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A.M. Brief: The Dodgers Are Back in The World Series

October 19, 2020 by Brian Champlin
Elysian Park view of Downtown L.A>
DTLA Skyline from Elysian Park. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

The Dodgers return to the World Series after an epic comeback against the Braves, but can they claim their first title since 1988? Also: A UBI program in Compton, a burning ballot box in Baldwin Park, and a police standoff at Paramount Studios. Let’s read some news.

Morning News Brief

The Dodgers capped a National League Championship Series comeback last night with a 4-3 win against the Atlanta Braves to advance to the World Series for the third time in four years. Cody Bellinger hit a go-ahead home run in the 7th and Jose Urias pitched three dominant innings to close out the game. The boys in blue will now face the underdog Tampa Rays, who beat the Houston Cheaters Astros in the ALCS. Game 1 starts tomorrow at 5:09 PST. [MLB]

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Later this year, a new pilot program in Compton will give guaranteed monthly income payments to 800 residents. The program is based, in part, on the success of a similar initiative in Stockton, CA where 125 residents received $500 a month starting in February 2019. So far, a reported $2.5 million has been raised for the Compton pilot, though the amount recipients will get is currently unknown. Compton Mayor Aja Brown and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti are both members of Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs’s Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) coalition, which you can read more about here. [L.A. Times]

On Sunday night, firefighters in Baldwin Park responded to a fire that engulfed an official ballot dropbox on the 4100 block of Baldwin Park Blvd. The cause is yet unknown, but authorities are investigating arson as a possibility. It’s not clear how many ballots were destroyed by the blaze. [CBS Los Angeles]

Last night, a man suspected of sexual assault resisted arrest and ran onto the Paramount Studios lot where he barricaded himself inside a building for two hours, drawing a massive police presence. Shots were apparently fired as officers pursued the suspect onto the lot, but LAPD eventually used less-lethal rounds to subdue him. [NBC Los Angeles]

According to an investigation by the L.A. Times, there have been hundreds of calls placed to police about alleged abuse within privately-run ICE detention centers since 2017. Only three cases have resulted in charges. [L.A. Times]

A Woodland Hills woman who was reported missing on Oct. 6 was found alive and safe on Sunday at Zion National Park in Utah. [ABC 7]

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