By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Dec 06, 2009 at 11:01 AM
There's never a shortage of new people, events, decisions and ideas in Milwaukee, some moving the city forward and some holding it back. In this subjective and light-hearted article, we take Milwaukee's temperature for the start of December 2009.

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Packers cornerback Charles Woodson -- Making a strong case for defensive player of the year.
centro cafe' -- Fresh food, cool vibe.
Squad 6 -- Bringing excitement back into the Bradley Center.


New Channel 4 traffic reporter Caitlin Morrall -- A fresh face in the morning.
Milwaukee's focus on fresh water -- National media is starting to take note.
Chef Robert Ash -- Now running the food operation at The Pfister.
Ward's House of Prime -- Off to a strong start.


Staying in on New Year's Eve -- Board games are getting a bit boring, but it's still cheaper.
Channel 6 switching to HD -- Can 12 be far behind?
Nordstrom to Bayshore Town Center rumors -- Will it be 2011 or '12?
Iron cupcake -- Professional faceoff is Dec. 18 at MAM After Dark.
Return of the Wave -- Home opener is this afternoon at The Cell.


Winter parking regulations --
Another reason to loathe December.
The Milwaukee Mile --
Outlook for '10 looks bleak.

Swine Flu -- What was the big deal, anyway?
Hating Brett Favre's success -- It doesn't matter unless there is a playoff rematch.
Michael Redd -- Is he even among the Bucks' five best players?

The County and the City -- Who minds the stores while Walker and Barrett run for governor?
Tiger Woods --
Adultery was a bad career move.
Jessica McBride / Chief Flynn --
See above.