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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'

Super Bowl commercials: Walken, Dunkin' and Jesus

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Surveys have suggested that something like a quarter of Super Bowl viewers come mainly for the commercials, so TV critic Robert Lloyd was on hand to tout the highs and lows of this year's ads.
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Super Bowl commercials 2024: Christopher Walken, Dunkin' and Jesus take the wheel Click to view images

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I was (kind of) with Taylor Swift when her boyfriend's team won the Super Bowl Click to view images

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Jon Stewart talks to 'Daily Show' podcast about returning to host: 'It's not just the election' Click to view images

On "The Daily Show" podcast, Jon Stewart says his decision to return wasn't just about the election, and he felt "you have to be present in this conversation." Listen to the episode exclusively here.

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Usher brings quick-cut razzle-dazzle to the Super Bowl halftime show Click to view images

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It's NOT alive! 'Argylle' bests 'Lisa Frankenstein' as box office continues to flatline Click to view images

Matthew Vaugn's "Argylle " got first place with only $6.5 million, which brings its running domestic total to $28.8 million in two weekends. "Lisa Frankenstein " didn't come to life at the North American box office in its first weekend, earning $3.8 million.

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Granderson: Remember 'Nipplegate'? 20 years later, we all owe Janet Jackson an apology Click to view images

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