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Hermosa Comedian Wins Parking Permit Design Contest

The stand-up comedian combines a photo and his trial-and-error computer graphics exploration to make the winning design.

Local comedian Jeff Capri has designed the winning art in the city’s Third Annual Parking Permit Art Contest. His design, a seagull flying over a beach volleyball match at sunset, will be featured on city-issued parking permits for 2013-2014.

“We chose Mr. Capri’s design from among many wonderful entries because it depicts the beauty of nature and the active lifestyle that have come to define our city,” said Mayor Jeff Duclos in a press release.

Six designs were submitted in the contest, which was open to all Hermosa Beach residents. City Manager Tom Bakaly selected the winning design.

Capri, a stand-up comic, combined a photo he had taken with his self-taught, trial-and-error exploration of computer graphics to create the design. 

The new parking permits, which cost $40 each for residents and $143 each for employees of local businesses, go on sale Feb. 4, 2013. Residents and employees are encouraged to renew by mail to avoid standing in line.

The city's parking permit program enables permit holders can park at any yellow posted meter without paying at the meter and can park in one-hour zones in the residential areas without regard to the one-hour limit.

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