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Friday, September 30, 2016

Dodgers

Rediscovering Echo Park’s ‘Avenue of the Athletes’

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ECHO PARK — Los Angeles’ little-known Avenue of the Athletes — the sports version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame — is given a fresh profile by author David Davis for Zocalo. He sheds more light on the man responsible for the endeavor. Residents of Echo Park may ... Read More »

Dodger Stadium has a new address: 1000 Vin Scully Avenue

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ECHO PARK —  One day after the City Council finalized changing the name of Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue,  a new welcome sign outside Dodger Stadium reflects the name change and new address: 1000 Vin Scully Avenue. The other businesses and residents of Elysian ... Read More »

How dad and daughter pedaled their way to a Dodgers game

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CYPRESS PARK -- For many people, riding a bike is considered a recreational pursuit better left to those who are young and don't have to haul around bags of groceries and kids. But bike shop owner and cycling advocate Josef Bray-Ali has long challenged that view. To make his point, he and his 7-year-old daughter recently rode a cargo bike to a Dodger game from his shop in Cypress Park in about 30 minutes.

Will Dodger fans play along with new parking rules?

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Temporary No Parking and 2-Hour Parking signs have been installed around Dodger Stadium in time for Monday's season opener. The parking restrictions, which apply to residents as well as visiting Dodger fans, are the city's most recent effort to keep pre-game tailgating parties and public drinking from getting out of control

The night the Marines landed at Dodger Stadium

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There was plenty of action at Dodger Stadium on Monday night but it had nothing to do with baseball. Camouflaged and armed members of The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a simulated raid on the ballpark to “capture a high value target” as part of an ... Read More »

5 Questions with Dodgers’ planning chief Janet Marie Smith

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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

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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

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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 »

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 »