Free Thanksgiving meals will be served at various Southland locations
Here is a list of some locations in the area
First A.M.E. Church Los Angeles will give away food for Thanksgiving beginning Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. at 2249 S. Harvard. Blvd., Los Angeles.
An early Thanksgiving dinner will be served to veterans on Nov. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the Athens Park Gym at 12603 S. Broadway Ave., Los Angeles. The purpose of this event is to recognize local veterans for their service in the community and country. For more info, call P.C.I: (323) 303-3339.
West Angeles Church of God in Christ will give away a turkey and all the trimmings for a holiday dinner, first come, first serve Monday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The food will be given away in front of the north Campus, 3020 Crenshaw Blvd., L.A.
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Jackson Limousine Service expects to see more than 10,000 people (senior citizens on fixed incomes and the needy families) lined-up for the 24th annual event. Food will be given away from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3669 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles. http://www.jacksonlimo.com/
City of Refuge Church will hold its Thanksgiving Fest, on Nov. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 14527 S. San Pedro St., Gardena.
Los Angeles Mission’s annual Thanksgiving will serve about 4,000 meals, and in previous years has also been able to give out about 650 Bibles, and more than 1,400 blankets and 1,200 tarps in preparation for the colder winter months. The event will be held at 303 E. 5th St., Los Angeles.
The Fred Jordan Mission expects to serve turkey dinners to more than 2,000 homeless men, women and children on Skid Row Thursday. The meal starts at 10 a.m. The event will be held at 445 Towne Ave., Los Angeles. http://www.fjm.org/.
The Midnight Mission is serving Thanksgiving meals on Skid Row. About 200 volunteers, as well as actors Dick Van Dyke and Anthony Hopkins, are expected to help out. The mission is expecting to serve more than 2,000 people. The event will be held at 601 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. http://www.midnightmission.org
Food on Foot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets. Dinner will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. Each person will receive a healthy meal, new sleeping bag and bus tokens. The event will be held at 1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Hollywood. www.foodonfoot.org.
The Westside Thanksgiving Celebration at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is open to everyone. Guests will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The Vision Project and the Westside Thanksgiving Day Dinner Committee will also provide the homeless with flu shots and basic medical care, eye drops, glasses, clothing, blankets and haircuts. The turkey feast will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is located at 1855 Main St., http://www.westsidethanksgiving.org.
Organizations that are planning giveaways of food, clothing and other items during the holiday season are invited to send the information into Our Weekly for inclusion in our upcoming editions. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Editor at 8732 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Thousands of Skid Row residents and homeless people from downtown and beyond were served Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings today during the Los Angeles Mission’s annual holiday feast.
Celebrities including Hilary Duff, Blair Underwood and Tatyana Ali were among the notables expected to help serve the meals during the daylong event, for which hungry diners lined up for hours.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A man in his early 20s suffered life-threatening wounds to his upper back this morning in a shooting in the Leimert Park, police said.
The shooting in the 3800 block of Third Avenue, near 39th Street, was reported around 12:20 a.m., said Lt. H. Fanfassian, watch commander of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Station.
The victim, who was hospitalized “in extremely serious condition,” did not provide police details of the shooting or a suspect description, Fanfassian said.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles County probation officers asked for help today in finding a parolee who threatened to kill school children.
Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.
Two “Saturday Night Live” sets, an Instagram snapshot and 66 projector images later, we now have a better picture of what’s to come on Kanye West’s anticipated new album.
As promised, the rapper — not to be confused with a celebrity — didn’t take part in any of the skits for “SNL’s” season finale/swan song for cast member Bill Hader. But he didn’t need to — over the course of two songs, West still left a lasting impression.
CENTURY CITY, Calif. — Jason Collins, the first active player in a major male team sport to announce he is gay, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and U.S. women’s soccer national team goalkeeper Hope Solo were honored Sunday at the 28th annual Sports Spectacular at the Century Plaza.
Collins, who completed the NBA season with the Washington Wizards, received the Inspirational Athlete of the Year Award, presented to the athlete who has persevered, defied the odds and inspired us all, organizers said.