A source at the L.A. Times writes that staffers returned from lunch today to see a banner going up on the employee parking garage offering monthly spaces to the public. That's quite a change. Not too long ago, the Times and its corporate offices filled two big parking structures at Second and Spring streets, with overflow into nearby surface lots. Uniformed guards and electric card-key gates kept out the public (and kept track of employee coming and going). With all the cutbacks in recent years, parking spots go begging—the top level is apparently rented out right now for a Dodge car premiere. This is the garage, by the way, with the relief murals by Tony Sheets (son of the late muralist and architect Millard Sheets) depicting Los Angeles scenes and the evolution of printing.
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