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  • Billion-dollar Waze

    June 19, 2013 | 10:57 am

    UPDATE [7/29/13]: Google bought Waze for $966 million.

    Just a couple of years ago, the Israeli entrepreneurs behind the traffic-fighting smartphone app Waze were knocking down the door of every news outlet in Los Angeles. They were seeking publicity to help forge their way into...

  • Carmageddon II: The return of the 405 closure

    September 28, 2012 | 11:10 am

    The demolition of the north side of Mulholland Dr Bridge has been scheduled for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012. As with the demolition of the south side of the 608-foot-long bridge, the I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed in both directions that...

  • L.A. eruv downed for Yom Kippur

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    For weeks, the warnings on Freeway signs have been advising motorists about the second weekend-long closure of the 405 Freeway on Sept. 29-30. But for observant Jews living in Los Angeles, there’s a separate hassle looming a few days earlier, and the warnings have been announced in...

  • Highway construction downs L.A. eruv

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 3, 2011 | 11:50 am

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, the boundary that enables observant Jews to carry objects in public spaces on Shabbat, was not in operation last Shabbat, Oct. 28-29, and might not be up by sundown on Friday, Nov. 4, according to an email circulated on the eruv’s listserv.

    “We...

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  • Carmageddon is over: 405 Freeway reopens to traffic [Updated]

    July 17, 2011 | 12:30 pm

    From LATimes.com:

    The 405 Freeway officially reopened through the Sepulveda Pass on Sunday morning, hours ahead of schedule.

    Officials began removing the barriers blocking the onramps to the freeway around noon.

    [Updated at 12:05 p.m.: Officials began allowing southbound traffic...

  • Foot traffic, movie traffic heavier than street traffic on Carmageddon weekend

    July 17, 2011 | 11:44 am

    Despite the closing of the 405 this weekend, few cars dotted the streets on my way to see “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part II” at L.A. Live this weekend. In fact, the theater was only half-full even though it was opening weekend for the monster film. On Thursday night,...

  • Near collision at Carmageddon closure on Friday night

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 16, 2011 | 10:50 am

    At the start of the closure Friday night, one car shift gears into reverse to find the nearest off ramp and avoid the traffic.  Watch for a near collision with several cars, including a big rig.

  • CARMAGEDDON: Helpful hints and headache relievers

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 15, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    The ‘bridge to nowhere’ that’s behind Carmageddon
    by Pierce Courchaine

    Thousands of commuters race past the Mulholland Bridge at great speeds every day. Silent and waiting for its execution date in mid-July, the bridge is rarely appreciated or remembered. More.


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  • 10 Reasons Why Single People Should Love Carmaggedon

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    July 14, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Unless you’re one of the people in LA with your own helicopter (of which there are a surprisingly high number), you too are likely painfully aware that Carmageddon is approaching.  For weeks now, Los Angelenos have been chattering about the impending doom that is just days away...

  • The Closure

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    July 14, 2011 | 11:22 am

    On July 16th and 17th, a ten mile stretch of the 405 freeway will be closed for 53 hours. For the past month, the sign on the freeway has been flashing this warning – as if signaling that the end of the world is coming. The newspapers and internet sites have underscored this...

  • Carmageddon: The Movie

    July 13, 2011 | 1:05 pm

  • Carmageddon: The world will end

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 13, 2011 | 1:00 pm

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  • Why Carmageddon won’t happen on Harry Potter’s watch

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 12, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    You can’t pass a billboard in Los Angeles without seeing the ubiquitous Harry Potter campaign pronouncing, “It All Ends”—- July 15.

    How ironic then, that L.A.’s Westside will be subjected to its own apocalypse of sorts – popularized as “Carmageddon” – when a dense...

  • Carmageddon: Hitler is Not Funny

    By Ilana Angel

    July 11, 2011 | 8:35 pm

    As those of us in Los Angeles are painfully aware, the 405 freeway is going to be closed this coming weekend.  For a city where people drive across the street instead of walking, it shall be hell on earth.  I plan to stay within 4 miles of my home over the weekend, in addition to not...

  • Top 10 signs you’re stuck in Carmageddon

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 8, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Hundreds of vehicles around you, the incessant sound of car horns filling the air, and that overwhelming feeling that maybe you shouldn’t have left the house this morning…

    Confused? You’re probably in the thick of…

    CARMAGEDDON

    And if you are still in complete and utter shock,...

  • Accommodating the shut-down, Jewishly

    July 5, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Due to road closures during the demolition of the Mulholland Bridge on “Carmageddon” weekend, the two major arts institutions located closest to the bridge — the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center, both in the Sepulveda Pass — will be closed on Saturday, July 16,...

  • Can an app solve L.A. traffic?

    By Orit Arfa

    July 5, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    While thousands of Angelenos are dreading Carmageddon — the closure of the 405 Freeway for 53 hours — Noam Bardin is looking forward to the challenge. As the CEO of Waze, a community-driven, free GPS application for smartphones, the Israeli-American entrepreneur is the...

  • The ‘bridge to nowhere’ that’s behind Carmageddon

    July 5, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Thousands of commuters race past the Mulholland Bridge at great speeds every day. Silent and waiting for its execution date in mid-July, the bridge is rarely appreciated or remembered.

    After more than 50 years of service to Los Angeles County, the Mulholland Bridge —  which most...

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