Archive for November 22nd, 2012

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Nonprofits need talent and skills year-round

Thousands of people in the Southland will volunteer their time during this holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving, the busiest time in the year. But local nonprofits encourage people to volunteer in different ways beyond the holidays.
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Table for one, please! Going solo for Thanksgiving

Whether by choice or by circumstance, a lot of Americans are spending Thanksgiving alone. Some are too busy with work or school, or can't afford to travel.
About a hundred inmates serving time in L.A. County jails are now certified to fight wildland fires with the county's fire department as part of a new program.
This Thanksgiving, will you be eating a turkey or eating with it? Farm Sanctuary suggests the latter, but says making the large bird a pet takes effort.
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World's tallest thermometer in Baker is busted

The world’s tallest thermometer isn't working and businesses in Baker say sales are down as a result. Is a spaceship hotel the next icon for this small desert town?

Proposed downtown LA streetcar is new, but a 100-year-old concept

Downtown voters have less than two weeks left to vote on a proposed new streetcar that will snake through a four-mile stretch of downtown L.A.

Blogs

Matt Micucci, brother to singer/actress Kate Micucci, has his very own Thanksgiving song — perfect for helping you digest that last lump of gravy.
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Actress Deborah Raffin dead at 59 (video)

Deborah Raffin, an actress who ran a successful audiobook company with her ex-husband, died of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
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Fire officials said there is no evidence to indicate the blaze was a result of arson. The cause of the fire and the man's death remains under investigation.
Ever wonder what the deal was with improv? Thrash Lab’s latest episode of “Subculture Club” takes a look at the L.A. outlet of the UCB Theatre.
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President of LA Board of Public Works seeking treatment

The president of the city of L.A.'s Board of Public Works, Andrea Alarcón, is entering professional treatment after her daughter turned up alone at L.A. City Hall.
Millions Turn Out For Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade In New York
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place Thursday morning in New York City. This year featured four new balloons. Check out the highlights.
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Police have arrested the ex-fiancee of a stage actor charged with beheading a neighbor, scattering his body parts in a park and killing the neighbor’s friend.
Thanksgiving as it's celebrated by immigrants and their families has spawned much cross-cultural creativity. Oaxacan or Chinese-style turkey, anyone?
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Two years after it almost closed 14 Los Angeles-area schools, ICEF Public Schools says it’s now on a stable financial footing.

Programs

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Roboctopus

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High-tech pranks.

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for November 22, 2012

The man who made American Indians live forever

Edward Curtis, armed only with a camera and a sixth-grade education, managed to make an invaluable contribution to American history and photography.

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