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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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Photo: Jon SooHoo/ LA Dodgers -- Clayton Kershaw pitched in Dodgers 4-2 victory over the Giants in San Francisco September 14, 2014

Get ready for some Dodger baseball on local TV

In a surprise move, Time Warner Cable announced today it  has an agreement to for the last six games of the Dodgers’ regular season to be televised on Los Angeles station KDOC. For most of the season, Dodger fans have been hating on Time Warner Cable  for not allowing the team’s home games to be carried on a local station. Time Warner Cable has a deal with the Dodgers to air the games over its  SportsNet LA — however so far, none of the other providers will... 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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Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers -- Yasiel Puig gave advice on selecting a baseball glove to a group of kids from Boyle Heights on a shopping spree at Sports Authority in Burbank June 14, 2014

Dodger star Yasiel Puig takes a busload of kids shopping in Burbank

The Sports Authority teamed up with Dodger star, Yasiel Puig, for a special event yesterday. It was a shopping spree to benefit the Lou Costello Recreation Center in Boyle Heights. Earlier this month, Puig took photos with fans to collect donations for the event.  The shopping spree fund was sweetened by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Wasserman Foundation. They matched the donations collected by Puig.  On Saturday, around 80 kids from the recreation center were bused to the Sports Authority to take part in the... 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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Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s shady past comes to light

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s shady past comes to light in the media. We now have a better understanding of why the Dodgers Cuban-born shining star has refused to talk about his arrival in the U.S. It’s pretty scary stuff, according to a Los Angeles Magazine investigative piece last Sunday, (picked up by other media)  and now a similar exposé on ESPN today. Puig did not simply book a flight out of Cuba. The talented ballplayer reportedly escaped from the island with the help of human... Read More →

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Quote of the Day: Jackie Robinson

Quote of the Day: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” — Jackie Robinson Baseball Legend January 31, 1919 – October 24,1972   Today is Jackie Robinson Day. Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947, when he put on the number 42 uniform and played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in a game against the Boston Braves. Dodgers won 5-4. On this day, that milestone and Robinson’s legacy are being honored. Several... Read More →

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Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson tweets about opening day crowds

The sold-out  home game opener for the Los Angeles Dodgers is set to get underway at 1 :10 p.m. in Dodger Stadium today. The boys in blue will be taking on upstate rivals, the San Francisco Giants. Ticket holders will face a number of upgrades including improvements in traffic management and security. Team co-owner, Magic Johnson, is tweeting about the event.   There are thousands of fans in @Dodgers blue, music, food and dancing. Everyone is having a good time getting ready for the home... Read More →

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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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Time Warner in trouble with city of Los Angeles and Dodger fans

Time Warner Cable is in deep, deep trouble in the Southland. Today L.A. City Attorney, Mike Feuer, announced the filing of a multi-million-lawsuit against the area’s largest cable provider. The suit alleges the cable giant has “stiffed” the city of Los Angeles $10  million in franchise fees at a time when it was raking in billions from its customers. “That money would have funded 100 police officers and miles of sidewalk repair,”  Feuer is quoted on Deadline as saying during a news conference today. Apparently, the dispute... Read More →

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Big turkey giveaway at Dodger Stadium today

  A big turkey giveaway at Dodger Stadium today. Turkeys, fixings and reusable canvas bags will be handed out to “… 2,100 pre-selected not for profit community organizations who will in turn distribute them to families in need,” according to a news release from the Dodger organization. Dodger  alumni “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Bobby Castillo, Matt Luke and Al Downing will be there to help with the ninth annual Community Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. Joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in this special program, Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Golden State Water... Read More →

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Dodger great Tommy Lasorda recovering from heart attack

Hall of Fame manager and Dodger great Tommy Lasorda has had a health scare. Lasorda reportedly suffered what is being called a “mild heart” attack yesterday in New York City and underwent a medical procedure to unblock an artery in his heart. Here’s the statement released today by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 STATEMENT FROM LOS ANGELES DODGERS ON HALL OF FAME MANAGER TOMMY LASORDA: Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday while in New York for the Major... Read More →

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Photo: courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers -- Magic John and Matt Kemp on the cover of the May 28, 2012 Sports Illustrated

Photo Gallery: Magic and the Dodgers score a Sports Illustrated cover

It’s a whole new ball game for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. New management, including NBA great Magic Johnson, players in top form like Matt Kemp, oh, and the best record in baseball. Now that’s something for fans to cheer about. No wonder the Dodgers are the cover story for the May 28 issue of Sports Illustrated titled “Fun and Games in LA.” Yeah, bring it on!

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Dodgers holding auditions to sing the national anthem

  Do you have the chops to sing the national anthem? If so, the Los Angeles Dodgers are inviting you to show what you can do at the Red, White and Dodger Blue National Anthem Auditions on Saturday, March 31 at Dodger Stadium. The best performers will be chosen to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the club’s home games this season. The auditions will take place on the field in front of the Dodger dugout. They are on a first-come, first-service basis... Read More →

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The Los Angeles Dodgers sold!

  The troubled Los Angeles Dodgers are about to get a fresh start with new owners. The Dodgers organization and present owner, Frank McCourt, announced the $2 billion agreement with Guggenheim Baseball Management in a PRnewswire release late today. The new owners include NBA legend/entrepreneur, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and movie executive Peter Guber. In the release, Frank McCourt stated: “”This agreement with Guggenheim reflects both the strength and future potential of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and assures that the Dodgers will have... Read More →

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Media City G Connection: Jobs and career opportunities

New feature on Deadline.com showcases jobs in the entertainment industry, among the listing an opening for a senior product management assistant over at the Disney Studios here in Burbank. On the list, jobs at Paramount, Sony, Showtime, Fox, and the BBC at locations in Burbank and elsewhere. Also, a number of search and resume tools to help in that hunt for a new gig. Well worth checking out. Clear Channel Radio looking for promotion assistants to... Read More →

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Media City G Connection: Jobs and career opportunities

  Wanted extras for TV crime drama   Extras needed for upcoming filming in Los Angeles. The posting on craigslist says the film shoot involves bank, museum, and jewelry/mall scenes. They reportedly need around 40 males 18-60, and 40 females 18-60 background work.  All ethnicities, character types , and  non-union are encouraged to apply. This is a paid gig.  Call 323-468-7365 for an appointment – pre-auditions/interviews: Tues. 2/21 & Wednesday 2/22. For more details check out the craigslist posting here.... Read More →

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