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JULY 10TH, 2024

WEDNESDAY

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WEDNESDAY’S VIBES

GOOD MORNING CUTIE. YOU LOOK HOT LIKE OUR FORECAST 🔥 

…SO CRUSH THIS WEDNESDAY WITH THOSE GOOD LOOKS.

  • 🔥  HOT. HOT. HOT: Good morning and Happy Wednesday, LA! With it being so hot outside, I wanted to remind everyone of the Los Angeles County Cooling Centers that we have. This curated Google Sheet is mobile friendly and allows you to filter by location if you are out-and-about and feeling like you’re about to pass out b/c of this heat. Stay hydrated, stay cool. And continue surfing those Good Vibes, with today’s below ⬇️ 

TRENDING 

NATIONAL

🧑‍🚀 MARS: NASA’s Mars simulator crew emerged after 378 days: What did they learn?

📈 TSA RECORD: The TSA screened a record three million people after the Fourth of July.

🛩️ PLEA DEAL: Boeing accepts a plea deal to avoid a criminal trial over 737 Max crashes, Justice Department says.

🌀 HURRICANE BERYL: Some power restored in Houston after Hurricane Beryl while storm spawns tornadoes as it moves east.

🤸‍♀️ NOT DUNNE YET: LSU Gymnast Olivia Dunne has announced that she is returning to LSU for her fifth year.

🔈️ AMAZON ECHO: Amazon revives its Echo Spot with an upgraded look and improved audio.

🔗 CURATEDLA: Last newsletter’s most viewed content: check your accounts - ten billion passwords exposed in largest leak ever.

THE HOV LANE

LOCAL

FUN

Excessive heat warnings are in effect for many areas across our Golden State.

See the first photos of new pandas at San Diego Zoo.

Map: See where July’s largest wildfires are burning in California.

This week in livable Los Angeles streets.

Santa Monica transit system focuses on brighter future with bevy of proposed changes.

A legendary Arts District space is reborn as a French Japanese Bistro.

Los Angeles may allow more dogs per house to ease shelter crowding.

Summer movie box office bounces back.

$500m grant will help extend LA Metro Light Rail line into San Bernardino County.

Metro Art presents KCRW Summer Nights at Union Station.

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BEETLEJUICE

⭐ Prepare to step into Tim Burton’s strange, spirited, and visually iconic world of the Afterlife in an all-new, official interactive experience inspired by this Fall’s highly anticipated movie “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice”. We saved a seat for you at Beetlejuice Beetlejuice: The Afterlife Experience in Los Angeles! 

Highlights:
💀 Take a trip to the Afterlife and explore the world of the Recently Deceased!
🤩 Interactive, immersive, and DEADLY entertaining
👻 Encounter the bio-exorcist Beetlejuice alongside a cast of eclectic ghosts and other six-feet-under surprises
📸 Snap and share cool moments and memories
🌟 Browse exclusive merch and take home a memento
🍽️ Enjoy themed food and drinks that are… to die for!

Tickets are selling fast!

EATS

HEADLINES

😋 RESTAURANT WEEK: Dine LA Restaurant Week returns this summer, starting Friday and lasting until July 26th. This week showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination with diverse culinary experiences. Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at hundreds of local restaurants, promoting dine-in only for this event. No tickets or passes are required; simply dine at a participating restaurant, ask for the Dine LA menu, and explore new dishes or old favorites. Prices range from $15 to $65 and above, varying by restaurant and excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity. Advance reservations are highly recommended, though walk-ins are welcome.

🍸️ TOMORROW: Join Encanto Bar & Restaurant in Los Feliz tomorrow night for $10 margaritas and live music from Bri Loya + friends. This cute eatery has a brand-new menu by Chef Chris, and has great neighborhood vibes.

🍩 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Krispy Kreme celebrates its 87th anniversary with a sweet deal this Friday, July 12th. Doughnut lovers across America can enjoy 87-cent Original Glazed dozens with the purchase of any dozen at regular price. Founded in 1937, Krispy Kreme continues to delight with its iconic melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts, available in-shop, via drive-thru, and online for pickup or delivery. This birthday tradition honors fans who've cherished Krispy Kreme for nearly nine decades.

