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By C. MacDonald
Black Friday turned into a shopping frenzy at many malls throughout California as shoppers raced to get their “early bird” deals while their electronic, clothing and toy items were still available. With an estimated 20% less stock this year in most stores, customers jostled through human gridlock to reach their targets, while both [...]

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.–Peter Greenberg’s Worldwide Travel Radio Show Showcases South Lake Tahoe – South Lake Tahoe expects to receive international media exposure to over 150 radio stations, Sirius/XM and Armed Forces Radio during “Peter Greenberg’s Worldwide Travel Radio Show,” Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, November 28. Greenberg, the travel editor for CBS News and a [...]

24 Nov, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Telephone Operators Everywhere

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| events

By Craig MacDonald
One of the busiest calling days of the year is Thanksgiving, when people talk to loved ones. Over the years, one of the persons who has helped connect people more than almost any other is the Telephone Operator, both Long Distance and Directory Assistance. I was a DA Operator back in the 1970s and [...]

21 Nov, 2009

Old Pasadena’s Holiday Celebrations

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| events| shopping

Pasadena is celebrating the holidays beginning Friday November 27th through Sunday November 29th.  The arrival of Santa, a magical tree-lighting ceremony,  spectacular performances, a Holiday Open House with special in-store events, exclusive savings and giveaways,  are free and open to the public.
The fun begins the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 27th at 6pm with Pasadena’s biggest [...]

Farm Sanctuary Petition Seeks Real Refuge for Turkeys Pardoned at White House Thanksgiving Ceremony, stating that at least 50% of turkeys sent to a Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, through Presidential Pardon, have died within one year of their pardon.
It is a tradition for the U.S. president [...]

12 Nov, 2009

Holiday Beaches California Style

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| california| events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–especially if you like to put on your bikini and ice skate at the beach. California beaches have warmed up to the beach ice skating craze and once the ice freezes under the sunshine of a warm winter day, good times begin to roll. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and into [...]

Perhaps you’ve already signed up for your local Turkey Festival, beach Turkey Run or countryside Turkey Trot. Turkey Trots will be going on in California cities ranging from Long Beach to Dana Point. At Disneyland, there used to be the Presidential Pardon Turkey. While we haven’t visited to see if it is still kicking, Disneyland [...]

06 Nov, 2009

Pumpkin Cocktails Infuse Your Thanksgiving with Wow!

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| dining

Halloween is over, and now comes the pumpkin spice. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin coffee, and an interesting twist on your Thanksgiving meal–pumpkin cocktails. Delicious! Pumpkin never tasted so intoxicating.
Pumpkin Pie
- 1 oz. Malibu Rum
- 3/4 oz. canned pumpkin pie filling
- 1/2 oz. Kahlua
- 2 oz. with cold milk
Garnish: sprinkle of cinnamon
Mix ingredients [...]

28 Oct, 2009

Save that Pumpkin!

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california

If you don’t carve your pumpkin for Halloween, save it for a few weeks just in case you need it for something else. My neighbor one year went knocking door to door before Thanksgiving in late November, looking to see if anyone had saved their pumpkin. I was the only person who had and she [...]

14 Oct, 2009

Thanksgiving Stuffed with Meaning

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| events

By Craig MacDonald
Thanksgiving means different things to different people.
To a small child, it might mean a chance to eat turkey and talk with grandpa.
To a young adult, it’s a day to be glad if you have a roof over your head and a meal on the table.
To newlyweds, it’s a day of togetherness and time [...]



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  • Jesse: It was a great day all over Southern California. All the fans wore their jersey and hats to the beach. Even little kids showed their pride for L.A.'s
  • Lisa: OHh.. I wanna do hair for this event next time! =)
  • Herb Spitzer: Surfer/Guitarist Ray Spitzer passed away 6/18/10. He is survived by his wife and 2 childern. Ray had been battling cancer in his back for years. He wo