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Thousands celebrated New Year's Eve in Hermosa Beach, but police report it was a “very nice” holiday, according to the department.

Calls for service were slightly up, from 47 to 50, compared to last New Year's Eve, according to police reports.

Disturbance calls decreased from 11 to five, while public intoxication arrests stayed the same at two each year.

“Other arrests” decreased from three to one, but citations issued increased from four to seven.

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