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Teen mom's journey to becoming one of LAUSD's chief educators
10/20/2020 5:10pm

How did a Black teenage mother in a segregated L.A. suburb become one of the most influential people in the nations second largest school district Dr. Adaina Brown will tell you the key is a good education.

Crowd seen at site of planned 10,000-person New York wedding despite order to be scaled down
10/20/2020 4:58pm

Governor Andrew Cuomo said a wedding that large would have violated gathering rules.

Outdoor dining may become permanent option in Los Angeles
10/20/2020 4:54pm

The L.A. Al Fresco program, which allows restaurants to have outdoor seating on sidewalks and parking lots during the pandemic, may become a long-term and permanent option in Los Angeles.

Top stories from ABC7 on Instagram
10/20/2020 4:37pm

Here are ABC7s top stories on Instagram.

1 HPD sergeant killed, 1 officer wounded in shooting at apartment complex in SW Houston
10/20/2020 4:28pm

One officer died from his injuries. The surviving officer was shot in the arm and is expected to recover.


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AP Source: Ownership Committee Approves Mets Sale to Cohen
10/20/2020 9:23pm

The proposed purchase of 95 of the New York Mets by an entity of billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has been approved by Major League Baseballs ownership committee, and final approval is likely to take place in the next month.Approval by the committee was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the decision who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made. Committee approval was first reported by Sportico.Baseballs executive council will consider the deal next and is expected to forward it for a vote by all major league owners. The sale values the franchise at $2.4 billion to $2.5 billion.The current Mets ownership group is headed by Fred Wilpon, brother-in-law Saul Katz and Wilpons son Jeff, the teams chief operating officer. The Wilpon and Katz families would retain 5 of the team.Cohen first bought into the Mets when the team sought $20 million in minority investment stakes following the collapse of Bernard Madoffs Ponzi scheme, which heavily cost the Wilpons and their companies. The limited partnership shares were sold after a proposed $200 million sale of a stake of the Mets to hedge fund manager David Einhorn fell through in 2011.The 64-year-old Cohen is CEO and president of Point72 Asset Management.More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/APSports

The All Andrew Friedman Series: Baseball Executive Built Rays, Then Left to Build Dodgers
10/20/2020 9:13pm

Andrew Friedman isnt quite torn.The Dodgers president of baseball operations since October 2014, he helped build Los Angeles into a power that reached the World Series for the third time in four seasons.He had been Tampa Bays executive vice president of baseball operations since 2006, building a team that reached the World Series in 2008 and overseeing the acquisition of Kevin Kiermaier, Blake Snell and Diego Castillo and a staff with many holdovers still in place.With the Dodgers, he oversaw the acquisition of Mookie Betts and Brusdar Graterol, the drafting of Walker Buehler and the signing of A.J. Pollock, Max Muncy and Blake Treinen.It kind of hit me today waking up and processing all the text messages and questions about it, Friedman said Monday, a day before the Dodgers and Rays face each other in the World Series opener. Its definitely surreal. Some of my best friends in life are there. And we joked when I left the team that we were going to meet up in the World Series one day. And for it actually to happen is surreal.Erik Neander, promoted to Tampa Bays vice president of baseball operations when Friedman left, joined the Rays as an intern in January 2007 and learned from his boss. The Rays succeeded despite resources limited by an attendance perennially among the major leagues lowest.They won their first pennant in 2008 with a $51 million payroll that was 28th in a season the Yankees topped spending at $222.5 million, according to Major League Baseballs figures, and won the AL Championship Series over Boston, second at $147 million.Tampa Bay is 28th again in this pandemic-shortened season at $29 million, yet it upset the Yankees $83 million and Houston $81 million, earning a berth for the title against the top-spending Dodgers $95.6 million.His boyish face now slightly obscured by a short beard of gray and white, Friedman roots for the Rays from afar, watching a large amount of their games because of the time difference from California. But he does not feel split loyalties along the lines of Truffaldino Battochio, the title character of Carlo Goldonis The Servant of Two Masters.Payrolls dont decide the standings, and I think we see evidence of that every year, Friedman said. Having a really deep and talented roster regardless of what your payroll is is the key to winning games, and thats what they have. And its been through a lot of very shrewd moves, some through the draft, some through trades and all kinds of different creative ways of player procurement.An outfielder who attended Tulane on a baseball scholarship, Friedman graduated with a bachelors degree in management with a concentration in finance and went to work with Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. for two years followed by three years with MidMark Capital.Friedman was hired by the Tampa Bay in 2004 at the behest of Stuart Sternberg, a retired Goldman Sachs managing director who bought the Rays. As Sternberg assumed operating control of the team in October 2005, he expanded Friedmans role to general manager in practice, if not title, following the firing of Chuck LeMar.Friedman valued versatile players with plate discipline and defensive abilities, and pitchers with flexibility to fill various roles. Culture established atop the team by Sternberg and in the baseball operations department by Friedman lives on with Neander and his staff.I hope were not too much of a surprise, but weve had some success here and feel like were where we should be, Neander said. We spend a lot of time trying to make sure we talk about activating our work force, making sure that the people that we have working here develop enough comfort and a feeling of security that theyll speak up, that theyll share their thoughts, that theyll be willing to put themselves out there without fear of the consequences of being wrong or being off the mark. And I think from a cultural standpoint, giving them a place especially in sports where its so cutthroat, theres so much turnover, that only lends itself to people not speaking up and sometimes they feel the best way to advance is they say nothing.Friedmans staff with Tampa Bay included Chaim Bloom, who left in October last year to become Bostons chief baseball officer, and James Click, hired in January as Houstons general manager.Friedman remains tied to the people he left behind.I think just kind of growing up in the game with the people that I did working with the Rays, we all started together and went to each others weddings and were there when our kids were born, he said. It was a just amazing chapter of my life. And the success that we were able to have, especially in the division that we played in, was incredibly rewarding. And Ill always think back on those times with the fondest memories.For all the use of analytics, Friedman concluded people management is the key. He learned that from Sternberg.At the core of what we do know, were involved with trying to provide the best environment and culture for people to thrive, Friedman said. And I dont think thats different in any business. And it was something that was really important to us when I was with the Rays. And its something its really important to us now. I think when guys are more comfortable, they perform better. And I think that stems from having honest conversations with people and just the consistency of message and everyone really being on the same page. And it doesnt mean that we dont disagree, but I think culture is incredibly important to organizational success.And now he gets to match wits against his former staff for baseballs top prize.Its going to be really fun competing against them, he said.

