Oct 26, 2020

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Danny Green says LeBron, Lakers’ veterans might sit first month if NBA starts in December

As the NBA and its team owners rally around a possible Dec. 22 start date for the 2020-21 season, some of the Lakers who went the distance in the bubble have ideas of their own. Danny Green openly suggested that some players, including LeBron James, might resort to load management in the early part of the season should the NBA start in December. Appearing on “The Ringer NBA Show” podcast, Green speculated that many of the Lakers veterans would likely not be in favor of the early start and it might mean James, who turns 36 in December, would play sparingly to start the season. “To have that quick of a restart, I wouldn’t expect to see him […]Read full article >
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UCLA football training camp breakdown: defensive line

The UCLA football team’s defensive line made some strides in 2019, but with a new position coach and defensive scheme, more improvement will be expected. Defensive line coach Johnny Nansen will be responsible for teaching the 4-2-5 scheme, which features four defensive linemen on the field. Head coach Chip Kelly has shown enough confidence in the depth available along the defensive line that he was willing to move nose tackle Atonio Mafi to the offensive line this offseason. Mafi was an offensive linemen at Junipero Serra High in San Mateo. Kelly made a similar move in 2018 when he moved Boss Tagaloa over to center and was a proven success […]Read full article >
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Nearly 50,000 voters cast ballots at L.A. County Vote Centers

Nearly 50,000 people took advantage of in-person voting in Los Angeles County in the first weekend of early voting, shattering the past record for early voting in the county for general elections. In 2016, just under 1,500 ballots were cast in the first week of early voting, granted it’s not fair to compare since there was only one location to vote early in Norwalk. More than 1.67 million ballots have been cast by mail or drop boxes so far, also shattering past records. But again, this year was unique, as 5.6 million active registered voters were automatically sent ballots in the mail. This year, voters in L.A. County began casting ballots […]Read full article >
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LA County, city rolls out pilot program to respond to mental health crisis calls

Los Angeles County and city will create a new pilot program to provide response vans staffed with specially trained teams to each of the county’s five districts to help those experiencing mental health crises, officials have announced. Officials from the county and city announced the yearlong program on Monday, Oct. 26, declaring it time for a more compassionate approach to helping people having mental health crises — rather than having law enforcement, firefighters or paramedics respond. The Therapeutic Transportation Pilot Program will be staffed with teams from the county’s Department of Mental Health for 24/7 responses to calls coming […]Read full article >
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Dodgers turn to Tony Gonsolin as starter, not that ‘opener thing’

ARLINGTON, Texas — The group working out at the Dodgers’ alternate training site at USC from July through September included the team’s top draft picks from the past two years and some of their most well-regarded prospects. And maybe the pitcher who will start the game that clinches their first World Series championship since 1988. Right-hander Tony Gonsolin spent the summer toggling back and forth between the alternate training site and the Dodgers’ roster, pitching every sixth day either in front of the empty stands at USC against his fellow prospects or in an empty major league stadium. Gonsolin spent months with one foot in each world […]Read full article >
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L.A. County reaches 7,000 deaths, more than 300,000 coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County eclipsed two tragic milestones that few experts could have imagined mere months ago — as officials confirmed Monday, Oct. 26, that the coronavirus had claimed 7,000 lives since the pandemic began and more than 300,000 people have tested positive. On Monday, the county reported eight new deaths, bringing the total to exactly 7,000 people who have died, and 861 new cases for a total of 300,614 confirmed cases. “It’s a grim reminder of the horrific impact COVID-19 has on so many of our families,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “As I report these numbers every day it’s understanding for me that this affects so […]Read full article >