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City says merchant's flashing Christmas display violates the law

November 25, 2010 |  8:22 am

LIGHT FIGHT: A longtime San Clemente merchant is having to take down her flashing Christmas light decoration on her business. Why? The city has informed her of a law that does not allow flashing lights on local businesses, according to the Orange County Register. "Christmas lights we're fine with for a business, as long as they don't flash. At your home you can do just about anything," said Brent Panas, a code-compliance officer.

RUNWAY SWIMWEAR: A traveler told NBC Los Angeles that she'd rather strip down to her bikini than endure a body scan or a pat-down. "I feel like the [Transportation Security Administration] is making travelers feel uncomfortable, and I feel like we can have security measures that don't make people feel uncomfortable," she said.

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GO-GO? NO, NO: The City Maven reports that the Los Angeles City Council has declared h.wood, a nightclub in the Hollywood & Highland Center, to be a public nuisance. The club was approved in 2007 as a restaurant and gradually morphed, without city approval, into a nightlife hot spot, releasing drunk, noisy patrons at 2 a.m. to the streets near the Madison apartment complex. (via LAist)

RACCOON TRIGGERS FIRE: A raccoon slid past barriers and sparked a fire at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance early Wednesday morning. The raccoon made it out alive, according to the Daily Breeze.

RECESSION IS ROVER: Dog enthusiasts can buy man's best friend a gourmet meal for the holidays, offered by various dog bakeries in Los Angeles. (CBS Los Angeles)

CARS TO CARDS: A card club will take over an empty Ventura car dealership. (Ventura County Star).

GREENSPACE: A new park might be coming to Koreatown. (Curbed L.A.)

-- Soo Oh