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Friday, July 25, 2014

Dodgers

40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs apparently took a wrong turn in Echo Park

Truck with Hello Kitty merchandise being towed away | Scott Barber

ECHO PARK — The Dodgers were scheduled to hand out 40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs at last Thursday’s game but the truck delivering the merchandise broke down, prompting the team to hand out vouchers redeemable for a mug at the stadium store, the L.A. Times reported. ... Read More »

5 Questions with Dodgers’ planning chief Janet Marie Smith

Dodger Stadium

On Jackie Robinson Day, baseball’s  commemoration of the color barrier-breaking Dodger player,  Dodger Stadium was  empty of fans but the ballpark was still humming. Dodgers’ Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith was taking her daily stroll around the stadium alongside architect Brenda ... Read More »

The Dodgers are on a slippery slope

Workers spent part of Tuesday cleaning up a pile of mud and debris that came sliding down a slope on  the Dodger Stadium property near  Stadium Way near Boylston Street. Tom Dailey, who lives near the stadium, took photos of what he described as a “mini ... Read More »

Dodger Stadium Express strikes out with fans

Dodger Express

Traffic has been a mess around Dodger Stadium during the first games of the season. But even fans who have taken mass transportation to avoid congestion have had a hard-time getting to and from the ballpark. On Tuesday,  fans were complaining  after the Dodger Stadium Express ... Read More »

D-Day: Opening Day arrives at Dodger Stadium*

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Today’s season opener at Dodger Stadium did not begin until 1:10 p.m. but fans began arriving hours earlier for pre-game parties and picnics in Elysian Park. While fans will be focused on the Dodger-Giants match up in the ballpark, The Eastsider will be checking in on ... Read More »

LAPD won’t be playing around on Dodger opening day

Dodger Stadium, Elysian Park

ECHO PARK — With thousands of fans and their autos descending on Dodger Stadium for Friday’s season opener, the LAPD is planning to deploy its own team of blue to keep things orderly in the ballpark and surrounding neighborhoods, where opening day can resemble a cross ... Read More »

Party Shuttles? Transponders? Gondolas? Here are some ideas to speed up access to Dodger Stadium

The Dodger’s decision to reopen the Scott Avenue entrance has met with a lot of neighborhood opposition in Echo Park. But the team says it needs to open the gate to improve the flow of traffic into and out of the stadium.  The Dodgers have also ... Read More »

Solano Canyon braces itself for a new season of Dodger fans and fireworks*

  SOLANO CANYON — Juicy hot dogs. Ice-cold beer. The crack of the bat hitting the first pitch. The sound of your screaming child and whimpering dog terrified by thunderous fireworks. The start of Dodgers season means different things to different people. And for the residents ... Read More »

Dodgers prepare for reopening of Scott Avenue entrance this week

ECHO PARK — Residents living near Dodgers Stadium are supposed to receive placards and “neighborhood protection information” beginning today that will allow them to drive beyond police check points and barricades that will be set up on game days, according to Councilman Mitch O’Farrell. O’Farrell, during ... Read More »

Councilman asks Dodgers to postpone reopening of Scott Avenue entrance

ECHO PARK — Councilman Mitch O’Farrell asked the Dodgers tonight to postpone their controversial decision to reopen the Scott Avenue entrance of the ballpark on game days. With the season opener only about a week away, O’Farrell  made the request during a packed and often heated ... Read More »