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    Two questions to ponder, when it comes to the upcoming Surf City Splash in Huntington Beach, the annual run-into-the-ocean New Year's Day lark?

    One: Will there be ice floes, and chunks of frozen water, and the sorts of chilly elements that would suggest the ocean will be toe-numbingly cold? No.

    Two: Will it be a sweaty scorcher out on the sand next to Huntington Beach Pier, the sort of delirious day where neither hat nor parasol brings relief? No.

    There you go. It's going to be an in-between kind of event, with a high in the low 60s, meaning, yes, it'll be quite brisk, and on the cooler side, for sure, but no icebergs shall be seen.

    So what will be seen at the 2019 Surf City Splash?

    A bunch of people wearing outlandish costumes, or simple bathing suits, all ready to skip/dash/amble into the Pacific waves, all to raise money for the International Surfing Museum. 

    That happens at noon on New Year's Day 2019, but the day starts earlier, at 11 a.m., with a carb-up, fill-the-tum Pancake Breakfast.

    That's included in your $25 entry fee, which will ultimately go to the International Surfing Museum, in full.

    Also part of your participation fee?

    A "Certificate of Success OR Sanity," which you can pull out whenever you need to brag to pals about what you did on that one New Year's Day back in good ol' '19.

    Keep in mind that there shall be "Recognition" of particular costumes, including Best Disco Costume, Best Team Costume, and Best Sea Creature Costume.

    Is this on your bucket list?

    Remember, you won't encounter ice floes, nor will Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 be a hot or even a warm one, as days go.

    If you're ready for a goosepimply way to give-back to a beloved community institution, begin here.



    Photo Credit: Surf City Splash

    Don a costume, a swimsuit, a wetsuit, and our can-do: People are running for the Pacific on New Year's Day, all to help support the International Surfing Museum.Don a costume, a swimsuit, a wetsuit, and our can-do: People are running for the Pacific on New Year's Day, all to help support the International Surfing Museum.

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    An American man will likely be monitored at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha after possibly being exposed to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Saturday.

    The unidentified man, who was providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has shown no symptoms of Ebola, but will be closely monitored at the medical center. 

    “This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,” said Dr. Ted Cieslak, an infectious diseases specialist with Nebraska Medicine, in a statement.

    Doctors will work with federal, state and county public health officials to monitor the man and secure the area so no members of the public or other patients are exposed.



    Photo Credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images

    In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.

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    A Canada goose was shot with an arrow at the same Huntington Beach park where two birds were poisoned by prescription medication recently, Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center said on Friday.

    A Canada goose was shot at Carr Park on Thursday, only one day after another Canada goose, "Buddy," was released following a reaction to eating prescription medication.

    The graphic images of the goose were provided as evidence in the case. The goose survived through the night and was considered to be stable, according to Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center.

    Warning: The image below may be troubling to some readers.



    Photo Credit: Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center

    A Canada goose is shot with an arrow at a Huntington Beach park.A Canada goose is shot with an arrow at a Huntington Beach park.

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    White House chief of staff John Kelly, who will depart President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday, told The Los Angeles Times in an extensive interview published Sunday that the president never ordered him to do anything illegal and added that the proposed border wall at the center of the government shutdown fight is not as it has been portrayed.

    Kelly, set to be replaced by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who will serve as acting chief of staff, said he made sure the president had access to detailed information prior to making decisions, even though the president says publicly that he goes with his gut instinct, NBC News reported.

    "It’s never been: The president just wants to make a decision based on no knowledge and ignorance,” Kelly said. “You may not like his decision, but at least he was fully informed on the impact."

    The retired Marine general said Trump often pressed him on his legal authority to do certain actions, asking, "Why can't we do [something] this way?" Kelly added that he was not ordered to carry out any illegal action "because we wouldn't have."



    Photo Credit: AP

    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    As 2018 comes to a close, NBC4 takes a look back at the stories that stood out because they were strange, weird or downright bizarre. See the list below for 10 of the most bizarre stories of 2018 as seen on NBCLA.com.

    1. Man Stops for Cigarettes Before Leading Police on Stolen Ambulance Chase

    A man who was being transported to Temecula Valley Hospital broke free, commandeered the ambulance and led police on a lengthy vehicle and foot pursuit, but the man still somehow made time to stop for cigarettes before police began the chase.

    2. Home Intruder Made Eggs, Bathed and Washed His Clothes, Woman Says

    An Alabama woman found an intruder in her home. This intruder, however, had cooked himself eggs, bathed and was waiting for his clothes to dry when he was discovered.

