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After 28 years Dodger organist calls it quits

It’s been a bumpy season for veteran Dodger organist, Nancy Bea Hefley, so perhaps that’s the reason she decided it was time to retire. You might remember, Hefley was the apparent target of a campaign to phase her out and replace her with “pre-recorded pop and hip hop music” at Dodger Stadium. Well, the fans took to social media and shamed the Dodger organization into promising Hefley a job for life. All that drama may have been too much for a musician who just want to play the... Read More →

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Social media saves Dodger employee’s job

Another demonstration of the power of social media. Long time  Dodger Stadium organist, Nancy Bea Hefley, was apparently being phased out and replaced with “pre-recorded pop and hip hop music” at the ballpark. Hefley has been playing for the Dodgers for more than 20 years. However, lately the Dodger front office had been giving her hints she was no longer wanted on its team. Well, after she reportedly vented on Facebook about being shown the door the fans came to her rescue. The result: Dodger management was “shamed”... Read More →

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Job fair at Dodger Stadium today

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting their 20th annual Community Job Fair today at  Dodger Stadium 1000 Elysian Park Avenue in Los Angeles. “Last year, more than 8,000 job seekers from throughout Southern California gathered at the stadium to meet potential employers,” according to a news release. Today, “more than a 100 companies” are expected at the stadium including Kaiser Permanente, Fairplex, Lowe’s, and retailer Curacao. Also, this job fair reportedly features training providers and government agencies. The job fair runs from 10 a.m. until 1... Read More →

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Actress Kate Walsh throws out first pitch at a Dodger game

  Busy actress Kate Walsh got a chance to throw out the first pitch at a Dodger game. Walsh threw out the ceremonial pitch last Thursday at Dodger Stadium, just before the boys in blue took on the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers would go on to beat the Padres  2-1 in that game. Walsh gained fame for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the popular TV medical dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005)  and “Family Practice” (2007-2013). This year she appeared in the FX series “Fargo,” which is... Read More →

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Actress Melissa McCarthy throws out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium June 28, 2014

Photo Gallery: Actress Melissa McCarthy throws out first pitch at Dodger game

  Last Saturday actress, Melissa McCarthy, got to  throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals game at Dodger Stadium. McCarthy’s pitch was pretty good. It managed to find home plate. For that the actress was thrilled. McCarthy wrapped things up with a  hug and then a photo with Dodger catcher, Drew Butera. By the way, the Dodgers would go on to beat the Cardinals 9-1.   McCarthy is the star of the hit CBS... Read More →

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Clayton Kershaw pitches first no hitter at Dodger Stadium June 18, 2014

Photo Gallery: Dodger Clayton Kershaw pitches no-hitter

A historic event at Dodger Stadium last night. Dodger ace, Clayton Kershaw, pitched a no-hitter striking out 15 batters in the 8-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. It’s the 22nd no-hitter in Dodger history. The second this season. Last month, Josh Beckett, threw a no-hitter in the Dodgers’ 6-0 win over the Phillies. After the milestone, Kershaw celebrated with his teammates. Last January, the 25 year-old lefty signed 7-year contract worth $215 million. It is reportedly the richest deal for a pitcher... Read More →

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Actress Sophia Bush at Dodger Stadium June 13, 2014

Photo Gallery: Actress Sophia Bush threw out first pitch at Dodger game

Actress Sophia Bush, star of the NBC drama  “Chicago P.D.,” threw out the ceremonial first pitch at last night’s Dodger game. The Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 in front of a crowd of nearly 43,000 at Dodger Stadium. More photos from the game on Jon Soo Hoo’s LA Photo Blog.

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Los Angeles Dodgers hosting major job fair

If you are unemployed or thinking about changing jobs you might want to check out the major event at Dodger Stadium tomorrow. The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a huge job fair at the stadium on March 29, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. More than 100 companies including Kaiser Permanente, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Lowe’s will be on site at the 19th Annual Community Job Fair. Last year, more than “…  5,000 job seekers from throughout Southern California…” gathered at Dodger stadium for a chance to meet... Read More →

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The Beach Boys to perform opening day at Dodger Stadium

The Beach Boys are going to perform the national anthem on opening day of Dodger baseball, Tuesday April 10, at Dodger Stadium, the club announced today. Both the legendary band and Dodger Stadium are celebrating 50th anniversaries. “It’s very special to us that we get to celebrate our 50 years alongside the Dodgers, a team we all love,” said The Beach Boys in a news release. “Generations of fans have supported our music just as much as their Boys in Blue and we’re very happy to celebrate both L.A. traditions at... Read More →

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City Buzz

Happy Fourth of July! Dodger Stadium festivities The guys in blue kick-off a four game series against the New York  Mets tonight.  Also, fans will be treated to fireworks and tributes to our military. Gates at Dodger Stadium open at 3:40 p.m. Fireworks and more at the Starlight Bowl A July 4th tradition continues tonight at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank.  A spectacular fireworks show is planned along with entertainment and surprises. The U.S. Air Force is joining in on this “Salute to America.”  There are only 100 tickets left... Read More →

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Dodgers: New security measures for games and a fundraiser for beating victim

Los Angeles Dodgers owner, Frank McCourt, joined Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, and Los Angeles Police Chief, Charlie Beck, at a news conference today to unveil a new hard-line policy against disruptive fans. Mayor Villaraigosa said,” violence will not be tolerated” and that “public safety is number one.” Police Chief Beck praised the Dodger organization eagerness to embrace all of a series of new security recommendations, among them,” increased LAPD presence” at all Dodger games, no drinking in the parking lots, improved lighting, and close... Read More →

