* Miami's Crispin Porter + Bogusky has opened a West Coast office in a converted firehouse in Venice, Calif. The shop, led by copywriter Sally Hogshead, formerly at Robaire Hogshead, launches with five employees and no billings. Hogshead's ex-partner, Jean Robaire, has also opened a new shop in L.A., called a.k.a. Robaire.
* TBWA/Chiat/Day/San Francisco creative director Jon Soto has returned to his old haunt at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where he will serve as associate creative director and collaborate with former partner Al Kelly. The two won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1998 for a Nike snowboarding campaign.
* Coca-Cola is planning to move two of its brands, Sprite and Fanta, to Ogilvy & Mather/New York, from Lowe Lintas & Partners and Cliff Freeman & Partners, respectively. Cliff Freeman resigned its part of the business in August.
* McCann-Erickson/Southwest's four offices are slated to merge with Temerlin McClain in Irving, Texas. All the offices, which are owned by Interpublic, will take the Temerlin McClain name.
* Bozell/Chicago has been absorbed by Campbell Mithun, following IPG's purchase of True North. The office will take on the Campbell Mithun name and serve as the agency's Chicago branch.
* Universal Studio's account review has been narrowed to two finalists. Vying for the $30-40 million business are Los Angeles-based David & Goliath and The Richards Group in Dallas.