    3. Indiana Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

    A woman awoke firefighters in Wayne Township, east of Indianapolis, in the middle of the night asking for treatment for her pet raccoon, who she said was stoned.

    4. Traveler Busted at NY Airport With 70 Live Finches in Hair Rollers

    A passenger arriving into New York through John F. Kennedy International Airport tried to bring in 70 live finches wrapped in hair rollers.

    5. Crazy Video Shows Woman Choking McDonald's Employee Allegedly Over Ketchup

    A brawl caught on video broke out in an Orange County McDonald's after a woman went into the employee area, demanded ketchup, and allegedly started choking an employee when she was told to leave. Yes, the attack was over ketchup.

    6. Movie Theater for Dogs, Owners Opens in Texas

    K9 Cinemas opened in Plano, Texas, where people can sit and watch a movie with their four-legged friends just as they would at home.

    7. Banksy Artwork Self-Destructs Moment After $1.4 Million Sale

    The spray-painted canvas "Girl With Balloon" self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million). The buyer decided to hold onto the partially shredded art.

    8. Birds With a Buzz Bang Into Windows, Cars in Minnesota

    Police in a small northern Minnesota town received some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated.

    9. Friends Hang up Fake Poster at McDonald's in Texas, Prank Goes Viral

    A couple of friends noticed a blank wall at a McDonald's and took the liberty of making their own McDonald's ad and putting up a poster of themselves without the restaurant noticing. The inside joke went viral.

    10. Crazy Video Shows Suspected Burglar Pop Out of Hole in Wall After Tunneling Into Store

    The surveillance video shows a man popping out from a hole in the wall while wearing a white mask and crawling around on his knees in a bizarre robbery attempt. Police responded, and the suspect was found in some brush nearby.


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    Two questions to ponder, when it comes to the upcoming Surf City Splash in Huntington Beach, the annual run-into-the-ocean New Year's Day lark?

    One: Will there be ice floes, and chunks of frozen water, and the sorts of chilly elements that would suggest the ocean will be toe-numbingly cold? No.

    Two: Will it be a sweaty scorcher out on the sand next to Huntington Beach Pier, the sort of delirious day where neither hat nor parasol brings relief? No.

    There you go. It's going to be an in-between kind of event, with a high in the low 60s, meaning, yes, it'll be quite brisk, and on the cooler side, for sure, but no icebergs shall be seen.

    So what will be seen at the 2019 Surf City Splash?

    A bunch of people wearing outlandish costumes, or simple bathing suits, all ready to skip/dash/amble into the Pacific waves, all to raise money for the International Surfing Museum. 

    That happens at noon on New Year's Day 2019, but the day starts earlier, at 11 a.m., with a carb-up, fill-the-tum Pancake Breakfast.

    That's included in your $25 entry fee, which will ultimately go to the International Surfing Museum, in full.

    Also part of your participation fee?

    A "Certificate of Success OR Sanity," which you can pull out whenever you need to brag to pals about what you did on that one New Year's Day back in good ol' '19.

    Keep in mind that there shall be "Recognition" of particular costumes, including Best Disco Costume, Best Team Costume, and Best Sea Creature Costume.

    Is this on your bucket list?

    Remember, you won't encounter ice floes, nor will Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 be a hot or even a warm one, as days go.

    If you're ready for a goosepimply way to give-back to a beloved community institution, begin here.



    Photo Credit: Surf City Splash

    Don a costume, a swimsuit, a wetsuit, and our can-do: People are running for the Pacific on New Year's Day, all to help support the International Surfing Museum.Don a costume, a swimsuit, a wetsuit, and our can-do: People are running for the Pacific on New Year's Day, all to help support the International Surfing Museum.

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    Which came first: Rose Bowl Stadium or the Original Farmers Market?

    Answer: The capacious Pasadena landmark, which will celebrate its centennial in under a half decade.

    But the food-filled public market at Third & Fairfax wasn't far behind the Crown City sports setting in its grand debut; it arrived in 1934, making it another true and time-tested Southern California gem.

    And while the Original Farmers Market isn't cheek-by-jowl with Pasadena, occupying, as it does, its famous place in the Fairfax District/West 3rd area, it is a favorite stop for those visitors who've come to cheer on their team in the Rose Bowl.

    So much so, in fact, that if you call upon the market on New Year's Eve during any given year, or New Year's Day, and you linger long enough over a cup of joe, you're bound to see people proudly wearing sweatshirts proclaiming their fandom of one of the Rose Bowl teams.

