Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:
- San Diego County has officially been removed from the state’s COVID-19 monitoring list.
- Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees, making it the hottest temperature on earth in more than 89 years.
- A court-ordered freeze on evictions expires September 1 and California state lawmakers are trying to avoid a wave of new evictions.
- Governor Newsom declared an emergency over wildfires in California as the state’s power grid operator pleads for continued conservation to avoid rolling blackouts.