Portions of G3 parking structure reserved for tonight’s VPAC performance

Alison Geller

Parts of the G3 parking structure will be reserved this afternoon for the sold-out Joan Rivers performance at the Valley Performance Arts Center (VPAC).

The department of police services sent an e-mail advising the CSUN community of the temporary closure.

Because the performance begins at 8 p.m., some students will be affected, according to an e-mail from Alfredo B. Fernandez, captain of Parking and Transportation with CSUN Police Department. Students will not be allowed to park on the fourth or fifth floor after 5 p.m.

The department of police services is making room for VPAC’s audience to have a place to park when they come for the 8 p.m. show.  According to Christina Villalobos, public information officer for CSUN’s department of police services, the G3 parking structure is the primary parking destination for VPAC events.

Cars that are already parked on those levels will not be affected, stated the e-mail.

Vanessa Leandro, 30, psychology graduate student, said that while she has not personally been affected by the closing of parts of G3, if she had been she would be upset by it.

“As a student you want to have priority because we’re paying for tuition,” Leandro said.  “If you’re paying two hundred and some dollars for a parking pass, you should have access to parking.”