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  • Dodger great Carl Erskine: Pitching equality

     Dodger great Carl Erskine: Pitching equality
    Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star, sought out the minor leaguer after watching him pitch and told him, "You're going to be with us real soon!" And so he was — they were teammates through much of he Dodgers' legendary 1950s. The Robinson biopic "42" is mostly about matters that happened before they met, but Erskine knows what happened afterward: He pitched and won the first Dodger game in L.A., retired in 1959 to his hometown in Indiana, and watched the nation gradually understand the life lessons he later wrote about in "What I Learned from Jackie Robinson."
  • Steve Nash ready to step up as Lakers playmaker -- can he do it?

    Steve Nash ready to step up as Lakers playmaker -- can he do it?
    PHILADELPHIA — His life has already been one of amazing accomplishment on and off the court. So it's a thrill to meet him. I don't get the opportunity often to talk to someone who is almost my age and still playing professional basketball,...

    Jim and Shannon Mora make a difference in children's lives

    Jim and Shannon Mora make a difference in children's lives
    We agreed to meet at the Kettle in Manhattan Beach. I arrived early so I could remove the knives from the table. I had never met Shannon Mora, but she's the wife of UCLA football Coach Jim Mora so I could only imagine. First thing I wanted to know:...

    Santa Margarita to host Special Olympics swim meet

    More than 70 Santa Margarita swimmers are helping to put on the school's third annual Special Olympics swim meet on Saturday, March 31 at the school. They will serve as personal coaches for about 50 special needs athletes from the...

    Rafer Johnson makes TV ad for Howard Berman

    Former Olympic great Rafer Johnson made a TV commercial supporting Rep. Howard Berman. Johnson had initially backed Berman's main competition for a San Fernando Valley seat, fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman.