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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.
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 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 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.
August 13, 2011 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
One of the most baffling things about parking in downtown Los Angeles can be found near Hope and 9th streets. The meters along Hope charge $4 an hour, but on 9th the cost is only $3. "You question whether that makes sense," said a facetious Daniel Mitchell, an official with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. A pilot program approved Friday by the City Council seeks to impose some logic and radically change the way meter prices are set for more than 500,000 people who work or shop each day in the city's center.
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.
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 14, 1998
If the Discovery Science Center only whets your appetite, here are more places to feed your science habit: ORANGE COUNTY Fullerton Arboretum at Cal State Fullerton, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton 92831, (714) 278-3579, Twenty-six acres divided into environments from rain forest to Sonoran desert. Summer science camps, special science programs. Gardening programs ($7 for nonmembers) most Saturday mornings. Open daily, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
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.
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