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By Rachel Kane | December 26, 2007
The First United Methodist Church of Glendale opened its doors on Christmas morning to provide sustenance instead of a sermon. Through the 13 annual Food for Body and Soul Christmas morning breakfast, more than 60 homeless and less advantaged residents from Glendale, Burbank and nearby cities got a full meal in the church’s cafeteria. Food for Body and Soul is a 13-year-old nonprofit program that provides Sunday lunch and then a sermon to those in need. The church also operates The Lord’s Kitchen, which provides lunches to people Mondays through Fridays.
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NEWS
December 15, 2001
Mary Burkin, Weekend GLENDALE -- All right, who doesn't know this story by now? OK then, briefly, "A Christimas Carol" is about a mean, rich, and lonely old man named Ebeneezer Scrooge. Scrooge's former business partner, Jacob Marley, who is undisputably dead as a doornail, visits Scrooge one Christmas Eve, clanking around in chains forged from his sins. Marley offers Scrooge an undeserved chance at redemption by sending Scrooge ghosts of Christmases past, present and future.
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December 5, 2001
Mary Mallory, Enjoy! BURBANK -- "Marisol's Christmas" brings a bouncy Latin flavor to the holiday season without fully capturing the season's darker aspects. Filled with plenty of movement, music, and comedy to entertain children, the production possesses scarce topical humor or little meat for adults. The production, at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank, tells the story of a Mexican family immigrating to Los Angeles on Christmas Eve. While crossing a major highway, the mother is separated.
NEWS
December 20, 2003
Scouts Troop 210 wrapping gifts for holidays Troop 210 of the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America, is wrapping gifts for the community in exchange for donations. Gift wrapping is being done in front of Sportmart in the Empire Center. Packages from any store will be wrapped by volunteer Scouts from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day until Christmas Eve. Proceeds from this fund-raiser help the boys attend summer camp. Part of the Scouts motto encourages them to pay their own way. Donations of any amount will be accepted and there is no limit.
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By Craig Sherwood | December 22, 2010
Merry Holiday, everyone. Yes, only three more days until Holiday, so I hope you all have your shopping done. Have you figured out what to get your friends for Holiday? Do you think the kids will be excited to run down and look under the holiday tree to see what Santa has brought them for Holiday? Does this all sound pretty damn stupid? Yep! Forget Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or even Festivus. These names just don't have any meaning anymore. Corporate America has decided it is just easier to market to everyone and just use a generic word: Holiday.
NEWS
December 13, 2003
DAVID SILVA The first of two parts. One December, when I was 9, my mother decided I would spend Christmas alone with an 80-year-old Puerto Rican woman named Booda. Booda used to live down the street from us with her husband, and would baby-sit my brothers and me from time to time to allow Mom to run errands. This had been a tremendous help, and my mother is someone who never forgets a good turn. So when she learned through the grapevine that Booda's husband had died and that she would be all alone on Christmas in her tiny apartment in Long Beach, Mom decided it was time to pay her debt.
NEWS
December 22, 2001
Twas the night before Christmas and all through Burbank, there was something that smelled. It really just stank. With Ma in our bedroom, and I on the couch, I was paying the price of a Christmas Eve grouch. I'd snapped and I'd griped. I'd whined and complained. And before not too long, the evening was stained. Nancie had smiled. Tried patience and more. But the next thing I knew, she was slamming the door. I curled on the sofa, and pulled the quilt tight.
NEWS
December 3, 2003
JOYCE RUDOLPH Preview performances, at discount prices, begin tonight for the Troubadour Theater Company's world premiere of "It's a Stevie Wonderful Life," opening Saturday at the Falcon Theatre. Troubadour's previous hits include "Romeo Hall & Juliet Oates" and last year's holiday hit at the Falcon, "A Christmas Carol King." This time, the company spoofs the perennial American classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life," by adding the musical styling of legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder.
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By Bryan Mahoney | December 24, 2013
On my parents' Christmas tree hangs a wooden train ornament. It is a simple, quaint expression of the youthful joys of the holidays - not the flashy hi-techitude of the laser-cut teddy bear that hangs nearby. It doesn't provide the luminescence of its glass-blown cousins on the lower branches (placed nearer to the gifts so that if gravity should loosen them from the plastic pine-needles, they have far less to fall). The train's wheels don't move. It does nothing to hide the glue that binds its pieces together.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | December 26, 2007
BURBANK ? Adam Durigh, a 25-year-old laid-off trucker from Nebraska, had never been in a shelter before going to the Burbank National Guard Armory a week ago. Having made the hard choice to house his 1-year-old son with the father of his ex-wife, Durigh came to the shelter out of desperation and pragmatism. ?There just wasn?t enough room at my father-in-law?s,? he said Monday night, as guests at the shelter prepared to eat a steak dinner Union Rescue Mission prepared for the holidays.
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