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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 uncancelable comedy of Dave Chappelle

The fact that Dave Chappelle's controversial remarks happened onstage may have provided some insulation from cancel culture.
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The uncancelable comedy of Dave Chappelle Click to view images

While attempts to cancel Dave Chappelle were largely unsuccessful, the controversy has highlighted the larger issue of freedom of expression and who exactly is entitled to it.

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How HBO's 'White Lotus' captures the theater of the tourism industry Click to view images

Columnist Carolina Miranda worked for several years as a travel writer. Here's what Mike White's dramedy gets exactly right about tourism as immersive but shallow theater.

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The Golden Globes are mounting a comeback. But Hollywood is still 'on the fence' Click to view images

As the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Monday announced nominees for its 2023 awards, just weeks from the telecast, industry reaction was muted.

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Did the L.A. Film Critics go overboard with their 'Tรกr' love? Inside this year's vote Click to view images

Film critic Justin Chang and columnist Glenn Whipp break down how "Tรกr" won the day — but tied for best picture — at LAFCA's annual awards vote.

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Column: 'There's this very toxic energy circulating.' Alexandra Pelosi on her mom, dad and a new documentary Click to view images

Nancy Pelosi's filmmaking daughter turns hours of intimate footage into a look at the House speaker's home life, political and legislative battles.

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The rise and fall of cancel culture in comedy Click to view images

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff and comics Donnell Rawlings and Tiffany Haddish explain the origins of modern-day cancel culture and its historical equivalents.

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¡Feliz Navidad! The 24 best Christmas songs en Espaรฑol Click to view images

From Puerto Rican salsa to Bronx bachata to Mexican balladry — and something of a surprise at No. 1 — here's the perfect playlist for your holiday season.

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