I took a chance going to Kung Pao Kitty today. No, not the food. The parking.
I found a spot - make that a nonspot - along the north side of Hollywood Blvd., about halfway between Wilcox and Cahuenga.
It had white corner boundaries painted on the street. It was the right length and width. And the curb was uncolored. No green. No blue. No white or red. It wasn't in front of a driveway. Or a loading dock. Or a fire hydrant. Or a hooker.
The only difference: It had no parking meter.
I took my chances and pulled into the spot. I left for an hour. I came back, and no ticket, no scribbled post-it, no boot.
I feel lucky. And believe me I'll be on the hunt for other nonspots in LA. But I don't know if I should take my chances again.