Mayor James Hahn spent some time outside the Shane Building today. He set up a podium right in front of Skooby’s, where we WOWers frequently are found eating hot dogs, breakfast burritos, and other tasty pork-based foods. Hizzoner (incidentally, quite a handsome man up close; James was ready to jump his bones) chose Hollywood and Cherokee as the spot to announce that, from September 1 on, citizens with hybid cars will be allowed to park free at meters anywhere in the city. (LA already offers free parking for electric and natural gas vehicles; cars that park for free would still have to obey posted time limits.) The event was remarkably low key – only a smattering of press, an ABC-TV camera, a Channel 9 van, a passerby or two. Skooby’s said it did a brisk business, however. (more)
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