OPENINGS

🍔 ARTS DISTRICT: Camélia, a French Japanese bistro by OTOTO and Tsubaki co-owners Courtney Kaplan and Charles Namba, opened last week in Downtown LA's Arts District. The menu blends Namba’s Japanese heritage and French culinary training with Kaplan’s European wine expertise, featuring dishes that fuse classic French cuisine with Japanese flavors using seasonal California ingredients. Pastry Chef Estevan Silva crafts unique breads and desserts, while Kaplan curates an all-French wine list alongside a diverse sake selection. Bar Lead Kevin Nguyen’s cocktails and spirit-free drinks reflect both cultures. Designed by Cheri Messerli and David Rager, Camélia’s interior evokes 1950s Japanese kissaten and classic French bistros.| 🖥️ Website | 📜 Menu | 📸 Instagram | 💌 

🧆 HOLLYWOOD: Laya Hollywood, from the chef behind Ladyhawk, offers a Tulum-inspired patio perfect for sipping cocktails and enjoying Middle Eastern skewers. The menu includes hummus with spiced charred tomatoes, fried kibbeh, and grilled proteins like kafta khashkhash and octopus skewers. With its serene, beige ambiance, Laya is set to become a favorite summer spot for mezze and relaxed afternoons. | 🖥️ Website | 📜 Menu | 📸 Instagram

🐠 ECHO PARK: Piknik opened last week on July 4th. This new Scandinavian-inspired food counter from the Lonely Oyster team, offers an extra reason to rent a swan boat at Echo Park Lake. Housed in the Echo Park Boathouse, Piknik serves morning juices, coffee, and pastries, while lunch features Danish smørrebrød with gravlax, wagyu schnitzel, and meatballs in spiced tomato sauce. Customize a picnic box for a perfect lakeside meal, complete with cheese and smoked fish dip, and enjoy it on the grass. | 🖥️ Website | 📜 Menu | 📸 Instagram

🚚 ECHO PARK: Winner Winner, the latest venture from the busy minds behind the Lonely Oyster, is a food truck delighting Echo Park in front of Little Joy from noon to 2:00am every Thursday through Sunday. The menu, though limited, is packed with flavor. Curations include the Winner sando, a boneless chicken thigh with melted cheese and spicy slaw on a honey butter biscuit, and the fried chicken combo box featuring a drumstick, thigh, biscuit, and sesame-miso salad. Also available is the curry katsu meal, a pounded flat chicken breast breaded and served with furikake rice, cucumber, and pickled radish. For a nostalgic twist, try the loaded tater tots topped with cheese, caramelized scallions, sauce, and chile crisp. | 🖥️ Website | 📜 Menu | 📸 Instagram

🥪 VENICE: Tartine, the beloved SF-based bakery known for its signature sourdough loaves, has opened its sixth LA location on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice. The new spot continues to serve up solid breakfast and lunch sandwiches perfect for a casual meet-up. Fan favorites like the salmon tartine with tangy preserved lemon and the turkey club with crispy chicken skin remain on the all-day menu. The Venice location also features a sunny outdoor patio, making it an ideal spot to enjoy their famous baked goods. | 🖥️ Website | 📜 Menu | 📸 Instagram

EAT LINKS

🥩 STEAK SANDWICHES: More people should be eating steak sandwiches at this bar, via Los Angeles Times.

🍺 MORE BEERS: Craft breweries flock to Downtown Los Angeles, via Los Angeles Business Journal.

💯 THE BEST: Updated: The thirty-eight essential restaurants in Los Angeles, via Eater: Los Angeles.

🐠 THE BEST: Rooterfish to open new location in heart of West Hollywood, via Los Angeles Blade.

EVENTS

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🎈Family

🐇 Politics

🪙 Budget

🙈 Adults

🏳️‍🌈 Pride

BIG LIST OF EVENTS

TRENDING

GUIDES

📆 THIS WEEK: Things to do in Los Angeles this week, via We Like L.A.

🎸 BEST CONCERTS: The best concerts in Los Angeles this July, via Grimy Goods.

