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Essential California By the end of 2023, at least 65 notable restaurants had shut down in L.A. What does this mean for a city that wouldn't be complete without its robust restaurant scene?  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  May 23, 2024   View in browser By Defne Karabatur Good morning. It's Thursday, May 23 . Here's what you need to know to start your day. The L.A. restaurant industry is facing another harsh year as new legislation, inflation, higher wages and pandemic fallout are creating obstacles. EVs and hybrids are twice as likely to hit pedestrians as gas cars. 24 superb things to do around L.A. to kick off the summer of 2024. And here'

After Hollywood's 'lost year,' the industry will never be the same

Hollywood's twin strikes translated into a "lost year" of production for much of the industry with productions idle since last spring.
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The strikes are over, but Hollywood's 'lost year' is a tipping point for the industry Click to view images

Hollywood's twin strikes translated into a "lost year" of production for much of the industry with productions idle since last spring.

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One pandemic and two strikes later, what will become of the movie industry? Click to view images

Over the last three years, the movie industry has weathered a pandemic and two Hollywood strikes. What does the future hold for theaters?

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The lack of Latino representation in film is deeper than negligence. It's intentional exclusion Click to view images

According to the recent report from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at USC, Latino representation in Hollywood has not shown any meaningful growth in the last 16 years.

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Mo Amer's comedy is centered on his Palestinian heritage. Now with a war, it's hard to laugh Click to view images

Comedian Mo Amer spoke to Times TV critic Lorraine Ali about the Israel-Gaza war, its effect on him, and the writing of his Netflix show's second season.

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A Long Beach-born painter captures the surrealism of the Cambodian American experience Click to view images

Long Beach-born Cambodian American painter Tidawhitney Lek has canvases on view in the Hammer's biennial and a solo show at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

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How a UCLA author un-erased queer history in a National Book Award-nominated second novel Click to view images

Even as Justin Torres was riding accolades for his debut novel, "We the Animals," he was on a 12-year journey to a wilder, deeper follow-up, "Blackouts."

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Inside the Museum of Tolerance's screening of Hamas attack footage Click to view images

As a small number of protesters gathered Wednesday outside the Museum of Tolerance, about 150 viewers screened footage from the Oct. 7 attacks, compiled by the Israel Defense Forces.

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