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Nominate a 'Person of the Year' and Patch Gives $100K for Best Dressed House

Today is Dec. 12. It is the 346th day of the year. We are under a waning gibbous moon. The sunset will occur about 4:46 p.m. Here are five things you should know.

1. The National Weather Service forecast predicts showers and possible thunderstorms through tomorrow evening with a possibility of light hail and a strong rip current. The high will be 56 degrees today and tonight's low will be near 46 degrees.

2. Today is the last day to nominate someone for the Marina del Rey Patch 2011 'Person of the Year.' If you know someone who made a difference in Del Rey, Marina del Rey or Playa del Rey this past year, you can nominate them right here. Deadline is 5 p.m.

3. We don't have one, but we've got two dogs that are best buddies and also up for adoption together through Forte Animal Rescue. You can learn more about Walter and his best bud Buddy right here.

4. Patch.com is sponsoring a nationwide, $100,000 contest for best decorated holiday house! All proceeds will go to the winner's school district and 24 finalists will receieve $500. Get out your ladders, your lights and your Christmas spirit; enter to win! 

5. Did you know you can follow Marina del Rey Patch, which also covers Del Rey and Playa del Rey, by liking us on Facebook and tracking us on Twitter?

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