Afternoon Cram: A Parking Meter Milestone

Everything you need to know from today’s local news headlines

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Surprises UCLA Basketball Team With a Visit

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

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