No, this is not a post about not parking your SUV in a compact space, or how not to park like an idiot. I just wanted to point out this list of parking tips from LA City Nerd. Some of it is basic, others more obscure:
There is only a 5 minute grace period on street cleaning days. So, if the sign says no parking 9am to 11am Tuesdays, you actually have until 9:05am and can park at 10:55am. This may be only 5 minutes of extra parking, but something is better than nothing.