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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

Randy Meisner ‘had the most beautiful voice’

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'He had the most beautiful voice': On the Eagles' 'Take It to the Limit,' Randy Meisner truly soared Click to view images

On 'Take It to the Limit,' Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner, who died on Wednesday, delivered one of rock's great vocal performances.

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A crystal consultation with Spencer Pratt and other fun items up for auction to support WGA strike Click to view images

From 'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' picket signs to crystal consultations, here are the standout items from the WGA Garage Sale online auction.

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Review: You have to hand it to 'Talk to Me,' a gripping thriller about love and loss Click to view images

Grief opens a portal between the living and the dead in Danny and Michael Philippou's slick and often terrifying debut feature.

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They're on strike, but these writers are finding ways to write and create Click to view images

The impulse to write is strong, as thousands of TV and film writers in the WGA are discovering while on strike. Might as well tell a hen to not lay eggs.

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Commentary: 'Barbie' haters misunderstand what it takes to be Kenough Click to view images

Haters who think 'Barbie' hates men are misunderstanding Greta Gerwig's feminist movie. It's actually pretty generous toward them.

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If Hollywood gets worse for workers, it will get worse for disabled workers first Click to view images

Disabled workers say they're a canary in the coal mine: "If disability is on the caboose of the writing chain, we will be the first people to get pushed out."

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Nudity, stunts and cost: Why self-taped auditions are a lightning rod in the actors' strike Click to view images

Self-taped auditions, once thought to be a convenience, have spiraled into a problem for SAG-AFTRA members who want protections against potential abuse.

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