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December 17, 2010
Holiday Sing-Along Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown L.A. When: 11:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday Tickets: $32-$83 Information: (323) 850-2000 or
April 21, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Israeli warplanes struck several sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a barrage of rockets launched at southern Israel from the seaside enclave earlier in the day, a military spokesman said. According to an army statement, seven rockets were fired from Gaza early Monday, in addition to an anti-tank missile fired at an Israeli patrol. One rocket caused damage to civilian infrastructure in the Israeli town of Sderot but no injuries were reported. In response, Israel's air force targeted three sites in Gaza.
November 24, 2011
Most Popular Holiday Cards Estimated number to be sent in 2011: Christmas: 1.5 billion (including boxed and individual cards) Valentine's Day: 144 million (not including classroom valentines) Mother's Day: 133 million Father's Day: 94 million Easter: 57 million Halloween: 20 million Thanksgiving: 10 million St. Patrick's Day: 8 million Source: Hallmark Cards Inc.
March 29, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Wearing a dark blue traditional Iranian garment, Roxanna Ameri followed the rhythm of the music as she marched with others outfitted in festive shades of red, green and purple. Ameri, 18, was among hundreds of Iranians who flocked to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art last weekend for the sixth annual Iranian New Year celebration, hosted by the Farhang Foundation, a nonprofit that celebrates Iranian art and culture in Southern California. March 20 commemorates both the first day of spring and the Iranian holiday Nowruz, which translates to "new day. " The holiday, which ends Sunday in the U.S. and on Tuesday in Iran, is a time for Iranians across the globe to gather with family and friends to celebrate spring and the rebirth of nature.
April 2, 2009
Re "Holiday provokes war between the Souths," March 29 I was horrified to read that Arkansas and Texas celebrate Confederate Memorial Day on Jan. 19, the federal holiday commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. What does that say about two great states? The institutionalized racism in our country needs to be brought out into the open, to shrivel in the light of a new day. Roberta L. Kenney North Hollywood
August 3, 2010
If you are starting to think that your lifestyle seems to require more endurance and strength than you have, you're not alone. We never understand the full scope of a situation until we are in it, and if we knew going in, we probably wouldn't bother. But you also don't know how strong you can be. The Taurus moon helps you find out. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are more creative than you are rich. Steal the time to work on your skills and hone your vision. Keep your eyes open for sponsors.
September 22, 2012 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
Holiday revelers can gain an average of 5 pounds each holiday season, according to studies and surveys. Trouble is, those who are overweight tend to gain more, and few of us ditch the extra poundage when the new year begins. (So much for all those resolutions.) It all adds up over time, leading to midsection sprawl. If you take a tip from Santa Monica food blogger Andrew Wilder to pause to consider what you are about to eat, you could save yourself plenty of excess calories. And that makes room to enjoy a treat that really counts, like a slice of mom's pumpkin pie. Here's a look at how overindulging in traditional holiday offerings can easily translate into 3,600 calories, or the equivalent of 1 pound: Four Candy Corn Oreos: 300 calories Three miniature Three Musketeer bars: 190 A second heaping of turkey, gravy and stuffing: 500 A second slice of pecan pie: 450 A second cup of eggnog: 350 A second slice of Christmas prime rib: 350 A second slice of Christmas fruitcake: 325 One extra Hanukkah jelly doughnut: 350 One extra potato latke: 250 Four extra glasses of Champagne punch on New Year's Eve: 500 - Rene Lynch
November 19, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
You've got questions? We've got answers! And ideas to help you out over the coming holidays! LIVE VIDEO DISCUSSION: Join us this Wednesday, Nov. 21, time TBD, as we share readers' most common Thanksgiving questions. Thanksgiving can be a high-stress time in the kitchen. If you find yourself stumped, drop us a line on our Facebook page . We'll check in throughout the coming days and try to help. Obviously we can't do specific recipe searches, but we'll try to answer as many of your general cooking questions as we can. And we've collected more than 110 in our "Los Angeles Times Holiday Handbook.
November 29, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
Looking to learn some do-it-yourself skills for holiday gift giving this year? The Institute of Domestic Technology has a one-day food-crafting class Saturday focusing on homemade gifts for the holidays at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena. A repeat of the class will take place at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills on Dec. 8.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., instructors Kevin West and Joseph Shuldiner will teach a smorgasbord of useful skills for making a variety of D.I.Y. gifts.
