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November 23, 1996
In an effort to making visiting Westwood Village more attractive to shoppers, free validated parking will be offered at five private lots, business owners announced Friday. The parking validation program is part of a major effort to revitalize the shopping area by the Westwood Business Community Alliance, a business improvement district and city officials. Other planned improvements include street and sidewalk beautification and a 400-space public parking garage on Broxton Avenue.
September 6, 1998
Re "Station Sees Valets as Key to Parking Crush" (Aug. 29): Perhaps managers responsible for parking chaos at the Irvine Metrolink station should take a cue from businesses like Disneyland, which park tens of thousands of cars within a few hours' stretch. Disneyland "controls" where cars are parked by guiding and directing them to spaces in an orderly fashion. Perhaps if the Irvine Metro parking lot was restriped to accommodate more efficient car placement, along with employing traffic "directors," valet parking would not be required.
June 25, 1989
A possible expansion of permit parking near South Bay Hospital will be considered at a meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting was postponed from Tuesday because officials learned that a commencement program had been scheduled in the council chambers that night. The parking issue arose when residents complained that construction workers and employees of the hospital, which is building a parking structure and medical office building, were parking their cars on nearby residential streets.
October 26, 2000
Re "MTA to Add N. Hollywood Subway Station Parking," Oct. 21: Build it and they will come--and they have. The MTA should be thrilled. Subway usage is so great that more parking is needed. Instead, the MTA reluctantly approves more parking. Good transportation planners should anticipate this demand, and significant new parking should become the future reality. The MTA excuse that less parking will encourage greater use of public transport (buses) to get to the subway station is wishful thinking.
April 12, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
A British company's proposal to build an observation wheel about as tall as a 20-story skyscraper at Venice Beach has some residents' heads spinning at the prospect of more crowds, trash and noise. With enthusiastic support from Los Angeles park and tourism officials, Great City Attractions is seeking permission to operate a 200-foot-tall mechanical ride just west of the Venice Beach boardwalk at Windward Avenue. The attraction would consist of 42 enclosed, air-conditioned "capsules," each capable of accommodating eight people.
August 10, 2002
As an active-duty military member who arrived in L.A. recently, I was just given a shocking indoctrination into your city's parking policy. My infraction was parking at a designated bus stop, indicated by a sign with an M in a circle. At the time I didn't realize what that meant, but now understand it to symbolize a "Metro" bus stop. I received a $265 ticket. I am willing to pay for my faux pas and learn from the experience. However, the threat of a parking fine is meant to be a deterrent, and for the average American, a $50 parking fine would be quite sufficient.
January 19, 1986
Los Angeles must restrict parking in the downtown central business district and encourage mass transit use. A mile-long subway connecting parking lots to downtown, as is done in Fort Worth, might be one answer. Most of the former Pacific Electric subway to downtown is still there but two or three building foundations have interrupted the continuity. What a shame! ROBERT T. McVAY King City, Calif.
March 5, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The City Council approved an amendment Wednesday to the Specific Plan for the Reseda Central Business District that it hopes will spur leasing activity in the area's commercial corridor by giving businesses more options to meet their parking requirements. Two years ago, a city-conducted study found an abundance of parking in the Reseda business district, although it was unevenly distributed among properties. Some lots had more parking spaces than needed; others had too few.
September 21, 1986
Multilevel parking would not serve as a deterrent to "Big A" patrons? This conclusion was offered by the stadium expert (Mr. William A. Cunningham) on behalf of the City of Anaheim in their feud with the Angels (Sept. 11). Yeah, sure. The introduction of a behemoth industrial and parking structure at Anaheim Stadium will most certainly turn the casual fan into an endangered species. Even during the off-season, many of us spend a couple of hours in parking lots almost every day. In Southern California, they're referred to as "freeways."
August 2, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Responding to concerns about overflow parking from a large apartment complex, the City Council on Monday will consider banning parking on Ogle Street between Irvine and Aliso avenues from midnight to 6 a.m. Residents on Ogle Street complain that tenants of the nearby Oakwood Apartments on Irvine Avenue in Newport Beach take up too much parking and also make noise when they arrive late at night.
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