The Holiday Celebration continued this morning at 7th and Montana as Barista Samantha surprised me with a Christmas Gift Bag filled with several kinds of Gourmet Chocolate, Biscotti and a High-Capacity Coffee Mug. Best of all was her handmade card which depicted my usual order -- a Grande Half Caff and the Los Angeles Times -- and included a personal note. "Happy Holidays," Samantha wrote, "It took me a long time to get your order right, but thanks to you and your perfect change I got it in good time. Thank you for being a great customer!" She had similar gifts for Bob and Joyce, too. In this day and age, where too few people take the time to show they care, it does a body good to know there are people like Samantha on the job. Speaking of bodies, a genuine Police Cadaver Dog made the scene today at 7th and Montana. "His name is Tommy and he sniffs out corpses," said the Officer who was accompanying him. While the Officer insisted that Tommy was "off duty," I couldn't help noticing that he lingered suspiciously near the Pastry Display Case. The dog and master were last seen jumping into an unmarked van (Calif. License: HEIR PT), heading due North, towards Casa del Bozo ...!