    There are a couple of reasons behind this, surely.

    One? The Original Farmers Market always makes a point to display a cheerful banner welcoming both teams. It's tradition. So seeing a few t-shirts, or many t-shirts, bearing the mascot of one of the Rose Bowl teams is pretty likely, overall.

    Two? The market remains open on New Year's Day, each year, making it a rare stand-out among the many local attractions that shutter for the holiday.

    The market's hours are lengthy, too: Visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The New Year's Eve hours are not quite as long but definitely long-ish: 9 a.m. to 6 in the evening.

    And three? As always, there is no admission to enter the Original Farmers Market, making it an ideal stop for visitors and locals looking to save a few extra bucks during the spendy holidays. 

    Of course, if you want a burger, toffee, cocoa, or a craft brew, you'll want to have money. But the strolling, the looking, and the ever-popular people-watching?

    All free, since 1934.

    Which is just a dozen years after the stadium located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive opened. Making the Rose Bowl and the Original Farmers Market partners in history, in longevity, and, yes, in very busy New Year's Days, year in and year out.



    Photo Credit: Alysia Gray Painter

    Looking for a place to hang out on New Year's Day, beyond the bowl action and big parade? The Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax will be open.Looking for a place to hang out on New Year's Day, beyond the bowl action and big parade? The Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax will be open.

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    Volunteers are putting their final preparations on floats for the upcoming Rose Parade. Gene Kang reports for Today in LA for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.


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    What exactly do you do at the stroke of midnight?

    If it is, say, a Thursday in April, or a Monday in July, you might answer "snore" or "turn over and fluff my pillow."

    But if it is the final day of the year, and you're with friends, or a throng of revelers, or in your pajamas alongside your dog and cat, you might answer "count down, and then toast the coming year."

    Why, though, are New Year's toasts always done with a crystal flute in hand?

    If you're more of a dessert devotee, you may want to raise a small and snazzy cake high into the air, right when the first of January arrives.

    And such sweets will be for sale through Tuesday, Jan. 1, all to honor the kick-off of 2019.

    The Magnolia Bakery cupcake's name?

    It's called the "Stroke of Midnight" and it is offered in two flavors: a "vanilla cupcake filled with white chocolate truffle and topped with white chocolate ganache" is a vanilla-ist's dream, while the "chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate truffle and topped with chocolate ganache" offers an equally rich counterpoint.

    Each cupcake is priced at $3.95, which, in many cases, is rather less than a flute of fine bubbly. Of course, if you want to find a flute of fine bubbly to sip alongside your Stroke of Midnight cupcake, at the stroke of midnight, that sounds like a sweet way to greet 2019.

    Also sweet: The Classic Cupcake Box, which includes six classic cupcakes, is sale-priced at, wait for it, $20.19, all in honor of the new year (usual price: $23.70).

    Happy cupcake-devouring as midnight chimes, cake seekers o' SoCal.



    Photo Credit: Magnolia Bakery

    The The "Stroke of Midnight" cupcakes will be available in-store through Jan. 1, as well as via ordering.

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    A child was injured in a house fire in Garden Grove Sunday morning, according to the Garden Grove Fire Department.

    Red Cross was called to the scene and the child was in stable condition. The child’s age was not available.

    Firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire on the 11500 block of Vicilia Street at around 7:30 a.m. When crews arrived, the flames had spread throughout the home and into the attic, the department said.

    The house was a total loss with damage estimated at $600,000.

    The fire, which took 30 minutes to knock down, displaced 11 people, according to the fire department. The cause of the fire was accidental.


    A child was injured in a house fire that broke out in Garden Grove on Sunday December 30, 2018.A child was injured in a house fire that broke out in Garden Grove on Sunday December 30, 2018.

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    Twenty-two-year-old Alexandra Black, a college intern who had been employed at a North Carolina zoo for approximately two weeks, was killed Sunday after a lion escaped a locked space.

    The Conservators Center in Burlington — between Greensboro and Durham — announced that the intern was killed during a routine cleaning of an animal enclosure at about 11:30 a.m. ET.

    "While a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning, one of the lions somehow left a locked space and entered the space the humans were in and quickly killed one person," the zoo said in a statement.



    Photo Credit: Joe Maher/Getty Images

    In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, a lion is shown in its enclosure at the London Zoo in London, England.In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, a lion is shown in its enclosure at the London Zoo in London, England.

