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The rate of Black infant mortality, the origin of Dodger Dogs, SoCal weekend planner




What's the least stressful way to get into and out of Dodger Stadium? Do you shuttle? Ride share? Walk? Suck it up and drive? Spam us with your favorite suggestions!
What's the least stressful way to get into and out of Dodger Stadium? Do you shuttle? Ride share? Walk? Suck it up and drive? Spam us with your favorite suggestions!
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State of Affairs: Separation policy causes headaches for California Republicans

Another lawsuit for the Trump Administration. California and nine other states will sue over family separation policies at the border. Meanwhile, Republicans in the state feel the heat after a polarizing week.

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The startling rates of Black infant mortality

Here's a startling statistic, black babies in the United States are twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday. Here in Los Angeles County, the rate is even worse—they are three times as likely to die. KPCC's Priska Neely has been researching the reasons why—and what's being done about it.

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World Cup fan madness

Southern Californians are in the midst of World Cup madness. Perhaps the most popular game in town will be the Mexico vs. South Korea match set for Saturday morning. A Martinez talks with the James An. He's the owner of Koreatown sports bar, Mok Maru Jong. They will be open bright and early for the Mexico v. South Korea game on Saturday morning. The phone has been ringing off the hook for reservations all week. A Martinez will also check with Mijares restaurant, the almost 100-year-old institution in Pasadena, which will also be open at dawn on Saturday to cheer on team Mexico.

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The origin of Dodger Dogs

For most, a trip to Dodger stadium would not be complete without a Dodger Dog, that extra-long hot dog that hang out over the bun. The Dodger Dog has to be the most iconic team food in any sports league out there. So, where did our local culinary curiosity come from? We went all the way to Vin Scully Way to find out. It’s part of an occasional new series we’re producing —SoCal Snacks—where we investigate foodie favorites with a special Southern California origin.

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Korea vs. Mexico

The biggest World Cup game in L.A. is this weekend when Mexico versus Korea.  The crowds are expected to turn out in force this weekend to watch. Here's what to expect for the match on Saturday.

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All the best things to do this weekend

Marielle Wakim of Los Angeles Magazine and Take Two’s Leo Duran join forces on a “best of” list for things to do this weekend in Southern California.