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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

Tips we learned in 2022 about Hollywood careers

It's been both gratifying and eye-opening to talk with professionals about what advice they'd give to Hollywood newcomers, and here' a few more to end the year.
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Five more tips we learned this year about starting a career in Hollywood Click to view images

In our second year building The Times' guide to breaking into Hollywood, we've learned even more helpful advice. Here's some of the best.

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Review: Hirokazu Kore-eda weaves another found family fable in bittersweet 'Broker' Click to view images

"Parasite's" Song Kang-ho stars in Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Broker," a humanistic drama filled with bits of tension, narrative twists and deft reveals, social commentary and moral ambiguity.

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Acting once left Murray Bartlett 'in pieces.' How he became Hollywood's go-to 'hunk' Click to view images

After an Emmy win for "White Lotus" and a key role in "Welcome to Chippendales," the actor's career is full of choices. It wasn't always that way.

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Why is a Swedish billionaire buying up California's video gaming empire? Click to view images

In just a few years, Embracer, based in a small Swedish town, has swallowed up studios and brands to become a major player in the gaming industry.

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Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well' isn't in the running for an Oscar. But she could still win Click to view images

Taylor Swift's "All Too Well: The Short Film" did not make the Academy Awards' shortlist for live-action short film despite her campaign for an Oscar.

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Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green diagnosed with stage four cancer Click to view images

Jeremiah Green, drummer and founder of rock band Modest Mouse, has stage four cancer — but a DJ friend says "his prognosis is good!"

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Whoopi Goldberg walks back 'hurtful' Holocaust comments, again: 'I'm still sorry' Click to view images

Whoopi Goldberg claimed she wasn't "doubling down" on previous Holocaust comments. "I always stood with the Jewish people and always will," she said.

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