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Angels get a look at top two pitching prospects in loss to Reds

THE GAME: The Angels’ top two pitching prospects had scoreless outings in their first big league exhibition games, but the Angels lost to Cincinnati Reds, 7-5, in an eight-inning game on Tuesday night in Goodyear, Ariz. PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Chris Rodriguez, the Angels’ second-best pitching prospect, followe…

Dodgers score in last inning to tie Giants, 1-1

THE GAME: The Dodgers rallied for a 1-1 tie in the seventh (and final) inning against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Stadium. PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Walker Buehler made his first start of the spring and pitched two scoreless innings. Buehler allowed just one baserunner on a do…

Kawhi-less Clippers can’t outlast Celtics

Clippers guard Paul George (13) shoots against Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) as Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) looks on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) passes the ball against the def…

LAPD’s SMART teams responding to more calls after deployment change, commander says

The specially trained unit of Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with de-escalating encounters with people with mental illnesses is asking for more officers as the city tries to change the way police respond to such incidents. A commander for LAPD’s Mental Evaluation Unit on Tuesday said it currently has…

Home-finance startup beginning Southern California operations

Knock, an innovative lender that helps homeowners buy a new home before selling their old one, has entered the Southern California market, the company announced Thursday, March 4. The New York-based company said it launched operations in Los Angeles last week, then opened in seven additional areas from Bakersfield t…

Coronavirus: Each county’s tier assignment and California vaccine totals on March 2

As of Tuesday, March 2, the California Department of Public Health’s Vaccine Dashboard shows about 12 million doses have been shipped throughout the state (1.7 million more than last week) and of those, 9.3 million have been administered (up 1.8 million from last week). According to Bloomberg’s COVID vac…

Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 28 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farr…

Special election: Sydney Kamlager grabs wide early lead in race for 30th State Senate seat

Sydney Kamlager eased out to a wide lead in a crowded special election to represent the 30th Senate District, winning 67.66% of votes from mail-in ballots counted in early returns on Tuesday night, March 2. If the results held, she would assume the state Senate seat vacated by Supervisor Holly Mitchell who is now on…

Dodgers’ Zach McKinstry eager to fill utility role vacated by Kiké Hernandez

GLENDALE, Ariz. — In Zach McKinstry’s bid to make the Dodgers’ roster, he has a campaign manager if he needs one. “McKinstry – that guy can flat out rake,” veteran outfielder A.J. Pollock said of the utility candidate. “He’s just got a really, really advanced approach at the plate. I think his swing is definitely go…

Coronavirus: L.A. County reported 1,407 new cases, 91 new deaths and 76 fewer hospitalizations as of March 2

Los Angeles public health officials reported 1,407 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,194,242 as of Tuesday, March 2. Officials said there were 91 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 21,554 deaths since tracking began. According to official counts, there were 1,502 ho…


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