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Essential California Doctors recommend kids attend checkups and developmental screenings for preventive care. But despite most kids having health insurance, many aren't going.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  February 26, 2024   View in browser (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) By Jenny Gold Good morning. It's Monday, Feb. 26 . I'm Jenny Gold, a reporter on The Times' early childhood education team — and a mom who has done her share of schlepping to the pediatrician's office. Here's what you need to know to start your day. California is way behind other states when it comes to preventive care for children. In Hollywood, homeless

High-profile exits spark fear Hollywood diversity pledges are 'PR'

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High-profile exits spark fears that Hollywood diversity pledges are just 'PR' Click to view images

Alongside conservative attacks on "woke" entertainment, equity advocates call the departure of four key Hollywood diversity executives "frightening."

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Christopher Nolan goes deep on 'Oppenheimer,' his most 'extreme' film to date Click to view images

Diving into an explosive episode of 20th century history that launched the nuclear age, director Christopher Nolan unleashes the most ambitious film of his career.

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Ryan Gosling and Greta Gerwig on how Ken became the subversive center of 'Barbie' Click to view images

Star Ryan Gosling and director Greta Gerwig open up about Ken's journey to toxic masculinity and back in their comedy based on the iconic Mattel toys.

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The choir that saved my life Click to view images

The journalist best known for "Pitch Perfect" was "in a dark place." His shrink said to "seek joy." So he joined L.A.'s Angel City Chorale and never looked back.

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Painter and trailblazing drag queen Tabboo! on late-life art world success: 'I'm here, baby!' Click to view images

Stephen Tashjian, a.k.a. Tabboo!, is finally getting mainstream recognition as a painter. He opens his first L.A. show at Karma gallery this weekend.

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How an untested, cash-strapped TV show about books became an American classic Click to view images

Despite facing political headwinds and raising 'suspicion' among publishers, "Reading Rainbow" introduced generations of American kids to books.

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The biggest snubs and surprises of the 2023 Emmy nominations Click to view images

Awards columnist Glenn Whipp and television critic Lorraine Ali sound off on the best and worst of Wednesday's nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards.

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