TimesOC: Did Anaheim gift stadium, land to Angels owner Arte Moreno?

Good morning, and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Friday, Oct. 2.

My name is David Carrillo Peñaloza, the author of the TimesOC newsletter and an editor for Los Angeles Times Community News.

At the 11th hour, the Anaheim City Council voted to keep the Angels in Anaheim until at least 2050.

But was it a fair deal for the city, or Anaheim’s version of a baseball giveaway?

Reporters Bill Shaikin and Ben Brazil covered the almost eight-hour online City Council meeting, which went past 1 a.m. Wednesday. Council members voted 5-2 to approve a revised deal with Angels owner Arte Moreno, selling Angel Stadium and the 150 acres it sits on for $150 million in cash

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Grateful Dead Release ‘Angel’s Share’ of ‘American Beauty’ Demos

The Grateful Dead will mark the 50th anniversary of their American Beauty by releasing another “Angel’s Share,” a companion collection of never-before-heard demos, alternate mixes and outtakes from the LP, Number 215 on Rolling Stone‘s new list of the 500 Greatest Albums.

The October 15th arrival of American Beauty: The Angel’s Share follows the July 2020 release of Workingman’s Dead: The Angel’s Share which similarly excavated the band’s vaults from that 1970 album’s recording sessions. Both were released as a gift to fans separate from each album’s respective 50th-anniversary edition.

Ahead of the full 56-song digital release from American Beauty: The Angel’s Share, the Grateful Dead have shared 10 demos featuring the entirety of American Beauty — sans “Box of Rain” — in its early studio form, as well as a demo for “To Lay Me Down,” later included on Jerry Garcia’s first solo album Garcia. The

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