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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]


Los Angeles Dodgers logoThe Dodgers, who have clinched a postseason berth for the fifth consecutive year, return home tomorrow to open their final homestand of the regular season against the San Francisco Giants (Sept. 22-24) and San Diego Padres (Sept. 25-27). Los Angeles will conclude the regular season next week with a three-game series at Colorado.

The weekend series against the Giants will feature Tommy Lasorda’s 90th birthday celebration on Friday as well as annual fan favorites, La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers presented by Spectrum and Coca-Cola prior to Saturday’s game and Fan Appreciation Day Sunday. Fans are encouraged to arrive early on Friday for pregame festivities that will include birthday tributes to Tommy Lasorda and special guest appearances, and stick around postgame for Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s. Saturday’s La Gran Fiesta presented by Spectrum and Coca-Cola starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Historic 76 Station and will feature live music, interactive games and player/broadcaster autographs, culminating the team’s season-long Viva Los Dodgers celebrations. The team will once again reward the best fans in baseball with Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, complete with great prizes being awarded throughout the game and postgame Kids Run the Bases presented by New Balance.

The promotional and special events calendar is also packed, with Cal State LA Night on Friday, Golf Day on Sunday, both Hello Kitty Night and Dog Lovers Night presented by 99 Cents Only Stores on Monday, Sept. 25, Julio Urías Bobblehead Night on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Hispanic Heritage Night on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance next Tuesday will receive the first-ever Urías bobblehead, but only those that purchase the special event ticket packs at Dodgers.com/events will take home specialty items associated with the other theme nights.

A full list of promotions and special events for the upcoming homestand is below:

CalStateLA-Dodgers-Cap960Friday, Sept. 22, 7:10 p.m. vs. Giants
Tommy Lasorda’s 90th birthday celebration: Fans are encouraged to arrive early for pregame festivities (start at approx. 6:40 p.m.) that will include birthday tributes and special guest appearances.
Throughout the game, fans can sign a birthday card for Tommy on the Top Deck, Left Reserve Plaza, behind Right Field Pavilion and Left Field Plaza.
Postgame: Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Denny’s, set to music from Tommy’s favorite musician, Frank Sinatra.

Special Event: Cal State LA Night (special ticket package, which includes a Cal State LA cap available at Dodgers.com/CalStateLA).
La Gran Fiesta 960Saturday, Sept. 23, 6:10 p.m. vs. Giants
La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers presented by Spectrum and Coca-Cola.
Golf-Towel_960x540Free family-friendly event starts at 2:00 p.m. at the 76 Station, featuring autographs with current/former players and broadcasters, and stage performances by Arise Roots, Las Chikas, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez and Los 5.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 1:10 p.m. vs. Giants
Promotion: Fan Appreciation Day (All ticketed fans entered to win great prizes throughout the game).
Post-Game Kids Run the Bases presented by New Balance.
Special Event: Golf Day (special ticket package, which includes a Golf Day towel available at Dodgers.com/Golf).

Monday, Sept. 25, 7:10 p.m. vs. Padres
HK_DODGERS_TOTE960Special Event: Hello Kitty Night (special ticket package, which includes a Dodgers/Hello Kitty tote available at Dodgers.com/HelloKitty).
Special Event: Dog Lovers Night presented by 99 Cents Only Stores (special ticket package, which includes a Dodgers’ dog leash available at Dodgers.com/DogLovers).
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LAD_17-Julio-Urias-BobbleheadTuesday, Sept. 26, 7:10 p.m. vs. Padres
Promotion: Julio Urías Bobblehead presented by ARCO (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance).

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7:10 p.m. vs. Padres
hispanic_heritage-tee960x540Special Event: Hispanic Heritage Night (special ticket package, which includes a LA/Hispanic Heritage Night t-shirt available at Dodgers.com/Latino).
Pregame performance in Right Field Plaza and on the field by La Banda Maravillosa.
Special Event Ticket Pack: Disc Golf (joint ticket to game and tee time to play Disc Golf at Dodger Stadium for purchase at Dodgers.com/DiscGolf).

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling (866) DODGERS, and information on the special events calendar can be found online at dodgers.com/events. Information on parking and public transportation options to Dodger Stadium, including the Dodger Stadium Express, can be found online at www.dodgers.com under the Dodger Stadium tab at the top of the page.

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