- More questionable emails between PG&E and top officials of the California Public Utilities Commission surface. Now, federal prosecutors are investigating. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign is returning thousands of dollars in contributions from PG&E officials. (Sacramento Bee)
- San Jose Police Department brass decide they don't like officers moonlighting for a local NFL team. (San Jose Mercury News)
- Scientists model a California catastrophe -- seven decades of severe drought. The surprising finding: the state and its economy would not just dry up and blow away. (Los Angeles Times)
- Meet the people -- mostly officials who oversee local water districts -- who use as much water as they please, drought or no drought. (KQED News and The Center for Investigative Reporting)
- The New York Times explains the HP bust-up: "Meg Whitman has created two of America’s biggest companies. All she had to do was break apart Hewlett-Packard, the company credited with creating Silicon Valley."
- San Jose City Councilmember Sam Liccardo has established a sizable fundraising lead over opponent Dave Cortese. (San Jose Mercury News).
- They're very loud, extremely fast and fly real close together. The Blue Angels return for San Francisco's Fleet Week. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- FBI director summarizes his views on China's cyberattacks against U.S. companies: "There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who've been hacked by the Chinese and those who don't know they've been hacked by the Chinese." (Ars Technica)
- Slate looks for a deserving Nobel Peace Prize winner this year -- and doesn't find one.
- The Supreme Court takes a pass on gay marriage cases, so it's wedding day in Utah, Indiana, Virginia and Pennsylvania. (The New Yorker, slideshow).
Shasta Lake, August 2014, from the Charley Creek Bridge. (Dan Brekke/KQED)