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Video: Garcetti Goes Nutty, and You Can Too!

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In this video, LA City Council President Eric Garcetti is seen reaching out out to all major SoCal law enforcement agencies and regular citizens in the hopes of nabbing someone behind a crime so heinous it's "a corrosive and bad thing for our country."

Wait, so why is this on YouTube and not the 6 o'clock news? Well, because it's a bit of spirited holiday fun thanks to the people at Goldstar, who are poised to award their Nutty Award to the country's best production of the beloved holiday stage classic The Nutcracker. Several Los Angeles productions are in the running, notes Garcetti in this video, but something Grinch-y was in the way of the fun...

Goldstar's surveillance footage shows the Grinch---on the loose from his dressing room at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre--stealing the trophy from their offices. Would he give it back? Garcetti's message must have gotten through because yesterday afternoon as another video shows, the Nutty was returned to Goldstar's Pasadena offices. But there's still a way for people to get involved in this Nutty fun--if you're seeing a production of the Nutcraker this weekend, head over to Goldstar's Nutty Awards 2009 page and rate it, and help them pick the winner. Last year's recipient was an LA performance by the Kirov Ballet--let's make it another year for Los Angeles. Goldstar will announce the 2009 Nutty Award winner on Tuesday December 22nd.

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