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July 9, 2004 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn wants to free hybrid vehicle drivers from fear of the city's parking enforcement officers by allowing hybrids to park at meters at no cost. "I think we want to do whatever we can to improve air quality in Los Angeles," said the mayor, adding that he hopes the plan encourages motorists to turn to hybrids. "I think it will be fun. People will realize they won't have to fish around for those quarters," he said.
March 11, 2003 | William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer
Newport Beach can continue to give free beach parking -- a rare and valuable commodity in town -- to churchgoers on Sunday mornings, a federal judge has ruled. John Nelson, a Lido Isle resident, filed suit in January alleging that the city is violating the church-state separation clause of the 1st Amendment by giving worshipers special rights: free Sunday-morning parking at metered spots near four churches. But U.S. District Court Judge David O.
January 8, 2011
Mark and Cindy Evans make the rounds of Southern California flea markets early, before most shoppers have gotten out of bed. Their favorite stops: The Groves Antique Market Held the first Sunday of the month from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. Admission and parking are free. Dogs allowed. (949) 786-5277. Pasadena City College Flea Market Also held on the first Sunday of every month, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Due to a scheduling change, the market happens to be open this Sunday.
December 11, 1988 | MARK LANDSBAUM
One suggestion for motivating people to form car pools is to deny them free parking while raising their salaries by the amount the parking costs. This idea was explored by professors Donald C. Shoup of UCLA and Don H. Pickrell of Harvard University in a 1982 paper entitled "Cashing Out Free Parking." It theorized that employees would have a financial incentive to share rides and pocket their savings.
July 15, 1990 | JIM SIMS is president of Commuter Computer, a nonprofit agency that helps commuters arrange car pools. He talks about the proposed L.A. levy on parking fees and any spillover benefit of encouraging car-pooling
A 10% tax is going to have little or no effect on ride-sharing. Ten percent is not enough to make a difference for the average person who parks downtown; and for many of those people, the employer will be paying the taxes because the parking is subsidized. Begin working with employers to eliminate free parking. If you tax the employer directly for provision of the free parking, then you start to make a difference. Or you can make the employer provide free parking for ride-sharers.
January 16, 1992
To a recent laid-off worker: Don't you worry nor wonda There'll be free parking For your Toyota or Honda When you go to that department To apply for unemployment. J. R. JOHNSON Santa Ana
August 30, 2003 | Louise Roug
Parking reservations are no longer required at the Getty Center. Weekday visits before 4 p.m. have required advance reservations until now. On-site parking is still $5 per car, but during holidays and other busy periods, the Getty provides free parking and shuttle service from a lot at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Constitution Avenue. Louise Roug
June 20, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Park rangers at five L.A.-area parks invite you to come roast a few marshmallows around the campfire and learn about the more natural side of the urban core you live in. Ranger events create an outdoors-in-the-city experience good for children and families -- and they're free. The deal: The evening campfires are sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which works to help create open space, trails and habitats in Los Angeles and beyond. The campfires feature ranger talks, sing-alongs and of course marshmallow roasting (if you want s'mores, bring your own graham crackers and chocolate)
December 24, 1989
Paul Frankel's article urging retention of the Del Mar Amtrak station, brags about 90 dedicated parking spaces and 128 adjacent spaces available to service travelers. But the city of Del Mar, in connection with Amtrak, sealed its own fate by authorizing the decades-old free parking to be $5 per partial day. That means that my late-evening trips to Los Angeles, for morning court appearances, with a return by 1 p.m., incur a $10 parking charge. My pleas to have the fee $5 per 24 hours are ignored.
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