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September 22, 1993 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Downtown. And down in the dumps. That's where most of the 2,000 state workers picked to move to new office facilities in Los Angeles seemed headed Tuesday as Gov. Pete Wilson confirmed plans to consolidate state operations. Workers at 37 state agencies across Los Angeles County said they do not relish leaving the comfort of the suburbs to work in the congestion of Downtown Los Angeles.
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.
October 16, 2010 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Donald Shoup has a quick comeback when people introduce him, as they often do, as the "parking rock star. " 'Parking rock star' is an oxymoron, like 'rap music,'" the UCLA urban planning professor quips, his green eyes twinkling. "Maybe I should change my name to Shoup Dogg. " Add another moniker for a man who has been hailed as the "prophet of parking," the " Jane Jacobs of parking policy" and the inspiration for a Facebook group called "The Shoupistas. " The last is a fitting term for disciples of the Yale-trained economist, whom many credit with fomenting a long-overdue revolution in parking.
January 29, 2012 | Steve Lopez
Call them cretins, barbarians - whatever you like. I'm with you. But there are two very good reasons many California drivers abuse disabled placards when they park their vehicles. First, it saves them a lot of money. Second, the chance of getting caught is next to nil. My Wednesday column on the subject has drawn hundreds of responses from readers who have disabilities but struggle to find parking because of all the cheaters, and there were scores of people offering their own evidence of abuse.
February 14, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - The price of general-admission parking at Dodger Stadium will return to what it was when the Dodgers were owned by Frank McCourt. The increase from $10 to $15 is part of a plan to improve the flow of traffic into the ballpark, Dodgers President Stan Kasten said Friday. The Dodgers will continue offering $10 general-admission parking passes, but only to fans who purchase them in advance. “The main bottleneck we have is transactions at the gates,” Kasten said. “That was the first thing they wanted for us to tackle.
July 1, 2012 | Christopher Smith
San Clemente Pier Overview: This 1,296-foot wood-plank pier, built in 1928 and refurbished several times, is springy. There is a benign ambience here, which extends to the Hawaiian vibe at the Pier Shack & Grill at the end of the pier. Notable views: Gazing inland trumps looking out to sea. Atmospheric cliffs show off a California seaside town with Spanish Colonial touches. Meanwhile, Amtrak and Metrolink trains stop at the foot of the pier. Parking: $1.50 an hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two pay lots on Del Mar Street, which winds down to the shoreline; adjacent metered spots on the street cost the same.
March 26, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Half of Southern California travelers plan to visit at least one theme park this year, according to a recent poll by the Automobile Club of Southern California . If Disneyland is the destination, here's a hotel deal from Red Lion Hotel Anaheim with some nice freebies and a nice price: $79 a night. The deal: This offer would work well for families with young children who don't want to worry about driving back and forth to the park. The hotel is a block or so from Disneyland, and a resort shuttle stops at the front door.
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.
September 16, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Art in the Park, one of southern Nevada's oldest and biggest cultural events, returns Oct. 5 and 6 to Boulder City. Since it began in 1963, Art in the Park has been the primary annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Boulder City Hospital . The event draws about 100,000 people to the town 25 miles east of the Strip, near Hoover Dam. Admission is free. More than 300 artists sell their wares at what has become one of the largest juried art shows in the Southwest. Their works are judged in fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories.  This year's featured artist is Ventura County resident Ora Tamir , who chose oil paint as her medium when she was 12 years old. “I paint by soul, never bending to trends or criticism,” she said in a news release.
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