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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to discourage employees from commuting alone to work, Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday ended free parking for 8,000 downtown government workers. The action was in response to a directive from the South Coast Air Quality Management District for major employers to reduce travel by employees, and in turn reduce smog and traffic congestion. Effective Oct. 1, county employees will be charged $70 to $220 a month to park in spaces now provided free.
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NEWS
November 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
Many of the 110 freshmen in the House of Representatives say they intend to shun the perks that come with their new jobs. But some want to keep free parking at National Airport, contending that it is vital to stay close to the voters. Having reserved and close-to-the-terminal parking at busy National Airport would be "part of performing my job appropriately," Charles T. Canady (R-Fla.) said.
NEWS
August 7, 1986 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
The West Hollywood Planning Commission has approved the expansion of the Sports Connection athletic club, the first of several controversial development projects that have been proposed along a heavily congested stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard. The commission's unanimous decision, issued Monday, will allow the club to expand its massive concrete and mirrored-glass gymnasium, add spaces for retail stores and restaurants and construct a three-story garage with parking for at least 300 cars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
The hub of the city's downtown redevelopment center, which this summer has begun opening one building at a time, on Tuesday was officially christened a new shopping and entertainment district. That is, the city began charging for parking. Parking in the Main Promenade Parking Structure, which had been free since it opened a week ago, now costs up to $5 a day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
The city will offer free downtown parking in the business zone for the holiday season. Meters will carry signs saying "free parking" from Dec. 8 to Dec. 28. The free parking policy affects only business zone meters in downtown Huntington Beach. Motorists still will have to pay to park in residential and recreational zones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1986 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
Federal jurors in Los Angeles were told by court officials Tuesday that they will have to pay for their own parking in the downtown area while serving on civil and criminal cases in the U.S. Courthouse. In the near future, they will have to eat cheaper lunches during their deliberations, too. The change in federal court policy took effect immediately Tuesday, and some jurors who were short on cash had to borrow money from other jurors just to get home.
OPINION
February 3, 2010
Talk is cheap Re "Cellphone ban might not be making roads safer," Jan. 30 I read with interest your article about accident-rate research and the success of the new cellphone law in California. It is fairly obvious to me why the accident rate has not fallen since the law went into effect: Few people obey the law. As I drive about town, I still see many, many drivers ignoring the law by continuing to hold up their phones to their heads while juggling the steering wheel.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1997 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Free parking, one of life's small luxuries, will be available for the first time next season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center--but only for a select few. The perk represents something of a coup for the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which is using it to lure subscribers to its most expensive package, the 1997-98 Masterworks Series. "People love free parking," Philharmonic spokeswoman Sandy Robertson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2002 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Newport Beach man has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the city unconstitutionally violates the separation of church and state by giving churchgoers special rights to some of the most valued real estate in town: beach parking. "I believe that every citizen has a responsibility to be vigilant to make sure the provisions of the Constitution are not diluted," said John Nelson, who describes himself as a developer/contractor and agnostic. The suit was filed Friday in U.S.
NEWS
April 21, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has risked pariah status in the Senate by quietly trying to end the decades-old practice of giving members of Congress free, reserved parking privileges at airports near the capital. On Wednesday, he brought the issue to the Senate floor and endured slings and arrows of protest from some of his colleagues. In the end, his sense-of-the-Senate resolution failed, by a margin of 54 to 43, and even some lawmakers who voted with him breathed a sigh of relief.
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