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    In an effort to support the post-recovery efforts for the Woolsey Fire, King Gillette Ranch will be hosting a fundraising concert by The Wardens on Saturday, January 12.

    All funds from the show will go directly to support the post-fire recovery in local parks that were damaged in the fire. Donations will go toward the replacing wildlife tracking cameras, rehabilitation and replanting efforts, and restoration of Western Town at Paramount Ranch.

    The concert will take place at King Gillette Ranch located at 26800 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, CA 91302. There is a suggested donation of $25 at the door.

    The event is open to all ages and has limited seating. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

    For more information visit the concert’s event page



    Photo Credit: EFE

    EAG01. West Hills (United States), 11/11/2018.- Firefighters work to extinguish a flare-up of the Woolsey Fire on a hillside in West Hills, California, USA, 11 November 2018. The Southern California wildfire started on 08 November. (Incendio, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/EUGENE GARCIAEAG01. West Hills (United States), 11/11/2018.- Firefighters work to extinguish a flare-up of the Woolsey Fire on a hillside in West Hills, California, USA, 11 November 2018. The Southern California wildfire started on 08 November. (Incendio, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/EUGENE GARCIA

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    Two questions to ponder, when it comes to the upcoming Surf City Splash in Huntington Beach, the annual run-into-the-ocean New Year's Day lark?

    One: Will there be ice floes, and chunks of frozen water, and the sorts of chilly elements that would suggest the ocean will be toe-numbingly cold? No.

    Two: Will it be a sweaty scorcher out on the sand next to Huntington Beach Pier, the sort of delirious day where neither hat nor parasol brings relief? No.

    There you go. It's going to be an in-between kind of event, with a high in the low 60s, meaning, yes, it'll be quite brisk, and on the cooler side, for sure, but no icebergs shall be seen.

    So what will be seen at the 2019 Surf City Splash?

    A bunch of people wearing outlandish costumes, or simple bathing suits, all ready to skip/dash/amble into the Pacific waves, all to raise money for the International Surfing Museum. 

    That happens at noon on New Year's Day 2019, but the day starts earlier, at 11 a.m., with a carb-up, fill-the-tum Pancake Breakfast.

    That's included in your $25 entry fee, which will ultimately go to the International Surfing Museum, in full.

    Also part of your participation fee?

    A "Certificate of Success OR Sanity," which you can pull out whenever you need to brag to pals about what you did on that one New Year's Day back in good ol' '19.

    Keep in mind that there shall be "Recognition" of particular costumes, including Best Disco Costume, Best Team Costume, and Best Sea Creature Costume.

    Is this on your bucket list?

    Remember, you won't encounter ice floes, nor will Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 be a hot or even a warm one, as days go.

    If you're ready for a goosepimply way to give-back to a beloved community institution, begin here.



    Photo Credit: Surf City Splash

    Don a costume, a swimsuit, a wetsuit, and our can-do: People are running for the Pacific on New Year's Day, all to help support the International Surfing Museum.Don a costume, a swimsuit, a wetsuit, and our can-do: People are running for the Pacific on New Year's Day, all to help support the International Surfing Museum.

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    Revenge is a dish best served cold.

    Three days after relinquishing a 15-point fourth quarter lead, only to have their hearts broken on a last-second buzzer beater by Bogdan Bogdanovic, the Los Angeles Lakers returned the favor, erasing an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to stun the Sacramento Kings, 121-114, on Sunday night at Staples Center.

    "It's definitely a little payback," said Lakers guard Kyle Kuzma of the win. "We thought we played well enough to get a win [on Thursday]. So tonight was kinda a 'must-win' and we got the job done."

    It was the second contest in three days between the two teams, and the Lakers clearly learned from their loss up North, as they closed out the game with clutch buckets by Brandon Ingram, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Josh Hart.

    "BI [Brandon Ingram] did a great job of finding guys," said Hart. "I was a little bit more aggressive, but they put me in a good position to be succesful."

    The trio of Ingram, Caldwell-Pope, and Hart combined for 69 points. 

    "Tonight Brandon [Ingram] was at his best. KCP [Kentavious Caldwell-Pope] was a huge spark off the bench. Josh [Hart] was just all over the floor hustling," said Lakers head coach Luke Walton of the trio. "It wasn't the prettiest game for us, but we scrapped and found a way. I'm really happy with our guys."

    The Kings had their own trio of scorers, as De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic combined for 68 points for Sacramento. 

    "It was great seeing some shots fall down," said Hield who struggled in the game on Thursday in Sacramento. "We all had some great looks, just got to put it in the hole."

