We make very effort to make sure our guests have a good stay. Some things are within our control, some things are not. Silver Lake is an urban city with standard city protocols like street cleaning. It can be very annoying to get a ticket so I understand your frustration. The age of our house and the lot driveway standards are typical for this area which is also what makes people love the uniqueness and diversity of this neighborhood. Thank you for being accommodating when the AC was jammed. It is in fact a new unit so the problem was unexpected but was repaired the next day. We will definitely address the issue with the knives and nonstick pans. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.