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Nathaniel Percy / Daily News:
Mayor asks downtown LA businesses to work remotely while 10 Freeway is closed  —  Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has asked businesses in downtown to have their employees work remotely, if practical, while crews continue assessing a repair to the 10 Freeway after it was significantly damaged by fire over the weekend.
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Gov. Newsom confirms fire that closed down 10 freeway was set by arsonist  —  State, federal officials will prioritize reopening 10, noting its impact even at a national level  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed on Monday, Nov. 13, the massive weekend fire that led to the shutdown of a stretch …
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Dreading LA's 10 Freeway closure?  To avoid traffic jams, consider taking a bus or train  —  Authorities Sunday urged commuters to plan ahead to avoid major delays caused by the closure of a stretch of the 10 Freeway in Downtown Los Angeles after it was damaged by a fire.
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Jeff Passan's 2023-24 MLB offseason preview and predictions  —  In the 12 days since Major League Baseball's free agent season commenced, not one player has signed with a new team.  Nobody will mistake the MLB offseason for the NFL or NBA's, when early frenzies turn free agency into events …
Evan Drellich / The Athletic:
Oakland Athletics' move to Las Vegas expected to be approved by MLB owners this week: Sources  —  A report overseen by Major League Baseball's relocation committee on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to Las Vegas is in the hands of all 30 club owners and is said to pose questions about the viability of the market.
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Protesting Oakland Athletics fans meet with owner John Fisher ahead of Las Vegas vote  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — They arrived at the hotel lobby 7 a.m. Tuesday, plopped in front of the doors by the check-in desk, ready to spread their message to every Major League Baseball owner.
Darragh McDonald / MLB Trade Rumors:
Padres Owner Peter Seidler Passes Away  —  The Padres have announced that owner and chairman Peter Seidler has passed away at the age of 63.  —  “The Padres organization mourns the passing of our beloved Chairman and owner, Peter Seidler,” said Padres CEO Erik Greupner.
The Athletic:
Zach LaVine, Bulls open to trade possibilities as teams probe availability: Sources  —  NBA teams are probing the availability of two-time All-Star guard Zach LaVine and there's been increased openness from the organization and player about exploring a trade, league sources said.  Here's what you need to know:
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Brian Cashman realistic about Giancarlo Stanton's injury woes  —  While not always on point, Brian Cashman had plenty of lengthy explanations when it came to addressing questions about analytics and player development at the GM meetings last week.  But the subject of Giancarlo Stanton …
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Braves willing to pay for free agent starting pitcher.  Is Aaron Nola a fit?  —  One of the remarkable things about the Atlanta Braves is that none of their players signed long-term has a salary of more than $22 million.  But for the right starting pitcher in free agency, the Braves are willing to go higher.
Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox close to hiring Andrew Bailey as pitching coach  —  The Red Sox appear to have their new pitching coach.  —  A major league source confirmed the Sox are nearing an agreement to hire Andrew Bailey as their new pitching coach.  Bailey, 39, had spent the last four years as the pitching coach …
Adam McCalvy / MLB.com:
Brewers expected to promote Pat Murphy to manager (source)  —  MILWAUKEE — The Brewers have long prioritized continuity in their staffing decisions, and they are putting that philosophy to use in the choice of their new manager.  —  A source confirmed to MLB.com that the Brewers …
 
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