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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

Chance the Rapper finds new life in an old mixtape

In 2013, Chance the Rapper released "Acid Rap," an album was met with immediate critical acclaim. Ten years later, he'll bring that and much more to L.A. for a concert and celebration of Chicago.
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After a 'hectic' few years, Chance the Rapper finds new life in a 10-year-old mixtape Click to view images

Chance the Rapper will celebrate the anniversary of his acclaimed "Acid Rap" mixtape with a show at the Kia Forum on Thursday.

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Review: 'Every Brilliant Thing' at the Geffen Playhouse counts the joys that make life livable Click to view images

Daniel K. Isaac stars in "Every Brilliant Thing," a play by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, at the Geffen Playhouse's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.

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On 'Alma's Way,' Sonia Manzano welcomes 'the other Sonia from the Bronx': Justice Sotomayor Click to view images

Sonia Manzano, the creator and executive producer of "Alma's Way" who memorably starred as Maria on "Sesame Street," discusses how she got the Supreme Court justice on the show.

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With free screenwriting workshops, striking Hollywood writers look to raise spirits and funds Click to view images

As the writers' strike grinds on, a free weekly Zoom workshop featuring some of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters has raised tens of thousands of dollars to support union members.

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For real life? Bluey's house is coming to L.A. — and fans can play inside it Click to view images

Explore the Heeler house filled with themed activities and Easter eggs at Westfield Century City beginning Nov. 6. Here's how to get tickets.

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Aparna Nancherla makes comedy out of self-doubt. In her memoir, it's a way of life Click to view images

Comic Aparna Nancherla, who spins insecurity into gold, explains how her new memoir, "Unreliable Narrator," unpacks impostor syndrome and counters go-go feminism.

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ABC adds 'Monday Night Football' games as strikes bench entertainment shows Click to view images

The Walt Disney Co.'s broadcast network will have a Monday NFL game weekly through the end of the season.

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