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Ryan Pepiot gets first big-league win as Dodgers beat Rockies

LOS ANGELES — You always remember your first. Called up from Triple-A to make a spot start and afford the rest of the starting rotation an extra day of rest between outings, Ryan Pepiot got his first major-league win, going the first five innings in the Dodgers’ 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night…

3 men killed in Winnetka crash identified

WINNETKA — Authorities Tuesday identified three men who were killed in a three-vehicle crash in Winnetka over the weekend that injured six other people. The crash, apparently involving excessive speed, was reported about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 19700 block of Vanowen Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Depa…

Report: Thomas Bryant rejoins Lakers as free agent

The Lakers are bringing one of their former draft picks back into the fold as a free agent. The team has agreed to a one-year deal with Thomas Bryant, the 6-foot-10 center who played for the franchise as a rookie, according to a Yahoo Sports report. The 24-year-old has spent the last four seasons with the Washington…

Man charged with murder in overdose deaths of model and architect in LA area

LOS ANGELES — A Beverly Hills man who was already facing sex-related counts involving seven women over a 13-year period has been charged with murder in the overdose deaths of a model and her architect friend, who were dumped outside Southland hospitals last November, Los Angeles County District Attorney George…

Lawyer for family of LAPD officer Tipping says evidence proves his head was injured

The family of late police officer Houston Tipping, who served in the Devonshire Division of the Los Angeles Police Department and died during a training incident, shared CT scan images on Tuesday July 5 that they say support their claim that the 32-year-old officer had suffered head injuries. The family’s attorney h…

Dodgers’ Chris Taylor has ‘a small fracture’ in his left foot

LOS ANGELES — A CT scan on Chris Taylor’s left foot on Tuesday revealed a fracture and he will likely be placed on the injured list. Taylor suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot during Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres. He sat out Sunday’s game but started Monday against the Colorado Rock…

Angels’ offensive drought continues in loss to Sandy Alcantara, Marlins

MIAMI — The Angels and their struggling offense ran into one of baseball’s best pitchers on Tuesday. The result was predictable. The Angels managed just three hits in a 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins and Cy Young front-runner Sandy Alcantara. Including the three-game sweep over the weekend in Houston, the Angels have…

As San Fernando Valley sees hotter days, officials explain how to get alerts and save pets if wildfire hits

As the drought gets worse and the region continues to face longer wildfire seasons, officials warn it’s critical to prepare for wildfires, especially communities in the San Fernando Valley and its adjacent hilly areas including Sylmar, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas where devastating fires burned homes an…

This week’s bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended July 3 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. Horse: Geraldine Brooks 2. L…

Kevin Fiala, Kings ready to take next step together

Nearly a week after acquiring forward Kevin Fiala and investing more than $55 million into him over the next seven seasons, the Kings introduced their newest member on Thursday. The organization had been trying diligently to find a first-line left winger dating to the outset of the careers of battle-tested veterans …


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