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Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter and struck out 15 Rockies, missing a perfect game only by a Hanley Ramirez throwing error. The Dodgers won 8-0 and now a lot more fans are really unhappy that the games are not on TV. "It was just so much fun, I can't explain it," Kershaw said after. MLB.com
After the game, catcher A.J. Ellis carefully put down his mask before he ran to the mound for the traditional bear hug. After Josh Beckett's no-hitter earlier this season, Ellis stepped on his mask and was injured.
Times blogger Steve Dilbeck argues this may have been the most dominant pitching performance ever — a unique mix of no hits, no walks and strikeouts. David Schoenfield of ESPN agrees. LAT, ESPN
The Kings are on the cover of Sports Illustrated for only the second time, and even now only on regional covers. SI
Trial begins today for former city councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, on perjury and voter fraud charges. The veteran politician is accused of residing outside the boundaries of council district 7 during his two council campaigns and covering up his real address. DN
The board of American Apparel abruptly ousted controversial chief executive Dov Charney, then warned that the move may pitch the company into bankruptcy by triggering defaults on two outstanding loans. LAT, AP
California Supreme Court Justice Marvin R. Baxter announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his term in January. This gives Gov. Jerry Brown two openings to fill. LAT
Hillary Rodham Clinton will sign copies of her memoir, "Hard Choices," for two hours at the Barnes & Noble store in The Grove. She is due to arrive at 11:30 a.m. City News Service, AP
If Century City were proposed today, "there's not a snowball's chance in hell that this kind of center would be built without any mass transit or freeway access," says Zev Yaroslavsky LAT
Rachael Myrow, host and reporter for The California Report daily morning service, will be taking on a new assignment for KQED as Silicon Valley News reporter based in San Jose.
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First season since 1956 with two Dodgers no-hitters.— Kevin Roderick (@LAObserved) June 19, 2014
With luck, that's Clayton's "no hitter" beard and now he can shave it off.— Off-Ramp (@KPCCofframp) June 19, 2014
A parade at the beach is the only way to parade pic.twitter.com/HE4HdDpPeU— LA Kings (@LAKings) June 19, 2014
Repeating the LA media news from last hour: Russ Stanton exits KPCC, Melanie Sill becomes VP Content. http://t.co/hsQFaMotlv— Kevin Roderick (@LAObserved) June 19, 2014
RT @johnmyers: Here's formal announcement from CA Supreme Ct on the retirement of Justice Marvin Baxter... pic.twitter.com/hrbIKPMydF— Kevin Roderick (@LAObserved) June 18, 2014
RT @acarvin: The FBI maintains an 83-page glossary of Internet slang. And it is hilariously, frighteningly out of touch....— Kevin Roderick (@LAObserved) June 18, 2014