October 07, 2005

And Suddenly,

it's real.

I drove to Westchester yesterday to check on the house my mother owns there, and see what needs to be done to it before she can move in. She had planned to move in November, but the tenant found another rental unexpectedly quickly, and he's out.

Paint, I told her. And a new back door. And the carpets look iffy.

Anyone know the shortcut to LAX?—that freeway the airport shuttle peopel use? It took me an hour and a half to get home yesterday via the 10/405, and I think I'm gonna need that route.

Posted by Attila at October 7, 2005 09:39 AM | TrackBack

Downtown to LAX.......sounds like my daily commute. My route I take the 110 to the 105.

First off if the hubby goes with you, you can use the carpool lanes that start just south of downtown and run all the way to LAX, including the carpool only interchange to the 105. Off the 105 you can take Aviation or Sepulveda exits. If there is a lot of airport traffic you can take the freeway to the end on Imperial Highway, go down to Pershing hang a right then take that to Manchester (depending on what part of Westchester).

If you're alone you'll hit normal rush hour traffic but its not too bad once you get past USC going south. People seem to feel the urge to hit the brakes when the 110 goes up and down hills.

On weekday mornings 105 traffic is heaviest west-bound in the afternoons the heavy traffic is east-bound. Going against traffic moves quite smoothly.

On weekends the only thing that really screws things up is USC games. And the carpool interchange may be closed if they are filming a movie.

Posted by: the Pirate at October 7, 2005 10:27 AM

OR you can take the 10 to Fairfax, get off there and go south, then you'll hit La Cienega going south, take that through the hills then hang a right on La Tijera and you'll be in Westchester.

Plus there must be a commuter flight from Burbank Airport to LAX, which could be quicker.

Posted by: the Pirate at October 7, 2005 10:34 AM

Pirate's right. 110-105 is fastest.

If you think that's apt to be clogged based on the time of day, take Los Robles down to the 710 start to the 105. Takes about 10-15 minutes longer because of the stoplights in Alhambra.

I am about to work in Watts, and I take the 110 to 105 to work, and 105 to 710 home because that's actually against traffic.

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 7, 2005 11:00 AM

hey, you got more than 5 lines! what happened?

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 7, 2005 11:01 AM

Right now the max appears to be 7 ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at October 7, 2005 11:18 AM

The only problem I've run into on the 710 is truck traffic from the port.

Posted by: the Pirate at October 7, 2005 11:27 AM

What?!? Mom's coming to SoCal? Is this the end of your drives up to the Bay Area?


Posted by: k at October 7, 2005 01:06 PM

Oh, I'll still be going up there. But I'll probably experiment at least once with taking her along. Based on the degree of argumentation I encounter, that could become a habit.

Posted by: Attila Girl at October 7, 2005 02:51 PM

How is she doing? Someone else had the same condition recently, but his was due to illegal activities

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at October 7, 2005 05:55 PM

I don't know where you're coming from but I'd take the 605 to the 105. The 105 runs right to the airport.

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