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November 18, 2002
Ben Godar Thanksgiving came a little early to one La Crescenta church, but no one seemed to mind. The deacons of La Crescenta Presbyterian Church treated more than 200 guests to a turkey dinner Sunday, complete with dressing, sweet potatoes and all the traditional fixings. The dinner was free, but people were encouraged to donate to the Deacons Fund. The church's 18 deacons spent Sunday morning and much of Saturday preparing the feast, which included what one organizer called "the world's biggest pot of Stove Top."
NEWS
December 1, 2000
David Silva Thanksgiving at my family's house this year was, I imagine, very much like Thanksgiving in a lot of American homes. The kids arrived at Mom's either way too early or way too late, stuck our noses into one another's private lives well past what we'd let our therapists get away with, ate more food than the Sumo Wrestling Federation would deem wise, then fell about in a digestive half-stupor and argued over...
NEWS
November 22, 2013
The promise of Thanksgiving brings with it not only feast and football shared with family and friends, but something for the deal hunter. Most big-name retailers will throw open their doors for at least a few hours Thursday in hopes of capturing consumers' bucks before Black Friday. We'll leave it to the general public to decide how it feels about commerce putting a fork in the traditional Thanksgiving; this grab for dollars will either be a smashing success or fall flat. We suspect the former, given the intense lust for bargains so many people have.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2011
In November, refugees from Iraq, Iran, Uganda, Egypt and Eritrea celebrated Thanksgiving at the International Rescue Committee's Glendale location. It was the second annual Thanksgiving celebration that the International Rescue Committee has hosted. Many people enjoyed roast turkey and traditional fixings. The International Rescue Committee works in more than 40 countries in areas of conflict or war to provide people with clean water, health care, shelter and sanitation. The IRC annually helps to resettle thousands of refugees in 22 cities across the nation.
NEWS
November 24, 2005
Thanksgiving. This word triggers images in my mind of my family, gathering in the kitchen to make and eat delicious dishes. When I hear this word, visions pop into my head of relatives getting together to laugh, smile and share a few memories while making new ones. In my mind, Thanksgiving is always a warm day no matter how cold it is outside. It's a time when it's not necessary to tell people how much they mean to you, because it's understood. A few years ago, my family welcomed a friend of mine to Thanksgiving dinner.
NEWS
November 28, 2002
Preparing more than 40 turkeys for Thanksgiving is no easy task, but that didn't seem to bother Key Club members cooking them Wednesday at Flintridge Preparatory School. The students began about 7 a.m. and continued cooking throughout the day. They will return by 8 a.m. today to prepare stuffing and deliver the meals to Harvest Time Ministry, a ministry serving homeless in Altadena, shut-ins and Families of Blind Children in Glendale. It's the biggest project of the year, and about 30 mem- bers will give up their Thanksgiving to parti- cipate.
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By Brian Crosby | December 2, 2011
While the day after Thanksgiving has always been a high volume shopping event, it's only in recent years that the term “Black Friday” has been used to describe it.  Am I the only one who feels the moniker sounds negative? Describing any day with the adjective “black” conjures up bad connotations. For example, Black Tuesday is the day the stock market crashed in October 1929.  That day was one of the worst in this country's history, so why would we want to assign another day of the week with the same modifier?
NEWS
November 9, 2004
Jackson Bell Arbe Antanesyan doesn't believe it's ever too early to get involved and help the community. So the 11-year-old vice president of the Jefferson Elementary School's student council has collected nonperishable food and encouraged his classmates to do the same as part of the Thanksgiving food drive. "The whole reason I'm doing this is so needy families who wouldn't have nice Thanksgiving dinners now can," said Arbe, a sixth-grader. Jefferson is one of four elementary schools in Glendale that are conducting Thanksgiving food drives to go to needy families in the community.
NEWS
November 24, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- While others plan to spend the day relaxing and recovering from gluttonous Thanksgiving feasts, George Temourian is looking forward to a tough day at work. After years of working at K.B. Toys in the Glendale Galleria, Temourian knows the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest one of the year for the toy store. "You can't walk in the store," he said. "It's a very hectic, busy, crazy day." To better accommodate the line of holiday shoppers that normally forms outside the door early the day after Thanksgiving, K.B. Toys moved its opening time up to 5 a.m. this year.
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By Brian Crosby and By Brian Crosby | December 6, 2013
Now that Glendale students and teachers have experienced the entire week of Thanksgiving off for the first time like their La Cañada brethren, I can officially call such an action a turkey (pun intended). From a selfish standpoint, having a week off of work is terrific. From an education standpoint, it is a disaster. Upon returning to work on Monday I noticed an immediate decline in student energy. Very few of my honors students raised their hands to answer questions, practically all in the fog of a holiday hangover.
