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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'

Miranda July's superpower? Fiction

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Miranda July has hit a creative, life-giving stride, at 50, with her deeply funny and achingly true new novel, "All Fours" — her first in almost 10 years.
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Miranda July is widening and expanding women's lives with her new novel: 'Fiction is my superpower' Click to view images

Miranda July has hit a creative, life-giving stride, at 50, with her deeply funny and achingly true new novel, "All Fours" — her first in almost 10 years.

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After 10 years on 'The Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon remains a departure from his predecessors Click to view images

"The Tonight Show" is a storied institution that's been on air nearly seven decades. Now, it's celebrating 10 years with Jimmy Fallon, a tenure that's been a departure from previous hosts.

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John Barbata, drummer for the Turtles, CSNY and Jefferson Airplane, dies at 79 Click to view images

John Barbata, the classic rock drummer for the Turtles, Jefferson Airplane and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died. The "Happy Together" performer was 79.

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Alice Munro, acclaimed short-story writer and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 92 Click to view images

Alice Munro, the Nobel Prize-winning short story author known for "Dear Life," has died. She was 92.

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'All That' star Lori Beth Denberg accuses Dan Schneider of showing her porn, initiating phone sex Click to view images

"All That" star Lori Beth Denberg has accused Dan Schneider of showing her pornography on multiple occasions and initiating phone sex when she worked on the show between 1994 and 1998.

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ABC names Joan Vassos as first 'Golden Bachelorette' Click to view images

The latest spinoff of the "Bachelor" franchise comes after the ratings success last fall of "The Golden Bachelor," which starred Gerry Turner.

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Jonathan Bailey doesn't like to bare it all. But vulnerability fueled his best performance yet Click to view images

After swaggering turns in "Crashing," "Cock" and "Bridgerton," the actor delivers a career-best performance in "Fellow Travelers" by tapping a new wellspring: soft power.

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