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Protests continue in China

PROTESTS against China’s strict coronavirus measures are spreading (VOA/WIkipedia).

Protests are continuing to spread across China against the government’s strict “zero Covid” policy.

According to the Associated Press, demonstrations were dispersed by police in Shanghai, but the protesters rallied later in the same location.

The rallies called not only for a loosening of coronavirus restrictions but also called for President Xi Jinping to resign and for an end to one-party – Communist – rule in the world’s most populous nation.

Some neighborhoods and locked down, and in some cities mandatory daily testing for COVID-19 is being imposed.

Sports: Chargers win, Rams fall

The area NFL teams went in different directions on Sunday, with the Los Angeles Rams losing handily to the Kansas City Chiefs while the Los Angeles Chargers pulled off a gutsy come-from-behind win over the Arizona Cardinals.

With third-string quarterback Bryce Perkins at the controls the Rams fought hard but lost 26-10 to see their record go to 3-8 

and drop to last place in the NFC West. Perkins threw for 100 yards and a TD, but was intercepted twice. He also rushed for 44 yards. 

The Charger game was much more exciting as the Bolts (6-5) rallied to score in the closing seconds of the game and won it 25-24 with a two-point conversion.

Justin Herbert passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 38 yards more.

USC in the Top 4: After its wins over rivals UCLA and Notre Dame, the USC football team jumped to fourth place in the AP College Football 25, which could mean the Trojans are headed for a first-ever trip to the College Football Playoff.

The top five are Georgia (12-0), Michigan (12-0), TCU (12-0), USC (11-1) and Ohio State (11-1). UCLA (9-3) is 17th.

Weather: Back to the Sixties ….

As November moves toward December, winter-ish weather for West Orange County seems to be settling in with daytime highs in the mid-60s and overnight lows in the low 50s and mid-40s. The forecast for Monday is for a high of 65 with a low of 50. There will be clouds in the morning and some sun in the afternoon. Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a high of 67 (46) followed by sunny skies on Wednesday and a high of 65 (49). Cloudy skies will set in after that with a chance of showers starting Friday.

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