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Los Angeles Times

   L.A. theater listings, Nov. 29-Dec. 6: 'Guys and Dolls' and more
Top of the Ticket - 9:00 am
This week: Characters Dickensian and Runyonesque will appear on local stages. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 10th-anniversary edition of this stage adaptation of the 1964 sci-fi comedy. Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton. Sun., 4 p.m.; ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael Shaw,
 #  L.A.'s homeless, in their own words, on how it happened
Editorial - 5:00 am
Advocates for homeless people avoid using the phrase 'the homeless' because there is no monolithic tribe of people who lost their housing. The details that distinguish their lives emerge from a survey conducted earlier this year by the Los Angeles ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Essential California: Ready or not, Thanksgiving is here
- 3:59 am
Happy Thanksgiving - unless you are reading this at LAX, where airport officials say most of the popular flights are 95% full. And counting. Here's what else is going on across California. Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES High speed, high ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jeff Denham,
 Bullet train faces new scrutiny after release of report predicting higher costs
Top of the Ticket - 3:00 am
The Los Angeles to San Francisco bullet train is headed for new federal and state scrutiny following disclosure that the project's lead contractor forecast significant cost increases that were not made public. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), chairman ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jeff Denham, High-Speed Rail, Legislature, Kristin Olsen, Dan Richard,
 California's hard-hit water districts will get a chance to ask regulators for relief
- 2:30 am
Complying with an emergency order to cut water use 36% has cost the Yorba Linda Water District in more ways than one. Financially, spokesman Damon Micalizzi said, it has cost millions in lost revenue and brought the agency 'to its knees.' Then ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Despite California's budget surplus, unions eye tax hikes
- 12:05 am
Here is one thing for California to be thankful for: The state treasury is overflowing with tax money. Long gone are the dark years of multibillion-dollar deficits — $42 billion in 2008 — and sharp cuts in state services, especially healthcare ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gale Kaufman, Dan Newman, Mac Taylor,
 #  For Thanksgiving Day, some gratitude through the ages
Editorial - Nov. 25, 6:30 pm
Thanksgiving, the most traditional of holidays, has gotten downright trendy in a way. Psychologists and self-help authors are full of praise these days for the ways in which thanksgiving, with a small 't', can change our lives, make us more ... »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  Letters: Open your home to family and friends
Editorial - 12:00 am
Early in November, 1968, I was expecting to be alone on Thanksgiving, eating dinner in one of the few Fort Sill, Okla., mess halls open on the holiday. To my great surprise, my Army friend from El Paso, Texas, invited me and three other buddies to... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Roots of gratitude found in humility
Opinion - 12:00 am
Humility is the heart of Thanksgiving, because it takes humility to appreciate others’ contributions to our lives. Yet, humility is rarely given its due outside the pulpit; it tends to be overshadowed by an American preference for optimism and a... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Cartoons: A plateful of turkey metaphors
Editorial - 12:00 am
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 #  Reasons to give thanks your kid's not in college
Editorial - 12:00 am
WASHINGTON – Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Next chapter for landmark homeless shelter
Opinion - 12:00 am
As we sit down to give thanks for all we have this Thanksgiving, we shouldn’t forget the neediest among us, the county’s homeless, who will be thankful today simply for shelter and a warm meal provided by a host of private organizations. Yet,... »Read  »E-mail story

Sacramento Bee

 #  Charles Krauthammer: Syrian refugee crisis is Obama's own mess
Opinion - 9:00 am
President bashes Republicans for lack of compassion for widows and orphansBut Obama doesn’t admit that his failed Syria policy is responsibleIn early days of civil war, U.S. could have stopped the slaughter … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Michael Gerson: Down the stretch in Iowa
Opinion - 9:00 am
Most political types in first caucus state say a conservative outsider will winHere’s a prediction that the eventual GOP winner will be Ted Cruz But Marco Rubio is gaining ground fast … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul,
 #  Eugene Robinson: The GOP's self-inflicted wound
Opinion - 9:00 am
Republican establishment brought mad campaign stands upon itselfLeaders have spent Obama presidency inflaming base voters with extreme rhetoricTrump and Carson are capitalizing on this fertile ground … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Carly Fiorina, Barack Obama,

San Jose Mercury News

 San Jose: 26,000 people participate in Turkey Trot races
- 1:45 pm
While most commuters enjoyed a day of rest on Thanksgiving, Lori Sievert left her Livermore home and hit the freeway before sunrise to trot along with thousands of others along the streets of downtown San Jose in the 11th annual Silicon Valley ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Nora Campos, Carl Guardino,