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Asian Americans and the L.A. vote

A new UCLA study says that Asian Americans, now the third-largest racial group in the city, have a ways to go when it comes to getting adequate representation.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  June 3, 2023   View in browser Kenneth Mejia heading to his downtown campaign office in 2022 after he was elected L.A. city controller. (Steve Lopez/Los Angeles Times) Good morning, and welcome to L.A. on the Record — our City Hall newsletter. It's Jeong Park and Dakota Smith at the helm. In Los Angeles politics, 2022 was a historic year for Asian Americans. Kenneth Mejia became the first Asian American to win a citywide office when he triumphed in the city contr

How to get a job as an actor in film and TV

People often see only the most glamorous aspects of being an actor, but for most film and TV actors, professionals say, the job is auditioning. Here are some of their insights.
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Explaining Hollywood: How to get a job as an actor in film and TV Click to view images

The job of a Hollywood actor is equal parts creative and business. Professionals demystify what the job is and how to strategize for a long career.

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Meet one of Disneyland's leaders in bringing diverse, adventurous entertainment to the parks Click to view images

Susana Tubert was trained in New York theater but traded Manhattan for Main Street, U.S.A. We talk to Tubert about what drew her to theme parks, and how she's making them a more welcoming place.

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The 'Sombrita' bus shade controversy obscures an important story about women and transit Click to view images

A pilot test of a shading system for L.A. bus stops has been roasted on Twitter. But the gender-equity effort that launched it should not be dismissed.

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'FUBAR' review: Arnold Schwarzenegger's first TV series gets by on predictable spy tropes Click to view images

The actor stars in Netflix's "FUBAR" as Luke Brunner, a covert CIA agent on the verge of retirement who discovers that his daughter is a secret agent as well.

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'On This Side of the World' turns a one-way ticket to the U.S. into a unifying trip, one captivating song at a time Click to view images

When Paulo K Tirรณl bought a one-way ticket from Manila to Boston, he never expected to turn the shared experiences of Filipino American immigrants into a musical.

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Review: The magnetic Ralph Fiennes transports 'Four Quartets' from page to stage to screen Click to view images

Captured on film by his sister Sophie Fiennes, the British actor brings T.S. Eliot's last great work to life in a commanding solo performance.

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Tom Petty items withdrawn from auction after his family alleges they were stolen Click to view images

After Tom Petty's family accused an auction house of offering up items they said had been stolen from the late rocker, RR Auction withdrew them from the sale.

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