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Ukrainians claiming advances


Ukrainian forces are battling to break through Russian lines in a long-awaited campaign to reclaim land seized by the invaders.

According to The New York Times, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “Counteroffensive and defensive actions are being taken in Ukraine. At what stage, I will not disclose in detail.”

The Times referred to “military analysts” who stated that it appeared that Ukrainian forces are seeking to break through Russian lines at two points, one in the south and another in the east.

There are reports of Ukrainian troops advancing about one mile in the battle-damaged city of Bakhmut. Russian sources say all Ukrainian attacks have been repelled.

Nine wounded in SF mass shooting

A mass shooting in San Francisco wounded nine people in that city’s Mission District on Friday night.

NINE PEOPLE were wounded in a mass shooting in San Francisco (Shutterstock).

The Associated Press is reporting that the shooting happened after 9 p.m. at a party. The San Francisco Police Department stated that all of the victims were expected to survive, but on Saturday afternoon one of those wounded was reported to be in critical condition and another in serious condition.

No arrests have been made.

Also in the news … Ted Kaczynski, the mathematician known as the “Unabomber” for his 17-year rampage of bombing universities, died in prison Saturday at the age of 81 …

Sports: Dodgers bridle the Phillies

Two home runs and a stellar pitching performance by Bobby Miller lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

David Peralta and J.D. Martinez went deep for the Blue Crew and Miller (3-0) worked six innings giving up just three hits. He struck out six batters and walked three.

The victory gave the Dodgers the series and improved their record to 37-28, still in second place in the National League West and 2.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Los Angeles Angels (35-30) will try to extend their  five-game winning streak as they host the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim Saturday night.

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Weather: Some heat is coming our way

Although temperatures in our West Orange County area have been dropping, a turnaround is on its way. Sunday is forecast to be cloudy with a daytime high of 65 and an overnight low of 60 with a 24% chance of rain, but things will heat up right after. Monday should be 70 with morning clouds and mostly sunny conditions will move in on Tuesday. By Friday the temperatures will climb to 78 (62).

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