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Shohei Ohtani homers twice in Angels’ rout of Tigers

ANAHEIM — Angel Stadium has been open to full capacity just twice in 2021. The second occasion was Friday night’s game between the Angels and Detroit Tigers, and the building was roughly half full – 22,734, according to the home team. The crowd was sparse enough for several sections to practice safe physical distancing if they chose. The crowd was opinionated enough to repeatedly voice its choice for American League Most Valuable Player: Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani hit two home runs in the Angels’ 11-...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Blue Jays, Soccer, Mlb, Tigers, Oakland, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim, Padres, Cobb, Angel Stadium, Tony Watson


He lost his wife, but not their baby; now he’s a Dad in progress

People ask James Alvarez all the time how he manages to carry on. The question could be sympathetic or prying or annoying. But to Alvarez, it’s understandable. The sad part of his story is pretty well known. On Aug. 11, 2020,  Alvarez and his pregnant wife, Yesenia Lisette Aguilar, were touched by the kind of tragedy you might see in a movie. They were walking on an Anaheim sidewalk when a Jeep, driven by a woman with a history of driving under the influence, jumped the curb and mowed into Aguil...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Mommy, Local News, Orange County, Anaheim, UCI, Burbank, Alvarez, Ninth Street, Aguilar, Katella Avenue, Todd Spitzer, Garden Grove, Pandolfi


Whicker: The 3-point shot is thriving in Utah, but it began in Anaheim

As the Utah Jazz approached Wednesday night’s Game 5 as if the 3-point line were the Berlin Wall, the friends and relatives of Les Selvage must have been smiling. The Jazz took 37 shots in the first half of what became . Thirty were launched from behind the 3-point line, which the American Basketball Association brought us in 1967. Selvage represents a rough thru-line between those days and Wednesday. He attempted 5.9 3-point shots per game for the Anaheim Amigos, who moved to Los Angeles the n...
Tags: Utah, Berlin Wall, Sports, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Missouri, Nba, Jazz, Ncaa, Tim Duncan, West Coast, Aba, Steph Curry


Gay Days returns to Disneyland on a new weekend after a pandemic pause

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will once again be filled with a sea of red Gay Days T-shirts this year as the unofficial annual event celebrating LGBT pride returns to the Anaheim theme parks after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020. The unofficial Gay Days Anaheim mix-in event returns to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on Sept. 17-19 with theme park meet-ups, trivia games, scavenger hunts, mega group photos and parties. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out wh...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Shohei Ohtani, Taylor Ward power Angels to victory on ‘Reopening Day’

ANAHEIM — The first unrestricted crowd at Angel Stadium in 627 days had plenty of reasons to scream like they hadn’t screamed since before the world changed. Shohei Ohtani pitched six strong innings and Taylor Ward sparked a late rally with a grand slam in the Angels’ 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers before an Angel Stadium crowd of 30,709. The fans even saw Tony Watson – the goat of Wednesday’s loss in Oakland – work out of a jam with a one-run lead in the top of the seventh, just before War...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Watson, Oakland, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim, Ward, Angel Stadium, Joe Maddon, Maddon, Tony Watson, Anthony Rendon


Taylor Ward growing into everyday role with Angels

ANAHEIM — Taylor Ward said his new role as an everyday player makes a difference even when he goes to sleep at night. “It’s a mindset going to bed, knowing you can prepare yourself better,” Ward said. “I love the confidence that (Manager) Joe (Maddon) has in me to go out there. It’s great. It’s everything.” Ward has essentially been playing everyday in the Angels’ outfield for just over a month, having been the main benefactor of the playing time opened when the team released future Hall of Fame...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Stassi, Oakland, Los Angeles Angels, Iglesias, Anaheim, Ward, Rendon, Joe Maddon, Bally, Jose Quintana, Maddon


Disneyland band returns with more live entertainment coming soon

A Disneyland opening day attraction that was only intended to last two weeks but has stuck around for 66 years has survived the coronavirus pandemic closure of the Anaheim theme park and will make a triumphant return this week marching down Main Street U.S.A. The Disneyland Band will return on Friday, June 18 after a 15-month absence from the park with performances planned throughout the day. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern Cal...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Tomorrowland, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Mickey, Buena Vista Street, Disney California Adventure, Ken Potrock, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 17-24

