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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

The 'surreal' search for TV's next Latina star

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'There's never been a role like this': The 'surreal' search for TV's next Latina star Click to view images

For her HBO Max series "Gordita Chronicles," Claudia Forestieri needed a "mini me." With the vibrant Olivia Goncalves, she did one better.

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An 'emotional' Jennifer Grey opens up about how abortion changed her life Click to view images

The "Dirty Dancing" star discusses the upcoming sequel, her memoir and the Supreme Court's 'fundamentally wrong' abortion ruling.

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Inside Center Theatre Group's slow and systematic search for its next leader Click to view images

Following Michael Ritchie's departure last year, Center Theatre Group is still in the early stages of its search for its next artistic leader. What does this deliberate, albeit sluggish, approach signal for the future of L.A.'s largest nonprofit theater organization?

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'Black Ink' star Katrina 'Kat Tat' Jackson returns to reality TV making new marks on the the tattoo world Click to view images

The reality TV star and tattoo artist balances motherhood with a new TV show and new renovations to her Beverly Hills tattoo shop.

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In the '90s, a new breed of rock stars organized for abortion rights. Could that happen today? Click to view images Thirty years ago, Rock for Choice brought together Nirvana, Hole, L7 and Bikini Kill in support of abortion rights. And it all started in L.A.
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Lesley Manville is on a mission to prove women's lives, and sexuality, aren't over after 60 Click to view images

For Oscar nominated actress Lesley Manville, a career peak is perfectly timed to when her life overall is much more interesting.

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A gunman tried to silence Gabby Giffords. A new doc shows how she recovered her voice Click to view images

"Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down" is an intimate portrait of the former congresswoman, who says she's 'so quiet now' — except as a gun safety activist.

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