A small plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Corona Municipal Airport in California, killing all four on board.
California Governor Gavin Newsom introduces a regional stay-at-home order that requires the closure of bars, wineries, hair salons, and barbershops for three weeks in regions where ICU capacity falls below 15% and also restricts non-essential travel in those regions. The order divides the state into five regions.
The temperature reaches 130 F in Death Valley, California amidst a historic heat wave in the western United States. If verified, it is the hottest temperature recorded on Earth in the month of August, and the hottest in any month since 1931.
More than a dozen wildfires around Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties in California, kill at least ten people, destroy at least 1500 homes and businesses, and force 20 thousand people to evacuate. The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, declares a state of emergency.
Los Angeles, California, police arrest a 21-year-old homeless man after five bodies of apparent transients are found in the wreckage of a vacant former medical building that burned down Monday night. Firefighters had been able to rescue three people.
A gunman shoots 4 people then turns the gun on himself in San Bernardino, California. [http:--www.ajc.com-news-nation-world-police-say-gunman-who-553327.html (AP via "Atlanta Journal Constitution")]date=August 2019