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LA kayaker escapes shark attack near Santa Barbara beach

A shark advisory remains in effect for parts of a Santa Barbara beach after a shark attacked a kayaker Thursday morning and bit into the side of his boat near Stearns Wharf. "That thing was hungry," said the kayaker, who was uninjured and able to swim to safety. "It wasn't a nudge."
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7 things to do in SoCal this weekend

From gazing at the night sky in the Santa Monica mountains to watching a weiner dog race in Cypress, we've got a list of food, festivals, and nighttime activities to check out this weekend (including a plan for those staying at home: FYF Fest live stream on Twitter!). See our full roundup.

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Make Asobi

What it is:
A person could spend hours browsing the shops of Little Tokyo's outdoor plaza. But for Japanese beauty products, head straight to Make Asobi. Countless skincare and makeup products line the walls in neatly organized rows, so finding what you're looking for — and making impulse buys — is almost too easy.
Why it's cool:
The merchandise at Make Asobi is amazing, but the attention they pay to customers is what makes the experience. Products are labeled in English and Japanese, and employees are ready to answer questions.
You should know:
Make Asobi's strong suit is skincare products. Don't leave without buying a sheet mask (or twelve).