  Japan House LA presents a new exhibit “Reconnecting: A Vision of Unity by Kengo Kito” through Sept. 6. (Photo courtesy of Japan House LA)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 17-24. EVENTS   Juneteenth at Watts Historic Train Station: Black Arts Los Angeles presents entertainment and vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 19-20. Free admission. Location, 1686 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles. 323-412-0811. Email: [email protected]
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Events, Health, Local History, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Disneyland: What happens next? We’ve got answers to 10 key questions

Disneyland provided a lot of answers about what the Anaheim theme park will be like now that state pandemic restrictions have been lifted, but a lot of questions remain about what will change over the next few months as the phased reopening continues. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will increase attendance, drop mask requirements for vaccinated visitors, discontinue physical distancing and continue advance reservations as the state ends most COVID-19 health and safety measures on Tue...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Indiana, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim, DCA, Adventureland, Disney California Adventure, OGA


Nature Heals Some More: Fireworks Are Returning to the Disney Theme Parks

If you live in the Anaheim or Orlando areas of the country, you’ve no doubt gotten used to – slightly, perhaps – the sound of silence every night over the last 15 months. That’s because fireworks spectaculars at locations like Disneyland and Walt Disney World haven’t been taking place since the early spring of 2020. But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to abate, nature continues to heal. Today, Disney has confirmed that fireworks spectaculars are returning to the theme parks this July. Tha...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Fireworks, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Orange County, Epcot, Orlando, Anaheim, Disney Parks Blog, Walt Disney World Resort, Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park


Disneyland fireworks return in time for Fourth of July

Disneyland is bringing back fireworks this summer in time for the Fourth of July holiday celebration after the nighttime shows were put into hibernation while the Anaheim theme park was shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic and beginning a phased reopening. “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will be presented nightly at Disneyland beginning on July 4 with fireworks, video projections, show lighting and lasers on the facades of Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street U.S.A. and It’s a Small World. Sign up for our Pa...
Tags: Florida, Labor, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Walt Disney, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Mickey


12 Disneyland rides and attractions reopening over the next month

A dozen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure rides, shows and attractions will return in the next month as the Anaheim theme parks increase attendance capacity and drop coronavirus measures with the end of COVID-19 restrictions at theme parks in the state. Major attractions like the Matterhorn Bobsleds and Jungle Cruise along with people-eating workhorses like Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters and opening day originals like Storybook Land Canal Boats will return as Disneyland adds more ride ca...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Island, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Winnie, Southern California, Tom Sawyer, Anaheim, DCA, Mickey, Davy Crockett, Disney California Adventure


Hours ahead of eased coronavirus rules, LA County makes pre-July 4 vaccine push

LOS ANGELES — Hours before most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across the state, Los Angeles County health officials on Monday, June 14, made another push for residents to get vaccinated, particularly with the Fourth of July holiday on the horizon. The county Department of Public Health noted that unvaccinated residents who get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot by Sunday will be fully vaccinated by July 4. People who opt for the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are too late to be fully...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Seaworld, Natural History Museum, Disneyland Resort, Giants, Lapd


Southern California communities to swelter on scorching hot Tuesday

Drink plenty of water and stay in a cool place, preferably with an air conditioner, on Tuesday, June 15, which weather experts predict will the hottest day this week in many Southern California communities. “This is not typical for this time of year,” said Philip Gonsalves, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said typical temperatures this time of year are much lower, depending on where you are. Weather experts believe records will be broken Tuesday. The record of 95 degrees s...
Tags: Utah, Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Orange County, Riverside County, Palm Springs, Thompson, Southern California, Anaheim, Santa Clarita


Disneyland increases attendance capacity, drops masks and physical distancing as pandemic rules end

Disneyland will increase attendance, drop mask requirements for vaccinated visitors, discontinue physical distancing and continue advance reservations as the state ends most COVID-19 health and safety measures. Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer Pamela Hymel outlined the changes coming to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure once pandemic restrictions end in a letter issued to employees on Monday, June 14. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every ...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Niles, Disney Parks, Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Hotel, OGA, Top Stories LADN


Juneteenth a moment to celebrate history, commemorate challenges and victories of last year, and keep up the fight

