The article encourages taking the Metro. Oh, LA Times it wasn't that slow a news week.
It really does try and draw the story out to NPR level, "Donald Shoup, an urban planning professor at UCLA and parking policy expert."
Parking policy expert? You got to love that title.
It's actually a very silly article if you think about it as the reporter just asks people what they were doing as they were trying to find parking.
“A hundred and fifty? Oh no, no, no, no, no. I will just go down the street,” he said, before heading off in search of a better deal.