Archive for December 25th, 2012

Skid Row mission gives Christmas toys to children

Local | | December 25 2012, 3:42 PM

Skid Row's Midnight Mission gives away thousands of toys to homeless and poor children on Christmas Day.

LA Archbishop celebrates Christmas morning Mass with inmates

Crime & Justice | | December 25 2012, 2:28 PM

The Archbishop of Los Angeles and jail staff host the annual Christmas morning Mass for inmates at Men's Central Jail.

Study: Red noses help reindeers cope with polar air

Environment & Science | | December 25 2012, 1:46 PM

It turns out Rudolph wasn't the only reindeer with a bright red nose. All reindeer have red noses, and a new study in the British Medical Journal explains why.

How to sound like an NBA whiz on Christmas Day

Local | | December 25 2012, 6:00 AM

On Christmas, you’ll probably spend time watching an NBA game on TV. Here’s a guide to what’s on, plus some hoops chatter that would impress Phil Jackson.

Polluted storm drain runoffs could make beach goers sick

Local | | December 25 2012, 6:00 AM

If you're going to celebrate Christmas at the beach, enjoy it - but stay away from discharging storm drains and creeks that feed into the ocean.

Crusade against toy guns reignited after Sandy Hook shooting

The Latest | | December 25 2012, 6:49 PM

A crusade against toy guns that began in 1987 is being re-launched following the elementary school shooting in Connecticut that left dozens dead.

(Map) Where to view or volunteer for Rose Parade float decorating

The Latest | | December 25 2012, 6:18 PM

Use our guide to find some of the small-town hand-built floats and details on volunteering do's and don'ts. Hint: Dress warmly. Bring food.

Traffic-related arrests, fatal accidents up in California

The Latest | | December 25 2012, 4:45 PM

There were no traffic related deaths during the Christmas holiday last year, but that’s not the case this holiday season. California Highway Patrol Officer Ming Hsu says there have been three since last Friday evening.

Driver killed in East Los Angeles shooting

The Latest | | December 25 2012, 10:38 AM

Authorities say a motorist has been shot to death in a Christmas Day attack in East Los Angeles and they're hunting for the killer.

UPDATED: Actors Jack Klugman and Charles Durning die on Christmas Eve

The Latest | | December 25 2012, 9:29 AM

Jack Klugman, 90, of "Odd Couple" fame died Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and two-time Oscar nominee Charles Durning, 89, died in his New York City home.

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Why we're going to the movies more than we did last year

| December 25 2012, 10:01 AM

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says movie theaters are expecting big crowds Christmas Day with highly-anticipated releases out like "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained."

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Dissolving Devices

| December 25 2012, 6:00 AM

Sandra breaks it down for you.

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