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A.M. Brief: 15,000 to Attend Dodgers Home Opener

April 9, 2021 by Brian Champlin
Dodger Stadium Field
Dodger Stadium on a non-game day. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

The Dodgers open their home schedule with fans in the stands. Long Beach loosens vaccine eligibility in advance of the state’s deadline. The Hollywood Bowl says its summer season will kick off in May. LAUSD is set to reopen next week. It’s Friday. It’s your news brief. Now, have at it.

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Some 15,000 fans will be in attendance at today’s Dodgers home opener when they take on the Washington Nations. It will be the first time in nearly 600 days that there will be fans in the stands to watch a Dodgers home game. [ABC 7]

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All Long Beach residents over 16 years of age are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the city’s Convention Center mass distribution site, per an announcement from Mayor Robert Garcia on Thursday. Meanwhile, L.A. Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said in an interview on Thursday that there’s still not enough vaccine supply to offer doses to everyone in L.A. County before April 15. [LB Post]

L.A. County has confirmed that The Pomona Fairplex will serve as an emergency shelter for migrant children who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied. The Fairplex joins the Long Beach and San Diego convention centers as the third major civic site to announce it will shelter migrant children. [ABC 7]

The Hollywood Bowl and The Ford are planning to fully reopen in July. The Bowl’s summer season will see between 45 and 60 performances, and there are also plans for four free concerts for frontline workers in May. The news comes in the wake of Gov. Newsom’s announcement that the state will mark a broad reopening of the economy starting on June 15. [Variety]

Next week, the Los Angeles Unified School District begins its return to in-person learning by welcoming students back to 61 elementary schools and 11 early-education centers. Middle and high school campuses are slated to reopen on April 26. [L.A. Times]

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