ACTIVITIES

🫒 LINCOLN HEIGHTS: Discover the flavors of Spain with Olivo Amigo & Benny Boy Brewing in a hands-on cooking experience! Learn to make an Olivo Amigo Salad and Pan Con Tomate, while mastering the use of extra virgin olive oil in everyday recipes. For $40, enjoy the class, all ingredients, and a drink ticket for beer, cider, or wine. This 21+ event promises a delicious evening, complemented by food from Big Javi’s Hot Chicken from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Buy tickets to tonight’s event.

🚃 FREE TROLLEYS: Explore SoCal's charm with a list of top trolley rides. Each town offers unique routes and schedules. These trolleys are a fantastic (and free!) way to uncover hidden gems across Southern California.Content ideas. From The Pick Up in WeHo, to the San Clemente Trolley, there is a free and enjoyable ride for everyone.

🎸 ROLLING STONES: The Rolling Stones are set to light up SoFi Stadium tonight with their Hackney Diamonds '24 Tour. Expect an electrifying performance as Mick, Keith, and the gang bring their legendary energy and iconic hits to the City of Angels. With decades of rock 'n' roll history, this show promises to be an unforgettable night. Grab your tickets, don your vintage Stones gear, and prepare for a spectacular evening of timeless rock anthems. Don't miss out on what’s sure to be a historic performance.

🏐 SANTA MONICA: Kick off Week 1 of the Santa Monica/Venice Spikeball Club tomorrow, starting at 6:00pm lasting until sunset in front of Lifeguard Station 29. Arrive at 5:45pm to warm up and meet new people. With two nets available, you're welcome to bring your own for more games.

🎈 CULVER CITY: Celebrate summer at the Ivy Station Night Market Backyard Barbecue this Friday, July 12th, from 5:00pm-10:00pm in Culver City. Enjoy summer cookout vibes with gourmet food trucks, BBQ pop-ups, on-site dining, craft beer from @laaleworks, lawn games, and beats from the resident DJ. Explore unique finds from over 30 local artisanal vendors in this family-friendly and pet-friendly event. The Ivy Station Night Market will continue on the second Friday of every month in 2024.

🎸 KCRW SUMMER NIGHTS: KCRW Summer Nights at Union Station will take place this Saturday, and every Saturday until September 21st 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The event features performances by The South Hill Experiment, a Los Angeles-based band formed by brothers Baird and Gabe Acheson, known for their cathartic music across three albums. KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole, Chris Douridas, Raul Campos, and SiLVA will also provide DJ sets. Tickets are free, and the first 40 visitors presenting their TAP cards at the Metro Art info table will receive a free Metro Art book, Los Angeles Through the Eyes of Artists.

🎞️ TOUCH: Experience the magic of cinema with free Focus Insider screenings of Touch on July 13th and 14th! This romantic thriller follows one man's quest across decades and continents to find his first love who vanished 50 years ago. Don't miss out on this emotional journey—RSVP now and join us at a participating theater for an unforgettable viewing experience. | 💌 

🎬️ BURBANK MOVIE NIGHTS: UMe Credit Union’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series returns following their successful Barbie Movie Night. The next movie takes place Saturday, July 27th, as the community is invited to Hollywood Production Center for a screening of Wonka, starring Timothée Chalamet. The evening kicks off at 6:30pm with food trucks, followed by trivia at 7:00pm, and the movie at sunset in the UMe parking lot. Attendees can pack a blanket or lawn chair, enjoy candy, and look out for a chance to discover a Golden Ticket. This event is part of UMe's efforts to support the community and bring people together. The next screening will be Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire on Saturday, August 31st.

🎨 GLENDALE: The Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, and ReflectSpace Gallery will host the exhibition (Be)Longing: Asian Diasporic Crossings starting on July 27th. Curated by Monica Hye Yeon Jun and Ara & Anahid Oshagan, the exhibition features works by seven Asian artists from Los Angeles, Korea, and China. Through various mediums like video, sculptures, maps, and archives, the artists explore themes of diasporic journeys, displacement, and war. Annette Miae Kim and Kyong Boon Oh delve into family history, while Sun Siran, Xia Yan, Gil Woong Kim, and Donah Lee document their connections to their homelands. Jennifer Cheh reflects on her diasporic history through traditional Korean ceramic forms. The exhibition runs through September 22nd.

