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.
Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:48 am
Fifteen years ago, Barry Walker served meals to homeless people in need and told his friends about it. Now, people are following in his footsteps through Gobble Gobble Give in cities across the country, including Santa Monica, New York, and Las Vegas, and he expects more to come.
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Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:11 am
Los Angeles International Airport is forecast to be the nation's busiest airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period which begins today.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:30 am
St. Monica Catholic Community will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 26 for those who may be facing particular financial hardships this season or who may find themselves alone this holiday.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:17 am
Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed today for Veterans Day.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:05 am
Veterans Day will be marked in Los Angeles County today by a parade in the northeast San Fernando Valley and observances in several other communities amid calls from Mayor Eric Garcetti and President Barack Obama for year-round support for veterans.
Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:53 am
Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday when family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed.
Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:51 am
Sundown today marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, referred to as the “Days of Awe” in English, and “Yomin Noraim” in Hebrew.
Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:06 am
Labor Day, a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the nation, was first celebrated in the U.S. on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.