New tech parking meters to be installed
A full transition from coin-only and cash-key parking meters to new technology meters is expected by the end of November. The new meters, which accept credit and debit cards as well as coins, could also have a “pay by cell” option for registered users.
The city began its transition in 2010 at the pier parking lots and eventually onto all on-street parking meters. The last of them will be installed in City parking lots and structures. Those who have remaining credit balances on their cash keys or would like a full refund of the deposit made at that time they purchased the cash key must return it to the City Hall cashier between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The city ill process and mail a refund check. For more information, call the City Hall cashier at 310-802-5557.
Deep Roots Garden Fall Festival
Deep Roots Garden Center is hosting a fall festival this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The family-friendly event will have arts and crafts, a scarecrow-making station (bring your own clothes), family photo booth, pumpkins and more. For more information, call 310-376-0567. 207 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
City Annual Halloween Carnival
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will host its 26th annual family halloween carnival this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Heights Park. The event under the age 5 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Past carnivals have included face painting, haunted house, food and game booths. Costume parade and contest begins at 1 p.m.