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Essential California A plan to construct an estimated half-billion-dollar, 1.2-mile gondola from Union Station through Chinatown into Chavez Ravine by former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt took its first steps toward reality.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  February 25, 2024   View in browser A Sunset Boulevard billboard registers protest against the proposed Dodger Stadium gondola project. By Andrew J. Campa Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter . It's Sunday, Feb. 25 . I'm Andrew J. Campa, your host. Here's what you need to know to start your weekend: The Dodger Stadium Gondola project cleared its first hurdle. Rebec

Dual strikes wreak havoc in Hollywood

Enjoy these 7 great reads from our Entertainment & Arts team.
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'A lot of blood in the water.' Why actors' and writers' strikes are a big blow to Hollywood studios
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As SAG-AFTRA members join writers on picket lines, the fallout will disrupt Hollywood film and TV productions worldwide. "There's going to be blood in the water," said one analyst.

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Column: The studios thought they could handle a strike. They might end up sparking a revolution Click to view images

With writers and actors on strike, the studios have a full-blown labor revolt on their hands — and they have no one but themselves to blame.

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The Roxy is turning 50. Explore the iconic L.A. club's history, from Neil Young to 'Rocky Horror' Click to view images

In 1973, music mogul Lou Adler and a dream team of bizzers opened the Roxy Theatre. 50 years later, the club's still going strong, as is the 89-year-old Adler.

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In the underwater tragedy of Netflix's 'Deepest Breath,' the appeal of the deep explained Click to view images

Filmmaker Laura McGann explains how she made her stunning freediving documentary featuring Alessia Zecchini and Stephen Keenan.

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Oppenheimer's big screen odyssey: The man, the book and the film's 50-year journey Click to view images

Christopher Nolan made "Oppenheimer" lightning-fast, but the story of writing and adapting the source book, "American Prometheus," is a half-century epic.

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America Ferrera delivers 'Barbie's' big showstopper: 'It just hit me as the truth' Click to view images

As the human heart in a comedy filled with neurotic dolls, the "Ugly Betty" award-winner is ready to take a bolder step toward the big screen with "Barbie."

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Jason Aldean's 'Try This in a Small Town' is shameful. Naturally, it's the right's song of the summer Click to view images

As much of Nashville's music community condemned the track, prominent Republican presidential candidates rushed in to support it.

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