The Wider World

Trump to surrender Thursday


Bond has been set at $200,000 for former president Donald Trump, who said he would surrender Thursday to authorities in Georgia where he’s accused of unlawfully seeking to prevent his loss to Joe Biden in that state in the 2020 presidential election.

The Associated Press reported that a “hard lockdown” will be imposed on the area around the Fulton County Courthouse and main county jail.

Trump is prohibited from making any comments about the trial online and otherwise except through his attorneys, according to The New York Times. He has made what were termed “inflammatory” comments about figures in the prosecution and others.

John Eastman, the former dean of the law school at Chapman University in Orange, has had his bail set at $100,000. He is accused of encouraging the use of false electors in a bid to swing the state to Trump in the Electoral College.

Hilary slammed Cathedral City, Palm Springs

MUDSLIDES blocked roads in Indian Canyon area of Palm Springs (City of Palm Springs photo).

While West Orange County was spared the worst of Hurricane Hilary’s wrath, other parts of Southern California weren’t so fortunate.

United Press International reports that mud, debris and uprooted trees blocked roads all across Los Angeles County and that over 53,000 customers were without power in the state, 9,500 in L.A. County.

Among the hardest-hit were Cathedral City and Palm Springs, where flooding and other damage from Hilary closed Interstate 10 at Indian Canyon.

Scott Stiles, formerly the city manager for Garden Grove, is the city manager for Palm Springs.

Size isn’t everything in space


A new system to detect incoming enemy missiles is being developed that will consist of tiny satellites.

The Department of Defense announced on Monday that it has awarded $1.5 billion to two contractors – Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumann – to build the system reports United Press International.

What’s planned is a “swarm” of 72 satellites, one-eighth as big as the current crop, as the first step toward a plan to eventually have almost 1,000 of them deployed in low Earth orbit.

Ten have already been launched by the U.S. Space Force.

Sports: Another double-header

Let’s play – or watch – two. The Los Angeles Angels will play the Cincinnati Reds in a double-header on Wednesday because Monday’s game has been postponed due to the impact of Hurricane Hilary on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are taking a travel day and are headed to Cleveland to a start a three-game series with the Guardians in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Weather: Back to August normal

With Hurricane Hilary moved on toward Oregon and Idaho, our West Orange County area is back to partly cloudy skies right into the weekend. Tuesday’s daytime high is expected to be 83 with an overnight low of 65. Wednesday will go to 82 (66) and Thursday to 81 (66). Looking ahead, sunny skies should return on Sunday with a high of 85 (69), climbing to 88 (70) on Monday.

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