- Pacific Gas & Electric is being fined $125 million for its role in the Kincade Fire.
- Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo County should stay open because of its low-carbon energy benefits. PG&E owns the plant and says they will close it in four years. Diablo Canyon provides about 9% of energy to the state, but it's located on 13 fault lines and is 40-years old. PG&E notes they are shuttering the plant because of financial and operational reasons.
- 14 people have been arrested in connection with a series of smash-and-grab robberies targeting businesses in the Los Angeles area. All 14 people arrested are no longer in custody in part because of the no-bail policy meant to reduce overcrowding in Los Angeles County's jails during the pandemic.
- San Jose has approved leasing new license plate reading cameras. The proposal was prompted by several high-profile robberies and thefts at retail stores in the Bay Area.
- The California International Marathon kicks off Sunday at 7 a.m. near the Folsom Dam and end at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
- Are you being spied on in your home? This site lets you know what items in your home may be watching you.
- Alumni are withholding donations and demand colleges enforce free speech.
- Joe Rogan blasted the media saying that "no one is being held accountable" for biased or false reporting.