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Essential California A coalition of community activists, labor groups and environmental organizations say the surging death toll on L.A. streets requires dramatic action. Firefighters say safety upgrades will slow response times.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  February 28, 2024   View in browser Firefighters against Measure HLA stand in front of supporters of the ballot measure just before a press conference by firefighters union leaders in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 14, 2024. (Courtesy Healthy Streets LA - Yes in HLA campaign) By Ryan Fonseca Good morning. It's Wednesday, Feb. 28 . Here's what you need to know to start your day. L.A.'s ro

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

This year's Super Bowl commercials featured a lot of comedy and actors — Ben Affleck, Aubrey Plaza and Ken Jeong among them— and a spot that preceded the announcement of Beyoncรฉ's new album.

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

After spending days trying to capture the Swelce magic of Super Bowl LVIII, I wound up watching Swift rock out to the Chief's overtime win.

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Beyoncรฉ announces her new album is on the way: Hear two songs now Click to view images

Beyoncรฉ revealed Sunday night during the Super Bowl that the second act of her promised "Renaissance" trilogy is on the way.

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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

Usher brought guests including Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Ludacris and Lil Jon to his halftime performance at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

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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

The Super Bowl and especially its halftime show are the most-watched event on TV. That's the place to make amends for overreacting in 2004.

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