Highland Park shooting victim identified; Dodgers to hire first minority manager

View from Elysian Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

View from Elysian Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

MOrning Report

  • Police have identified the victim of Sunday’s fatal Highland Park shooting as 35-year-old Pete Cordero. Cordero was found behind the wheel of a Toyota Tundra in the 5000 block of Raphael Street.  Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call LAPD Northeast Division Homicide Detective Burcher or Officer Watterson at (323) 344-5731 or (877) 527-3247.  LAPD
  • The Dodgers are expected to announce the hiring of former outfielder Dave Roberts as the team’s first-ever minority manager.  Roberts, who is the son of an African American father and Japanese mother, will replace Don Mattingly. L.A. Times
  • The NY Times visits the LAPD’s  canine training grounds at the Police Academy in Elysian Park to meet Sgt. Michael Goosby, the department’s chief dog trainer and the inspiration for one of the characters found in Robert Crais’ detective novels.  NY Times

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  1. In 1987, in what was suppose to be a celebration of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball, LA dodgers’ GM Al Campanis told Ted Koppel that blacks “may not have some of the necessities to be, let’s say, a field manager, or, perhaps, a general manager.”

    So, it took the LA dodgers 28 years to finally hired a black man to manage the team? 40 years after the first black man was hired as manager, Frank Robinson in 1975!! Yes, the LA dodgers are sure a progressive organization!

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