We spent the week between Christmas and New Years in LA (visiting from San Francisco). Guess there's not much left to say about the weather. We enjoyed New Years dinner at the Water Grill. Excellent service, friendly staff, very good food. We also enjoyed Norman's in West Hollywood. In fact, we thought the food was even better than the Water Grill. My wife's main course ("painted fish")was not as good as everything else but, when we mentioned this, they immediately took the plate away and replaced it with a much better dish. We'll try to come back if it ever stops raining.