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Here's what you may have missed while nursing your NYE hangover

Rose Bowl
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It may have taken an entire day, but your New Year's Eve hangover has finally subsided and it no longer feels like your head is being squeezed inside a vice. So, uh, what'd you miss? A couple things actually. Check out what L.A. was up to as you recuperated from 2016.

1. Hollywood turned into Hollyweed

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, some stealth prankster used four tarps to transform L.A.'s most iconic sign into a symbol for what's to come this year: plenty of (legal) weed. The sign wasn't damaged, so the vandal, if caught, will only be charged with a misdemeanor for trespassing. Right on.


2. Terrine closed...

The popular restaurant from chef Kris Morningstar (with a stellar cocktail program from Ryan Wainwright) abruptly announced that New Year's Eve was going to be its last day of service. Terrine had one of the best patios in the city—plus a killer steak frites—so we're sad to see this one go.

3. ...and so did Ramen Champ

Far East Plaza's Ramen Champ attracted a love-it-or-hate-it mentality when it opened, with some loving their thick tonkotsu and others averse to its especially oily broth. The restaurant announced its closure last week, with final service on December 31 and chef Kasai leaving for Japan.


4. USC won the Rose Bowl

The term "epic" may have had its heyday, but USC's game against Penn State at this weekend's Rose Bowl was just that. The Trojans beat Penn State 52-49, the first time in nearly 10 years that USC has won the Rose Bowl, and there were plenty of tears both on and off the field.

5. Kim Kardashian tweeted for the first time since the Paris robbery

We know, stop the presses. But apparently some people have been waiting for this moment for a while? Because it means something? New Year, New Kim. 


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