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  • L.A. Weekly posits that Silver Lake has become Santa Monica. "Neighborhoods are great when they are diverse, when they offer a mix of people and experiences, from $1.25 tacos to $6 cappuccinos. When a neighborhood starts to become unable to support businesses like the Casbah and Alegria, it becomes just another upscale neighborhood."
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  • And how, here's a cat that's just not into the Santa spirit:

Orange Tabby Cat Can't Shake Off His Santa HatMurphy the orange tabby cat has unexpectedly been introduced to the Christmas spirit- and he just can't seem to shake it off.! No matter how fast or how many times he twists around, he just can't seem to get rid of the lovely feeling of the Christmas season.

Posted by America's Funniest Home Videos on Tuesday, December 15, 2015