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The Beach Boys will be performing the national anthem at the L.A. Dodgers opening day game next week, it was announced Tuesday. With both celebrating 50-year anniversaries, a season-long partnership has developed between the stadium and the California-est of summer icons.
The season of famdom overload will include co-branded merch with 50th anniversary logos of both the Boys and the stadium, as well as "Beach Boys Night" on May 18 when the Dodgers play the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. There will be fireworks. And also, there will be fireworks.
"It's very special to us that we get to celebrate our 50 years alongside the Dodgers, a team we all love," the Beach Boys said in a statement. "Generations of fans have supported our music just as much as their boys in blue and we're very happy to celebrate both L.A. traditions at Dodger Stadium this opening day."
After his arrest last May as the main suspect in the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium on opening day, Giovanni Ramirez is out of jail.
He was released on parole March 17 from the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, ABC 7 is reporting.
Ramirez was arrested following a citywide manhunt, but exonerated when Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood were arrested in connection with the attack.
During the investigation, Ramirez, who maintained innocence in the Stow beating, was found in violation of previous parole stipulations when officers searching his home found a him to be in possession of a firearm.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16, 2001: Bryan Stow, escorted by his neurosurgeon Dr. Gabriel Zada (L) and medical staff, is taken from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center to Bob Hope Airport for a trip to San Francisco General Hospital, on May 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan from Santa Cruz, California, was beaten at the Los Angeles Dodgers parking lot after the opening day game against the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan attacked to near death outside Dodger Stadium on opening day last year, is leaving the hospital for a rehab facility, the family said in a blog post.
The 43-year-old former paramedic and father of two, has been moved from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to an unnamed facility where he will undergo "aggressive therapy" to help him become more independent. Stow will still have full-time assistance in an apartment he will share with two other patients, they say.
Nearly one year after the beating that caused brain injury, Stow still requires help getting dressed, moving around, and he suffers from memory loss.
Rialto residents Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are charged in the attack. They pleaded not guilty to mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, and battery with serious bodily injury, and are awaiting trial. Stow's family has filed a damages lawsuit against the Dodgers.