Ailing Center Fielders Ready for Game 1 of World Series
10/20/2020 9:05pm

Cody Bellinger knocked his right shoulder out of whack with a celebration after his home run that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the World Series.The reigning NL MVP said Monday he was feeling pretty good and manager Dave Roberts said he expects Bellinger to start in center field for Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.Bellinger, who had already separated his shoulder multiple times, hurt it again with the emphatic celebration that followed hisgo-ahead homer in the seventh inning of Game 7of the National League Championship Series, a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. He did a leaping high-five with Kik Hernndez, whose pinch-hit solo shot an inning earlier had tied the game.It was an exciting time. It was pure adrenaline, kind of like a thing where you just black out, Bellinger said. I wish that I didnt do it, but it was such a cool moment for me, and it was just pure excitement.Bellinger said the discomfort was similar to when he separated the shoulder on plays in the field in the past.Its maybe the third time Ive done it, and its all the same, he explained. The next day its the same. I already expected what to feel and how I was going to feel, but I feel good right now.RAYS WRISTERTampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is still dealing with asore left wrist a week after getting hit by a 99 mph fastballin Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against Houston.The three-time Gold Glove-winning center fielder returned to the starting lineup in Game 7 on Saturday night.After that Game 7, a little sore yesterday and still tight in there. I got drilled, so it didnt feel good by any means, but definitely good enough to go, Kiermaier, the longest-tenured Rays player, said Monday before their workout. I dont think theres any cause or concern moving forward. I hope not. I definitely have progressed as each day has gone by, so I hope that continues to keep going that way.SERIES STARTERSTyler Glasnow will start Game 1 for Tampa Bay, while three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw goes for the Dodgers.The Rays have 2018 AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell set for Game 2, when Roberts could go with one of his rookies, Dustin May or Tony Gonsolin, while utilizing multiple pitchers. That could also be the plan for the Dodgers in Game 4.Walker Buehler, who threw six scoreless innings in the Dodgers 3-1 win in Game 6 of the NLCS, is set to start Game 3 of the World Series. The Rays hadnt announced a starter for that game Friday night, but Charlie Morton would be lined up on full rest. Morton won Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday.MISSING PRICEDavid Price is the missing man from the Dodgers World Series roster.Los Angeles acquired the left-hander from Boston on Feb. 10 along with star outfielder Mookie Betts for outfielder Alex Verdugo, minor league infielder Jeter Downs and minor league catcher/infielder Connor Wong. The Red Sox agreed to pay the Dodgers $48 million over three years, equal to half of what Price was owed for the remainder of the $217 million, seven-year contract he agreed to with Boston ahead of the 2016 season.Price said July 5 he had decided to opt out of the pandemic-delayed season, concluding it is in the best interest of my health and my familys health for me to not play.Betts, also his teammate in Boston, said everybody in a Dodgers uniform wishes Price was with them in Texas.But we talk probably three or four times a week. He texts after games and says what he see and says when we do good. Its not just me. I think he texts pretty much the whole team, Betts said Monday. So thats the kind of teammate he is and thats what were missing in the clubhouse, that he brings to the clubhouse. Its like hes here, but hes not.Price began his career with Tampa Bay from 2008-14. He made three All-Star teams and won 20 games in 2012 to take the AL Cy Young Award.Roberts laughed when asked which team Price will be rooting for, and said it better be the Dodgers.Ive been texting with David off and on this entire year and throughout the postseason, the Dodgers manager said. Were paying his checks, or most of his check. I saw him in spring training, so I hope hes rooting for us.FIELD ADVANTAGEWhile the World Series is being played at a neutral site, the Dodgers do have a field advantage. They have played 13 games at the new $1.2 billion Globe Life Field this season.The Rays got a feel for the stadium for the first time during a workout Monday night.Los Angeles took two of of three in a series against the Texas Rangers in late August, and has played its last 10 games there. Los Angeles swept the San Diego Padres in three games in the NL Division Series before the seven-game NLCS over seven consecutive days last week.KEEPING IT CLOSEThe seven games during the AL Championship Series were decided by a total of 13 runs, matching Oaklands victory over Cincinnati in the 1972 World Series, which featured six one-run games, and Washingtons win over the New York Giants in the 1924 World Series for the fewest in a seven-game Major League Baseball postseason series.GETTING LONGERThe 14 League Championship Series games averaged 3 hours, 38 minutes, 38 seconds, increasing the postseason average to 3:31:38 for 46 nine-inning games.The 17 wild-card games of nine innings averaged 3:29:18 and the 15 Division Series games averaged 3:28:08.The regular-season average was a record 3:07:46 for 720 nine-inning games, up from 3:05:35 for the 2019 season.NOT BIG DThe World Series is being played close to Dallas, but not in the city Dallas or even Dallas County.Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, is located just off Interstate 30 in Arlington, a city of about 400,000 residents in Tarrant County that is about halfway between the downtown areas of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Clayton Kershaw's Latest World Series Chance with Dodgers Hits Home
10/20/2020 8:58pm

