- Evacuation Warnings are now Evacuation Orders in South Lake Tahoe. CHP is directing evacuees out of town along Highway 50 and Highway 89. The Caldor fire has burned 191,607 acres and is 15% contained.
- At least 24 students from the Sacramento, California area are stranded in Afghanistan, with the Taliban now solidly in control and all U.S. forces having withdrawn yesterday. The San Juan Unified School District students have not returned to campus since the Fall semester began, now two weeks after Taliban leaders took control of the country's capital.
- The California Assembly is dropping its proposal for mandatory coronavirus vaccinations. Democratic Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland says she's no longer pursuing a vaccination bill, after drafts of her bill were leaked to the media last week. Her draft, as written, would have required all Californians to show proof they've been vaccinated to enter indoor businesses, and would have mandated vaccinations or regular testing for public and private sector employees. Wicks says she'd like more time to draw up "the strongest bill possible." The state legislative session ends next week, but Governor Gavin Newsom could still issue a vaccination mandate on his own.
- A Community Vigil honoring the sacrifice of Roseville native and Marine Sergeant Nicole (Herrera) Gee, is planned for 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 31 in the Vernon Street Town Square in Downtown Roseville. Sgt. Gee lost her life, along with 12 other U.S. service members, in the bombing attack at the Kabul airport on August 26. The Vernon Street Town Square is located at 311 Vernon Street in Downtown Roseville. Free parking is available within one block of the Town Square in the Vernon Street Parking Garage, 405 Vernon Street, and the Oak Street Parking Garage, 200 Oak Street.
- Now that US troops have pulled out of Afghanistan... There will almost certainly be a debate in this country for years to come if it was worth it. One marine who served in Afghanistan is on the record saying it was not. Marine veteran Lucas Kunce told MSNBC that US troops should never have been in Afghanistan in the first place.