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By Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com | November 30, 2013
Here's the scene: I'm sitting at the breakfast bar in a condominium rental a few blocks away from the University of Washington, watching the famously gloomy Seattle skies get grayer and grayer. I have to write a column, and I have no idea what in the world to write about. Suddenly, my mother-in-law, Peggy, muses from the couch: "The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday, the following Monday is Cyber Monday, so what do they call the shopping day on Thanksgiving? Greed?"
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By Bryan Mahoney | November 27, 2013
There was a tradition in the Mahoney household that involved a lot of sleep after the Thanksgiving meal. As a card-carrying member of the kids' table, I took this for granted, that one day I would be old like my father, uncles and grandfather who would expend every last bit of energy on the family meal before throwing in the towel. I lived in a family of slugging Roberto Durans, each of us fighting to pack in one more helping of Mimi's (my grandmother's) pumpkin pie. The couch-cushioned naps that served its epilogue were our "No mas. " The following day, Mimi would disappear with my mother for a few hours while we played in the snow or watched a movie.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
The promise of Thanksgiving brings with it not only feast and football shared with family and friends, but something for the deal hunter. Most big-name retailers will throw open their doors for at least a few hours Thursday in hopes of capturing consumers' bucks before Black Friday. We'll leave it to the general public to decide how it feels about commerce putting a fork in the traditional Thanksgiving; this grab for dollars will either be a smashing success or fall flat. We suspect the former, given the intense lust for bargains so many people have.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | November 18, 2013
There are as many ways to do Thanksgiving dinner as there are things to be thankful for. Some like home-cooked dishes handed down through the generations. Others attempt the latest foodie trend (is that turkey deep fryer gathering dust?). Some order in from the new place around the corner. Others go out to a classic restaurant. Here's a rundown of local purveyors of Thanksgiving foods so you can do it your way. Appetizers Anthony's Fine Food & Wine in La Cañada will design a custom-made cheese and meat board based on clients' preferences.
THE818NOW
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 16, 2012
With hardly a week before Thanksgiving, Lora Young counted just four frozen turkeys in a freezer at the Loaves & Fishes, a nonprofit food pantry in Glendale. That's not nearly enough to help feed hundreds of low income clients who she said visit the pantry in the hopes of receiving some food for a decent Thanksgiving meal. But it's been tough for food pantries in Burbank and Glendale too, with fewer corporate and private donations falling well behind increased demand among those who have been hit hard by the recession.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2011
In November, refugees from Iraq, Iran, Uganda, Egypt and Eritrea celebrated Thanksgiving at the International Rescue Committee's Glendale location. It was the second annual Thanksgiving celebration that the International Rescue Committee has hosted. Many people enjoyed roast turkey and traditional fixings. The International Rescue Committee works in more than 40 countries in areas of conflict or war to provide people with clean water, health care, shelter and sanitation. The IRC annually helps to resettle thousands of refugees in 22 cities across the nation.
THE818NOW
By Brian Crosby | December 2, 2011
While the day after Thanksgiving has always been a high volume shopping event, it's only in recent years that the term “Black Friday” has been used to describe it.  Am I the only one who feels the moniker sounds negative? Describing any day with the adjective “black” conjures up bad connotations. For example, Black Tuesday is the day the stock market crashed in October 1929.  That day was one of the worst in this country's history, so why would we want to assign another day of the week with the same modifier?
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 29, 2011
Fire officials say they may never know who illegally dumped gasoline in a storm drain on Justin Avenue, prompting five homes to be evacuated during Thanksgiving dinner. If ignited, the gasoline could have sparked massive destruction similar to the San Bruno incident in Northern California, which occurred after a gas pipeline exploded and killed eight people. No one was injured in Thursday's three-hour incident, fire officials said. Firefighters who responded on Thanksgiving “saw fumes coming up through the plumbing inside of the homes,” said Battalion Chief Greg Godfrey.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 22, 2011
There wasn't a clean face in sight Tuesday at Mountain Avenue Elementary School as kindergartners and their families gathered for a midday Thanksgiving feast. But while the music and décor were decidedly traditional - turkey-themed headpieces and jingles - the menu more closely resembled an international buffet. Sushi rolls and rice cakes sat next to plantains and buñuelos, followed by German apple kuchen and Canadian soft molasses cookies. The unorthodox fare was a first for a Thanksgiving feast at the La Crescenta school, which has embraced the theme of diversity for the current school year, teachers and administrators said.
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