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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.
NEWS
November 19, 2004
Rosette Gonzales Tacos, spaghetti, pot-stickers and Korean rice cakes aren't typical side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. But this was not a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It was an international Thanksgiving feast. Third-graders, their parents and teachers from Mountain Avenue Elementary School shared their food and culture Thursday while picnicking on the grass near the school. Each student brought a dish representative of their heritage and learned that Thanksgiving dinner is about more than turkey and pumpkin pie. "We stress that pilgrims are still coming to America today," said Denise Omartian, a third-grade teacher who has helped organize the feast for the past seven years to celebrate the various ethnicities at the school.
NEWS
November 24, 2004
Jackson Bell Janet Mejia was grateful the Glendale Police Officer's Assn. decided again to spread goodwill this year with a Thanksgiving meal giveaway to needy families. "It's very kind that the police did this for the community," said Mejia, a Glendale resident who has two children. "This is the first year in my life that I will get a free turkey." Tuesday morning marked the sixth year the police association handed out frozen turkey, complete with Thanksgiving dinner trimmings, on the front steps of the Glendale Police Station, 131 N. Isabel St. The families were chosen by police officers who came in contact with the needy families throughout the year, and through programs like Cops for Kids, said traffic Sgt. Lewie Guay, who spearheaded the annual event.
NEWS
November 27, 2003
Darleene Barrientos While most people will spend this morning preparing a Thanksgiving turkey dinner, the holiday will be just another day on the job for others. Some employees of the Glendale Police and Fire departments, as well as the California Highway Patrol and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, will spend their Thanksgiving with co-workers and the people they serve in the city. Glendale Police Lt. Don Meredith said he will occupy the helicopter that patrols Glendale and Burbank.
NEWS
By By Lauren Hilgers | November 25, 2005
Glendale Salvation Army's annual Thanksgiving dinner fills 300 stomachs and provides plenty of fellowship.Rocky Porter has been coming to the Glendale Salvation Army's Thanksgiving dinner every year since 1999. Without it, the tall, soft-spoken man would likely spend the day hungry, biding his time in the gutted shack where he lives. "It's nice to go someplace you know," Porter said. At the dinner, Porter exchanged handshakes and greetings with Salvation Army staff and volunteers, obviously a popular face.
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.
NEWS
November 26, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Turkeys were flying out of a Glendale Police traffic bureau truck Tuesday, with the help of several officers. The Glendale Police Officers' Assn. formed a human chain Tuesday in front of City Hall to hand out 40 frozen turkeys, vegetables, stuffing, potatoes and cranberries to 40 needy families. The families were chosen by Glendale Police officers, school resource officers and detectives who came into contact with the families during the year and through police programs like Cops for Kids.
NEWS
November 22, 2002
Gary Moskowitz When members of the community sit down for a prayer before a rich, Thanksgiving dinner at First United Methodist Church of Glendale, Associate Pastor Alan Strout gets a true sense of family. "It's kind of a warm fuzzy," Strout said. "It provides spiritual grounding and reminds us all what Thanksgiving is really about." Strout will participate in the church's Thanksgiving dinner event, which takes place at noon Thursday. The event costs $8 per person and is open to the public.
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | November 24, 2005
Men and women of public safety, including law enforcement officers and firefighters who are at post during Thanksgiving, find a way to celebrate and work at the same time. It's Thanksgiving and families across the nation are sitting down to a meal with their loved ones. But what happens when the stove starts smoking or a burglar is nearby? Who are holiday vacationers going to call? Certainly not the ghost busters. Those with an emergency during Thanksgiving can, as usually, call for firefighters or police.
NEWS
November 17, 2001
Alecia Foster SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Preschool Director Kandis Phipps looked over the Thanksgiving headbands her students decorated. Each depicted what they were most thankful for -- family and friends. "Pokemon?" Phipps asked as she read what was written on student Cassandra Paige's headband. "Yes, Pokemon," she piped up with a big grin. The Windsor Crest Preschool students put their hats on to get in the holiday spirit a little early as they loaded baskets of food for the Salvation Army Glendale Corps' food pantry.
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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.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Elaine Miller | November 22, 2007
If you’re anything like me, you love to eat. You especially love to eat Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy. Yum! And if your family happens to be as gluttonous as mine is, every Thanksgiving is spent overindulging and then lounging around for the rest of the evening, top pants button undone, watching a movie, playing cards or trying to make polite conversation while waiting a reasonable period of time before helping yourself to a second serving of dessert.
FEATURES
November 21, 2007
Thanksgiving Day services planned Mt. Olive Lutheran Church , Lutheran Church in the Foothills and St. Luke’s Anglican Church will hold Thanksgiving prayer services at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Lutheran Church in the Foothills. Lutheran Church in the Foothills is at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. For more information, call (818) 790-1951. Gethsemane Lutheran Church will hold Thanksgiving prayer services at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Gethsemane Lutheran Church is at 2723 Orange Ave. in La Crescenta.
NEWS
By By Lauren Hilgers | November 25, 2005
Glendale Salvation Army's annual Thanksgiving dinner fills 300 stomachs and provides plenty of fellowship.Rocky Porter has been coming to the Glendale Salvation Army's Thanksgiving dinner every year since 1999. Without it, the tall, soft-spoken man would likely spend the day hungry, biding his time in the gutted shack where he lives. "It's nice to go someplace you know," Porter said. At the dinner, Porter exchanged handshakes and greetings with Salvation Army staff and volunteers, obviously a popular face.
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | November 24, 2005
Men and women of public safety, including law enforcement officers and firefighters who are at post during Thanksgiving, find a way to celebrate and work at the same time. It's Thanksgiving and families across the nation are sitting down to a meal with their loved ones. But what happens when the stove starts smoking or a burglar is nearby? Who are holiday vacationers going to call? Certainly not the ghost busters. Those with an emergency during Thanksgiving can, as usually, call for firefighters or police.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | November 23, 2005
Groups distribute fixings for turkey feast to local families in need.GLENDALE -- Assemblyman Dario Frommer and members of the Glendale Police Officers Assn. did their best box-boy impersonations Tuesday at the Glendale Police Department. It was an important job. Frommer, a Democrat who represents Glendale and Burbank, teamed with the association, Ralphs, Costco, State Farm and SBC to provide Thanksgiving feasts to more than 130 needy families. The first 110 families signed up ahead of time for the giveaway but when another 20 showed up, Frommer and the police would not let them go away empty-handed.
NEWS
November 27, 2004
"Every time I drive down Foothill Boulevard, it's like I have to replace my shocks. A lot of work needs to be done on the streets." -- Robert Burlison, explaining one of the reasons he decided to run for a spot on the La Canada Flintridge City Council. "It's every parent's nightmare. We try so hard to protect our kids from harm ... when you realize [your children] are at their most helpless, and that trust is destroyed, it makes us cautious to ever get a baby sitter again.
NEWS
November 25, 2004
ANNE LOUISE Maybe it's me, but is it really a problem that I don't know how to cook a turkey? I recently saw a cartoon featuring an optimistic bunch of the aforementioned fowl who were pretty sure that by the next generation of humans, no one would know how to cook a turkey anymore. I think it might be true. It could be that I just run with the wrong crowd, but I don't know anyone my age who can cook a turkey. Certainly I can't do it. Growing up, I only saw it done once a year, on Thanksgiving, and that annual family ritual didn't provide the best of training.
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