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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

Tony Bennett's irrepressible joy spanned generations

Instantly identifiable, Bennett's voice was a source of warmth and welcoming, of quick wit and steady wisdom. The singer died on Friday at 96.
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Across generations, the irrepressible joy of Tony Bennett could never be unplugged Click to view images

Instantly identifiable, Bennett's voice was a source of warmth and welcoming, of quick wit and steady wisdom. The singer died on Friday at 96.

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Across a long career, Tony Bennett was a regular presence on TV Click to view images

Over the years, the crooner made innumerable appearances on variety shows, television series and concert specials.

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The cast of the Prime Video series, now in Season 2, discuss what it's like to navigate their newfound fame and what fans can expect from the series and how it differs from the books.

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Following Dudamel during his exhausting week of Hollywood Bowl programs, including sharing the podium with John Williams, and YOLA coaching.

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'Shark Tank's' Daymond John granted permanent restraining order against former contestant Click to view images

The ruling for a permanent restraining order is the latest step in a legal dispute between "Shark Tank" judge Daymond John and former contestants on the show, who said their business after their appearance became a "nightmare."

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How summer blockbuster 'Sound of Freedom' became a battlefield in the culture war Click to view images

With a controversial star, a subject conspiracy theorists love and a sensational box-office take, "Sound of Freedom" couldn't help but stir up a fight.

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