ACTIVITY LINKS

🎤 TONIGHT: Theo Von: Return Of The Rat, live at Terrace Theater in Long Beach, via Ticketmaster.

🚀 JULY 20TH: Venice Soulstice to celebrate Black Culture and Community, via Yo! Venice.

🎾 VENTURA: Volleyball summer sports camps for the next two days, via Ventura County Reporter.

COMMUNITY

🚂 DESCANSO GARDENS: Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge has launched its new Descanso Railroad, offering a genuine miniature train adventure through beautifully crafted landscapes within the serene botanical garden. Created by Allied Imagination, known for their intricate botanical sculptures and G scale model trains, the railroad features detailed small-scale depots made from garden materials. This quarter-mile journey invites families to explore nature's beauty with a touch of history.

🛒 KROGER X ALBERTSONS: Kroger and Albertsons have announced the sale of 579 stores under their proposed mega-merger, including 63 in California, primarily in Southern California. Notable locations up for sale include Vons in Agoura Hills, Burbank, and Los Angeles, Pavilions in Beverly Hills, Marina del Rey, and Sherman Oaks, and Albertsons in Carson, Dana Point, and Huntington Beach. Kroger CEO's memo assures employees they can maintain their positions with C&S Wholesale Grocers if the merger proceeds. However, the Federal Trade Commission and the United Food and Commercial Workers union oppose the merger, citing concerns over higher grocery prices, reduced competition, and potential negative impacts on workers and communities. Legal challenges are ongoing, with hearings starting at the end of July.

💪 BOYLE HEIGHTS: The Board of Supervisors has greenlit a $143 million project to develop a 96-bed mental health treatment facility at Los Angeles General Medical Center in Boyle Heights, marking the final phase of the Restorative Care Village. This 92,000-square-foot Psychiatric Subacute Facility will house six Mental Health Rehabilitation Center programs, each with 16 beds, offering 24/7 psychiatric care and rehabilitation for the county’s most severe mental health cases. Scheduled for completion in 2026, the project is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, the state's Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program, the county Department of Mental Health, and Care First Community Investment Funds.

COMMUNITY LINKS

💼 CULVER CITY: City to hold community meeting on development for Washington + Centinela on July 18th, via Culver City Crossroads.

DEVELOPMENT

🏡 BOYLE HEIGHTS: Vertical construction has wrapped up for La Guadalupe, a new affordable housing complex by Azure and Many Mansions, located across from the Mariachi Plaza subway station in Boyle Heights. The five-story building at 110 S. Boyle Avenue will offer 44 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments for very low- and extremely low-income households, alongside 7,100 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 41-car garage. Designed by Y&M Architects, the structure features amenities like rooftop and podium-level outdoor decks, a community room, and facilities for on-site support services including case management and life skills training. Funded through Measure HHH and low-income housing tax credits, La Guadalupe aims to address homelessness, mirroring a similar development completed nearby in 2017.

🛹  COVINA: Covina Skatepark, located at the western tip of Kahler-Russell Park (aka Wingate Park) where the old strawberry stand used to be, has been open for two weeks and is already fostering the next generation of skaters in Covina. The park, designed with input from local skaters, features approachable obstacles like a spine, a pyramid with a jersey barrier, and a unique north wall curb with driveway cuts. Noe Silva, a skater from the San Gabriel Valley, praises the park's design for being welcoming to both young skaters and older enthusiasts. With elements like a mellow six-stair, old-school pool, and train track flat rail, Covina Skatepark embodies a community-centered project, made possible through the involvement of Pawnshop Skate Co. and feedback from locals, ensuring it is both safe and homegrown.

🚇️ LA METRO A LINE: After years of setbacks, the LA Metro A Line extension, the first light-rail line to cross into San Bernardino County, has received nearly $500 million in state funding. This 3.2-mile extension from Pomona to Claremont and Montclair will connect the longest light-rail line in the world to both San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties. With the project set to complete by 2030, the extension promises to add 8,000 daily boardings and significantly reduce car trips and carbon emissions. The construction, creating 5,500 jobs, marks a historic moment in linking the two counties through efficient public transit.