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Friday night fireworks return to Dodger Stadium

A fan-favorite returns to Dodger Stadium tonight. The dazzling eye-popping Friday night fireworks are back this season and kicks-off tonight, after the Dodgers play the San Francisco Giants. Fans can watch the fireworks show from the outfield grass. Pizza Hut is sponsoring this series of fireworks shows on Friday nights from now through the end of summer. Here is the schedule: April 1, April 15, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 22, July 29, August 26, and September 16. Also, the fast food chain... Read More →

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Job Seekers: Dodgers hang out the help wanted sign

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for new talent. You don’t have to be able to throw a fastball or hit a home run. The baseball organization is accepting applications and resumes right now for the part-time seasonal union position of Ticket Seller. The qualifications include excellent verbal communications, outstanding customer service, and at least a high school diploma or GED. For more requirements and details on the position click over to dodgers.com   and check under job opportunities or call Human... Read More →

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Special salute to our veterans

  All sorts of events and celebrations are going on today in honor of American military veterans.  Here are just a few of the special Veterans Day events here locally.  Veterans Day Ceremony This morning 11 a.m.,  at the McCambridge Park War Memorial, the corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road in Burbank.   The event will feature the Burbank Community Band, St. Robert Bellarmine kindergartners, and a flyover by the Condor Squadron. The city of Burbank and the Veterans Commemorative Committee are the sponsors. More information on the Burbank city website. ... Read More →

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The Burbank Leader goes after a blogger UPDATE: June 20, 2010 — A new version of that controversial post is up on Semichorus blog and, you know, it’s more hard hitting than the first. Also, some pretty interesting comments on that post as well.  Check it out here.   Competition in the news biz is fierce, no doubt about it. Nevertheless, I was surprised to see the “Takedown Notice” posted over on the Semichorus blog last night. That notice is from The Burbank Leader and its parent company, The Los... Read More →

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Dodgers vs Phillies tonight in game one of the NLCS

Photo: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers 10/10/09   The Los Angeles Dodgers breezed by the St. Louis Cardinals last Saturday to win the National League West Division Series with a three game sweep. After a lot of champagne celebrating and several days off, some are wondering if the Dodgers will still have that winning spark tonight, when they play game one of the National League Champion Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. I think Dodger Matt Kemp has the best answer to that on his blog:”It’s time to play baseball. We had four... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Dodgers 2009 NL West Division champs

Photos from 10/03/09: Courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers                                                               The Los Angeles Dodgers are getting ready to play some serious October baseball. The guys in blue clinched the National League West Division title for the second straight season on Saturday, by beating the Colorado Rockies 5-zip. Manny Ramirez and crew ended the regular season with a 5-3 victory over the Rockies last night. The Dodgers will swing into the play-offs on Wednesday, at Dodger Stadium, against the St. Louis Cardinals.  Go Dodgers!!!                                                                                   

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Snoop Dogg & the Dodgers Ticket Truck

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers Hip Hop Star Snoop Dogg is a big time Dodgers fan. Yesterday, the entertainer took the new Dodgers Ticket Truck on its inaugural spin around Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers Ticket Truck is the first of its kind in Major League Baseball, according to a news release sent out by the team organization. Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers The mobile unit reportedly was designed to take Dodger tickets straight to the fans at concerts, parks, festivals, and throughout Southland neighborhoods. Dodgers President Dennis Mannion said: “The fan... Read More →

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Manny slams spectacular home run!

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger slugger Manny Ramirez heads for home after hitting an amazing grand slam into the Dodger Stadium seats last night. And the home crowd went wild!  Ramirez was not in the line up because of a bruised left hand. He was called in to pinch-hit for pitcher Chad Billingsley. Manny helped power the Dodgers to a 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. This is Ramirez’s 21st grand slam, which ranks him second to the legendary Lou Gehrig who holds the record with 23. Also, Ramirez now... Read More →

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Special Father’s Day event at Dodger Stadium

The Dodgers are hosting their Sixth Annual Father’s Day Catch at Dodger Stadium tomorrow. Families are invited to come out and spend some of the Father’s Day holiday out on the playing field.  As part of the free event, Dodger legends Tommy Davis, “Sweet Lou” Johnson, Ken Landreaux, Rudy Law, Al Downing, Bobby Castillo, and Jimmy Campanis will be there to “… offer Father’s Day wishes, pose for photographs, and sign autographs,”according to a press release sent out by the ball club. By the way, the Dodgers are playing the Los Angeles... Read More →

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Dodgers whoop it up after win over the Phillies!

Photo: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers Dodgers Andre Ethier had a slamming good time at Dodger Stadium today. Ethier’s second home run of the game, in the 12th inning, gave the Dodgers the 3-2 victory over Philadelphia. It was the outfielder’s second career walk-off homer. Ethier and Casey Blake are now the team’s lead home run hitters this season with nine each.

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Manny Ramirez suspended for 50 games after positive drug test

Photo: Jill Weisleder/Los Angeles Dodgers  — Slugger Manny Ramirez hits his fifth home run of the season and 532 of his career on April 30, 2009 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-to-5 in that game.  The Los Angeles Dodgers were on a roll with the best record in Major League Baseball when they hit a major hurdle. Ironically, that hurdle was thrown up in front of the team by its star player and power hitter, Manny Ramirez. This morning there are reports all over the media and on the... Read More →

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