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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

MTV News, a mainstay of '90s pop culture, shuts down

Paramount Global pulled the plug on MTV News, once a cable TV staple that chronicled the heady pop music culture of the '90s and brought news and politics to young audiences.
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MTV News, which chronicled the music and politics of the '90s, shuts down Click to view images

The influential and crowd-pleasing telecast brought pop music culture, news and politics to young audiences — long before the internet and Napster changed media and music in equal measure.

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In the shadow of the writers' strike, Hollywood studios turn to directors for deal on pay Click to view images

Another big challenge faces Hollywood studios: avoiding a strike with directors and actors, who begin negotiations over new pay deals as early as this week.

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BTS' Suga on going solo, his love of hip-hop and the band's future: 'We're real brothers, period' Click to view images

With BTS currently on hiatus due to military conscription, its members are pursuing solo projects. For Suga, that means a bold new rap album and sold-out arena shows.

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13 unmissable arts events we're looking forward to this summer Click to view images

Keith Haring's first-ever L.A. museum survey, Sondheim celebrations, a groundbreaking Chicanx art show, intriguing Ojai Music Festival offerings and plenty more to check out this summer.

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The truth behind a killing during George Floyd protests — and the lies that made it worse Click to view images

Journalist Joe Sexton talks about uncovering the truth behind the lies of a racially charged fatal shooting in his new book, "The Lost Sons of Omaha."

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'Paved Paradise' explains why parking is both a local nuisance and a global blight Click to view images

In "Paved Paradise," Henry Grabar takes on the automobile's profound effect on L.A. and the world through the particular lens of parking.

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'The Muppets Mayhem' review: The puppets are back in town and at their best Click to view images

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem take center stage in the latest Muppet series about music and family, featuring plenty of guest stars.

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