🚎 BIG BLUE BUS: The Santa Monica City Council is set to approve the Brighter Blue five-year service plan for Big Blue Bus (BBB), following an extensive operational review. This plan aims to restore pre-pandemic bus services while adjusting routes to better serve current and future riders. Key changes include increased frequency on routes like 1, 2, 3, 7, and Rapid 12, with weekday service every ten minutes or better and weekend service every fifteen minutes or better. The plan, shaped by community feedback and upcoming transit expansions, will extend service hours and introduce new routes like Route 16 to Playa Del Rey via Wilshire Blvd. The implementation starts in December, with further enhancements planned through 2025 to bolster BBB’s workforce and enhance safety measures.

🏢 WEST HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood-based development firm Faring, led by Jason Illoulian, secured a $35 million refinancing from Centennial Bank for Robertson Lane, a 400,000-square-foot project featuring a 123-room luxury hotel, a seven-story office, ground-floor retail, and a subterranean garage. The development plans also include the adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of the historic Factory Building, preserving its architectural heritage while introducing high-end amenities to the vibrant neighborhood.

DEVELOPMENT LINKS

🧧 SANTA MONICA: Edward, Thomas Slatkin score $400m refi on Santa Monica hotels, via The Real Deal.

🌹 PASADENA: Pasadena to break ground on Arroyo Trail Project, enhancing accessibility + safety, via Pasadena Now.

🏗️ ALTADENA: Construction underway for supportive housing at 2052 Lake Avenue in Altadena, via Urbanize Los Angeles.

BUSINESS

🪴 ROLLING GREENS: Rolling Greens is bringing its lush aesthetic to Santa Monica with the grand opening of its fourth LA store this weekend. Join the Rolling Greens Team this Saturday, July 13th, and Sunday, July 14th for a celebration filled with greenery, style, and community vibes.

🌯 CHIPOTLE CFO RETIRES: Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the retirement of CFO Jack Hartung, effective March 31st, 2025, concluding nearly twenty-five years with the company. Adam Rymer, a fifteen-year Chipotle veteran currently serving as VP of Finance, will assume the CFO role starting January 1st, 2025. Rymer, who has been mentored by Hartung, will join the executive leadership team and report to CEO Brian Niccol. Jamie McConnell, VP and Controller since 2018, will become Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer, also starting January 1st, 2025. | 💌 

🎞️ SUNDANCE X PARAMOUNT: Oracle founder Larry Ellison and his family are set to finance the majority of his son David Ellison's $8 billion takeover of Paramount Global. With $6 billion from the Ellisons and $2 billion from RedBird Capital Partners, the deal merges Skydance Media with Paramount, including Shari Redstone's National Amusements. This transformative transaction, first reported by CNBC, positions RedBird's Jeff Shell as president of the combined entity, marking the firm's largest-ever investment.

BUSINESS LINKS

💸 UNCLAIMED MONEY: Before it closes July 17th, Mirage casino in Las Vegas has to give away $1.6m, via ABC7.

🍔 MCDONALD’S: McDonald’s to temporarily sell Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder with Cheese again, via FOX Business.

ENTERTAINMENT

👠 DEVIL WEARS PRADA SEQUEL: Disney has confirmed a sequel to the 2006 hit The Devil Wears Prada, with Meryl Streep set to reprise her role as the formidable Miranda Priestly and Emily Blunt returning as her sharp-witted assistant, Emily Charlton. Anne Hathaway's return as Andy Sachs remains uncertain, but original producer Wendy Finerman and screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna are on board for the anticipated follow-up. The storyline will follow Miranda as she navigates the challenges of a changing magazine industry, relying on Emily's newfound influence in the fashion world to secure crucial advertising partnerships. A release date for this anticipated sequel has not yet been announced.

📺️ HALLE BERRY X GLENN CLOSE: Halle Berry and Glenn Close are set to star in Hulu's new legal drama series, All’s Fair, created by Ryan Murphy and Kim Kardashian. Described as a high-end, glossy procedural, the show features an ensemble cast at an all-female law firm, marking Murphy’s first series under his Disney deal. Berry, an Oscar and Emmy winner, joins Close, a multiple Oscar nominee, in roles yet to be revealed. Kardashian, Berry, and Close also serve as executive producers alongside a star-studded team including Jon Robin Baitz and Murphy himself, who will also direct.

