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Today is December 3, 2016

East Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221

Nearby communities: Compton / E Rncho Dmngz

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

  • - The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Nov 4, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Monday, December 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Celebrate a delicious holiday tradition, host a cookie exchange party this week! Try a new recipe or share personal favorites with others. Easy ideas, recipes, inspiration and instruction are available at click for details.
     
           

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - One of the most venerated saints of both Eastern and Western Christian churches, of whose life little is known. Except for the fact that he was a Bishop of Myra (now Turkey) in the fourth century, and that from early times he was noted for his charity. Santa Claus and the presentation of gifts is said to derive from St. Nicholas.
     
           

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.
     
           

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.
     
           

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.
     
           

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           

Friday, December 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.
     
           

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
     
           

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
     
           

Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
     
           
  • - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
     
           

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ. One of the two College Football Playoff semi-finals to determine the contenders in the 2017 national championship game. For info visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.
     
           

Friday, January 20th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, jesse cook, flamenco
    - Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer who is widely considered one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music. His music incorporates elements of flamenco, rumba, jazz & many forms of world music. He has won a Juno Award winner and is a three-time winner of the Candian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year. Additionally, Jesse was the silver winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Player's Choice Award in the Flamenco Category. Jesse Cook has sold over 1.5 million records.
    Downey Theatre
    8435 Firestone Blvd Downey CA 90241
    Box Office 562.861.8211 info@downeytheatre.org

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Prepare Your Federal & State Income Taxes for FREE
    - If you made $33,000 or less or if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in income in 2016, prepare your Federal and State Income Taxes for free through Turbo Tax Freedom Edition with assistance from onsite volunteers and tax experts!

    El Camino College - Compton Center, in partnership with the Computer and Communication Industry Association (CCIA) and Intuit Freedom Foundation is hosting this one-day free taxpayer assistance event on Saturday, February 04th, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    To avoid waiting in line, call 1-866-577-1231 to make a reservation, and mention that you are calling to reserve your spot for the California Free Tax Events.

    You qualify to file your Federal and State income tax returns for FREE if ONE of the following applies to you for tax year 2016:
    • You made $33,000 or less
    • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
    • Note: If you earned $13,870 or less, you may also qualify for the CA EITC

    Please be sure to bring the following documents with you:
    • Form of Government Identification
    • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer’s Identification Number (ITIN Card or Letter) for each family member
    • Proof of income including W2s and 1099 forms
    • Documentation of deductible expenses
    • Health Insurance Form (1095-A)
    • Account and routing numbers of checking or savings accounts for direct deposit and a faster refund
    • Copy of 2015 tax return, if available

    For Non-English speakers language support, please call for an appointment.

    For more information about CCIA and Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation free tax assistance event at the El Camino College – Compton Center, please visit click for details

    El Camino College Compton Center
    1111 E. Artesia Blvd Compton CA 90221
    Alma Menjivar 408.310.0511 alma.z.menjivar@gmail.com
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