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David LaBua

‘Tis the Season...for Parking Scams

Dear Parking Guru,

I drove into the City to do some shopping and parked at an Embarcadero Garage. As I parked, a very nice attendant approached me and said that it was a $20 flat rate. I paid him $20 and went on my way. Upon returning I found a parking violation on my windshield.

A Cool Tool For Contesting Parking Tickets

Hello Parking Guru,

I just got a copy of your book, and was ecstatic to have found that such a thing exists; however, my reason for finding it is less than desirable. I recently got tagged for not curbing my wheels on a grade, on a street where I have never been cited for this, Brannan at Delancey.

Thanksgiving Holiday Parking Rules in the City

Thanksgiving Holiday Parking Rules

Nothing will put a damper on a perfectly lovely four day Thanksgiving holiday more than getting a $72 ticket, or getting towed. Except being blamed for giving bad information resulting in getting your in-laws' car towed.

Coveted Neighborhood Parking Tips for North Beach... Shhhh

Dear Parking Guru,

I live in North Beach on Chestnut St. and don’t have a paid for spot for my car.  I have a residential permit, but on weekends, weekdays, evenings, and mornings I find it impossible to park.  My kingdom for some North Beach parking tips Sir.

Circling Bob

Bay Area Bike Share System To Expand

SFMTA announced that Bay Area Bike Share expansion will take place in early 2014 with 15 new bike stations and 150 new bikes coming to San Francisco as part of a regional expansion to reach 1,000 bikes and 100 stations in San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose.

The Decodification of Finding a Parking Spot

Dear Parking Guru,

Thanks to you I've been ticket-free for over two years now and consider myself a savvy parker. But I have a situational question for you that has really got me stumped, and your insight on the situation might be a game changer for me.

How to Hit the Parking Ticket Trifecta

Dear Parking Guru,

I appreciate all of your insight into the world of parking and have benefited from it immensely since moving to SF.  I want to share my experience with you because I think you and the readers will find it entertaining.  I stopped by the local market this morning to pick up a few things.  I parked just for a second...

The Car of the Future Is Here in SF

While impossible to call any mode of transport the best, earlier this week, I stumbled upon what I think can be called the most environmentally practical single driver, fully electric vehicles designed to date and, in my opinion, definitely the coolest.

The Official Musical Instrument of San Francisco (and Other Lesser-Known Facts)

Yesterday, during an interview, a reporter asked me how many miles of streets there are in San Francisco.

“1088 miles,” I answered.

Parking 501: Complex Answers to Simple Questions

Dear Parking Guru,

Today at 8 a.m. I parked in a spot with a sign posted nearby that stated, “2-Hour Limit, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.” I moved my car at 11 a.m. to another block.  How far away do I have to park, and when am I safe to park on the original block again without fear of getting a ticket?

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