It just seems that parking tickets happen to me when I'm having the best of times and visiting the greatest of places ;) Last time I reported on getting a nasty parking ticket at Point Dume, near Zuma Beach in Malibu, CA. This time I was having a great time on Melrose boulevard, near Hollywood/LaBrea area. I was at Cafe Stir Crazy. That cafe is frequented by locals, actors, producers, and movie people in general. It has a nice "living room" atmosphere. Or as they say, it is a "living room of your hipper friend". I had one of their great sandwiches. Also took advantage of unlimited (almost) refills on coffee. Anyhow, spent 'bout four hours there and, lo and behold, a nice parking ticket was waiting for me at my car that I parked in one of the side streets off Melrose. I take 100% blame for this on myself. I admit of not looking at the parking sign. I guess because it was a Saturday, it was a nice quiet neighborhood.....
Anyways, I did a little research and I realized that the parking rules change 4-5 times along Melrose between K-Town and Fairfax. This is Amazing... more money into city's pockets... Who knows where this money is going to?? Apparently not to upkeep the parking signs! I took some pictures to document the changes of parking rules -- anywhere from a simple parking allowed all the time in K-town to highly restrictive parking in the Hancock Park/La Brea/Fairfax area. See for yourself.
Luckily, this time I know this $53 parking ticket will pay for itself in about 6 months, based on this article: How to have your parking ticket pay for itself. Got a parking ticket? It only takes a few hours and your parking ticket will pay for itself!
Photos of parking signs along Melrose:
This is one of the more restrictive parking signs. How long does it take it to locate and read it? What a waste of time!
The parking sign below is a very simple and non-restrictive parking sign in K-TOWN, just a mile and a half away! The parking rules change several times and significantly between K-Town and Fairfax!