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News Update: Dodgers to Extend Netting, Dolores Huerta Square Unveiled & Goat Mafia Finds a Home

11:47 AM PDT on June 25, 2019

    Credit: Robert Hanashiro – USA TODAY Sports

    This is your LA TACO news update for Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

    Dodgers to Extend Protective Netting 

    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Los Angeles Dodgers said they will be expanding the protective netting at Dodger Stadium after a young girl was hit in the head by a foul ball Sunday. 

    Kaitlyn Salazar was sitting beyond the current protective net when she was hit by a foul ball by Dodgers star Cody Bellinger. Salazar was taken to the hospital. 

    She told ABC7 that she was treated for a concussion and is having some blurred vision. 

    A woman died last year after being hit in the head by a foul ball at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers say the netting might be expanded before the season is over. 

    Cody Bellinger appeared to be visibly upset after the ball hit Salazar. He checked on her in between innings before she was taken to the hospital. 

    Salazar told ABC she’s recovering at home.

    Via Curbed LA
    Via Curbed LA

    Dolores Huerta Honored With Intersection

    [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]ivil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta now has an intersection in Boyle Heights named after her. It’s at the corner of First and Chicago near Boyle Heights City Hall.

    Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez conceived the United Farmer Workers in a kitchen in Boyle Heights

    Dolores Huerta Square was unveiled in a mini food and music festival led by Mayor Eric Garcetti and embattled City Councilman Jose HuizarPunk icon Alice Bag and L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis were also there to honor Dolores Huerta.

    Photo by Erwin Recinos.

    Goat Mafia Opens in Echo Park

    [dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]ne of LA’s original birria taquerias, Goat Mafia finally has set up shop in Echo Park. LA TACO members got to participate in a free tasting there this weekend at 88 Monks, where the taqueria will be located on weekends at 625 N. Alvarado.

    Chef Juan Garcia started Goat Mafia as a pop-up in Compton dedicated to locally sourced goat birria.

    LA TACO members got to try the new location before anyone else. They also got to try Myanmar101, a Burmese pop-up that’s also inside 88 Monks. If you want to participate in free member tastings and support local journalism like this, please make sure you sign up and become a member of LA TACO.

    RELATED: 'Birria Has to Be Goat' Inside the Revolutionary Recipes of Goat Mafia

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