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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

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Ex-NFL player thought 'Shark Tank' would launch his barbecue empire. It became a nightmare, he says Click to view images

Restaurateur Al "Bubba" Baker, who was a contestant on the long-running ABC series, claims that he was misled by mogul Daymond John, one of the show's "sharks."

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LACMA has transitioned to a de facto contemporary art museum. But not a very good one Click to view images

LACMA launched more than 60 years ago as an encyclopedic place to collect and explore global art history from the past 3,000 years. Now, history has largely been abandoned.

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Column: On social media, Johnny Depp's return was an outrage. At Cannes, it was a comeback Click to view images

In choosing "Jeanne du Barry," which stars Depp as King Louis XV, as its opening film, the Cannes Film Festival courted controversy by claiming to ignore it.

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With help from Brandi Carlile and Shane McAnally, queer pioneer Brandy Clark looks beyond Nashville Click to view images

Clark, an in-demand Music Row songwriter as well as a Tony nominee for "Shucked," teamed with Brandi Carlile for her new, more Americana-leaning album.

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The Huntington's renovated 1911 tea room reopens after a three-year closure Click to view images

After a three-year closure and 18-month renovation, the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens reopens its tea room with an outdoor addition.

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Ben Platt, up for a Tony for his performance in 'Parade,' gets by with a little help from his friends Click to view images

Ben Platt embraces the "discomfort and anxiety" of "Parade," about the 1913 trial and subsequent lynching of Jewish American Leo Frank in Georgia.

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As the writers' strike lingers, TV showrunners are opting out of publicity for their work Click to view images

In an effort to increase the pressure on studios to come to an agreement with the Writers Guild of America, some showrunners have chosen to stop publicity work for their series.

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