CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 |
A man who was struck by a hit-and-run driver as a valet opened the door of his Ford Focus early Sunday morning has died, officials said. The 22-year-old Van Nuys resident was pronounced dead at 5:46 p.m. Sunday, according to Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner's office. His identity had not been released Monday pending notification of family. Police are still looking for the driver of a newer model silver Hyundai sedan who was heading westbound on Ventura Boulevard west of Kester Avenue in Sherman Oaks before crashing into the open driver's door of the parked Focus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2013 |
The license plate on his practical Toyota read "MR VALET," but the tales Herb Citrin gleefully shared about his pioneering business empire - based on tossing car keys to nattily dressed parking attendants - often involved far more upscale automobiles. There was the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr that slid into the ocean in Marina del Rey minutes after his employees parked it and the Jaguar, with key left in the ignition, that was driven off the lot by a distinguished-looking man who, as it turned out, did not own it. And then there was the time a horrified Citrin watched as a car in his care miraculously rolled across busy La Cienega Boulevard, without a driver or a scratch.
March 26, 2013 |
The Omni San Diego Hotel attached to Petco Park offers savings on a spring stay that includes valet parking and other extras. For those who want to unwind on a weekend getaway, the 511-room hotel has a heated pool and jacuzzi and a stone fireplace -- with no resort fee tacked on to the bill. The deal: The Sun Diego package starts at $281 a night plus tax and includes valet parking, two Sea Breeze cocktails at McCormick & Schmick's and a bottle of sunscreen. When: The offer is good through May 31. Tested: I found availability for a room on Mother's Day weekend (May 10-12)
February 11, 2013 |
Is Thomas the luckiest valet in all of England, or is Lord Grantham simply the dumbest aristocrat? That's what I'm left wondering at the end of a two-hour installment of “Downton Abbey,” double-stuffed with all the dishy twists and turns that make this series both so enjoyable and so vexing at the same time. Of course the big news this week revolves around Thomas, the valet with nine lives. Spurred on by O'Brien, a woman with a boundless appetite for vengeance but far less abundant motives -- someone please remind me why she's so mad at Thomas again?
January 31, 2013 |
San Francisco's Chinatown will celebrate the Year of the Snake on Feb. 23 with the Chinese New Year Parade, a tradition that dates to the 1860s. Omni San Francisco Hotel offers a room package that includes parade tickets and breakfast starting at $301 a night. The deal: The Chinese New Year Package comes with two bleacher seat tickets for the Feb. 23 parade, breakfast through room service or in the hotel's restaurant, free valet parking and a fortune cookie. The hotel at 500 California St. is close to Chinatown, too. When: The offer is good for stays Feb. 22-24 but requires a Feb. 23 stay.
December 5, 2012 |
Facing a drop in parking revenue, the managers of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank announced plans Wednesday to raise parking rates at several lots. A decline in passengers and the closure of an off-site parking lot has led to the decline in parking revenue over the last year, according to airport officials. "The decision to raise rates in certain lots comes in the face of falling parking revenue that could affect our ability to supply the level of comfort and convenience our passengers desire," said Dan Ferger, executive director of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.