405 construction, Traffic »

The 405 closed overnight tonight.

Posted January 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Tonight the Northbound I-405 Freeway will be closed between Getty Center Drive and Greenleaf until 6:00 a.m.

405 construction, Freeway Construction, Surviving the 405 »

Jamzilla – the 80 Hour Closure of the 405 Countdown Begins

Posted January 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

From Getty Center Drive to Ventura Boulevard the complete closures will be…
Friday, Feb. 14: 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15: 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16: 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 17: 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
…and the count down clock

LA Culture, Photo of the Day, Traffic »

Ice Cube blimps it for all the right reasons.

Posted January 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
An aerial view of downtown Los Angeles from the Goodyear Blimp, shot with a fisheye lens. May 27, 2010

What does Ice Cube and the Goodyear Blimp have in common? A song? A cause? Great marketing?

Freeway Construction, Traffic »

The 405 will be closed Saturday night

Posted January 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Southbound I-405 Closure Between US 101 and Getty Center Dr. Planned Saturday Night, Jan. 18
 A full southbound I-405 closure from the 101 in Sherman Oaks to Getty Center Dr tomorrow night – Saturday, January 18  through Sunday morning, January 19, between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Additional Closures

·          Ramps begin closing at 7 p.m.
·          Lanes begin closing at 11 p.m.
          The US 101 southbound connector to the …

405 construction, Cars, Road Construction, Surviving the 405 »

The 405 will be closed tomorrow night!

Posted January 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

 The 405 will be closed.
Expect a full closure at different times on the 405 – in both directions through the Sepulveda Pass tomorrow night,Thursday, January 16. 
One direction of the freeway will be maintained at all times.
Southbound I-405: 
Full closure from Valley Vista Boulevard to the southbound Skirball Center Drive on-ramp on the night of Thursday, January 16 from midnight to 2 a.m. Friday.
Northbound I- 405:
Full …

Events, Street Scenes, Video »

Take off your pants. It’s the annual No Pants Subway Ride Day 2014

Posted January 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

If you are a regular reader of Shortcuts then you know my favorite holiday – it’s No Pants Subway Ride.
It’s time for fun, at least for us in LA, fun in the sun. I can’t imagine doing this and being half nakey the on the east coast where Improve Everywhere 13 years ago started the now global No Pants Subway Ride.

Kajon Cermak, Travel »

At a Glance – How to Handle a Flight Cancellation

Posted January 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Winter Weather

1,800 flights stopped as blizzard aims for East Coast.
Air travelers can expect delays and cancellations at Newark, Kennedy and La Guardia airports and rail service on Metro-North, the LIRR and PATH trains will likely be disrupted as well.
U.S. airlines canceled more than 1,800 flights nationwide on Thursday in advance of the storm. Many were on regional airlines that handle shorter flights for the major carriers.

Cars, DUI Checkpoints »

DUI Swabs at New Year Holiday Checkpoints

Posted January 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

 Los Angeles Police Department Officer Don Inman rubs a swab around the inside of his mouth to demonstrate an on-the-spot drug test being used by law enforcement to deter people from driving under the influence of drugs. (Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times / December 27, 2013)

An instant drug test will be performed with a swab at some DUI checkpoints during this New Year …

Cars, DUI Checkpoints, Traffic »

Do you need a cab tonight? Want a Discount Code?

Posted January 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

As of late Sunday night nearly 2,000 drivers had been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol this holiday season, dating back two weeks. Don’t join the group.
Uber tweets to expect at least double or triple fares just before midnight and after midnight.
Metro will provide all-night service on the Red, Purple, Blue, Expo, Green, Gold, Orange and Silver Lines, in addition …