January 22, 2013 | By Michael McGough
The observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, overshadowed somewhat by President Obama's inauguration, inspired more than a few writers to complain about the “sanitization” of King's message. The complaint has some validity: King wasn't just an opponent of segregated public accommodations and Jim Crow laws; he also preached arguably radical ideas about economic equality, and he opposed the war in Vietnam. He was in Memphis, the site of his assassination, to show solidarity with striking sanitation workers.
March 5, 2014 | David E. Hayes-Bautista
Thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, high school students in the Morgan Hill Unified School District south of San Jose won't be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. That's too bad. The flags of both the United States and Mexico belong in any celebration of Cinco de Mayo, because it is, at its heart, a Mexican American holiday. The ban was instituted a year after hostilities broke out at Live Oak High School during a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
March 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Aaron Holiday, a junior guard at North Hollywood Campbell Hall who's the younger brother of former UCLA and NBA guard Jrue Holiday, has committed to UCLA, his mother, Toya, said Monday. Holiday averaged more than 30 points a game this season for the Vikings, who lost in the Southern Section Division 4A semifinals last week. In his last three playoff games, Holiday scored 36, 39 and 42 points. His sister, Lauren, plays for UCLA's women's team. His commitment is a triumph for new Coach Steve Alford, who had to re-recruit the family after Jrue's experience under former Coach Ben Howland.
February 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith thinks the opening day of the major league baseball season should be a national holiday. And he's taking his idea straight to the top -- if he can get the 100,000 petition signatures required for a review by the Obama administration. Smith has teamed with Budweiser for the campaign. So far the website set up for the campaign has collected more than 21,000 online signatures. “There are 22 million people who have, some point in time, played hooky from work or school, so it's already an unofficial holiday,” Smith said . “We're just trying to make it an official holiday by getting those 100,000 signatures so I can march them up to the front of the White House.” Anheuser-Busch InBev pointed to a survey of 1,004 Americans 21 or older, saying 10% of them indicated they had skipped work on first day of the MLB season.
February 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
The massive theft of Target Corp. customer data contributed to a huge drop in fourth-quarter profit as the retailer scrambled to win back the trust of consumers and shore up its hobbled payments system. The Minneapolis-based chain reported that profit was nearly halved from a year earlier to $520 million and revenue slid 5% to $21.5 billion. Target also racked up $61 million in expenses related to the hack, though it expects all but $17 million of that to be covered by insurance.
February 22, 2014 | By James Barragan
Lauren Holiday sits pensively, hands clasped in her lap, a UCLA basketball practice jersey folded around her. Rocking slightly, she leans forward in her chair as she struggles to remember the incidents that changed her life. She had been asked about the series of head injuries she has endured in her two seasons as a college basketball player: How many were there? When did they happen? And how? "To be honest, I don't really remember," she says quietly from time to time. And then: "My memory is really bad now because of them.
February 20, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Janet and her husband have a vacation timeshare, which they like. What they don't like are the annual dues, which have risen to $3,500. Janet wants to know: If they stop making payments, can the timeshare company place a lien on their home? ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions It seems like lots of people find themselves in a similar position. They sign up for a timeshare thinking it will save money on vacations, and then discover that they're locked in to a system they don't like or are paying far more money than they originally thought.
July 3, 2012
Associated Press U.S. stocks are opening mixed. The Dow Jones industrial average is down four points to 12,867. The Standard & Poor's 500 is up less than a point at 1,366. The Nasdaq composite index is up less than half a point at 2,951. Investors expect a quiet day. Trading will end early, at 1 p.m. EDT, ahead of the July Fourth holiday. Auto companies are reporting June car sales throughout the day. Chrysler says its sales jumped 20 percent. Later in the morning, the government will release data on U.S. factory orders for May. Otherwise, investors are waiting for Friday's jobs report and next week's kickoff to earnings season.
February 17, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before remembering to record Jimmy Fallon tonight. The Skinny: I'm three episodes into "House of Cards. " Unlike other folks, I'm perfectly happy taking my time to get through it. Now if I had the rest of HBO's "True Detective" available to me it'd be another story. Today is a holiday for a lot of you so we'll make this fast. Our roundup includes a look at the holiday box office weekend. Also, more deep thoughts on Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable.
February 16, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
"The Lego Movie" outplayed four high-profile newcomers over the Presidents Day weekend to wind up on top of the box office for the second consecutive week with a dominating $48.8 million, according to three-day estimates by Rentrak. The 3-D animated adventure has collected nearly $130 million in two weeks. With Valentine's Day kicking off the weekend, the box office was especially robust, resulting in the third-best Presidents Day weekend of all time with $177 million. PHOTOS: Images from 'The Lego Movie' Moviegoers showed much love for two new remakes.
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