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Surf's (almost) up!

Say adios to the Lake of the Pacific. Surfline sees a swell swell headed our way.

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The games people play

Vivendi's purchase of a controlling stake in Santa Monica-based Activision = bad news for small game developers. Check LA Biz Observed, where Mark Lacter explains.

Killer views

Not even a $7 million facelift can erase the Hotel Cecil's spooky past. Denise Hamilton has the 411 about the 911. Native Intelligence.

Rose-y weekend for USC

Lots of sporting details (football, right?) from Phil Wallace at SoCal Sports Observed.

Santa Claws

Jenny Burman's dog - but not her daughter - sits for her annual Santa pic at Chicken Corner.


The view from Here in Malibu.

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