••• The second worst-kept secret in Montecito real estate—the first being the address of our royal neighbors—has come out: It was Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi who paid $49 million for Dennis Miller’s Picacho Lane compound (above). Unreported so far: DeGeneres and De Rossi also bought another major property this year (along with selling their East Valley Road estate)…. —Wall Street Journal
••• “Larger waves will start to arrive this afternoon at 8 to 10 feet, peaking at 16 to 22 feet tonight into Tuesday morning. A high surf warning is in place from 9 p.m. tonight into 6 p.m. Wednesday.” —KSBY
••• Regarding the homeless situation at Pershing Park: “Notices had been given earlier this week to the people living in tents, cars, and vans to leave by December 7 so parks workers could clean up the accumulated trash and debris. […] New signs will be up that limit vehicles to 72 hours of parking. Any vehicle over 24 feet long, two of which had been overstaying their welcome, said Parker, will not be allowed in the lot. As well, a new gate will be installed in the driveway to block access overnight.” —Independent
••• There’s a monolith atop a building on E. Gutierrez. —Edhat
••• “That mysterious monolith is back in Atascadero—and a similar structure has appeared elsewhere in San Luis Obispo County.” I know this is nitpicky, but why are we calling them monoliths when they’re not made of stone? —Noozhawk
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