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December 24, 1990 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND
Painfully aware that time is running out, anxious Christmas shoppers descended on area shopping malls Sunday, where they raced for parking spaces but paused before taking out their pocketbooks. By many merchants' accounts, it was only a moderate shopping day compared to Dec. 23 in years past--a reflection of the jump in oil prices and national fears of a recession. "This is the slowest we've been in a long time.
April 11, 2007 | Matt Welch
ACCORDING TO "The Wisdom of Crowds," a 2004 book by James Surowiecki, pluralistic markets of non-specialist individuals tend to arrive at conclusions and predictions that are reliably more accurate and efficient than those made by experts. Another way of putting it -- and I'm talking to you, Frank McCourt! -- is that baseball fans already knew how to park at Dodger Stadium. In L.A.
October 16, 1986 | BARBARA BAIRD, Times Staff Writer
Members of the Venice Civic Union have obtained county approval of a plan to provide parking for area residents until May 22 in a county-operated lot at the beach. President Timothy J. Reed said members are pleased with the plan, but are concerned because it is only a short-term solution. The civic union was founded in 1947 and revitalized recently to fight for more parking in Venice, he said.
July 20, 2009 | Dan Weikel
For about 15 days a month, Alaska Airlines pilot Jim Lancaster lives in a motor home in Parking Lot B near the southernmost runway at Los Angeles International Airport. Every four minutes, a jetliner or turboprop roars in -- 500 feet above his front door -- for a landing. The noise is so loud it forces Lancaster to pause during conversations. But he doesn't mind. Lancaster puts up with the smell of jet fuel and screaming engines to save time and money.
September 16, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The hundreds of cars left unattended for the last several days in the commuter parking lots of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut stand as another chilling indicator of the death toll at the World Trade Center, officials in Princeton Junction said. Officials hope the cars belong to rescue workers or people stranded at airports.
October 25, 1988
Concerned about crime, noise and crowding, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Monday to close the Mission Point and Jetty parking lots at Mission Beach from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The emergency action takes effect immediately and will last until at least Dec. 14, when a council committee is scheduled to review the policy, along with reports from City Manager John Lockwood's office on ways to control crime and noise in the area.
October 26, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Maintenance and paint-striping on parking lots at the Civic Center and at Central Park will cost 30% less than city officials had estimated. The City Council voted unanimously to award the contract to ASAP Services of San Bernardino. That company, with a bid of $13,837, was the lowest of four firms seeking the job, said Ismile H. Noorbaksh, the city's public works director. "The engineer's estimate was $20,000" for the project, he said. "The low bid . . . is 30.6% under the estimate."
June 1, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
The California Coastal Commission has scheduled a public hearing on plans to evaluate a radar testing facility at Point Mugu naval base and build parking lots on base wetlands. The agency is putting together a panel of experts to evaluate the safety of the Point Mugu Naval Air Station's Surface Warfare Engineering Facility, which some neighboring residents worry could be emitting hazardous radiation.
February 4, 1985 | Dan Nakaso \f7
To ease the parking shortage downtown, city officials have proposed buying four parking lots, three of which the city now leases. The plan, which goes before the council Tuesday, calls for Manager Ken Frank to approach the owners of four downtown parking lots to see if they are interested in selling, and at what price. The city leases two of the lots on Ocean Avenue and another on Broadway for a total of more than $61,000. Those leases expire in two years.
October 5, 1996
Los Angeles County officials celebrated this week the completion of $9.4 million in improvements at Zuma Beach in Malibu. Replacing the former drab beach entrance are Mission-style tiled archways--which were featured in Architectural Digest--that lead to 12 newly paved parking lots. Improvements also include remodeled bathrooms with space for changing into swimsuits. To allow the public to walk safely to two concession stands, a 12-foot-wide promenade was built.
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