    The Lakers got a little reinforcement as starting center JaVale McGee returned from a seven-game absence, but now matter how much you gussy up the lineup, life without the King is still difficult.

    "It was nice to have JaVale back out there tonight," said Walton. "He wanted more minutes than he got, but for just our whole team, it was nice to have him back on the court."

    McGee had eight points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes, but after watching Thursday's game from the bench, he definitely believed he made a difference in the outcome on Sunday.

    "I contested a lot of shot and altered a lot of shots that would have gone in if I wasn't there," said McGee. "It was good to be back."

    LeBron James missed his third consecutive game with a strained left groin, but the Lakers earned their first win without their superstar on the court.

    "It feels good," said Caldwell-Pope of the victory. "To win without two key players it feels good to stop that bleeding and get a win."

    The Kings led by four at the half, and held a 85-74 lead with 5:35 remaining in the third quarter. The Lakers quickly erased the deficit, scoring 12 unanswered points to take a one-point lead, 86-85.

    "It's the reverse of what happened in Sacramento," said Kings' guard Buddy Hield. "They made shots down the stretch and we didn't make enough shots to close it out."

    Ingram finished with 21 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. Kyle Kuzma had 18 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Lonzo Ball chipped in 13 points.

    "This was the most comfortable I've felt for sure," said Ingram of his performance as a floor general. "As the game went on, I was locked in on key guys."

    Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers with a season-high 26 points off the bench. The Lakers shot a season-high 44 three-point attempts, making 15 of them.

    "It's not bad," joked Caldwell-Pop of the 44 three-point attempts. "We made most of them at key points. After the first two I made, that shot from the logo went in, so I thought whatever I throw up was going to go in, so I just kept shooting."

    De'Aaron Fox also had 26 points in the loss, Hield and Bogdanovic each had 21.

    Birthday Boy

    LeBron James celebrated his 34th birthday on Sunday, but was forced to watch the game from the bench as he missed his third consecutive game with a strained left groin injury.

    Notes and Next

    LeBron James, Rajon Rondo and Michael Beasley all missed the game. Josh Hart scored 17 points in the first half, a career-high for a single half. 

    Lakers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 2nd.

    Highlights



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    Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram #14 grabs a rebound over Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield #24 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram #14 grabs a rebound over Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield #24 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

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    With just hours to go before the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. workers put the finishing touches on the event's centerpiece floats.

    Photo Credit: Toni Guinyard/KNBC-TV

    Rose Parade floats are pictured Monday Dec. 31, 2018.Rose Parade floats are pictured Monday Dec. 31, 2018.

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    Take a look back at the most-clicked stories of 2018 from NBCLA.

    Photo Credit: OCFA/KNBC-TV/Joshua Young

    A look at some of the most-clicked stories of 2018 on NBCLA.A look at some of the most-clicked stories of 2018 on NBCLA.

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    How big, size-wise, does your New Year's Eve countdown need to be?

    Should the final minute of the year pop up in a tiny box on the corner of your computer screen, all so you can follow along with counting down?

    Should the remaining moments of the old year be splashed across your television, all so everyone in the room can see the numbers?

    Or do you prefer it when the dwindling seconds of the year we're all bye-bye-ing stand several stories high, on the side of the world's very first solar-powered Ferris wheel, so that people several blocks away can see that the new year is just a few winks away?

    If the final choice is your preference, and you'll be in Santa Monica on the last night of 2018, you're in some kind of happy luck: The Pacific Wheel at Santa Monica Pier's Pacific Park will display the last 60 seconds of 2018 in shimmery LED magic.

    Well, not "magic" per se, but when 174,000 LED lights are lending oomph to your midnight countdown, it isn't difficult to believe there's a little extra enchantment in the air. 

    Pizzazz-filled patterns and shimmery LED-created "confetti" will play a pretty part in the event, further upping the oomph.

    And we weren't joshing about the "several stories high" bit. The people behind the Pacific Wheel say that the countdown numbers will be 90 feet tall, a number that's deserving of both a "wowza" and a "whoa."

    Also wonderful and full of heart? Look for "Happy New Year" to be displayed in over a dozen languages after the countdown is complete. The approximate start time? Look at the wheel at 12:05 a.m., give or take.

    No worries, though, if you'll be at party, across town, or the globe, or tucked up in your bunny slippers at home, for here's something rather rad: You can watch a live stream of the Pacific Wheel, as you can at any time of the year.

    Is this free to see? Of course.

