Afternoon Cram: A Parking Meter Milestone

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It’s the End of the Road For Coin-Only Parking Meters
The last one was replaced with a credit card and coin operated machine today.
[CBSLA]

Boy Arrested for “Celebrity Swatting”
The unnamed suspect is accused of falsely reporting crimes to lure police to the homes of celebrities.
[LAT]

Toy Guns Set Off Police Response at Simi Valley Elementary School
Two students have been suspended.
[NBCLA]

LAPD Bomb Squad Finds No Device Outside Wilshire Boulevard Temple
A suspicious package had been discovered near a police car Tuesday.
[KABC]

Firecracker-Like Makeshift Bomb Explodes in Santa Monica Parking Garage
To the police, it seems like the work of a prankster.
[LADN]

Attendance To CityWalk Memorial For Jenni Rivera (Unfairly?) Restricted By Livenation
You need a photo ID and a credit card to attend.
[LAO]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Surprises UCLA Basketball Team With a Visit
Score!
[ESPNLA]

Federal Foreign Aid Program Turns to CAA For Marketing Advice
The Feds want to give government humanitarian programs the Hollywood treatment.
[Variety]

We Are Still Approaching a “Fiscal Cliff”
The talks in Washington continue.
[NYT]

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