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Baseball Exhibit highlights Minorities and American Identity

The Skirball Cultural Center will host the exhibit “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American” from April 7 to October 30. The exhibit will highlight people of diverse minority backgrounds who were role models on and off the field. Players highlighted in Chasing Dreams include Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, and Fernando Valencuela. The Chasing Dreams exhibit originated at the National Museum of the American Jewish History located in Philadelphia. The exhibit was created to display the involvement Jewish people in baseball. The exhibit has expanded to focus on the history of baseball in California for the Skirball Center.  Researchers pulled and

Dave Roberts to be named Dodgers manager

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts will be hired as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Sunday night because the team hasn’t announced the move that is expected Monday. Roberts is a former Dodgers outfielder who will be the first minority manager in the storied franchise’s history. His father is black and his mother is Japanese. The 43-year-old most recently served as bench coach of the San Diego Padres since 2011. Roberts played for the Dodgers from 2002-04 during his 10-year big

Los Angeles Business Leader to Become Next Foundation President

Renata Simril, a civic and business leader in Los Angeles, has been named the next president and chief executive officer of the LA84 foundation. LA84 benefits from the surplus funds from the 1984 Summer Olympics that took place in Los Angeles, according to Simril. The mission of the foundation is to fund youth sports programs in Southern California. “I’ve transitioned through different careers: politics, real estate, sports, business, it’s all been under the arc of civic engagement,” said Simril. “I’m really passionate about the city of Los Angeles; I’m really passionate about helping those less fortunate and really the opportunity