Clayton Kershaw has pitched in the final game of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers six of the last seven years. None of those were followed by lifting the World Series trophy.There are his three National League Cy Young Awards, even an MVP during one of his 21-win seasons, and the current streak of eight consecutive NL West titles for the Dodgers.But the 32-year-old ace lefty has a losing record 11-12 in the postseason and Los Angeles hasnt won a World Series since 1988. That is the same year Kershaw was born in Dallas, where he still lives and not far from where he is about to get another chance to change that for the Dodgers and add a huge missing piece to his otherwise sparkling resume.I was throwing sim games May and June in Dallas, thinking about, man, are we even going to play a season Kershaw said Monday.And now for the third time in four years, Kershaw is set to start Game 1 of the World Series for the Dodgers, who were on the verge of their season ending when he left his NL Championship Series start last week in Arlington, Texas, where the World Series is also being played.California-born Tyler Glasnow, a 27-year-old right-hander who grew up watching the early part of Kershaws career, starts Tuesday night for the Tampa Bay Rays in their first World Series game since 2008. Glasnow was 5-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 11 starts during the regular season and is 2-1 with a 4.66 ERA in four postseason starts.The World Series opener comes a week after Kershaw was scratched before his scheduled start in Game 2 of the NLCS against Atlanta because of back spasms. He instead started two days later in Game 4, which was tied 1-1 before he left after allowing three hits in a row to start the sixth in what became a six-run inning for the Braves on the way to a 10-2 win and a 3-1 series lead.But the Dodgers then won three consecutive games when facing elimination only the second time in their storied history they did that. Kershaw was in the bullpen stretching at times during Game 7 on Sunday night, but never entered the clinching 4-3 victory.Before these unusual playoffs after the pandemic-shortened regular season, with the Dodgers already playing the Division Series and NLCS there, Kershaw hadnt pitched professionally in Arlington. His rotation turns never matched up with trips to Texas, not at the old stadium across the street where he used to watch the Texas Rangers and one of his favorite players, Will Clark the reason he wears No. 22 or for the Dodgers series at the new $1.2 billion Globe Life Field at the end of August.Kershaw was 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA in 10 starts during the regular season, then had 13 strikeouts in eight scoreless innings to win the clinching Game 2 against Milwaukee in the first round. He went six innings to beat San Diego during the NLDS in his first Arlington start.Hes so competitive, first-year teammate and 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts said. He does everything right.But as good as Kershaw has been in going 175-76 with a 2.43 ERA in the regular season over his 13 seasons, the eight-time All-Star has had plenty of disappointing finishes in the postseason, when his ERA is nearly two runs higher at 4.31. In relief during Game 5 of the NL Division Series at home against Washington last October, Kershaw allowed back-to-back homers to start the eighth that tied the deciding game before the eventual World Series champion Nationals won on a grand slam in the 10th. There was a scoreless inning in relief to close out Game 7 of the NLCS in 2018 before he lost both his starts against Boston in that World Series Game 1 and the deciding Game 5. His World Series debut in 2017 included 11 strikeouts while allowing one run over seven innings to win Game 1 at home against the Astros. But after LA took an early 4-0 lead in Game 5 at Houston, Kershaw gave up six runs and left after 4 2/3 innings whether he tipped his pitches, or the Astros benefited from their illegal sign-stealing scheme that was revealed years later. The Astros won that game 13-12 in 10 innings, and clinched the series in Game 7, when Kershaw pitched four scoreless in relief at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw was the loser in season-ending games against the Cardinals in the 2013 NLCS and the NLDS the next season. He was 2-0 with a save in his first four appearances during the 2016 postseason before losing the deciding Game 6 of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs.Postseason, you have that experience to draw on, just trying to learn from that as best we can, Kershaw said. At the same time, every year is different. Every team is different. The Rays are a different team than the Astros and the Red Sox. Im going to prepare like I always do and be as ready as I can be.For another chance.

Dodgers, Rays World Series is a Rare Matchup of Baseball's Best
10/20/2020 8:48pm

