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‘Twas the day after Thanksgiving...

Purchasing power
Shoppers pound the pavement along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena as holiday selling begins. It’s a “make-it-or-break-it season for many” retailers, a consultant says. ()
Holiday spectacular
An immense fir tree embellished with thousands of lights dazzles shoppers at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. To add to the festive winter feeling, ersatz snow shoots out of hidden machines each night. (Irfan Khan / LAT)