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NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) floated a possible deal Tuesday that would allow senators to go home for Christmas recess as soon as this week as long as Republicans agree to allow the pending slate of President Obama's nominations to be carried over to the next session without being formally resubmitted, a time-consuming process that would otherwise be required. The offer, which was certain to tempt lawmakers who are eyeing their first extended Christmas recess in years, was seen as a test of goodwill in the chamber in the aftermath of Republican anger over Democrats' move to prevent filibusters on most presidential nominations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2013 | By KTLA-5
A vigil took place on Christmas Eve at the site in South Los Angeles where a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death in an attack that has left police searching for the killer and a motive. William Jennings died about 10:30 p.m. Friday after a confrontation in the 3300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. He and his wife had just walked home from a Christmas party, according to relatives, when he went to the corner store. During that quick trip, he was approached by another man who pulled out a knife and stabbed Jennings after a brief dispute, according to police.
HOME & GARDEN
January 7, 2012 | Chris Erskine
Probably the defining moment over our holidays was when the little guy accidentally ker-plunked his Silly Putty in his sister's bowl of chili, causing a minor international incident. You might've heard her shrieks at your house, no matter where you live. This shrieking was followed by his mother's stern admonition that the little guy wash the Silly Putty thoroughly, lest the dog think it an hors d'oeuvre and we wind up spending Christmas night and $1,200 at the emergency pet clinic, waiting for it to clear his colon.
HOME & GARDEN
December 22, 2012 | By Diane Hoover
It was our first Christmas together, and I was determined that it would be special. We had booked a hotel room for the holidays on the sand at Pismo Beach. Jim, my new love, had Mark Harmon hair and a Richard Gere smile. He watched BBC News, read (actual) books and regularly finished the Sunday Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle - in pen. He was also a no-nonsense merchant marine, so I was resolved that there would be nothing too frilly about this celebration. I spent the weeks before the holidays scouring thrift shops for inexpensive lights, garland and ornaments - with no emotional baggage - all of which could be discarded when Christmas was done.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1996
Immanuel Presbyterian Church presents its 26th anniversary season of Music at Immanuel concerts that includes the traditional performance of part one of Handel's "Messiah" on Christmas Eve at 10:30 p.m. The church is located at 3300 Wilshire Blvd. Information: (213) 389-3191, Ext. 103.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- 'Twas the day before Christmas and all across the federal government, workers were enjoying an extra day off after President Obama issued an executive order closing offices Monday and excusing all but postal service employees from duty. The estimated cost for shutting down the government for a day is $100 million. Obama signed the order on Friday closing all federal executive departments and agencies on Christmas Eve and making the day a holiday for their workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1997
Today is Christmas Eve. These schedules will be in effect: * County, state and federal offices will be open, but some may close early. Most city offices will be closed all day, and others will close early. Call for details. * County, state and federal courthouses will be open regular hours. * Libraries: County libraries will close at 5 p.m., and some city libraries will also close early. Call for details. * Most banks and savings and loans will close early.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2012 | By Shan Li
Procrastinators rejoice. Just when you thought the frenzy of Cyber Monday and Black Friday shopping was over, Macy's said it would expand its tradition of staying open 24 hours a day on the weekend before Christmas. Starting Dec. 21 at 7 a.m., most Macy's stores around the country will stay open for 48 hours straight. And 57 stores will welcome customers for another 24 hours after that up until Christmas Eve. "For the first time ever, Macy's will keep most stores open around the clock for the last weekend of holiday shopping," the company said in a statement.
SPORTS
December 25, 2001 | David Wharton
The holidays took a back-seat to football as USC and Utah spent their Christmas Eve on final preparations for today's Las Vegas Bowl. "We're not in the bah-humbug thing," USC Coach Pete Carroll said. "But Christmas is going to be a little different this year." Both teams had walk-throughs at Sam Boyd Stadium in the afternoon and meetings planned for the evening, so even if players had family in Las Vegas, they had scant free time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Hector Becerra
More than 1,500 mourners turned out Friday for the funeral of nine family members killed during a shooting rampage on Christmas Eve. Cardinal Roger Mahony and Covina Police Chief Kim Raney were among those who attended the 10 a.m. Mass at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in San Dimas. A private funeral service followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina.
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