The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseballs best for the title, and a matchup of organizations with Andrew Friedmans imprint.Friedman was the Rays director of baseball operations from 2004-05 and then general manager from until he left in October 2014 to become the Dodgers president of baseball operations.Game 1 is Tuesday night.Retired first baseman James Loney, a veteran of both organizations, describes the Rays as feisty.We were always fighting. But we always did feel like we were the better team, he said Sunday. I dont ever feel like we went out there overmatched. We didnt care who was pitching. We didnt care what kind of lineup they had. We were bringing that mentality and I think the Rays team this year has that.Both teams are really committed to winning and trying to find any kind of edge they could, added Loney, who played for the Dodgers from 2006-11 and the Rays from 2013-15. The Rays are really known for their analytics and getting in there, trying to find different ways to beat hard teams: Is it a bullpen guy that we need to use in maybe an unorthodox situation And the Dodgers, I felt we kind of started doing that towards the end of my career.Despite the shortened schedule and expanded playoffs, the teams with the best record in each league meet in the World Series for just the fourth time since Major League Baseball realigned each league into three divisions in 1995.Reigning NL MVP Cody Bellinger, newcomer Mookie Betts and manager Dave Roberts Dodgers went 43-17, the best record in the National League by eight wins. They overcame a 3-1 deficit in the NL Championship Series, beat Atlanta 4-3 on Bellingers late home run in Game 7 Sunday night and reached the World Series for the third time in four years.Rookie sensation Randy Arozarena and skipper Kevin Cashs bullpen-rich Rays were 40-20 and topped the American League by four victories. They also won a Game 7, topping Houston 4-2 in the ALCS and earning the second World Series trip in franchise history.Going to be a fun Series, Bellinger said.Because of its superior record, Los Angeles has home field advantage when the neutral-site Series starts in Arlington, Texas, and will bat last in Games 1 and 2, and then in 6 and 7, if necessary.From the moment that we were able to put a season together, once they figured out that COVID thing, everybody was expecting us to get to the World Series. We were expecting to get to the World Series, said Kik Hernndez, who tied Game 7 with a pinch-hit home run in the sixth inning.About 11,000 fans will be allowed at Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers with a retractable roof, for each game.Corey Seager and AJ Pollock boost LAs offense and Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw head the pitching staff. The Dodgers won their 24th pennant by getting past Milwaukee, San Diego and Atlanta, but have not won a title since 1988, falling short in a seven-game Series loss to Houston in 2017 and a five-game defeat to Boston the following year.The Dodgers have won half their pennants since leaving Brooklyn for Los Angeles after the 1957 season.Tampa Bay is in the Series for the second time and is among six current franchises that have never won, joined by Colorado, Milwaukee, Texas, San Diego and Seattle. The Rays lost to Philadelphia in five games in 2008.While the Dodgers topped the major leagues with a $95.6 million prorated payroll as of Aug. 1, the Rays were 28th at $29.3 million, according to figures compiled by Major League Baseball. Only Baltimore $23.8 million and Pittsburgh $23.6 million were lower.Tampa Bays offense is much less known to most fans. The Rays top hitter during the season was Brandon Lowe with 14 homers and 37 RBIs, but he slumped to .115 6 for 52 with two RBIs in the playoffs. Arozarena has been the breakout star of the postseason, hitting .382 with seven homers and 10 RBIs.Pitching has been key, with Tyler Glasnow, Blake Snell and Charlie Morton leading the