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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

The last stand of Vince McMahon

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Investigations into secret payments. A new sports colossus. Inside Vince McMahon's last stand Click to view images

Throughout his controversial career, McMahon has faced odds and weathered various scandals while building the world's largest professional wrestling operation.

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A once-in-a-lifetime reunion: Talking Heads on 'Stop Making Sense,' the Big Suit and their future Click to view images

After more than 20 rancorous years apart, a rerelease of the Talking Heads classic 1983 concert film "Stop Making Sense" has brought dรฉtente, and maybe more.

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Column: Thanks to Drew Barrymore, striking writers are in their most powerful position yet Click to view images

With successful pressure campaigns against Drew Barrymore, Bill Maher and others, the WGA displayed its might.

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The architect of L.A.'s iconic Capitol Records building sets the record straight — again — on that needle Click to view images

On the heels of his 95th birthday, the architect of L.A. landmarks looks back on his career and the ever-enduring myth that his Capitol Records building is intended to resemble a stack of records. (It's not.)

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Why would Disney want to sell ABC? Click to view images

The storied television network and its stations have been part of Disney for 27 years. But the company's streaming ambitions may put the unit on the block.

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Review: In his rapturous MoMA retrospective, L.A. artist Ed Ruscha gives New York School art a witty blow Click to view images

A multidisciplinary survey of 200 works reveals how Ruscha's alienation from organized religion proved to be useful for his deconstruction of art myths and shibboleths.

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Real-life 'Succession' as Lachlan Murdoch solidifies perch atop Fox and News Corp. Click to view images

Lachlan Murdoch shares his father Rupert's right-wing politics and enthusiasm for the family media empire, leading analysts to believe the son's corporate direction won't depart much from what the elder Murdoch set forth.

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