We present a summary of Kepler and supporting observations of a nearby L1 dwarf. We find periodic (8.9 hour) variations with an amplitude of 1.5%. The surface features have remained consistent for 15 months. Magnetic starspots are a plausible explanation, but a cloud-related feature is also possible. We also detect white light flares as powerful as the strongest solar flares, despite the low temperature of the photosphere.