👾 SHREK 5: Shrek 5 is confirmed to be in development with original stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz reprising their iconic roles. DreamWorks Animation announced the film's release date for July 1st, 2026, continuing the beloved ogre saga that began with the critically acclaimed 2001 debut. The franchise, known for its cultural impact and box office success, has spanned six films, including spin-offs like 'Puss in Boots. Fans can anticipate the return of these cherished characters in what promises to be another memorable chapter.

ENTERTAINMENT LINKS

✒️ CELEBRITY NDAS: Celebrities aren’t always just like us. Here are some wild NDA’s they’ve made people sign, via New York Magazine on Instagram.

SPORTS

🇺🇸 MEN’S ROSTER SET: For the first time since 2008, the U.S. men's soccer team is Olympics-bound, with a roster announced Monday morning. The team, featuring several rising stars, will debut against host France on July 24th, two days before the Paris Games' opening ceremony. After missing the past three Olympics, the U.S. is set for a comeback, led by head coach Marko Mitrović. Key players include goalkeepers Patrick Schulte and Gaga Slonina, defenders like Miles Robinson and John Tolkin, midfielders Gianluca Busio and Tanner Tessmann, and forwards Paxten Aaronson and Taylor Booth. The inclusion of three ‘over-age’ players, Walker Zimmerman, Miles Robinson, and Djordje Mihailovic, adds experience to the youthful squad.

🤸‍♀️ NOT DUNNE YET: Gymnast Livvy Dunne, 21, announced her return for a fifth year at LSU with a heartfelt message to fans on social media. Known for her performances in the uneven bars and floor routine, Dunne played a pivotal role in LSU's historic first national championship win in women's gymnastics this April. Her decision to continue competing under coach Jay Clark is driven not only by athletic ambitions but also by significant personal opportunities, including her status as one of college athletics' top earners through NIL endorsements.

 LA SPARKS: The Los Angeles Sparks have inked a five-year extension with AEG, securing Crypto.com Arena as their home court through 2029. Since 2001, the Sparks have thrived at the iconic venue, witnessing three WNBA championships and numerous league accolades, including historic moments like Lisa Leslie’s first WNBA dunk. Crypto.com Arena, synonymous with greatness, hosts the Lakers, Kings, and has a storied legacy with events like the Grammy Awards and upcoming 2028 Summer Olympics gymnastics.

🧢 PHILLIES 10, DODGERS 1: Trea Turner's grand slam powered the Philadelphia Phillies to a commanding 10-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber returned from injuries as the Phillies capitalized early, scoring six runs in the fourth inning against Dodgers starter Bobby Miller. Despite losing ace Zack Wheeler to back tightness after five innings, Wheeler's strong performance supported the Phillies' offensive surge. The Dodgers will send right-handed pitcher Gavin Stone (9-2, 3.02 ERA) to the mound against the Phillies this afternoon at 4:00pm in Philadelphia.

⚾️ RANGERS 5, ANGELS 4: The Texas Rangers clinched their fifth consecutive victory, defeating the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 as Adolis García's late homer broke a 1-for-19 slump. Despite Logan O'Hoppe's impressive two-homer game, including a game-tying shot in the fourth, the Angels struggled, losing eight of their last nine games. The pivotal moment came in the eighth inning when García connected against Luis García (3-1). Josh Smith added three hits, including a home run, while Kirby Yates secured his 14th save with a crucial strikeout in the ninth. The Rangers capitalized early, scoring three runs in the third inning off Roansy Contreras, who exited after Josh Smith's RBI single. Texas' Marcus Semien and Wyatt Langford contributed to the early lead, setting up a series finale with Rangers' RHP Michael Lorenzen (5-4, 3.21 ERA) against Angels' RHP Griffin Canning (3-9, 4.87 ERA).

SPORTS LINKS

⚽️ EURO CUP: Lamine Yamal: Spain beats France to reach Euro 2024 final after historic goal from sixteen year-old, via CNN Sports.

🏈 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: 2024 college football hot seat rankings: evaluating the job security of all 134 FBS coaches, via CBS Sports.

CU FRIDAY

🤙 Continue to stay on FIRE this week with those personal + professional wins, LA. CU on Friday!

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