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  • Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
    Looking for restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Have a cocktail and roasted chestnuts before finishing all your last-minute gift wrapping. Or celebrate Christmas Eve with La Vigilia, also known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes,...
  • For some Latino families, Christmas comes a day early

    For some Latino families, Christmas comes a day early
    Santa Claus never came to our home in Boyle Heights. Not even in a half-baked disguise. But if he had shown up on Christmas Day, I probably would have wondered why, because Christmas Eve was the day our family got together — our Super Bowl of...
  • In ancient tradition, Iranians celebrate winter solstice

    The winter solstice may mark the longest night of the year, but for Iranians, it's also known as Shab-e Yalda, a celebration with ancient ties that commemorates the triumph of Mithra, the Sun God, over darkness. Feasting on fresh fruits from the...
  • Utah gay marriage ruling brings mixed emotions

    Utah gay marriage ruling brings mixed emotions
    Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge of Salt Lake City didn't know they were going to get married on Friday.  They didn’t even have the time to tell anyone. Wood was so frazzled she almost forgot to grab her driver’s license before heading to...
  • Reform the private foster care system, right now

    Reform the private foster care system, right now
    Much of California's foster care system is private, a result in part of a prevailing political philosophy in the 1980s that the private nonprofit sector could provide better service with better results at a lower cost than government. Over the years,...
  • New Year's Eve 2013 in L.A. area: Where to ring in the new year, then recover

    New Year's Eve 2013 in L.A. area: Where to ring in the new year, then recover
    Where will you be ringing in 2014? Here's our guide to what's happening around town New Year's Eve and where you can recover the day after.  Allumette is having a retro redux New Year's with a menu inspired by 60s grand continental cuisine. Dishes...
  • The best holiday albums you probably never heard

    The best holiday albums you probably never heard
    For Christmas Eve, Pop & Hiss offers up a selection of offbeat holiday albums guaranteed to break up the monotony of the same-old, same-old holiday songs and arrangements being piped into malls and over the airwaves of Yuletide-music centered radio...
  • For 'Stomp' founders, reliable adventures, and a new 3-D movie

    For 'Stomp' founders, reliable adventures, and a new 3-D movie
    Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have run a multicontinent theater empire, directed a number at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and swum with great white sharks off the coast of Southern California and Guadalupe Island. But the hardware...
  • UC forging ahead with cross-system online courses

    UC forging ahead with cross-system online courses
    UC Riverside senior Matthew Emeterio was worried that he might be short of degree credits and have to delay graduation past next spring. But thanks to a soon-to-debut online program linking far-flung UC campuses, he expects to finish on time. Starting...
  • On Christmas, Pope Francis calls for a better world

    On Christmas, Pope Francis calls for a better world
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered Christmas wishes Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees fleeing...
  • How to make a chocolate yule log? Roxana Jullapat shows you

    How to make a chocolate yule log? Roxana Jullapat shows you
    Roxana Jullapat, the pastry chef at Cooks County restaurant in Los Angeles, knows a thing or two about yule logs -- not the ones you put on the fire, but the traditional Christmas cake, also known as bûche de Noël. They're usually filled and frosted...