Rafu Staff and Wire Service ReportsOrange County native Stephen Nelson will join the Dodgers’ television broadcast team, calling games for SportsNet LA when Joe Davis is unavailable due to his Fox Sports commitments, the team announced Jan. 20. Stephen Nelson (Courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers)Nelson has called games and hosted studio shows for MLB Network and NHL Network and was a host and broadcaster for Bleacher Report. He has also been part of the play-by-play broadcast crew for Apple-TV+ Friday Night Baseball. The 33-year-old Nikkei will be the only Asian American play-by-play announcer working for a MLB team, according to the Dodgers. “We are thrilled to be adding such a dynamic personality in Stephen and think he will fit in seamlessly with our incredibly talented broadcast team,” said Lon Rosen, the Dodgers’ executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
The fifth edition of Animation Is Film Festival will be held Oct. 21-23 and 29 at TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd. World premiere. 6:30 p.m.: “One Piece Film Red” (Japan, 2022), directed by Goro Taniguchi. Major industry and media sponsors include: ASIFA-Hollywood, Cartoon Network, ELMA, Fathom Events, Laika, Netflix, Paramount Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, Shout! Factory, Sony Pictures Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Animation Group, and Warner Bros.3 months ago Rafu Shimpo
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Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) addresses the media with Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna (right) and Assemblymember Mike Fong inside the Civic Center in Monterey Park on Jan.22. This image taken with a drone shows Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park on Jan. 22. Authorities say the suspect in a Monterey Park dance club shooting that left multiple people dead shot and killed himself. The city of Monterey Park canceled Sunday’s planned second day of the two-day celebration, but other holiday events were still planned throughout Southern California. Gavin Newsom tweeted that he spent time Sunday in Monterey Park meeting with leaders and people impacted by the tragedy.2 days ago Rafu Shimpo