Good morning, SoCal. Here’s what you need to know today.
Your weather planner
Keep a sweater or light jacket on hand today because the temperature inside the country will cool another five to 10 degrees from yesterday’s heights.
Rain showers and even a light shower are possible in places, but in most of SoCal it will be cloudy and dry.
The chances of rain increase after midnight, with most of the rain falling to and from between 3am and 9am especially for South LA County south to San Diego County.
Between a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected for most and perhaps over a half inch for south-facing foothills and mountain communities.
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1. Taylor hits walk-off HR, Dodgers beat card 3-1 in wild-card
Chris Taylor hit a draw, two-run homer at the bottom of the ninth inning and lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers past St. Louis. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game.
The sales volume of 53,193 hung on every lane as the excitement of a draw was built from the fourth inning. Fans waved blue towels and vainly called on the few balls launched in the outfield, only to see them caught in a win-take-all matchup between two of the most staged and successful National League franchises.
Cody Bellinger pulled a two-out walk from TJ McFarland and stole second in the ninth as almost every fan was on his feet waiting to see if the defending world champions could win a victory. Alex Reyes came in to meet Taylor, who sent a 2-1 pitch into the left field pavilion, triggering an explosion of cheers.
The 106-winning Dodgers advanced to a best-of-five NL Division Series against the rival Giants. Game 1 is Friday night in San Francisco.
The COVID vaccine / test mandate at major LA County outdoor events takes effect Thursday
A new county health ordinance goes into effect late Thursday night, requiring everyone ages 12 and over to attend a major outdoor event in Los Angeles County with 10,000 people or more — such as college and professional football games — to show proof of full vaccination against COVID -19 or a negative test taken within 72 hours.
The mandate will apply to all tickets, outdoor gatherings of 10,000 people or more, including sporting events, concerts and even theme parks like Six Flags Magic Mountain and Universal Studios. All participants, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face clothing at events.
The County Health Order, which requires the vaccination certificate, enters into force at 23:59 Thursday.
3. Oil rig operator insists the company responded immediately to OC leak
The CEO of the company that owns the oil rig and subsea pipeline in the middle of a massive leak off the coast of Huntington Beach insisted Wednesday that the company was not aware of any oil spills into the ocean until about 6 p.m. 8 Saturday and he said the company responded and reported the incident immediately.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Office of Pipeline Safety on Tuesday issued a remedy order that said the company received a pressure drop alarm at 6 p.m. 2:30, but the pipeline with crude oil was first shut down around noon. is Saturday.
According to the Federal Remedies Ordinance issued this week, workers in the Amplify Energy subsidiary Beta Offshore’s control room “received a low pressure alarm on the San Pedro Bay pipeline, indicating a possible fault around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. was first shut down 6.01 on Saturday.
Amplify Energy CEO Martyn Willsher had previously said the company was not aware of a leak until it notified state regulators around 6 p.m.
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Warner Bros. unveils an updated back-lot study tour
One of the most iconic and oldest film studios in the world, Warner Bros., has been telling stories on film and television for nearly 100 years.
Now, the famous student-back trip in the back-lot has been reinvented and offers a new look at some fan favorites. Like DC Universe, Harry Potter World and of course “Friends”.
Our very own Bianca Rae got a VIP tour to check out all the extended magic behind the scenes.
Daniel Craig poses on top of his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame while holding a copy of the star during a ceremony in his honor on Wednesday in Hollywood. (AP Photo / Chris Pizzello)