Archive for November 22nd, 2012

Nonprofits need talent and skills year-round

Local | | November 22 2012, 11:25 AM

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.

Table for one, please! Going solo for Thanksgiving

US & World | | November 22 2012, 10:03 AM

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.

L.A. County graduates its first batch of jail inmate firefighters

Crime & Justice | | November 22 2012, 6:00 AM

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.

Friend or fowl: Giving table-bound turkeys a second chance

Local | | November 22 2012, 6:00 AM

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.

World's tallest thermometer in Baker is busted

Business & Economy | | November 22 2012, 6:00 AM

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

Local | | November 22 2012, 9:44 AM

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.

VIDEO: A Thanksgiving song from the turkey's perspective

Without A Net | | November 22 2012, 6:36 PM

Matt Micucci, brother to singer/actress Kate Micucci, has his very own Thanksgiving song — perfect for helping you digest that last lump of gravy.

Actress Deborah Raffin dead at 59 (video)

The Latest | | November 22 2012, 5:32 PM

Deborah Raffin, an actress who ran a successful audiobook company with her ex-husband, died of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Man's body found in burned-out business after Thanksgiving fire

The Latest | | November 22 2012, 5:12 PM

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.

'Subculture Club' looks at improv in Los Angeles's UCB Theatre

Without A Net | | November 22 2012, 4:57 PM

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.

President of LA Board of Public Works seeking treatment

Represent! | | November 22 2012, 3:55 PM

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.

15 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade highlights

Without A Net | | November 22 2012, 12:55 PM

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.

Ex-fiancee of actor charged in OC beheading arrested

The Latest | | November 22 2012, 10:43 AM

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.

Happy Thanksgiving, LA style

Multi-American | | November 22 2012, 10:29 AM

Thanksgiving as it's celebrated by immigrants and their families has spawned much cross-cultural creativity. Oaxacan or Chinese-style turkey, anyone?

Financially troubled charter school company says finances are OK

Pass / Fail | | November 22 2012, 10:23 AM

Two years after it almost closed 14 Los Angeles-area schools, ICEF Public Schools says it’s now on a stable financial footing.

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Episode: Roboctopus

Roboctopus

| November 22 2012, 6:00 AM

High-tech pranks.

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The man who made American Indians live forever

| November 22 2012, 11:00 AM

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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