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It's One of the Best Parking Tips Ever

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Maybe we shouldn't be emphasizing this tip so we can keep our parking spots open in busy areas of the city. But we're feeling generous to those who read LAist on Sundays and we still seem to shock a new person everyday with this parking tip that the LACityNerd taught us so long ago.

Yellow Loading Zones are only in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. So take advantage all day Sunday and after 6 p.m. in the evenings. The same applies to Green Zones except you get an extra hour in the morning since it takes effect starting at 8 a.m.

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Some things to remember are that White Loading Zone signs are enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted and this tip is for within the City of Los Angeles. We do not know if this goes for Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Culver City etc. Also, additional signs giving restrictions can override the Yellow Loading Zone rules. So you need to check and read all the signs carefully. We often get excited near Hollywood and Highland when we find our favorite yellow sign only to pull up and see a tiny sign with some further restrictions. Grrrrrr...

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