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City to Party For Free: Lakers Parade On, Watch the Foam Fingers

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office just sent out a press release announcing that tomorrow's Lakers parade will be paid for by some of the city's wealthier individuals and corporations. And it doesn't sound like the city is paying for anything. Woot. A rare free parade. Via the press release: "At the request of Mayor Villaraigosa, the Lakers and AEG have reached out to various civic leaders to help underwrite City services that are provided by the City for events such as this. As of today, $900,000 has been privately raised to cover the entire cost to the City for police, traffic and other necessary expenses. Donations which now enable the parade and celebration to take place with no cost to taxpayers have been made by Laura and Casey Wasserman, Margie and Jerry Perenchio, Cheryl and Haim Saban, Edyth and Eli Broad, Sharon and Joe Hernandez of Melissa’s Fruit’s and Vegetables, Gayle and Ed Roski and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians." The parade starts at 11:15 a.m. at Figueroa Street (at Staples) and heads towards the Coliseum. More via the Staples Center's web site. Note: Among the banned substances at the Coliseum are foam fingers, umbrellas, and strollers. Also, we found a photo of what may be a LAPD mobile jail. Looks like a taco truck, but it probably doesn't Tweet. [Image on right via You-Are-Here; on left via IGoYouGo

STREET CLOSURES (All information supplied by LADOT)

The final street closure plans including timing will be announced by LADOT and posted on their web site on Tuesday.

The area expected to be affected by the parade route is the area bordered by the following streets:

- Martin Luther King Blvd.
- Jefferson Blvd.
- Hoover Street
- Union Avenue
- 9th Street
- Broadway Street

Full Closures (Beginning as early as 8:00 a.m. Some will last until 4:00 p.m.)

Figueroa from Olympic Blvd. to Martin Luther King Blvd.
Chick Hearn Court (11th St.) between Cherry St. and Flower St.
12th St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
Pico Blvd. between Cherry and Flower St.
Cameron Lane between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
Venice Blvd. between Convention Center Dr. and Flower St.
18th St. between Georgia St. and Flower St.
Washington Blvd between Georgia St. and Flower St.
20th St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
21st St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
22nd St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
23rd St. between Estrella Ave and Flower St.
Adams Blvd. Between St. James Pl. and Flower St.
27th St. between University Ave. and Flower St.
28th St. between University Ave. and Flower St.
29th St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
30th St. between Shire Pl. and Flower St.
31st St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
32nd St. Between Shire Pl. and Figueroa St.
33rd St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
Jefferson Blvd. between Trousdale Pkwy and Flower St.
Exposition Blvd. between Armory Dr. and Flower St.
37th St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
Flower St. between Flower St. and Figueroa St.
38th St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
39th St. between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
Limited Access Closures

11th St. between Grand Ave. and Flower St.
Pico Blvd. between Cherry and Union Ave.
Pico Blvd. between Grand Ave. and Flower St.
Venice Blvd. between Convention Center Dr. and Union Ave.
Venice Blvd. between Convention Grand Ave. and Flower St.
Washington Blvd between Georgia St. and Union Ave.
Washington Blvd between Grand Ave. and Flower St.
23rd St. between Grand Ave. and Flower St.
23rd St. between Estrella Ave and Union Ave.
Adams Blvd. between St. James Pl. and Hoover St.
Adams Blvd. between Grand Ave. and Flower St.
28th St. between University Ave. and Hoover St.
30th St. between Shire Pl. and Hoover St.
30th St. between Grand Ave. and Flower St.
32nd St. Between Shire Pl. and Hoover St.
Jefferson Blvd. between Grand Ave. and Flower St.
Jefferson Blvd. between Trousdale Pkwy and Hoover St.
37th St. between Grand Ave. and Flower St.
39th St. between Hill St. and Flower St.

Freeway Onramp Closures 110 Freeway (Possible Closures, TBD)

- Martin Luther King Blvd.
- Adams Blvd.
- 23rd Street
- Exposition Blvd.
- Pico Blvd. (Convention Center)
- 9th Street