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Radioactive waste was dumped off the L.A. coast, not just toxic chemicals

Essential California The scope and impacts of toxic and radioactive waste dumped off the L.A. coast are barely understood.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  February 21, 2024   View in browser A discarded chemical barrel on the ocean floor. (David Valentine / ROV Jason) By Ryan Fonseca Good morning. It's Wednesday, Feb. 21 . Here's what you need to know to start your day. L.A.'s ocean dumping reckoning continues Rancho Palos Verdes leaders consider seeking state emergency declaration over landslides Los Angeles is getting a new film festival And here's today's e-newspaper Radioactive waste was also dumped off the Los Angeles coast The L

'Gremlins' prequel reclaims Gizmo's Chinese origins

For the showrunner of "Secrets of the Mogwai," the "Gremlins" mystery that consumed him most was around the elderly shopkeeper Mr. Wing from the 1984 film and his history with Gizmo.
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How 'Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai' reclaims Gizmo's Chinese origin story Click to view images

Executive producers Tze Chun and Brendan Hay discuss Gizmo, Mr. Wing and reclaiming "the somewhat throwaway origins" of the Mogwai in their new animated show on Max.

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Co-creator says 'torture porn' scandal will help make 'The Idol' the show of the summer Click to view images

Long before its Cannes premiere, Sam Levinson's "Euphoria" follow-up drew sharp criticism. He and the cast pushed back at a news conference Tuesday.

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Four documentaries focusing on women, including "Victim/Suspect" on Netflix, highlight this week's best streaming options.

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Amanda Gorman on her inauguration poem being banned from Miami school: 'I am gutted' Click to view images

Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem "The Hill We Climb" was added to the book bans taking over Florida elementary schools.

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Josh Groban realizes an impossible dream: Making a killer impression on Broadway Click to view images

Josh Groban, who received a Tony nomination for his performance in the new Broadway revival of "Sweeney Todd," talks about living out his Sondheim dream.

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The story behind the true-life train robbery that got Bert Kreischer his first film close-up in 'The Machine' Click to view images

The movie, opening Thursday, is the culmination of five years of perfecting and four years of pitching the story of how he robbed his classmates on a train in Russia with help from the Russian mob.

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Tupac Shakur's radical family's Black Liberation legacy gets a 'magnificent' history Click to view images

Santi Elijah Holley's "An Amerikan Family: The Shakurs and the Nation They Created" tells the full story of the radical Black family that bred late rapper Tupac Shakur.

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