The Dodgers Welcome (Some) Fans Back For Today's Home Opener
The Dodgers welcome fans back to Dodger Stadium today for the first time in a year and a half when they host the Washington Nationals.
Around 15,000 fans will be on hand to witness the presentation of the team’s 2020 World Series rings and the raising of its championship banner. They’ll fill a little more than one-quarter of the 56,000-seat stadium, allowing for safe distancing under coronavirus protocols, according to the team.
“I’ve been a fan since the early ‘80s,” an emotional Sonia Ozaeta said as she walked towards the stadium.”It’s huge for our family … we bleed blue … it’s just huge for us.”
I was with Sonia Ozaeta when gates opened to enter the stadium for today’s Dodgers home opener. “I got chills,” she said. Her family used to walk to games here & watch together. Her dad is now suffering from Alzheimer’s but was able to enjoy the WS win. “It’s just huge for us.” pic.twitter.com/LcVm24St1c— Libby Denkmann (@libdenk) April 9, 2021
Yolanda Sepulveda said "it’s amazing" to be able to attend games again. "It’s something to look forward to after this horrible year that we’ve been through," she said.
Follow me on Twitter @libdenk for more updates!
Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily newsletters. To support our non-profit public service journalism: Donate Now.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.