Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:08 am
The 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held today under the theme "Love & Respect: Let It Begin With Me," and with Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson serving as grand marshal.
Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 9:08 am
A "Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Justice" will begin outside All Saints Church in Pasadena tonight on the eve of the federal holiday marking the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:42 am
Parades will be held in Long Beach and Gardena today to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., while other observances will take place in Culver City, Lancaster, Pasadena, West Hollywood and at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 9:08 am
The 38th annual KwanZaa Gwaride parade will be held along Crenshaw Boulevard Friday to mark the start of the seven-day African- American festival of Kwanzaa with the theme of "Perfect YOUR Temple."
Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:28 am
Gratitude infused the love I felt as I looked around the full Sunday morning brunch table. I’ve been thinking lately about the value of gratitude in the personal, daily experience of life and about its meaning in human history.
Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:25 am
While thousands of Los Angeles-area residents will be opening presents Thursday, there will also be several efforts to help thousands of the region's poor on Christmas Day.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:24 am
With the arrival of Hanukkah, followed by Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day, there is likely to be no shortage of calories between the latkes, ham, turkey, and tamales!
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:23 am
The Santa Monica community generously came together on Sunday, Dec. 14, to donate about 8,500 pounds of non-perishable food during Meet Me Under the Fig Tree, a free annual event hosted by Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and MSD Capital.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:34 am
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, a vice president of the American Jewish University in Bel-Air, his wife Elana, and their daughter Shira participated in an afternoon Hanukkah reception at the White House today.
Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:15 am
Hanukkah, Judaism's eight-day commemoration of the temple rededication that followed the Maccabees' victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C., begins at sundown tonight, amid a call to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:19 am
The third annual Fiesta Chanukah Celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m. today at the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights and will include a Hanukkah sweater fashion show, a holiday boutique, games, live screen printing and food.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:21 am
Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort is gearing up for the holiday season with special dining options this Christmas and New Year’s.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 9:10 am
Santa Monica’s controversial nativity installations will be unveiled for their annual Christmas display in the Ocean Park neighborhood this Sunday, Dec. 14. The lifesized Nativity Scenes grabbed national attention two years ago after efforts were successfully made to ban them from public land.
Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 11:55 am
It's that time of year so we're traveling the Westside to help you get in the holiday spirit. This week we stopped by Downtown Santa Monica to learn about its Winterlit events.
Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:42 am
Santa Monica Assistance League is ready to help residents with last minute holiday shopping.
Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 9:31 am
Flair Cleaners in Santa Monica is currently accepting donations of gently used or new clothing and shoes as part of its 12th Annual Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive.
Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 9:04 am
Thirteen life size scenes depicting events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ will return as part of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes this year on Sunday, Dec. 14.
Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 9:00 am
The holidays are here, so let me be among the hopefully many who will wish you a Merry Christmas. I also wish you a joyful Hanukkah or Chanukah depending on how you chose to spell the holiday, which the AP Style Book shows as Hanukkah even though Rabbi Daniel Zemel told NPR’s Robert Siegel that there seems to be no “correct” spelling of the word. In this, the season of peace, let us all accept either spelling. Do not use “Xmas”. Try not to write “Xmas,” even in a text. “Xmas” is something for a sign on a muffler shop.
Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:22 am
Universal Studios Hollywood will usher in its annual "Grinchmas'' holiday season today as Mayor Eric Garcetti tries his hand at Seussian rhyme while presenting a proclamation to Whoville Mayor Augustus Maywho and helping a host of Whos light the curving Whoville tree.
Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:56 am
Main Street in Santa Monica will celebrate the holidays by hosting a spirited extravaganza this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 6-9 pm.
Posted Nov. 30, 2014, 9:04 am
Legendary singer Stevie Wonder will serve as grand marshal today for the 83rd Hollywood Christmas Parade, which will also include appearances by Santa Claus, boxer Oscar de la Hoya, actress Cristela Alonzo and musician Richie Sambora.
Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:35 am
Several retailers will have their earliest Thanksgiving openings today in an attempt to satisfy shoppers who want a shorter wait between finishing their turkey dinners and starting to seek Black Friday discounts.
Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:14 am
Thanksgiving will be marked in Los Angeles County Thursday by large gatherings on Skid Row, the Sunset Strip and in Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley to feed homeless and poor residents and distance races in Burbank and Pasadena.
Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 2:28 pm
The Mirror's Barbara Bishop stops by The Duck Blind liquor store in Santa Monica and chats with owner Maurice Shevah about the best wines for turkey. The talk about everything including sparkling, red, white, and dessert wines and what you should buy this Thanksgiving.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:27 am
Every holiday season for the past six years, I have passed the Santa Monica ice rink at the corner of 5th and Arizona, determined to skate “this year.” Each year, even though I swore I was going to, I just never got around to it.