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The homeless and hungry are welcomed to Thanksgiving feasts
The homeless and hungry are welcomed to Thanksgiving feasts

In downtown Los Angeles, a man who calls himself Stickshift grinned while surveying a crowd feasting on plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans. "You might be feeling down in the dumps, but days like this prove there are people out there who care," he said. Stickshift, who spends nights at several different shelters, had arrived Thursday to enjoy the Midnight Mission's annual Thanksgiving festivities. As music blared from the soundstage, he and hundreds of other attendees were served at tables set up in the middle of 6th Street near San Pedro Street. Similar celebrations took place across the region. At Pasadena's Central Park, several...

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