    Is this all full of ocean-close wonder and amusement park-y grandeur and some celebratory splash as we enter 2019? All that and more.

    Happy 2019!



    Photo Credit: Pacific Park

    Hello, 2019: The biggest countdown around is happening on the side of the Pacific Wheel at Santa Monica Pier during the final minute of 2018.Hello, 2019: The biggest countdown around is happening on the side of the Pacific Wheel at Santa Monica Pier during the final minute of 2018.

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    Russian security officials said Monday that they had detained an American citizen in Moscow on suspicion of spying.

    Russia's domestic security service, FSB, referenced a section of the country's criminal code regarding espionage but did not specify charges.

    A spokesman for the U.S. State Department told NBC News that the U.S. had requested consular access, as called for in the Vienna Convention.



    Photo Credit: AP

    FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 file cars pass the FSB headquarters in downtown Moscow, Russia.FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 file cars pass the FSB headquarters in downtown Moscow, Russia.

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    The Year of the Pig hasn't officially arrived yet — Lunar New Year celebrations are still a few weeks away — but we can begin 2019 with a few auspicious awwws by visiting Centennial Farm.

    For the OC Fair & Event Center-based animal-and-agriculture destination just welcomed a caboodle of cute piglets on Christmas Eve.

    Indeed, that means that, as of New Year's Eve, these snout-rocking sweethearts are just a week old.

    And bestill our heart, and your heart, and all hearts that thrill to tiny oinks and wee hooves: These piglets may now be viewed, in person, so clutch the hand of your nearest and dearest and modulate your emotions, if you can.

    The adorable oinksters first went on view, in fact, at the close of Christmas Week, giving visitors to the Costa Mesa-based farm a chance to coo and sigh over these brand-new babies.

    The "pile o' pigs" can be seen every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during New Year's Week, except for New Year's Day, when Centennial Farm is closed.

    Good? Got it? Closed Jan. 1, but open on New Year's Eve, and again on Jan. 2.

    And the farm'll stay squeal-y, right through the Jan. 6, during those hours.

    Will the piglets grow, grow, grow during that time? Of course, as piglets do, but bet they'll still be small and heart-tuggable throughout the holidays.

    And then they'll grow large and heart-tuggable with time, so yay to that.

    Entry to the "three-acre working farm" is free, and there's more to see, including goats, chickens, and other bock-bock, baa-baa beasties.



    Photo Credit: Centennial Farm

    Enter 2019 with a serious dose of extreme cute-a-tude, at the OC Fair & Event Center. Centennial Farm is closed New Year's Day, but will be observing open hours every other day of the holiday week.Enter 2019 with a serious dose of extreme cute-a-tude, at the OC Fair & Event Center. Centennial Farm is closed New Year's Day, but will be observing open hours every other day of the holiday week.

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    UCLA has fired men's head basketball coach Steve Alford after a slow start to his sixth season at the helm of one of college basketball's most storied programs.

    Alford led UCLA to four NCAA tournament appearances, including three trips to the Sweet 16. The Bruins have limped to a 7-6 start this season, which reached a low-point with a disappointing 73-58 loss Saturday to Liberty.

    The defeat was the worst home loss of the Alford era for UCLA. 

    In a statement released Monday morning, director of athletic Dan Guerrero said assistant coach Murry Bartow will serve as interim head coach through the end of the season.

    "Throughout my career as an athletic director, I have maintained a belief that making a head coaching change during a season is rarely in the best interests of our student-athletes or program," said Guerrero. "In this case, however, it is now clear to me that what is best for our current students and for the overall good of the program, is to make this change now.

    "While Steve led us to three Sweet 16 appearances, we simply have not been performing at a consistent level and our struggles up to this point in the season do not bode well for the future. On behalf of UCLA Athletics, I want to thank Steve, Tanya and the entire Alford family for their commitment to UCLA and wish them all of the best in the future."

    Guerrero said the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

    UCLA was 124-63 under Alford, who won a national title as a player in 1987 with the Indiana Hoosiers. He called Saturday's loss the most disappointing in his 28-year career as a coach.



    Photo Credit: AP

    FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, UCLA head coach Steve Alford listens to questions during the Pac-12's NCAA college basketball media day, in San Francisco. Alford will sit the three players reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident in China for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. Alford, however, declined to address the issue further. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, UCLA head coach Steve Alford listens to questions during the Pac-12's NCAA college basketball media day, in San Francisco. Alford will sit the three players reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident in China for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. Alford, however, declined to address the issue further. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

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