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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

Striking Black screenwriters fear the job market will shrink

Like most WGA members, many Black writers widely support the strike but fear there will be a contraction of projects and opportunities once Hollywood gets back to work.
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Striking Black screenwriters fear the job market will shrink Click to view images

Like most WGA members, many Black writers widely support the strike but fear there will be a contraction of projects and opportunities once Hollywood gets back to work.

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Commentary: Critics weren't invited to David Mamet's new play. Then the show's star, Shia LaBeouf, sent a personal invite Click to view images

"Henry Johnson," a new play by David Mamet, is in its world premiere run at the Electric Lodge in Venice.

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This museum wants to ensure that future generations can see Compton's historic art contributions Click to view images

Compton Art & History Museum co-founders Abigail Lopez-Byrd and Marquell Byrd created the institution to showcase the city's rich history and creativity.

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse turn back time at the Roxy Click to view images

Fifty years after opening the venerable L.A. club, Neil Young and Crazy Horse reassembled, in all their ragged glory, to perform two of their classic albums.

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Director John Carney sings a new song with 'Flora and Son' Click to view images

The Irish filmmaker behind "Once" and "Sing Street" returns with a drama, this time about a Dublin mom connecting to her son via a shared love of making music.

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Amazon's Prime Video to incorporate commercials next year. Ad-free tier will cost $3 more Click to view images

Amazon is launching advertisements on its Prime Video streaming platform early next year in the U.S. and several other countries, plus — for $2.99 more a month — an ad-free option.

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Hollywood assistants aren't in the writers guild. They're still hit hard by the strike Click to view images

Some of the same factors that led TV writers to go on strike also have made work more tenuous for support staff still aspiring to be part of the Writers Guild.

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