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Dodger Stadium gondola plan moves ahead

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

Social media stars navigate Hollywood's strikes

SAG-AFTRA has published guidelines for how influencers should operate during the strike, calling on them to not promote struck companies or content unless obligated to do so.
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Social media stars, rarely unionized, try to navigate Hollywood's hot strike summer Click to view images

Social media influencers — who make their livings as entertainers but aren't typically part of entertainment unions — now face the complicated labor politics of a Hollywood strike wave.

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'Barbie' beats 'Oppenheimer' in record-breaking, industry-revitalizing showdown Click to view images

Warner Bros.' "Barbie" and Universal Pictures' "Oppenheimer" both opened in theaters this weekend. Which movie ruled the domestic box office?

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Read the stirring monologue about womanhood America Ferrera delivers in 'Barbie' Click to view images

Ferrera, who co-stars in "Barbie" as Gloria, a lifelong admirer of the doll, delivers a rousing speech about womanhood in the film. Here's how it came together.

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'I'm on my way back': Jamie Foxx opens up about medical emergency for the first time Click to view images

In an emotional video posted to Instagram on Friday, actor Jamie Foxx shares how he's returning to the spotlight with more jokes and more movies.

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Biden's Labor nominee is staying put, but the Californian may not help with Hollywood strikes Click to view images

The White House has credited Julie Su with cutting deals on key labor disputes, but the former California labor chief is sitting out strikes in her home state.

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Photos: See the L.A. Barbies (and Kens) out in force at the movies this weekend Click to view images

The double feature of "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" made for the biggest movie weekend of the year. The Times was on the scene to capture fans in costume.

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Review: Dead on arrival, 'Cobweb' is only frightening for how familiar it is Click to view images

An elsewhere-fine cast, including Lizzy Caplan and Woody Norman, suffers the machinations of a script that cribs from too many superior sources.

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