Warm Santa Anas - mellow beach weather - in January. So clear that Catalina Island looked to be hovering in the bay, instead of 26 miles (or so) out. In the other direction, snow on Mt. Baldy. What's not to like.
Plus the banner headline on the Santa Monica Daily Press: Crime levels reach 40-year low in SM
"It's like it's back in 1960," police chief James T. Butts said. Murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault down 62% over the last decade.