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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1991
Thanksgiving dinner for the needy will be served in Ventura County at the following locations and times: Location: St. Paul Baptist Church 1354 S.C St., Oxnard Time: Tuesday, noon Number of Meals: 500 Location: Ventura County Rescue Mission 234 East 6th St., Oxnard Time: Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m. Number of Meals: 500 Location: First Assembly Church 346 N. Kimball Road, Ventura Time: 11 a.m. Number of Meals: 50-80 Location: Knights of Columbus Hall 36 S. Figueroa Plaza, Ventura Time: 11 a.m.
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BUSINESS
November 28, 2013 | By James Barragan and Paresh Dave
In the early evening, in the thick of Thanksgiving dinnertime, another round of retailers opened their doors to deal-hunting shoppers. Toys R Us began welcoming customers at 5 p.m. At the store in Bell Gardens, Cathleen Leal, 35, had been waiting outside for 12 hours, making her the first person in line. For six of the last seven years, the Bell resident has been an avid holiday shopper. This year, her husband joined in. The pair's Thanksgiving dinner consists of a Starbucks run and Chinese food.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996 | JASON TERADA
Local residents are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a feast at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ojai from noon to 3 p.m. The feast, in the church's Aquinas Center at Maricopa Highway and El Roblar Drive, was started 15 years ago to provide a holiday celebration for residents whose families live far away or are otherwise unable to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES The Biggest Loser The contestants load boxes of food for tornado victims in Oklahoma into trucks, and one team wins a Thanksgiving dinner with loved ones in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC The Originals Rebekah (Claire Holt) seeks Father Kieran's (Todd Stashwick)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1990 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Whether lonely, needy or homeless, everyone will have a place to go this Thanksgiving. This year, Orange County charities and businesses are making an all-out effort to do their best to make sure everyone gets fed and no one spends the holiday alone. Among the activities planned are a meal for the needy at the Westminster Mall food court and a dinner and live entertainment for about 5,000 people at La Casa Garcia in Anaheim.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2013 | By James Barragan and Paresh Dave
In the early evening, in the thick of Thanksgiving dinnertime, another round of retailers opened their doors to deal-hunting shoppers. Toys R Us began welcoming customers at 5 p.m. At the store in Bell Gardens, Cathleen Leal, 35, had been waiting outside for 12 hours, making her the first person in line. For six of the last seven years, the Bell resident has been an avid holiday shopper. This year, her husband joined in. The pair's Thanksgiving dinner consists of a Starbucks run and Chinese food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1997
Twelve people were hospitalized and about 20 more required medical treatment for what appeared to be salmonella poisoning after attending a potluck Thanksgiving dinner in the Pasadena area, health authorities said Sunday. Salmonella was pinpointed as the culprit in one patient's case and suspected as the cause of the others' symptoms, which included fever, nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and headaches. Most of the victims were treated at St. Luke Medical Center in Pasadena.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2007 | Jenny Sundel
The Los Angeles Mission boasted a star-studded lineup of food servers at its annual Thanksgiving dinner, held the day before the holiday. Even host Kirk Douglas did a double take when he saw Harrison Ford doling out gravy. 1. The Gloved One (a.k.a. Ford) went semi-incognito in a VIP red apron and baseball hat to help hand out over 3,000 meals to the homeless living in the Skid Row area. 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991 | DAVID REYES
For the third consecutive year, Anaheim restaurant owner Frank Garcia is planning a free Thanksgiving dinner for an estimated 10,000 poor and homeless people in one of Orange County's largest such volunteer efforts. Garcia's first two free feasts, which included live music, floral centerpieces and a full-course meal, drew as many as 5,000 people. As in those events, hundreds are expected to be bused in this year by Salvation Army volunteers.
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer, guest blogger
Thanksgiving time at Wal-Mart is the public relations gift that keeps on giving for the labor movement. After facing criticism for announcing plans to expand Black Friday sales further into Thanksgiving day, forcing workers to spend their holiday with deal-seeking hordes instead of their families, the retail giant is again catching flak after employees at its Canton, Ohio, store decided to organize a Thanksgiving food drive for fellow workers....
BUSINESS
November 11, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, joining a veritable stampede of retailers, including Macy's, J.C. Penney and Staples. Target said most stores will stay open until 11 p.m. on Friday and also will stay open for at least 14 hours on Christmas Eve and 15 hours the day after Christmas.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Add up the price of turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie, and Thanksgiving dinner will cost consumers more this year — but not by much. Households will shell out, on average, $49.48 for a party of 10, or 28 cents more than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. That's less than a 1% increase over last year and still less than $5 a person. Consider last Thanksgiving, when the cost of dinner soared 13% in the largest hike since 1990. The price survey, which has been conducted every year since the meal cost $28.74 in 1986, has shown increases since 2008.
NATIONAL
November 9, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Hungry for a break from today's economic indigestion? You'll be able to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without paying too much more, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation price survey. The average cost of the traditional dinner for 10 will be $49.48 this year, up 28 cents from last year, the trade group said Thursday.  That's far more appetizing than the $5.73 price increase last year compared with the previous year. A 16-pound turkey gobbled up the biggest price increase -- $22.23, up about 4 cents per pound or 66 cents for the bird.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Between the turkey, the sweet potatoes, the cranberries and the pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving dinner will cost consumers more this year - but not by much. Households will shell out, on average, $49.48 for a party of 10, or 28 cents more than last year. That's less than a 1% increase and still less than $5 a person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation . Consider last Thanksgiving, when the cost of dinner soared 13% in the largest hike since 1990. The price survey, which has been conducted every year since the meal cost $28.74 in 1986, has shown increases since 2008.
NEWS
November 24, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords marked another milestone in her recovery Thursday, serving Thanksgiving dinner to troops at a Tucson military base in what her office said was the first constituent event since an attempt on her life in January. Giffords and her husband, retired Navy captain Mark Kelly, joined approximately 400 airmen, military retirees and their families at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in her district. On the menu: a traditional Thanksgiving meal, plus prime rib, baked ham, shrimp, assorted cheeses and desserts.
NEWS
November 23, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel blogger
Houston might be green bean casserole heaven. Where else would chefs work hard to provide an upscale (read: adult) version of the gloppy Thanksgiving staple made from canned mushroom soup, milk, green beans and French-fried onions. "It's a standard in the South," Executive Chef Mike Potowski at Benjy's in Houston explains. "If you don't offer it, it's taking something away from Thanksgiving dinner. " And offer it he does, but not in the "traditional" way. Potowski makes his dish with local green beans blanched in saltwater and forest mushrooms blended with an aromatic bechamel sauce topped with home-fried onion rings.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2011
SERIES Knights of Mayhem: Big money is on the line as Charlie and the Knights of Mayhem joust at the Sherwood Forest Faire in Texas, in this new episode (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). Rock Stars: In the premiere of this new dangerous profession series a crew works to stabilize the slopes along a busy highway in the heart of Washington's Cascade mountains (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic). The Biggest Loser: The trainers prepare Thanksgiving dinner in a two-hour episode of the unscripted series (8 p.m. NBC)
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