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California held its presidential primaries early this year so the biggest state in the union could have more influence on the outcomes. The Republican winner-take-all formula gave a big boost to John McCain . But even though Hillary Clinton won among Democrats, Barack Obama got a big share of the delegates. With the nomination still undecided, the state party held its convention this weekend in San Jose—complete with one big-name attraction.
It’s been 50 years since the Dodgers came to Los Angeles from Brooklyn, and the big news for Dodger fans is Joe Torre — who’s won more games than any but seven other managers … most recently, of course, for the Yankees. On Saturday it was déjà vu all over again when the Dodgers went back to the Coliseum to play the Red Sox. A certified 115,300 people showed up, which qualifies as the biggest crowd ever to watch a major league baseball game.