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3 Secret L.A. Shortcuts You Need to Know About (Because Google Maps Doesn't)

Paul Haddad | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

I was waving my arms and jumping up and down like a game show contestant, shrieking "I'm right here!" into my cell phone. On the other end was a friend, driving up to my workplace to pick me up for lunch. He was a block away.

It's No Day at the Beach on Transit to Playa Vista

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So once again Angelenos will be cursed by the double-edged sword of economic development and a lack of transportation foresight when big developments like Playa Vista were approved.


Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 04.17.2014 | Los Angeles

A monster traffic jam could snarl traffic over Presidents Day weekend when the 405 Freeway shuts down as part of the ongoing construction of the freew...

Off-Duty Cop Rescues Man From Burning Car, A 'Christmas Day Miracle'

Los Angeles Daily News | Brenda Gazzar | Posted 02.25.2014 | Los Angeles

A bomb squad officer on his way to work and two civilians helped pull a trapped man from a burning station wagon on the northbound 405 Freeway in Sher...

How To Break Into the Glamorous World of Commercial Acting

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Jolie Jenkins

Don't start daydreaming yet about buying that new house, deep in the Valley. You'll have to go to a few (hundred) pesky auditions first.

BRIDGEBASH! 405 Freeway In OC To Close For 20 Hours

Posted 08.16.2013 | Los Angeles

Attention Angelenos: if you don't need to go to Orange County this weekend, then avoid it like the plague. That's because our OC brethren are going...

It's 405 Rampture Time Again For Westsiders

Posted 08.01.2013 | Los Angeles

This is just another friendly reminder to remind all commuting Angelenos to prepare for another 120-day "Rampture" on the 405 freeway. Starting Sa...

PREPARE: 405 Rampture For 120 Days

Posted 07.28.2013 | Los Angeles

Don't despair -- just prepare. Starting Aug. 3, the Sunset Boulevard off-ramp on the northbound 405 Freeway will be closed for 120 days, according ...

Eegads, Bad News For LA Traffic

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles

The massive 405 Freeway widening project through the Sepulveda Pass is 12 months behind schedule and over budget by at least $75 million, transportati...

Can We Please Just Let This Nice Billionaire Fix The 405?

Posted 07.16.2013 | Los Angeles

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has gone on record stating he's willing to pay out of his own pocket to ease congestion on the 405 freeway. "If...

The Real Los Angeles Nightmare: Dating

David Wygant | Posted 12.23.2012 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

With the next cool person you meet, make an effort, see what happens, see if your life changes... See if you meet somebody that absolutely blows you away.

Why I Am Grateful For Carmageddon

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 11.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Sylvia Sukop

As I drove home from babysitting in Burbank, an oracle named AMBER spoke to me on the eastbound 134: "405 FREEWAY OPEN," the huge overhead sign flashed in all caps. "THANK YOU LOS ANGELES." Alone in my car, my face grew hot, my throat constricted and suddenly I was crying.

It's All Going According To Script

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 11.30.2012 | Los Angeles

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday called "Carmageddon II," the sequel to last year's shutd...

Kathleen Miles

Stay Off The 405! | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Think of this weekend and next weekend as dress rehearsals for the big Carmageddon II show the weekend of Sept. 29-30. This Friday night/Saturday m...

'Carmageddon On Steroids' Starts Now

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.24.2012 | Los Angeles

The "Rampture" is coming. Also known as the "Ramp Jam" and "Octojam," this year's carpocalypse makes last year's Carmageddon (when a section of th...

PHOTOS: Eating Dinner On The 405 During 'Carmageddon'

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Four friends took last weekend's 405 freeway closure as an opportunity to grab some dinner. On the highway. Matt Corrigan, his wife Amanda, Barry ...

'Carmageddon' Over, Los Angeles Gets Back To The Grind

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — For those who say the weekend-long freeway closure dubbed "Carmageddon" was a non-event, Los Angeles County's transit agency has t...

Los Angeles Traffic Proves Light Thanks To 'Carmageddon' Fears

AP | DAISY NGUYEN and CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 09.16.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The event that many feared would be the "Carmageddon" of epic traffic jams cruised calmly to a finish Sunday, with bridge work on ...

Epic Traffic Jam Avoided

AP | DAISY NGUYEN and JOHN ANTCZAK | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians were making the ultimate sacrifice Saturday to avoid the dreaded "Carmageddon" – leaving their cars in...

By Bus, Rail, Train And Car: Tips To Beat Carmageddon

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

Metro: Hundreds of extra buses are being provided with shorter turn-around time between them.

Route of the 405 Well-Traveled for Centuries

Mary Daily | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Daily

See all those drivers buzzing below the Getty Center on the 405? They are literally following the footsteps of their predecessors: Native Americans, Spanish explorers, mission padres, and early California settlers.

WATCH: Los Angeles Without Cars

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

With Carmageddon looming in the near future, many Angelenos are planning to ditch their normal vehicles for the weekend in favor of bikes, public tran...

Carmageddon: With Only A Few Hours Left, LA Preps

AP | JOHN ROGERS and DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When the sun rises above Los Angeles on Saturday, residents in this car-dependent, traffic-choked city will see a rare sight: a 10...

Small Businesses Look To Turn 'Carmageddon' Into Cash-athon

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — Business owners touted promotions Wednesday aimed at cashing in on the upcoming closure of part of heavily traveled Interstate 405...

Escaping Carmageddon: Waze To The Rescue

Turnstyle | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

This is where Waze comes in: a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for smartphones with a built-in social component.