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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

'Avatar: The Way of Water' drenches the box office

An analyst blames severe frosty weather across the U.S. for disappointing ticket figures, but Including this weekend, "Avatar: The Way of Water" has grossed an estimated $855 million globally.
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'Avatar: The Way of Water' keeps drenching the box office competition Click to view images

Director James Cameron's sci-fi sequel "Avatar: The Way of Water" dominates at the box office for a second straight week.

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Column: Megan Thee Stallion was right. But she's one of too many women who aren't believed Click to view images

A jury convicted rapper Tory Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, of shooting her. But it doesn't make up for the misogyny she endured.

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'I've always loved finishing jobs': 'Doc Martin' star on ending beloved British show Click to view images

As the series comes to a close with a 2022 Christmas special, premiering Wednesday on Acorn TV, Martin Clunes reflects on his 10-season, 18-year run.

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Boogie B's slaying is the latest tragedy to hit L.A.'s Black comedy community Click to view images

Comedian Brandon Montrell, known as Boogie B, has been fatally shot in New Orleans while visiting family for Christmas. He was a fixture in L.A.'s comedy scene.

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Stephen 'Twitch' Boss left an imprint on the dance world. But he 'transcended being a dancer' Click to view images

From Stephen "Twitch" Boss' "SYTYCD" routine with Alex Wong to his "infectious" smile, Derek Hough and others in the dance industry remember his impact.

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Why a kiss was worth fighting for in the Whitney biopic 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' Click to view images

A new film depicts the long-rumored romance between Whitney Houston and Robyn Crawford. Director Kasi Lemmons explains the detail that required sharp negotiation.

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Dodgers great Vin Scully, musicians Jerry Lee Lewis and Loretta Lynn, and actors James Caan and Angela Lansbury are among the notable deaths of 2022.

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