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Subpoena for Ginni Thomas?

VIRGINIA “GINNI” THOMAS, wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas (Gage Skidmore photo).

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former president Donald Trump may subpoena Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

According to The Associated Press, the panel will subpoena former Cabinet secretaries, members of Trump’s 2020 campaign and Secret Service officers.

Ginni Thomas allegedly supported efforts to keep Trump in office despite his defeat in 2020 and issues of conflict of interest have been raised if any cases related to the investigation come before the high court.

“We certainly hope she comes in voluntarily,” said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming), the committee vice chair, “but the committee is fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena if she does not.”

Yosemite fire still expanding

The Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park is growing rapidly and has consumed 14,000 acres, according to USA Today.

The adjacent Washburn fire is considered 80 percent contained, but the Oak Fire was 0 percent contained state fire officials have said.

So far, 10 homes and commercial structures have been destroyed and five more damaged. More than 3,100 customers have lost electric power.

Sports: Angels win, but Trout is out

The Los Angeles Angels (40-55) got some good news and some bad news on Sunday. The long-dormant Halo offense came alive in Atlanta and lifted the team to a 9-1 win, snapping a five-game losing streak.


Taylor Ward and Max Stassi did the most damage, each of them getting three hits. Ward hit his 13th homer of the season and scored twice. Stassi doubled and tripled and drove in three runs.

The win went to Reid Detmers (3-3), who pitched five shutout innings. He gave up three hits, struck out six batters and walked two.

The bad news is that Mike Trout won’t return to the team when he comes off the injured list on Monday. He’s considered “day-to-day” after receiving a cortisone shot for left rib cage irritation.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (64-30) hosted the San Francisco Giants and won 7-4. With the score tied 4-4, the Blue Crew scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hits by Jake Lamb, Gavin Lux and Trayce Thompson provided the margin.

Weather: Not much change

The forecast for the West Orange County area remains the same for the next few days and right up into the next weekend. Partly cloudy conditions will be in place through Thursday, changing into the “mostly sunny” description. Monday’s high is predicted to be 78, with an overnight low of 64. Tuesday will be almost identical with a high of 78 and a low of 63.

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