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Temecula won’t pursue abortion ban

Temecula will not consider a ban on abortion, as council members on Tuesday night, Sept. 27, rejected a council member’s proposal to discuss making the municipality a “sanctuary city for Temecula’s unborn.” The five members of the Temecula City Council heatedly discussed the pro-life resolution sug…

Jo Adell drives in go-ahead run, makes spectacular catch in Angels’ win

ANAHEIM — Jo Adell continues to change the narrative about his defense. Now, he just has to hit. Adell did some of both in the Angels’ 4-3 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night, saving at least an extra-base hit with a leaping catch and driving in the tie-breaking run with an eighth-inning single. Adell had …

Pro-housing group sues three cities for failing to adopt 2029 housing plans

A Realtor-backed pro-housing group sued three Southern California cities, accusing them of failing to comply with state laws requiring a new housing plan for the next seven years. Californians for Homeownership filed lawsuits earlier this month against the cities of Fullerton, La Mirada and Claremont, asking the cou…

Dodgers’ Dustin May ‘completely confident’ he will be ready for postseason

SAN DIEGO — On the injured list for the remainder of the regular season with a back strain, Dustin May is “completely confident” he will be ready to pitch when the Dodgers open the postseason on Oct. 11. May played catch in the outfield before Tuesday night’s game at Petco Park, his first throwing since his start ag…

New Lakers coach Darvin Ham sets defensive tone to begin training camp

EL SEGUNDO — The film room might seem an odd place to start the first day of practice, especially considering Darvin Ham had very little film to show. Since he was hired months ago, Ham has preached tough-minded defense – something the Lakers didn’t play much last season. And though he is proud of his last coaching …

Angels to activate top prospect Logan O’Hoppe for major league debut

ANAHEIM — If Logan O’Hoppe thought getting to spend the day in a big league clubhouse was the best day of his baseball career, he found out at the end of the night that the best was yet to come. The Angels top prospect joined the team as part of the taxi squad on Tuesday, but after the game the Angels told him…
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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

In what has been the largest financial commitment in its history, Major League Baseball has pledged $150 million to the Players Alliance to improve its investment in Black players and professionals across the game over a ten year period. The money will go to a variety of programs built around participation in baseb…
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Kobe Bryant Estate and Nike Fail to Come to Terms

J.T. Torbit A beautiful business partnership has come to an end as the Kobe Bryant estate and Nike executives have failed to come to terms on a contract extension after a partnership that has lasted two decades. “Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans…
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Briefly: Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series; Iyanla Vanzant’s, ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN is Coming to an End; Netflix Set to Premiere New Gospel Series Executively Produced by Pharrell Williams…

Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions of baseball in large part because of a masterful managerial job by Dave Roberts, who becomes just the second African American skipper to win t…
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Michael Jordan Forms NASCAR Team, Secures Bubba Wallace as Driver

Staff             Basketball legend Michael Jordan is the newest NASCAR team owner. The 57-year-old will oversee a NASCAR Cup Series team with the only Black, NASCAR top racer, Bubba Wallace, as a featured driver. Jordan will be the majority owner while NASC…


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