Open Forum (1/12-1/18)

By Dave Fratello | January 12th, 2009
It's often said that the Southland's big New Year's Day festivities – the parade, the USC game – are a major contributor to decisions by persons further east to move to California. The blue skies, the 70-degree weather... they draw folks stuck knee-deep in snow who watch at home.

This year, the New Year's stuff was tamer. Mid-50s & cloudy for the parade; the game is now just one of 125 bowls. You might have sensed that we dodged a bullet this year – not so many folks seeing the point of moving to our region.

So don't tell anyone about this weekend in MB!

These were days to remove layers. To sweat, nonetheless. To get wet & sandy. The only thing missing was a late sunset. But there we go picking nits.

Great gifts. Now, let's keep that to ourselves.

A casualty: MBC's "Weekend Opens" feature. It was partway under way this weekend when it suddenly became obvious... no one was going to open houses this weekend, were they?


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