Kavon Ward will step onto Bruce’s Beach Park later this week for a celebration. A celebration of Juneteenth, of Black history and Black culture. Of the gains, though incomplete, those fighting against systemic racism have made in the 365 days since Ward co-hosted the inaugural Juneteenth celebration at the Manhattan Beach park. And of the history that could soon be made. A year ago this Saturday, June 19, when Ward and about 50 others gathered at Bruce’s Beach Park to commemorate the day in 1865...
Tags: Amazon, News, Justice, Congress, California, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bradford, Long Beach, Community, Manhattan, Lincoln, Charles


Heat wave to scorch Southern California, elevate wildfire threat

A heat wave building across Southern California will peak either Tuesday or Wednesday, and may persist with triple-digit temperatures through the week in the Inland Empire and parts of Los Angeles County. Temperatures rose to the upper 80s in the San Gabriel Valley Sunday, and into the 90s in the San Fernando Valley and portions of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, National Weather Service Meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said.  A high-pressure system building from the south will continue to driv...
Tags: Weather, News, Southern California Edison, Sport, ISO, Soccer, Long Beach, Pacific, Southern California, San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Inland Empire, San Fernando Valley


Heat wave, triple digits coming to Southern California next week

Southern Californians can expect a possibly record-breaking heat wave next week. Triple-digit temperatures are likely in the regions’s inland areas with potentially record-breaking high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, meteorologists said. Coastal areas also will warm up into the upper 80s to lower 90s, which also could break records. An excessive heat watch was issued for the Inland Empire from Monday morning to Friday night and inland Orange County from Tuesday through Friday. There was als...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Orange County, Ana, Southern California, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Inland Empire


Comfort food rules at Angel Stadium and here are some recommended tasty bites

We all crave our favorite snacks at Angel Stadium but this season the name of the game is comfort food. “There was nothing comfortable about seeing a baseball game with no fans,” said Eric Ursua, general manager with Legends Hospitality. “But with the fans back? Oh my gosh, it’s like we’re able to breathe again.” Legends carefully tracks feedback from ballpark goers to cater to their tastes at restaurants and concession stands. Ursua has already noticed that this season fans want the basics. “Ho...
Tags: Drinks, Texas, California, Restaurants, Angels, Sports, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim, Redwood, Angel Stadium, Diamond Club, Jeff Gritchen


Griffin Canning continues solid work as Angels sweep Royals

ANAHEIM — The Angels pitching continues to lead their turnaround. Griffin Canning gave up one run in his best game of the season as the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep. Over the past 13 games, they have a 3.32 ERA, which has helped them improve to 30-32. “I think they’re gaining more confidence in what they’re doing,” Manager Joe Maddon said before Wednesday’s game. “The defense has definitely been playing better, and that always leads to better...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, Anaheim, Canning, Joe Maddon, Anthony Rendon, Michael A Taylor, Jose Iglesias, Max Stassi, Griffin Canning


Angels’ Alex Cobb said it’s ‘unfair’ for pitchers to be increasing their spin with sticky substances

ANAHEIM — Alex Cobb’s perspective on the possible upcoming crackdown on pitchers using illegal, sticky substances on the baseball? It’s about time. “I’ve known about it for a few years,” said the Angels right-hander, who has been in the majors since 2011. “I know of certain guys who use it and it’s kind of elevated their careers. It’s a good thing baseball’s addressing it.” For years pitchers have been using sticky substances to improve their grip, and their control, which didn’t seem to bother ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim, 288, Cobb, Rendon, Joe Maddon, Jose Quintana, Maddon, Kurt Suzuki, Anthony Rendon


In combating anti-Asian hate incidents, a growing debate in Southern California over law enforcement’s role

A racist verbal attack she endured while jogging through her Los Angeles neighborhood last year, just as the pandemic was about to take hold, left Khinn Ung frightened and confused, and prompted her to make a simple vow: Don’t go out alone. “Are you from Wuhan? Are you from Wuhan, China? Why do you bring the virus to us?” Ung, who is Asian American, recalled a man chasing and yelling at her during the February 2020 incident in Chinatown. Luckily, a bystander intervened, scaring off the culprit. ...
Tags: Asia, News, California, La, Virginia, New York City, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Cambodia, God


