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Chris Taylor signs two-year deal with Los Angeles Dodgers to avoid arbitration

Chris Taylor signs two-year deal with Los Angeles Dodgers to avoid arbitration

Sports
Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and utility player Chris Taylor agreed to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. League sources told the Orange County Register and Sports Illustrated that the sides avoided arbitration when they reached an agreement on a two-year, $ 13.4 million extension that includes salaries of $ 5.6 million this season and $ 7.8 million in 2021. The team didn't disclose financial terms of the agreement. Taylor, 29, missed more than a month with a fractured left forearm last season. In 124 regular-season games, he posted a .262 batting average with 12 home runs, 52 RBIs and eight stolen bases. Taylor earned $ 3.5 million in the 2019 season. According to the Orange County Register, he asked for $ 5.8 million in arbitration, and the Dodgers off...
California fires: Los Angeles hit by new blazes

California fires: Los Angeles hit by new blazes

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands of Los Angeles residents have been told to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire that began in the early hours of Monday morning.The Getty Fire started near the Getty Center arts complex and spread to about 500 acres (202 ha), close to some of the city's most expensive homes.California's governor has declared a state-wide emergency as wildfires continue to rage in many other areas.NBA star Lebron James was among those forced to flee the LA fire. Skip Twitter post by @KingJames Man these LA 🔥 aren’t no joke. Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far! 🤦🏾‍♂️—
Fisher Investments outflows surpass $2.5 billion as Los Angeles pension departs

Fisher Investments outflows surpass $2.5 billion as Los Angeles pension departs

Finance
The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System voted on Thursday to fire Fisher Investments, pulling about $ 522 million from the money manager.The nine-member board of commissioners voted in favor of terminating the relationship with the Camas, Washington-based firm, following lewd comments Ken Fisher had made at an investment conference on Oct. 8.The Los Angeles pension has $ 24 billion in total assets.The board of commissioners said they had invited Fisher himself to speak at the meeting, which was webcast live, but he did not attend."The only explanation is that Mr. Fisher was unable to attend and had business in the office," Ray Ciranna, general manager of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System, wrote in an email to CNBC.In total, Fisher Investments has lost more than $ 2.5 bi...
NLDS: Washington Nationals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, even series

NLDS: Washington Nationals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, even series

Sports
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals held off a late comeback attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Friday, evening the NL Division Series at one game apiece. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, who took a perfect game into the fifth, allowed only three hits and one earned run across six strong innings. He struck out 10 and walked none. Dodgers veteran pitcher Clayton Kershaw gave up three earned runs in the first two innings but settled down later in the contest. He allowed six hits in six innings, striking out four and walking one. Washington second baseman Howie Kendrick gave the Nationals a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI single off Kershaw. The Nationals added two more runs in the second to take a 3-0 advantage. Adam Eaton had an RBI single and Anthon...
71st Emmy Awards ceremony to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday

71st Emmy Awards ceremony to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday

Entertainment
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony -- honoring excellence in television -- is set to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Like the last Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards won't have a host. Singer-songwriter Halsey will perform a rendition of a classic song for the "In Memoriam" tribute and a galaxy of stars have been tapped to serve as presenters for the Fox broadcast. Among them are Tim Allen, Marisa Tomei, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nick Cannon, James Corden, Jon Hamm, Timothy Hutton, Jharrel Jerome, Ken Jeong, Cherry Jones, Regina King, Luke Kirby, Hugh Laurie, Jane Lynch, Catherine O'Hara, Randall Park, Jimmy Smits, Brittany Snow, Kerry Washington and Bradley Whitford. Also slated to help hand out trophies are Veep cast-mates Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chl...