Jewish-Latin mashup, Pope-onomics, teaching gratitude and more

Pope Francis has spent less than a year as head of the Catholic Church, but in that time a series of his pronouncements have gained a lot of attention.
The Associated Press broke a story this week about a secret CIA program at Guantanamo Bay prison that attempted to turn inmates into double agents.

East LA preschool teaches toddlers gratitude every day

At the East Los Angeles College Child Development Center, teachers use stories and role playing to teach gratitude year-round. Here's how they do it.
Big Sunday

Big Sunday gears up to help those in need during the holidays

This time of year can be particularly tough for those in need, facing abuse or missing loved ones far away. It's also a season where many take out time to help those who need it the most. Enter Big Sunday, a non-profit organization that's served as a one-stop shop for those looking for a way to give back to their community for 15 years.
It's a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba the Latin Jewish Music Story

New album celebrates mashup of Jewish and Latin music

If you are looking for some music to mark Thanksgivukkah, we've got the perfect thing for you. It's a new two disc set called "It's a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba the Latin Jewish Music Story."
Los Angeles Lakers v Washington Wizards

Sports Roundup: Kobe Bryant contract, USC vs. UCLA and more

It's Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Rivalry Week all at once, baseball owners don't seem to care about PED's and the Black Mamba will be forever draped in Purple and Gold. This all means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky.

How to prepare for Obamacare discussions on Thanksgiving

When you sit down with family and friends, you can bet that along with all the "pass the cranberry sauce" and the "mmm, these mashed potatoes are perfect," someone will bring up Obamacare.

LA cracks down on feeding homeless in public

Recently two city councilmen proposed a ban on feeding homeless people in public spaces, only allowing it in areas like homeless shelters and soup kitchens.

Affordable Care Act expansion could reduce homelessness

The Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid to individuals well under the poverty line, 138 percent below, and it’s expected to include several homeless men and women.
Fronteras Desk

Squatters built Tijuana, but they still frustrate city planners (video)

Tijuana's rapid growth has kept urban planners on the run in an effort to keep the city livable.
Northridge Earthquake

Wood frame buildings vulnerable to earthquakes

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake early next year, we've been looking into how prepared we are for the next big one.
Southern Gastric-brooding Frog

Lazarus Project successfully clones extinct frog embryo

A group called The Lazarus Project has succeeded in raising from the dead an extinct species of frog.
Lemonade founder and chef Alan Jackson has some ideas for the day after Thanksgiving

Creative cocktail ideas for Thanksgiving

Take Two visits Litty Matthews of local craft distillery, Greenbar Collective, and mixes up some Thanksgiving cocktails.
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