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Taco Bell Stadium at Chavez Ravine?
The Dodgers are playing great baseball right now, and that usually calls for some kind of outrageous distraction.
It was reported yesterday that the Dodgers have hired Greg McElroy as their chief sales officer. The Los Angeles Times notes that McElroy was instrumental in selling the naming rights for two Texas sports facilities, and points out that Frank McCourt has considered selling the naming rights to Dodger Stadium.
Message to McCourt: Stop right there! McCourt is slowly but surely winning over LAist, but renaming Dodger Stadium after a bank, a failing software company, or Taco Bell would make McCourt public enemy #1. The $30 million a year made off the naming would be offset by the backlash from such an unpopular move, and Dodger attendance has been pretty darn good lately.
McElroy can sell all the luxury suites and side sponsorships he wants, but the bottom line is that Dodger Stadium is in the same group with Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Yankee Stadium in terms of classic stadium names. We're relieved McCourt nixed a mascot idea earlier. We're assuming that he'll come to his senses again.
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.