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A film tribute for Echo Park’s Tom of Finland; City Council to approve Olympics deal without a budget

Eastside Scene: Cypress Park | Katrina Alexy

Morning Report

  • A new film explores how Touko Laaksonen — aka Tom of Finland, who made Echo his second home — created an international gay icon. The Guardian
  •  The City Council might approve a deal for the city to host the 2028 Olympics without a budget or an independent analysis of the potential costs. The city would be responsible to cover any cost overruns related to the games. L.A. Times

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