- The radio ads changed from "Knott's Scary Farm" to "Knott's Merry Farm". (Knott's Berry Farm is a local amusement park, a la Disneyland.)
- They've built the bleachers for the New Year's Rose Parade along Orange Grove Blvd. Their skeletal beginnings showed up just after Halloween, and now they look complete.
So that makes it official. We are in what passes for winter in Southern California.