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Traffic At A Standstill In SoCal On Christmas Eve

Traffic in the Southland was at a standstill Tuesday night due to the holidays.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2013

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Parents At OC Hospital Get Ultimate Christmas Stocking Stuffer

Parents at an Orange County hospital got the ultimate stocking stuffer this Christmas.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2013

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Last-Minute Shoppers Scramble For Gifts As Retailers Extend Hours On Christmas Eve

KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold reported live Tuesday from the Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks, where there was a mad dash for gifts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2013

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Family Witnesses Holiday Goodwill Of Rallying Community After Murder Of Mother

As Christmas approaches, a community has rallied to bring cheer to a family impacted by recent tragedy.


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Restaurants Working Overtime To Meet Christmas Tamale Demand

With Christmas fast approaching, one Inland Empire restaurant is cooking up tamales by the thousands.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2013

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Wrongly Accused Of Murder, LA Man Released After 11 Years

After more than a decade behind bars, a Los Angeles man will spend Christmas with his family as a free man.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2013

Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers holds the MVP trophy and the Larry O'Brien Trophy for winning the NBA Championship 19 June, 2000, after game six of the NBA Finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Lakers won the game against the Indiana Pacers 116-111 to take the NBA title 4-2 in the best-of-seven series. O'Neal scored 41 points and was named the Most Valuble Player for the championship series. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Vince BUCCI (credit: Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Laker, NBA Star Shaq Hosts Holiday Giveaway For Local At-Risk Youths

Former Los Angeles Laker and NBA star Shaquille O’Neal hosted a holiday giveaway event for local at-risk children on Monday.


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Retailers Open Early. Stay Open Late For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

With just three days left before Christmas, many retailers opened early this weekend.


Strangers banded together to give a homeless mother one amazing Christmas gift. (credit: CBS)

Strangers Give Homeless Mom Surprise Gift Of A Lifetime

The homeless mother of two walked into a dream Saturday. But it was all very real.


bicycle bikes

Firefighters Join Forces To Give Nearly 500 Bikes To Needy Kids For Christmas

The yeoman holiday effort was spearheaded by the “Bicycles for Children” organization.


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Some Retailers Expand Hours For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

Some retail stores have expanded their hours to help out last-minute Christmas shoppers and to boost holiday sales.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/20/2013

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Christmas Boat Parade Draws Throngs To Newport Beach

A dazzling light display on the waters off Newport Beach drew throngs on Friday night.



Bizarre Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Check out the most bizarre christmas traditions from around the world!


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Pecan Or Angel Slices From The Joy Of Cooking

Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy Of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Make her Pecan or Angel slices for your holiday cookie swap or your Christmas dessert table.


The Krampus - who is sometimes referred to as "evil Santa" or the "Christmas devil" - dates back to pre-Christian Germanic traditions. (Photo credit: Tom Wait)

Santa Or ‘Krampus’? Murrieta Christmas Display Sparks Complaints

It’s that time of the year again when Christmas decorations adorn houses for blocks in communities throughout the Southland.





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