Free turkeys, mandatory smiles and 1 dollar land for Occupy Los Angeles

In Los Angeles:

  • A limo company gave out 10,000 boxes of free Thanksgiving dinners.
  • The airport's traffic control offers have received special training that mandates they greet every idling driver with a smile before asking them to move their cars.
  • A City Councilman proposes a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.
  • Officials offered Occupy L.A. a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall, land for farming and housing for the homeless as part of an effort to get the protesters to decamp

Photo by Paolo Balboa, a part-time photographer and editorial assistant for The American Scholar in DC. See more of his work here.

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