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Radioactive waste was dumped off the L.A. coast, not just toxic chemicals

Essential California The scope and impacts of toxic and radioactive waste dumped off the L.A. coast are barely understood.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  February 21, 2024   View in browser A discarded chemical barrel on the ocean floor. (David Valentine / ROV Jason) By Ryan Fonseca Good morning. It's Wednesday, Feb. 21 . Here's what you need to know to start your day. L.A.'s ocean dumping reckoning continues Rancho Palos Verdes leaders consider seeking state emergency declaration over landslides Los Angeles is getting a new film festival And here's today's e-newspaper Radioactive waste was also dumped off the Los Angeles coast The L

The eight best films we saw at Telluride

The Telluride Film Festival did benefit from an especially strong lineup this year, and our four correspondents watched as much as they could and chose their two favorites.
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The eight best films we saw at Telluride Click to view images

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These film school grads ditched studio jobs for YouTube and TikTok. How's that going? Click to view images

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MOCA's permanent collection exhibitions show how, when the museum was founded in the late 1970s, it represented something wholly new: the beginning of L.A. art's full-scale institutionalization.

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Warner Bros. Discovery says strikes could cut profits by as much as $500 million Click to view images

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Kevin Costner breaks silence on 'Yellowstone' exit and explains why he left the hit show Click to view images

"Yellowstone" star Kevin Costner addressed his departure from the Taylor Sheridan series at a child support hearing last week and explained why he left the hit show.

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