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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

How a family secret changed Kerry Washington's life

Kerry Washington's memoir "Thicker Than Water"chronicles an unexplained disconnect she felt with her parents, her perfectionism, panic attacks, sexual trauma and her rise to Hollywood fame.
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Kerry Washington discusses her memoir, "Thicker Than Water," and the family secret revelation that taught Olivia Pope's portrayer to be her own protagonist.

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The Writers Guild of America and major studios reached a tentative agreement on Sunday night. But significant challenges remain before the entertainment industry can fully return to the business of making and promoting movies and TV shows.

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Boston Court Pasadena's "Measure Still for Measure" remixes the Bard, and finds much is relevant in this tale of corrupt power and sexual harassment.

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Martin Scorsese wants filmmakers to "save cinema" by fighting comic book movie culture, which he called manufactured content.

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SAG-AFTRA members vote to authorize strike against video game companies Click to view images

SAG-AFTRA has been negotiating its video game contract, or Interactive Media Agreement, for nearly a year. The authorization vote doesn't initiate a strike.

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