Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Oct. 26, and here’s what’s happening across California:
The Dodgers lost 7-6 in a thrilling extra-inning affair full of home runs and great starting pitching. Now the series is tied after the Dodgers bullpen was unable to keep up its dominant ways. Throughout the postseason, “They were the team who broke hearts, who snuffed out dreams. Except until this week, they had not...