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Biden's Infrastructure Plans Could Supercharge Los Angeles' EV Ambitions

"California will lead the whole U.S. market towards electrification."

Los Angeles is home to the largest set of electric vehicle chargers in the U.S., and the Biden administration's new infrastructure plan could bolster the city's efforts to bring 15,000 more in the coming years. But there are roadblocks to Los Angeles' electric future. Reporter Breanna De Vera has the story.

'Raya' drove fewer DisneyPlus premier access subscriptions than did 'Mulan.'

Aptera and its solar car are back from the dead.

Ice Cube sues Robinhood for using his image in newsletter.

Comcast may pull Universal movies from Netflix to boost its Peacock offering.

Lionsgate sells its Spanish-language streaming service for $124 million.

Big tech says it's policing hateful content. A new California bill wants the details.

Sony Music is buying Som Livre, Brazil's biggest homegrown record label, for $255M.

NASA has a plan to punch an asteroid with a spaceship to protect the Earth.

Amazon explored opening home goods, electronics discount stores.

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and hundreds of Asian American business leaders pledge $10 million to AAPI causes.

U.S. Supreme Court backs Facebook in a case about unwanted texting.

LA Has Become a Magnet for EV Charging Startups

There are more than 10,000 chargers across the city, thanks to the city's own aggressive "Green New Deal" and the resulting partnerships with EV companies. The Biden's administration $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan will supercharge the effort. Read more>>

Pre-Ticket Sales for 'Godzilla Vs. Kong' Suggest a Theater Rebound

Movie-ticketing service Atom Tickets pre-sold more tickets for "Godzilla vs. Kong" than any film since the start of lockdown. Its performance could be a litmus test for Hollywood and the theaters that teetered on the brink during the pandemic. Read more>>

How to Find a COVID Vaccination Appointment in Los Angeles

Now that California residents 50 and older qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine — all adults will qualify on April 15 — Angelenos are scrambling to find and book appointments. We've pulled together some resources, including places to find them and answers to questions people are asking. Read more>>

Why Real Estate Coach Tom Ferry Says a Legacy Is Better Built Than Inherited

Real estate coach Tom Ferry talks with Office Hours podcast about his career trajectory from sales at his dad's company to coaching phenom, the single biggest pitfall for work performance and his take on California's business climate. Read more and listen here>>

Nominations Are Open for Our Intersect LA Pitch Showcase

We're looking for Southern California startups in the media, entertainment and gaming industries that have a product on the market and have raised less than $1 million in funding. We want your thoughts on the most promising, innovative, forward-thinking startups in these sectors to pitch at dot.LA's inaugural media summit.

Guest judges and advisors from the venture capital community will be announced soon. Contact Annie@dot.LA with any questions.

Nominate a Company Here!

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