Originally Posted by bsiciliano
I put my front plate in the windshield when I park and they let me slide.
As for the $10 vs $38. If you put the plate on and go to the station and show them, they will stamp the ticket and then you owe $10. Otherwise, just pay $38.
Where was the car parked? If you park in a private lot, then you shouldn't get a ticket. City lot or on the street they'll get you.
I was parked in PF Chang's parking lot. I heard that the El Segundo PD is known to do parking lot sweeps from time to time.