Temporary dunes to protect homes bury the remains of a boardwalk in Ortley Beach, N.J. Superstorm Sandy destroyed much of the Jersey Shore when it made landfall six months ago on Oct. 29, 2012.
A house affected by Superstorm Sandy is seen in the town of Sea Bright along the Jersey Shore.
A boat with stuffed animals is seen in an area affected by Superstorm Sandy in Sea Bright, N.J.
Debris of houses destroyed by Superstorm Sandy are seen in a parking lot at Staten Island in New York.
A demolition crane clears debris caused by Superstorm Sandy near the ferris wheel at Fun Town Amusement Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J.
Heavy machinery moves large rocks to build a new sea wall and dune system in Bay Head, N.J.
Trucks line up to haul away debris from Superstorm Sandy at Jacob Riis State Park in the Rockaways area of Queens in New York.
One man holds a ladder for another as he climbs to the second floor of a home that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Ortley Beach, N.J.
CJ Jones walks out from under a home that he is working to raise on stilts in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.
A home destroyed during the landfall of Superstorm Sandy is pictured in Mantoloking, N.J.
A "For Sale" sign stands on an empty lot near homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in Ortley Beach, N.J.
A man gets ready to fish next to a boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in Long Branch, N.J.
A worker carries a screw gun as he rebuilds a boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in Bay Head, N.J.
New pilings for a replacement boardwalk are pictured next to a fire hydrant covered in police tape in Seaside Heights, N.J.
A worker uses a chainsaw to trim new pilings for a replacement boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., six months after Superstorm Sandy destroyed the Jersey Shore.
People try to repair a playground buried by sand from Superstorm Sandy in Sea Bright, N.J.
A woman and child walk away after looking at the remnants of the Jet Star roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J.
Sweatshirts with messages referencing the need to rebuild the Jersey Shore hang outside a store in Seaside Heights, N.J.
Homeowner Carol Olklein waits for power crews to reattach her home to the power grid, after waiting nearly five months since the landfall of Superstorm Sandy in Ortley Beach, N.J.
Jack n Bills employees Tim Perruso (L) and Rob Ciliento prepare the bar for its opening for the summer tourist season in Seaside Heights, N.J.
Lompoc's Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two men for possession of more than 11 ounches of meth.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office
7 people were arrested early Thanksgiving morning in San Simeon, suspected of using drug smuggling boats to bring contraband onshore.
Oscar Flores photo
The lights went out an hour and 20 minutes after Best Buy's 5 p.m. opening on Thanksgiving.
John Palminteri photo
The busiest cruise ship year ever in Santa Barbara concludes today with the arrival of the Golden Princess this morning at 7 a.m.
Two men from across the pond are feeling especially thankful this holiday season.
As expected Wednesday night has been very busy for the California Highway Patrol on the Central Coast as traffic reached a peak for those hitting the road for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Hundreds of folks start Thanksgiving Day on the right foot. Families and friends participate in the Thanksgiving 4-Miler in Santa Barbara.
A man shot up a federal courthouse and a Mexican consulate -- which he also seemingly tried to set ablaze -- early Friday before being shot dead outside the Austin, Texas, police headquarters.
Black Friday is here. And so are the long lines and brawls that go with it.
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