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Essential California: Go inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A.

Essential California: Go inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A.

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, May 15, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Boring through Los Angeles (but it’s not boring)

Dozens of feet below ground, a massive machine bores through the earth, making way for a space where the Metro Regional Connector will go. This tunnel is being made by a 400-foot-long, 1,000-ton earth-chewing beast, known as the tunnel boring machine. As long as the...

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