Rays past Toronto, the New York Yankees and Houston. Tampa Bay also is known for taking an innovative approach to the game, employing a versatile staff and occasionally using a four-man outfield.Since the postseason doubled to eight teams in 1995, the only World Series between the top regular-season records in each league were Atlantas victory over Cleveland in 1995, the New York Yankees win over the Braves in 1998 and Bostons triumph over St. Louis in 2013 all in six games.Baseballs postseason keeps getting bigger, expanding to 10 teams in 2012 and 16 this year, when the coronavirus pandemic caused the regular-season schedule for each team to be cut from the normal 162 games.The Rays and Dodgers havent played that much over the years, only 17 times overall. LA has won 10 of them.Loney is among a group to have played for both teams that includes Carl Crawford, Jose Cruz, Logan Forsythe, Dioner Navarro and J.P. Howell.And they share a notorious player in common: Manny Ramirez was acquired by the Dodgers from Boston in July 2008 and stayed until August 2010. He signed with the Rays for the 2011 season but retired after five games rather than face a 100-game suspension for a positive drug test.Tampa Bay began as an expansion team in 1998 and transformed from Devil Rays to plain old Rays for the 2008 season, the first after Stuart Sternberg bought control from founding owner Vince Naimoli. The Rays beat Boston in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series that year as Matt Garza outpitched Jon Lester. Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Rocco Baldelli then lost to Philadelphia in a World Series that remains the second-lowest viewed since television ratings are available dating to 1968.In an attempt to become more of a regional draw, Tampa Bay moved a three-game home series to the Braves then-spring training ballpark in Kissimmee in May 2007 and another in April 2008.The Dodgers are among baseballs most traditional teams, playing at two ballparks for most of the past century-plus: Brooklyns Ebbets Field 1913-57 and Dodger Stadium since 1962, with a short stop at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum from 1958-61. Dodger Stadium remains one of baseballs iconic venues, with seats of yellow, light orange, foam green and light blue, and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond the outfield pavilions.Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg is known for its quirky catwalks that obstruct popups and its largely empty seats. The ballpark was known previously as the Florida Suncoast Dome 1990-93 and ThunderDome 1993-96, and team has fought unsuccessfully for ballpark projects at the site of nearby Al Lang Field abandoned in 2009 and Ybor City abandoned in 2018.

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Cooler temperatures on the way this weekend for LA, Orange counties, Inland Empire
10/20/2020 5:21pm

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles said most valley and coastal areas of Los Angeles and Orange counties can expect clouds to roll in from over the Pacific Ocean starting Wednesday. That will lead to temperatures dipping between 3 degrees to 6 degrees Farenheit.

Daily pickups now for ballots in LA County drop-off boxes
10/20/2020 4:58pm

Before, county staff would collect ballots from drop-off boxes in Los Angeles County every 48 hours,

Coronavirus state tracker: Here’s every county tier assignment as of Oct. 20
10/20/2020 4:34pm

Just nine of 58 counties have reached the yellow tier San Francisco County joined their ranks this week.

San Bernardino County still stuck in high-risk coronavirus purple tier
10/20/2020 4:32pm

Some of the numbers that determine the ranking improved, slightly

Driver accused of fatal hit-and-run near Lake Elsinore
10/20/2020 4:08pm

Arturo Swadener, 66, of Lake Elsinore was arrested in the death of a 65-year-old pedestrian in Lakeland Village.

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