[Point Fermin, San Pedro via joeyz1/Curbed flickr pool]
This Week's Top Stories: Curbed looked at the business of being a NIMBY and how you can get some sweet payouts by just opposing stuff under the State's oft misused environmental protection law, CEQA. In a surprising rise from mediocrity, the winner of the 2012 Curbed Cup "Neighborhood of the Year" went to Atwater Village. The NFL's move to LA and Downtown's Farmers Field are both in question as the realization sets in that maybe there isn't a team that wants to move here. A new development on La Cienega has run in to the buzzsaw of public opposition -- goodbye digital billboard, two floors and 4 units. Santa Monica is tired of seeing your spandexed ass doing squats and thrusts in the park, readies new rules to regulate it. For those with a discerning taste, a classy 1913 Robert Farquhar Villa in San Marino has popped up on the market for $17 million. And here are your 20 biggest Los Angeles house sales for the year 2012.