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New City Website Could Help You Avoid Street-Sweeping Tickets
We've all been there: You think you've thwarted the parking gods, but you come back to your car only to see that lovely envelope slipped under your windshield wiper. Mayor Eric Garcetti has a potential cure for that.
Garcetti launched a new parking enforcement website on Wednesday that lists areas where parking tickets won't be handed out -- like when street cleaning has been canceled and people won't have to move their cars, theL.A. Daily News reports.
This type of parking enforcement data wasn't readily available until now.
City officials say the site will allow Angelenos to fight parking tickets they received in error. About five percent of streets marked for sweeping each day aren't cleaned because of scheduling and staffing issues. Even though the city shouldn't be ticketing people on those days, sometimes things slip through the cracks. Officials say they hope the site will be a helpful tool for drivers.
But there were notable issues with the site on Tuesday -- the site didn't show multiple locations. Per the Daily News:
Mayoral spokeswoman Vicki Curry referred to the new website as a “beta site” and said more changes are expected. She also acknowledged the city has “a long way to go” before offering a more comprehensive site.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.