UPDATE: 7:40 p.m. -- Cal Fire says containment has grown to 25 percent, with burned acreage holding at 1,700. Shifting winds are causing smoky skies in the Truckee area, and officials recommend that outdoor activities be limited.
Turnstiles clicked early and often at the just-completed California State Fair, as officials say total attendance was nearly 788,000, with a single-day draw on July 18 the largest in 10 years.
The operator of California’s power grid says it expects to have enough electricity to meet the state’s demand during the upcoming heat wave this week. But it’s still asking Californians to use energy wisely.
Health insurance rates will rise an average of 4 percent next year for people buying insurance through California’s health exchange.
UPDATED: Sac Metro Fire says the 430-acre Browning Fire burning in northern Sacramento County was arson. One person is in custody.