Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Oct. 23, and here’s what’s happening across California:
A director’s long trail of allegations
Thirty-eight women have come forward to accuse writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment. In a hotel room, a movie trailer, a public park, meetings framed as interviews or auditions quickly turned sexual, according to the women who in separate interviews told the Los Angeles Times of...