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  • Teens most likely to drink during holidays, experts say

    ‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, but mental health experts say it’s also a period when teens are most likely to experiment with alcohol. For many teens, December marks the first time they will...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Mary Poppins'

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Mary Poppins'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Sing-Off The groups perform songs...
  • The big, big book on the big, big legend, Miss Barbara Stanwyck

    "ALL terrorism is theater!" said departing -- to my sorrow -- New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. I wrote down this quote in the back of my daily calendar book so long ago that I had forgotten it. Then, last week I heard all sorts of people...
  • Plan ahead for the ultimate holiday roast beef dinner

    Thanksgiving is barely over when you suddenly realize the time has come to start thinking seriously about what you'll cook for Christmas dinner. And I always wonder: Why do so many people cook another turkey on December 24 or 25? Maybe it's because...
  • Celine Dion's new, easygoing 'Life'

    Celine Dion's new, easygoing 'Life'
    Celine Dion was on a Studio City soundstage last week, rehearsing for her performance on a holiday TV special. Ne-Yo had joined the French Canadian singer to run through "Incredible," a duet from Dion's new album, but almost as soon as she'd tilted her...
  • Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours

    With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend. Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at...
  • Mayo: Is a beer can pole kosher for Festivus?

    Mayo: Is a beer can pole kosher for Festivus?
    As I wrote in my Tuesday print column, I've got no problem with the beer-can Festivus pole placed in the Florida capitol rotunda by Deerfield Beach activist/blogger/provocateur/atheist Chaz Stevens. But as some Seinfeld fans have pointed out, the made-...
  • Generations flock to visit Mondawmin's 'color blind' Santa Luke

    Generations flock to visit Mondawmin's 'color blind' Santa Luke
    When he was growing up near Mondawmin Mall and the Christmas season rolled around, Andrew Dubose rarely missed a chance to visit the old man in the red suit and white beard who always gave him such a warm holiday greeting. Now 39, married, and the...
  • Despite parade cancellation, merchants roll down The Avenue in homemade float

    Despite parade cancellation, merchants roll down The Avenue in homemade float
    The Hampden Village Merchants Association made an expensive promotional float for the Mayor's Christmas Parade on Dec. 8, but when a snow storm canceled the parade, the float became moot and merchants were left out in the cold. On Friday, still bound...
  • Painting with lights

    Painting with lights
    By Tuesday morning, Peter Barbour had installed Snoopy's dog house, Charlie Brown's Christmas tree and Linus' blue blanket — all on his 11-foot dinghy. A long to-do list yet remained: Put in place Charlie Brown. Find fluorescent lights. Download...
  • For Barletts, decorating is a 'fun, family experience'

    "Awesome" was the overwhelming consensus of people who gathered in front of Angie and Bryan Bartlett's house in Ellicott City on a cold night last week. With almost 20,000 lights flashing to the beat of 38 songs, the house and yard were jumping with...