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NEWS
May 25, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles
Now it snows? After a disappointing winter for snow sports, Mammoth and Lake Tahoe are bracing for wintry storms during the Memorial Day weekend. In Mammoth, the forecast for Friday is for an 80% chance of snow, with accumulations of a couple of inches overnight. Saturday's forecast calls for a 40% chance of snow, with skies drying out Sunday and Monday. Highs by Monday were expected to reach into the 60s. The ski area still has a base of 10-36 inches. Lifts still operating include Broadway, Facelift, Thunderbound and Chair 23. The Upper and Lower Panorama gondola will reopen for scenic rides and skiers this weekend.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan
Beachgoers may want to pack blankets and hoodies along with sunscreen this Memorial Day weekend. Forecasters are predicting sunny but cool weather Sunday and Monday. After morning clouds, temperatures in Santa Monica, Malibu and other county beaches will rise only into the high 60s both days, according to the National Weather Service. “We've got a low-pressure area over us, and that's going to hang around through Tuesday,” said Stuart Seto of the service's Oxnard office. Conditions are to warm up later in the week with above average temperatures predicted for Friday and Saturday.
NATIONAL
May 27, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Ain't no sunshine till Beryl's gone: Tropical Storm Beryl is set to drench parts of Florida and Georgia for Memorial Day as the storm makes landfall this afternoon and tonight. National Weather Service  forecasters predicted Sunday that winds could reach up to 65 mph.  “Gusts to hurricane force are possible over portions of northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia tonight,” the weather service said Sunday.  The weather service also expects three to six inches of rain to accumulate from northern Florida to southeastern North Carolina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2013 | By Brittany Woolsey
With tears in her eyes but pride in her face, Abby Beck stood at Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary in Newport Beach on Saturday. "It's an honor being here," said Beck, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. "You just really realize how important this is, and how great the luxuries and freedoms that we have are. Being a veteran made me realize how important those things are and how lucky we are to have them. " Newport Beach resident Beck and her son Levi, 7, helped place more than 250 American flags on the grave sites of fallen soldiers, as part of Costa Cub Scouts Pack 108's Memorial Day commemoration.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and a three-day reprieve in a long list of five-day (or more) workweeks. Here, we round up five suggestions for a Southern California holiday of art, theater and music. 24HR Chance-A-Thon Chance Theater presents 24 hours of nonstop performances starting Friday at 7 p.m., including theater, music, magic and tap-dance to benefit the company. The rotating series of shows includes a mini cabaret, a new one-act based on tales from cubicles, cover bands performing classic songs from the 1950s to the '80s, tales of Craigslist missed connections and a coming-of-age story told via musical journal entries set to go on at 4 a.m. Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills.
OPINION
May 29, 2010 | Tim Rutten
The Senate Armed Services Committee and the House guaranteed that this will be a particularly poignant Memorial Day when they voted Thursday to repeal the law that bars openly gay and lesbian Americans from serving in our volunteer military. The lawmakers approved an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill that repeals the perverse "don't ask, don't tell" policy that has been in force since 1993. The full Senate will consider the bill next month. The theory behind "don't ask, don't tell" was that gays and lesbians would be allowed to volunteer for military service so long as they kept their sexual orientation sufficiently secret.
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