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Opening day brings joy, frustration to residents near Dodger Stadium and fans

Daniel Garcia and Marcus Larsen had Tuesday, the Dodgers’ home opener, circled on their calendar for very different reasons. For Garcia, it was a time to celebrate and have a barbeque at his house on the newly christened Vin Scully Avenue, just down the hill from Dodger Stadium. “It’s an L.A. tradition,...

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  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel. To the uninitiated, it was a mildly depressing vista of concrete, unwanted...

  • Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli

    Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli

    A few hours before the first pitch of the Dodgers vs. Phillies game Wednesday, Tommy Lasorda sat eating a bowl of meatballs smothered in red sauce at a table behind Tommy Lasorda's Trattoria, one of the new concession stands at Dodger stadium. People stopped to stare at the former Dodgers third-base...

  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

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  • Dodger Stadium fight leaves one person critically injured, LAPD says

    Dodger Stadium fight leaves one person critically injured, LAPD says

    Los Angeles police are looking for the people involved in a fight outside Dodger Stadium after Friday's playoff game that sent one fan to the hospital with critical injuries. Few details were available Monday, including the gender or age of the person who was injured. LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig...

  • Starting times set for opening playoff games at Dodger Stadium

    Starting times set for opening playoff games at Dodger Stadium

    OK, you can plan your lives now. Major League Baseball has set the starting times of the Dodgers’ opening two playoff games at Dodger Stadium. SIGN UP for the free Dodgers Dugout newsletter >> The Friday opener against the Mets in the National League Division Series has been scheduled to begin...

  • The San Francisco Giants get their own craft beer -- why not the L.A. Dodgers?

    The San Francisco Giants get their own craft beer -- why not the L.A. Dodgers?

    The morning after a marathon 14-inning affair that underscored the often bitter, always compelling enmity between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, pioneering craft brewery Anchor Brewing Co. announced the release of a commemorative beer celebrating the 2014 Champion San Francisco...

  • Datebook: Vintage pix of Hollywood and master drawings from Italy

    Datebook: Vintage pix of Hollywood and master drawings from Italy

    The naturalistic works of a Renaissance Master. Art that is all about flatness. And an installation that explores notions of family and memory by queer artists and others. Plus: a painter gets her due in Laguna Beach, murals go up in Long Beach, and a photographer’s vintage images of Hollywood...

  • Summer in the city

    Summer in the city

    Oftentimes the best photos come from looking around.   This picture by Lara Dildy paints an idyllic and dreamy look at Dodger Stadium. Equipped with only her iPhone and creative eye, she could not help but notice the afternoon light cascading over the contrasting red shirts against the greens of...

  • Drought spurs sports to look at water use on fairways and fields

    Drought spurs sports to look at water use on fairways and fields

    That spot down the fairway, just past the dogleg, might be perfect for a new bunker. Jack Nicklaus imagines a hazard that would force golfers to choose. Lay up short or try to hit over? "Heaven forbid somebody would have to think," Nicklaus says with a smile. "Especially a golfer." It is a cool...

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