Good evening, SoCal. We summarize the day for you in the most important stories you need to know and in your weather forecast.
Plan your weather
Low clouds are accumulating back to the shoreline and basins on Friday morning, and there may even be some light fog or drizzle.
The sky is clear in the afternoon, but temperatures cool slightly as cool air arrives from an approaching low-pressure area.
It remains moderate even inland, where it will still be in the low 70s to mid-70s for the most part. However, temperatures will be slightly below average closer to shore.
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Today’s great stories
1. Dodgers vs. the Reds at the home opener at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night
The Los Angeles Dodgers play their delayed home opener at the close on Thursday night against Cincinnati Reds with new and improved services to Dodger Stadium and new food and drink options.
The outdoor terrace of the stadium club has been converted into stadium club boxes for groups to purchase on a game-by-game basis, which include free food and alcohol for purchase.
New furniture and LED displays will be added to the stadium club during the first half of the season.
The base clubs of the left and right field have been refreshed with new upholstered furniture, new food service capabilities and new LED displays to arrive during the first half of the season.
2. Coachella releases set times
As thousands of people begin to make their way to the Empire Polo Club for the event, regular hours were announced Thursday for the Coachella Music and Art Festival.
Gates will open at noon each day of the festival starting on Friday, with performances starting on different stages as participants make their way to the event.
The festival will begin on Friday with Jim Smith on the Sonora stage and dear people on the stage from her day starting at noon. Friday night’s headline, Harry Styles, will perform on the Coachella stage at 11:35 p.m., with BADBADNOTGOOD set as the final opening performance, starting at 12:05 p.m. on the Gobi stage.
Also, among those set to perform on Friday are the recently announced Arcade Fire, Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby and Big Sean. Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd will make headlines on Sunday night, replacing Ye – the rapper formerly known as Kenya West – who retired from the event last week.
3. CHP shooting closes Highway 405, creating a nightmare ride in the morning
A man who allegedly opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers investigating a car stuck on the San Diego Highway (405) heading south was shot by police on Thursday, leading to an hour-long closure of one of the state’s busiest freeways while police investigated the shooting. , Turbulent traffic throughout the area.
CHP officer Jose Barrios told reporters the shooting took place around 2:50 a.m. on Route 405 heading south near Skirball Center Drive.
Michael Northcott, 37, whose hometown was unknown, was taken to hospital in an unknown condition, and it is unclear what charges he will face, the CHP reported.
It was not known how many shots were fired, but photos from the scene showed dozens of evidence markers on the ground near the Mustang, each of which apparently points to a spent bullet casing.
Ed Buck gets 30 years in prison for hammer deaths
Even after two men were found dead in his California apartment, Ed Buck kept injecting gay men with convoluted doses of methamphetamine.
A federal judge sentenced him on Thursday to 30 years in prison for the deaths of Camel Moore and Timothy Dean. Another man, Dayan Brown, was repeatedly injected by Buck but survived and his shocking story of double resuscitation eventually led to Buck’s arrest in 2019.
Buck, 67, a major donor to dollars for Democratic, LGBT and animal rights causes, appeared in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles for providing lethal doses of drugs, operating a drug den and enticing men to travel to prostitution. He was convicted last summer.
Judge Christina E. Snyder said the sentencing decision was difficult because she had to balance the good that Buck did in his life with the “horrific crimes” she called “more than just an accident.”
Your comments for tomorrow
- The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Cincinnati Reds for their second home game of the season
- Los Angeles vs. Texas Rangers
- Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson’s Day
- The Los Angeles Clippers will face the New Orleans Pelicans for an NBA playoff game
- The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins
- President Joe Biden travels to Camp David for Easter weekend
- Good Friday
- Friday is the ninth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing
In case you missed it
Let’s face it – not all sweets are created equal. Fortunately, the Los Angeles institution known as See’s Candies has been solving this problem for generations.
The legendary candy maker has a colorful history rooted in Southern California, and thankfully, host of “The SoCal Scene” Melvin Robert had a chance to see firsthand where the magic takes place.
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