L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.Byline: -- Kevin KEVIN Keepers of the Eternal Vigilance of the Islamic Nation (fictional, from White Teeth by Zadie Smith) Modesti
At last week's USC-Cal football game, after I parked in a private lot a half-hour's walk from the Coliseum Coliseum: see Colosseum. for the tidy sum of $30, I told people it's it's
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Without a media parking pass for Saturday's USC-Notre Dame epic, and assuming the campus structures would fill up as early as they did for Cal, I went back to the same private lot on the grounds of a religious school at Hoover and 32nd about four hours before kickoff.
``Thirty dollars?'' I said to the woman at the gate. ``Fifty,'' she said, pointing to a hand-lettered sign.
Fifty. 50. 5-0h.
I asked the man and woman in charge, `What's the difference between Cal-game parking and Notre Dame-game parking?'
``It's supply and demand,'' the man said.