6 Disneyland restaurants and bars set reopening dates — including Oga’s Cantina

Smugglers, bounty hunters and intergalactic travelers bound for Batuu will soon be able to sip Fuzzy Tauntauns, Jedi Mind Tricks and Dagobah Slug Slingers at Oga’s Cantina in Disneyland after a 15-month coronavirus closure of the Galaxy’s Edge hive of scum and villainy. Oga’s Cantina and five other restaurants and bars in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are set to reopen for the first time since being shuttered in March 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland and DCA reopened on Apr...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Tomorrowland, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Dole, Adventureland, Frontierland, Cantina, Disney California Adventure, Jack Jack


Disney theme parks are notoriously pricey, but these proven tips and tricks can help you save hundreds

Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Disneyland and Walt Disney World have reopened to all visitors. The parks are notoriously expensive, but you can save hundreds with some creative planning. Here are our top 14 expert tips for saving money on your next Disney Parks vacation. Head to Insider Reviews for more travel recommendations There are no two ways about it: Planning a family vacation to the Walt Disney World or Disneyland resorts can be an expensive prop...
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Lee introduces motion to explore rewards to spur arrests for hate crimes

A motion to have Los Angeles explore using rewards to help obtain information leading to the arrest and conviction of people who commit hate crimes was introduced on Tuesday, June 8, by City Councilman John Lee. If approved by the City Council, the motion would instruct the Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst and City Attorney’s Office to report on the ability of the city to use its existing reward program or create a new reward program for information leading to the identification, arrest a...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, City Council, Hate Crime, Riverside County, Lapd, Lee, Anaheim, John Lee, Los Angeles Police Department


VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week, June 11

Each week, publications from the Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select the Athletes of the Week for their respective region. Each athlete is then entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote. Click on the newspaper links bel...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, Saints, Eisenhower, High School Sports, Ucla, Thompson, San Marcos, Colts, Anaheim, Wildcats, Gonzalez, Wolverines, El Segundo


Angels’ Joe Maddon confident that Jared Walsh will improve against lefties

ANAHEIM — Jared Walsh’s sizzling start to the season still has one hole in it. Walsh has hit .206 with a .651 OPS against lefties, compared with .343 with a 1.047 OPS against righties. Manager Joe Maddon has been dropping Walsh in the lineup against lefties, and he was not in the lineup at all against a lefty on Tuesday night. Maddon said the decision to give Walsh a day off was also because he wanted Phil Gosselin to get some action. He had only started one game in the previous week, and the An...
Tags: Angels, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Seattle, Los Angeles Angels, Mariners, Walsh, Anaheim, Dylan Bundy, Joe Maddon, Gosselin, Maddon


Angels’ Dylan Bundy ends 10-start drought with victory over Royals

Angels right fielder Kean Wong catches a fly ball hit by the Royals’ Carlos Santana during the first inning of Monday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Dylan Bundy (37) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, June 7, 2021, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Angels starting pitcher Dylan Bundy throws to the plate during the first inning of Monday’s game against the Royals at Ange...
Tags: California, Angels, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Mlb, Royals, Stassi, Carlos Santana, Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, Bundy, Anaheim, Justin Upton, Rodriguez


Angels’ Mike Trout says Monday was his best rehab day yet, but he’s at least 3 weeks away

ANAHEIM — Three weeks after suffering the strained calf that sent him to the injured list, Mike Trout still doesn’t have much of an idea of how close he is to a return. Based on the initial six- to eight-week timeline, Trout should return sometime from early to mid-July. Although Trout said that Monday was “probably my best day yet,” he said he still hasn’t even jogged, which means the three-time American League MVP can’t gauge how quickly he can rehab. “I’ll have a better idea once I start movi...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Salt Lake City, Rays, Los Angeles Angels, Marsh, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, Wong, Strickland, Mike Trout, Joe Maddon, Jose Quintana


Battle over Southern California water czar is clash between old vision and new, observers say

The most important thing to understand: If you’re reading this, you live in a desert. And you can live in this desert because politicians, scientists and engineers have moved mountains, almost literally, to bring you life-giving water. The latest brawl in Water World plays out on this backdrop, and what comes out of your tap may well depend on the result. Will it come from recycled waste water? Desalination plants? A giant tunnel or two under the Delta? The answers will, in large part, depend on...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Water, Sport, Soccer, United States, Gm, Orange County, Ventura County, Los Angeles Times, Sin City, Dick, Southern California, Anaheim, Colorado River