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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

Tributes honor 'badass' Sinéad O'Connor

After an unexpected death, political figures and celebrities from across the globe praised Sinéad O'Connor's musical talent and her knack for calling out injustices.
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Tributes honor 'badass' Sinéad O'Connor, a person who 'spoke truth to power' Click to view images

Celebrities from all corners of the entertainment world are paying tribute to the Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor, who died at the age of 56.

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The pink wave: With 'Barbie' breaking another record, experts predict a big Weekend 2 for 'Barbenheimer' Click to view images

After "Barbie" breaks a Monday ticket record, industry analysts predict how well that film and 'Oppenheimer' will perform this weekend.

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Meet the first Latino leader of the Academy of American Poets Click to view images

"I believe that the words we use to define ourselves are flexible and aspirational," says Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, the new president of the Academy of American Poets.

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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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'Depp v. Heard': New Netflix documentary examines the defamation case that captured the world Click to view images

The trailer has dropped for a new Netflix documentary that examines how the defamation trial involving Amber Heard and Johnny Deep became a global fixation.

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Musicians deal with stingy streamers and AI threats, too. So why aren't they on strike? Click to view images

For popular musicians and songwriters, there's no equivalent to SAG-AFTRA and the WGA. During this summer of labor unrest, some are trying to change that.

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Lily Collins is the '90s micro-doll sensation in Mattel's 'Polly Pocket,' with a script by Lena Dunham Click to view images

Lily Collins is set to star as the '90s micro-doll sensation in Mattel's "Polly Pocket," written and directed by "Girls" creator Lena Dunham.

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