This day in sports: Dodgers and Angels were atop the standings in 1962

The likelihood of a historic World Series in Los Angeles was more than wishful thinking on this date in 1962, when the Angels and Dodgers both soared into first place on the Fourth of July. The lead headline in The Times sports section read “HEAVEN CAN WAIT! ANGELS IN FIRST ON 4TH,” after they swept […]

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How the Coronavirus Is Transforming July 4 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Fireworks have been lighting up night skies across America, despite normally being set off almost exclusively on July 4. Red, white, blue and bright, these low-impact pyrotechnics are to “America’s birthday” as quickly melting candles on a cake are to yours or mine. With coronavirus cases steadily climbing in states across the […]

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LAPD funding slashed by $150M, reducing number of officers

City leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade amid nationwide demands to shift money away from law enforcement agencies during America’s reckoning over police brutality and racial injustice. About two-thirds of the funding […]

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L.A. not chosen as NHL hub city for revamped Stanley Cup playoffs

Los Angeles will not be chosen as a hub city for the revamped Stanley Cup playoffs, the NHL informed the Kings on Wednesday. The decision, which was confirmed by a team official, came amid various media reports indicating the league is focusing on Edmonton and Toronto as its host sites for the 24-team restart plan. […]

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Will Dwight Howard opt out of the 2019-20 NBA season restart? | The Jump

Zach Lowe and Richard Jefferson react to Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard’s "extenuating circumstances" that have caused a delay in his decision to return to the 2019-20 NBA season. The crew also weighs in on who should replace Howard if he doesn’t play in Orlando, Florida. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get […]

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Kylie Jenner Stuns In Sexy Bandeau Top & Leather Jacket During Fun Night Out With BFF Ariel Tejada

Kylie Jenner radiated nothing but beauty when she was spotted out in Los Angeles wearing a super stunning outfit! Another day, another sizzling look from the one and only Kylie Jenner! The 22-year-old had quite the fun evening when she was seen rocking a sexy all-black ensemble in La La Land on Tuesday, June 30. […]

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Alex Caruso describes the Lakers’ group chat during quarantine | SC with SVP

Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso joins Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter and talks about his journey to the NBA, why he’s embracing the challenging circumstances of the NBA’s restart and what it was like being in a group chat with LeBron James and the rest of the Lakers during quarantine. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ […]

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Stephen A. reacts to reports of the Knicks being LeBron’s 1st choice in 2010 | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Bill Simmons saying Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was close to signing a deal with the New York Knicks until the meeting turned into a "disaster" in 2010. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE […]

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Jalen Rose is jumping off of the Lakers’ bandwagon | Get Up

Jalen Rose withdraws his pick of LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers winning it all because Avery Bradley has opted out of playing in the NBA bubble. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN […]

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What to Know About California’s ‘Dimmer Switch’ Reopening

ImagePatrons outside Figaro Bistrot in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday.Credit…Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) We all know California had the nation’s first stay-at-home orders, and officials have emphasized pre-emptive efforts to expand hospital capacity that […]

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LA doctor charged with 4 counts of sexual battery

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles doctor pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of sexually assaulting several women on separate occasions dating back to 2016. Anshul Gandhi, 34, is facing four felony counts of sexual battery and faces a possible maximum sentence of seven years in state prison if convicted as charged, according to Deputy […]

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The Lakers have struck gold with JR Smith – Kendrick Perkins | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Jay Williams and Kendrick Perkins discuss what the addition of JR Smith to the Los Angeles Lakers’ hopes of winning the NBA championship. #NBA #Lakers #TheJump ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch […]

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Sparks players Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver to sit out WNBA season

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks will be without Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver for the WNBA season so they can focus on their health the team announced Friday. Ogwumike, the No. 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun in 2014, has missed two seasons to deal with injuries, and with the shortened schedule […]

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Hernández: Galaxy prodigy Efraín Álvarez returns from shutdown a new man. ‘Quarantine helped me’

He’s special. Throughout his childhood in East Los Angeles, that was obvious to everyone, from his Mexican immigrant parents laboring at a meatpacking plant to the former players guiding his soccer career. Efraín Álvarez started playing for youth national teams at 12 and signed his first professional contract at 15. Last year, at 16, he […]

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Stephen A. reacts to LeBron saying Colin Kaepernick deserves an apology from the NFL | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James saying the NFL owes Colin Kaepernick an apology. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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L.A. remains in the running to be an NHL hub city as Vancouver drops out

Los Angeles remains a contender to be designated one of two “hub” sites for the reconfigured Stanley Cup playoffs, a field that shrank to five on Thursday when the Canucks said Vancouver will not be a host city when the league resumes play in late July or early August. In addition to Los Angeles the […]

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Coronavirus has infected 220 LA Police Department staff, 60 Fire Department employees as of Wednesday

A total of 220 members of the Los Angeles Police Department and 60 employees with the  city’s fire department have contracted coronavirus as of Wednesday, June 24, officials said. As many as 113 police staff and 30 members of the fire department have since recovered and returned to duty, Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im […]

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Is JR Smith a good fit to replace Avery Bradley on the Lakers? | The Jump

Zach Lowe and Paul Pierce join Rachel Nichols on The Jump to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers looking to replace Avery Bradley with JR Smith after opting out to play in the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season in Orlando, Florida. (3:47) The crew weighs in on whether it’s fair to criticize players for opting […]

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Richard Jefferson on Avery Bradley opting out and the possibility of JR Smith to the Lakers | Get Up

Richard Jefferson joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss Los Angeles Lakers SG Avery Bradley opting out of the NBA’s 2019-20 restart in Orlando, Florida and weighs in on the possibility of the Lakers adding free-agent guard JR Smith to the roster. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn […]

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Stephen A. wants to see JR Smith reunite with LeBron on the Lakers | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman agree that JR Smith should be signed by the Los Angeles Lakers with Avery Bradley opting out to return for the NBA’s 2019-20 season restart in Orlando, Florida. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to […]

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Machine Gun Kelly Goes Shirtless & Shows Off Body Full Of Tattoos As Megan Fox Romance Heats Up

Machine Gun Kelly showed off his many tattoos outside his home in Los Angeles as he stepped out for a call after visiting his GF, Megan Fox, at her home in Calabasas! See the latest photo of the rapper amid his romance! Machine Gun Kelly went shirtless on Tuesday, June 23, as he stepped out […]

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How the Pandemic Has Been Brutal for Seniors

ImageLakeview Terrace, a nursing home in Los Angeles, evicted RC Kendrick, an 88-year-old man with dementia.Credit…Andrew Cullen for The New York Times Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) There’s a lot going on in California, between the pandemic, protests against police violence and continuing reckonings over racism, […]

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This day in sports: Al Davis signs letter of intent to move Raiders out of L.A.

Al Davis ended the stormy 13-year relationship between the Raiders and Los Angeles on this date in 1995 when he signed a letter of intent to move his team back to Oakland, where it had played since its inception in 1960 as a member of the American Football League. In 1982, Davis brought the Raiders […]

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Schiff pulls endorsement of Los Angeles DA in wake of George Floyd protests

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., withdrew his endorsement of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who is seeking a third term in office. Schiff had initially thrown his support behind Lacey last year, but the incumbent DA now faces a progressive challenger during a time when law enforcement is facing criticism across the country. SCHIFF SAYS […]

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