The Monday Afternoon Cram: Missiles in the Middle East and the Local War on Christmas

Everything you need to know from today’s news headlines

Judge: Santa Monica City Can Ban Nativity Scene in Palisades Park
“It’s a shame about Christmas.”

Huntington Beach May Trap, Kill Coyotes
Animal rights activists have a slight problem with this solution.

If L.A. Gets a Football Team, The Rose Bowl Might Be Its Temporary Home
If and might.

California Supreme Court Orders L.A. County to Pay Owed Tax Revenue to 47 Cities
A cities’ gain is the county’s loss.

Pets Displaced by Hurricane Sandy Up for Adoption in L.A.
60 dogs and cats with east coast accents arrived at a San Diego shelter this weekend.

Bruins Upset USC in Big Win Saturday
The crosstown rivalry is alive and well. 

Hamas “Dares” Israel to Invade Gaza
Can the U.S. double-dare both side into a peace agreement?