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Essential California By the end of 2023, at least 65 notable restaurants had shut down in L.A. What does this mean for a city that wouldn't be complete without its robust restaurant scene?  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  May 23, 2024   View in browser By Defne Karabatur Good morning. It's Thursday, May 23 . Here's what you need to know to start your day. The L.A. restaurant industry is facing another harsh year as new legislation, inflation, higher wages and pandemic fallout are creating obstacles. EVs and hybrids are twice as likely to hit pedestrians as gas cars. 24 superb things to do around L.A. to kick off the summer of 2024. And here'

How Lucha VaVoom became an L.A. institution

In the 20 years Lucha VaVoom has been around, lucha libre has developed a huge fan base within the U.S. of fans who grew up idolizing luchadores on U.S. TV.
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Burlesque, body-slams and bright masks: How Lucha VaVoom became an L.A. institution Click to view images

Known for embracing camp, silliness and an element of awe, the indie lucha libre company Lucha VaVoom rings in two-plus decades of high-flying fun with a pair of Valentine's Day shows.

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Netflix inches closer to kicking you off your parents' account Click to view images

New updates to Netflix's password-sharing policies are getting rolled out in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. The U.S. could be next.

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These L.A. reality stars are perfectly happy to be part of Hollywood's 'middle class' Click to view images

After 10 years on "Vanderpump Rules," Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz aren't leading the lives they planned. But they have no regrets. Well, not many.

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For Gustavo Dudamel, L.A. is a special place, as he has often reminded The Times Click to view images

Gustavo Dudamel has a soft spot for his "adopted home" of Los Angeles, which he will leave for New York City and its philharmonic in 2026.

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At times, 'Knock at the Cabin' made the book's author want to 'run out of the theater' Click to view images

While Paul Tremblay is a fan of M. Night Shyamalan's take on his novel "The Cabin at the End of the World," he's still chewing over the film's "way darker" ending.

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A former corrections officer's winding journey to the stage: 'No pathway for young Black artists' Click to view images

Lee Edward Colston II, the playwright and actor of "The First Deep Breath" at Geffen Playhouse, fell in love with theater in high school. But his journey took a few detours.

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Bob Iger announces 7,000 job cuts at Disney, signals 'significant transformation' Click to view images

The earnings report came as Walt Disney Co. faces a challenge from an outsider, billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, who is seeking election to join the board.

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