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Jim Gianopulos has been fired as the head of Paramount Pictures.

Jim Gianopulos has been fired as the head of Paramount Pictures. The move is not a surprising one, as Gianopulos was an old-school studio chief who worked to keep big movie stars happy by giving big films exclusive theatrical releases.

from The Business

‘We’re running out of time’: One Afghan keeps fighting to get his family out of Taliban-controlled country

About 64,000 evacuees from Afghanistan have arrived in the U.S., as of this week. Most of them are on eight military bases awaiting resettlement.

Fixing CA’s housing crisis: Will changing zoning laws help?

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major pieces of housing legislation on Friday.

Universal will be the home of Christopher Nolan’s next project, a film about the creation of the atom bomb

Director Christopher Nolan’s long relationship with Warner Bros. ended when the studio released his last movie “Tenet” on the streamer HBO Max the same day it opened in theaters.

Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.

from KCRW Features

Secretary of State Shirley Weber said the total cost of the special election could exceed $300 million.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The pandemic has a lot of people rethinking major decisions, such as where they work and live. States are eager to lure white-collar professionals who can now work remotely.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ivermectin is a drug primarily used to treat parasites, especially in livestock.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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LA County will soon require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test at bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges.

Vax mandate for LA bars is set for October. Will fully vaccinated people feel safe enough to resume nightlife?

LA County will soon require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test at bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As of noon today, 64% of voters in California’s gubernatorial recall election say they wanted to keep Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Will Trumpism take over the CA GOP following gubernatorial recall election?

As of noon today, 64% of voters in California’s gubernatorial recall election say they wanted to keep Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Street racing has been increasing during the pandemic.

From rumbling cars to rumble strips, how LA plans to curb street racing

Street racing has been increasing during the pandemic.

from Greater LA

Results from the California recall election came in early and quickly Tuesday night.

Recall watch parties in Boyle Heights and Costa Mesa illustrate 2 versions of CA

Results from the California recall election came in early and quickly Tuesday night.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the fate of Rudy Giuliani associate, and why you should closely read the script before recording a Cameo.

Fates of the henchmen

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the fate of Rudy Giuliani associate, and why you should closely read the script before recording a Cameo.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

More than 2,500 LAPD employees plan to seek a religious exemption to LA’s requirement that city workers get the COVID vaccine.

Faith-based COVID vax exemption: How easily can you claim one, and do some religions truly forbid inoculation?

More than 2,500 LAPD employees plan to seek a religious exemption to LA’s requirement that city workers get the COVID vaccine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Election 2022 begins today, really. Newsom delivered the blue wave of the size of which California has never seen,” says Politico reporter Carla Marinucci.

Gavin Newsom is victorious in recall election. What are the lessons for Democrats nationally?

“Election 2022 begins today, really. Newsom delivered the blue wave of the size of which California has never seen,” says Politico reporter Carla Marinucci.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill that makes ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement by the year 2030.

Ethnic studies as a CA high school graduation requirement: New bill awaits Gov. Newsom’s approval

California lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill that makes ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement by the year 2030.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After initial returns showed the recall failing by a nearly 70% to 30% margin, the Associated Press and TV networks called the race for Newsom.

California recall: The 2022 campaign starts now

After initial returns showed the recall failing by a nearly 70% to 30% margin, the Associated Press and TV networks called the race for Newsom.

from News Stories

The attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom has failed, according to a call by The Associated Press, allowing the governor to stay in office until at least 2023.

Gov. Newsom keeps his seat after a majority of California voters reject the recall

The attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom has failed, according to a call by The Associated Press, allowing the governor to stay in office until at least 2023.

from News Stories

Farmworkers would be able to remotely vote in union elections — if a new bill gets Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.

Farmworkers can vote from home if new CA bill passes. Critics say this would kill jobs

Farmworkers would be able to remotely vote in union elections — if a new bill gets Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.

from Greater LA

Shirley Weber has been thrust into the awkward position of administering the California recall that could oust the man who appointed her.

Recall puts elections chief in political pickle

Shirley Weber has been thrust into the awkward position of administering the California recall that could oust the man who appointed her.

from News Stories

Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic Legislature.

If Newsom is recalled, how would a Republican governor get anything done?

Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic Legislature.

from News Stories

California Gov. Gavin Newsom now seems likely to survive the effort to recall him, but he should reflect on what got him into trouble.

Newsom put himself in recall danger

California Gov. Gavin Newsom now seems likely to survive the effort to recall him, but he should reflect on what got him into trouble.

from News Stories