Jockey Rafael Bejarano signs autographs during the last day of racing at Hollywood Park in Inglewood in late 2013, before the track was demolished. Horse racing is a dying business – or sport – with several major tracks having closed their paddocks in recent years.
Jockey Rafael Bejarano signs autographs during the last day of racing at Hollywood Park in Inglewood in late 2013, before the track was demolished. Horse racing is a dying business – or sport – with several major tracks having closed their paddocks in recent years. Wally Skalij Los Angeles Times file
Jockey Rafael Bejarano signs autographs during the last day of racing at Hollywood Park in Inglewood in late 2013, before the track was demolished. Horse racing is a dying business – or sport – with several major tracks having closed their paddocks in recent years. Wally Skalij Los Angeles Times file
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Dan Walters: California Legislature ignores problems, occupied with trivia

April 17, 2016 12:05 PM

UPDATED April 18, 2016 07:33 AM

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