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L.A. roadway reckoning: safety advocates vs. firefighters

Essential California A coalition of community activists, labor groups and environmental organizations say the surging death toll on L.A. streets requires dramatic action. Firefighters say safety upgrades will slow response times.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  February 28, 2024   View in browser Firefighters against Measure HLA stand in front of supporters of the ballot measure just before a press conference by firefighters union leaders in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 14, 2024. (Courtesy Healthy Streets LA - Yes in HLA campaign) By Ryan Fonseca Good morning. It's Wednesday, Feb. 28 . Here's what you need to know to start your day. L.A.'s ro

Meet Brent Faiyaz, R&B's antihero

Brent Faiyaz' "Wasteland" album pushes forth R&B for a generation of chronic social media oversharers keen to show their battle scars after a global pandemic.
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Meet Brent Faiyaz, R&B's antihero: 'It's not human to be constantly writing love songs' Click to view images

The singer's independently released and distributed new album, "Wasteland," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, trailing only Bad Bunny.

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Review: With Yuval Sharon and Gustavo Dudamel at the helm, 'Valkyries' makes history again at the Bowl Click to view images

America's hottest opera ticket this summer was Yuval Sharon's green-screen production of Wagner's "The Valkyries" with Gustavo Dudamel and L.A. Phil at the Hollywood Bowl.

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The super-charismatic Lizzo doesn't really need hits, but on 'Special,' she has them anyway Click to view images

The propulsive follow-up album to her 2019 breakthrough comes on the heels of three Emmy nominations.

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The Kid Mero and Desus Nice go separate ways, taking out Showtime's 'Desus & Mero' Click to view images

Showtime's "Desus & Mero" won't be back for another season as its hosts, the Kid Mero and Desus Nice, go in separate creative directions.

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Review: 'Freestyle Love Supreme' is the hip-hop improv potluck that leaves you stuffed and starved Click to view images

"Freestyle Love Supreme," the show created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, opens at Pasadena Playhouse after enjoying a successful run on Broadway.

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'With all due respect,' Pink Floyd's Roger Waters disrespects Drake and the Weeknd Click to view images

After the Weeknd upstaged Roger Waters in Toronto, the Pink Floyd co-founder said he's "far, far, far more important" than a couple of newer artists.

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Appreciation: For sculptor Claes Oldenburg, art was the soul of Pop Click to view images

Art culture, not pop culture, was the subject of Claes Oldenburg's often witty sculptures.

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