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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 surprising way VFX artists are breaking out

Celebrities are turning to VFX artists, whose skills make for silly and sublime videos, for social media content.
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Why celebrities from Will Smith to Weezer turn to local VFX creators to juice their social media Click to view images

Though the pool of VFX artists remains highly specialized, the skills required aren't so far removed from basic video editing. The end results range from the silly to the sublime to the just plain ridiculous.

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Review: 'Dumb Money,' the inevitable GameStop surge movie, injects laughs into a class war Click to view images

Starring Paul Dano as the likable, unassuming basement trader Keith Gill, director Craig Gillespie's comedy turns a pandemic craze into a populist showdown.

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Review: P-22 is remembered with fanfare at the Hollywood Bowl, in one of his favorite neighborhoods Click to view images

The L.A. Phil ends its Hollywood Bowl season with the premiere of Adam Schoenberg's 'Cool Cat,' a fanfare in memory of P-22, along with Glass and Holst.

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A peek at the history behind Marilyn Monroe's Tahoe cabin — the tunnel, the drama — before it's destroyed Click to view images

As Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood home narrowly escapes demolition, a favorite Tahoe getaway of the star's will face the wrecking ball.

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AMPTP says it will meet with WGA next week after long standstill Click to view images

AMPTP said it plans to meet with the WGA next week, after the guild requested a meeting "to move negotiations forward." It's been weeks since the parties last met formally.

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The 'Frida and Diego' of Boyle Heights return to Roosevelt High as married muralists Click to view images

They were teen parents with no art degrees, but love and family sustained them. Their L.A. high school alma mater has welcomed them back as accomplished painters.

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Newsom in the hot seat after California passes bill to give striking workers unemployment benefits Click to view images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been wary about appearing as if he's siding with labor unions or film studios as the Hollywood strikes continue.

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