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Couldn't this house use some $1000 elves? What's the matter with them? | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist

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In 2 Months, California Could be Broke Democrats, Republicans, the Governator, bicker, bicker, bicker... The bottom line is, the state is in fiscal trouble. Up in Sacramento the only thing anyone seems to agree on is that they disagree. In the rest of the state, we're just holding on to hope that things will get better.

Down and Out in Beverly Hills Just before Christmas, some neighbors in Beverly Hills called in the cops and broke out the video camera to tell the tale of the thieves who helped themselves to items from their outdoor Christmas displays. While theft is never acceptable, it seems as if grousing about the loss of your $1000 lawn elf is more grinchy than stealing it, considering how better spent that $1000 could be.

Parking Meter Increases Almost Done Citywide "Since the Fall, Los Angeles has been adjusting parking meter rates throughout the city to an increased $1 per hour rate at the minimum (you'll find some meters up $4 an hour) and they expect to be done by the end of January. Not only that, beware of the time. The days of free parking after 6 p.m. is over--numerous areas will now have meters in force until 8 p.m."