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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'

Hammer Museum pays tribute to departing director

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Guest speakers talk glowingly of Hammer Director Ann Philbin, noting her historical knowledge, her commitment to up-and-coming artists and her enthusiasm for L.A.'s arts scene.
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Hammer Museum pays tribute to departing Director Ann Philbin at star-packed gala Click to view images

The Hammer Museum's annual gala paid a starry tribute, featuring Jodie Foster, Will Ferrell and k.d. lang, to departing Director Ann Philbin, who is stepping down after 25 transformational years.

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Kim Godwin is out as ABC News president Click to view images

Godwin came to the Walt Disney Co. unit from CBS. She made history as the first Black broadcast news division president.

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Actor Bernard Hill, who starred in 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Titanic,' dies at 79 Click to view images

Prolific British actor Bernard Hill, best known for his roles in "Lord of the Rings" and "Titanic," dies at 79.

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UCLA faculty protest at Hammer Museum gala, decrying treatment of pro-Palestinian students Click to view images

Professors crash the Hammer Museum's starry gala, calling for UCLA's chancellor to resign and for pro-Palestinian student activists to be given amnesty.

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Dua Lipa, as 'SNL' host and musical guest, tries to give us everything Click to view images

The "Argylle" actor pulled double duty as host and musical guest, and there were appearances from Jerry Seinfeld and Troye Sivan.

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Less than spectacular box office start for 'The Fall Guy,' but there's hope in the long run Click to view images

"The Fall Guy," the Ryan Gosling-led action-comedy ode to stunt performers, opened with a below-expectations $28.5 million, providing a lukewarm start to a critical summer movie season.

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Frank Stella, minimalist painter and sculptor, dies at 87 Click to view images

Frank Stella, a painter, sculptor and printmaker whose constantly evolving works are hailed as landmarks of the minimalist and post-painterly abstraction art movements, died Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.

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