test could also be accepted for entry. The mayor has been discussing the idea with local business leaders.
- Former CIA analyst and MSNBC guest Matt Zeller criticized President Joe Biden’s speech on the ongoing Afghanistan crisis amid praise for it from the liberal network's hosts.
- Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta compared the fall of the democratic government in Afghanistan over the weekend to the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961.
- The crisis in Afghanistan continues to touch the lives of Northern Californians...in fact some Californians are trapped in Kabul...Bay Area Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) told MSNBC she has constituents in the middle of the chaos...