The Wider World

Gas-burners phased out by ’35

TESLA electric cars are among the most popular vehicles not using an internal combustion engine (Tesla).

It’s 2035 and you want to buy one of those cars that roars loudly down the roadway.

You’d better be shopping for a used vehicle because in Thursday the California Air Resources Board decreed that by that year all new cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in the Golden State must be powered by electricity or hydrogen.

According to The Associated Press, the decision by the ARB will have national implications since California represents one-tenth of the new car market in the U.S.

If the program is successful, California could reduce emissions from internal combustion engines by one-half in 2040.

Trump search affidavit to be unsealed

A “REDACTED” version of the affidavit used for the search warrant at Mar-A-Lago should be made public Friday (Shutterstock).

A redacted version of the affidavit used to get a search warrant for former president Donald Trump’s home in Florida will be released by noon (Eastern time) on Friday.

The New York Times reports that federal Judge Bruce E. Reinhart ordered the unsealing after being “redacted” – edited for the removal of sensitive material – and made public.

Lawyers for Justice Department were seeking the unsealing, while attorneys for Trump were opposed.

FBI agents searching the Mar-A-Lago complex reportedly found classified and top secret documents.

Sports: Angels continue to sink

The Los Angeles Angels suffered their sixth loss in a row Thursday night, losing 8-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg. It was a three-game sweep for the Rays.

TAYLOR WARD homered against the Rays on Thursday (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Despite outhitting the home team 10-7, the Halos couldn’t turn that into enough runs. Taylor Ward and Mike Ford each had two hits; Ward hit his 17th homer of the season.

But they couldn’t match the output of Manuel Margot (4-for-5 including a double and a triple) and Issac Paredes (a two-run home run). Paredes’ four-bagger was the key hit in a five-run rally in the third which essentially decided the game.

Patrick Sandoval (4-9) worked six innings for the Angels, giving up five hits and five runs – only one of which was earned. He struck out five batters and walked one.

Drew Rasmussen (9-4) went 5.1 innings and gave up six hits and one run. He struck out nine and walked one.

On Friday the Angels (52-73) will start a series in Toronto.

Weather: Cool and then hot

If you like variety in your weather, you’ll have fun for the coming week in West Orange County.

According to forecasts, Friday will have a daytime high of 82 with an overnight low of 67. But the thermometer will dip to 80 on Saturday, and then 79 on Sunday. After that, it’s a climb to 81 on Monday and 87 on Tuesday, hitting 92 next Wednesday.

Skies should be partly cloudy through the weekend.

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  1. The CARB “decreed”??? An unelected green board decides what products I can and can not buy? That is communism, not the free market. The people decide what products they want. That is capitalism. This green crap is just that, a crap theory.

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