Sawtelle Boulevard is a north/south street in the Westside region of the city of Los Angeles, California. The San Diego Freeway parallels it a block to the east; the street has historical significance. Sawtelle Boulevard’s northern end is north of Dowlen Drive within the Veterans Administration complex, its southern end is at Overland Avenue, a few blocks east of Sepulveda Boulevard. Sawtelle Boulevard is a major thoroughfare for the Sawtelle community and West Los Angeles neighborhood; the portion of Sawtelle Boulevard from Santa Monica Boulevard to Olympic Boulevard is a trendy spot for the newer Japanese American community in Los Angeles. Named Sawtelle Japantown, but called Sawtelle or Little Osaka, - not to be confused with downtown Los Angeles’ older Little Tokyo, or the larger Japantown, San Francisco, Sawtelle is near UCLA, Santa Monica, Culver City. In 1992, Japanese immigrants operated botanical nurseries here; as of 2012, businesses found on this street include Japanese fast food, two Japanese supermarkets, upscale sushi bars, a holistic and medical office, hair salons, neighborhood Japanese grocery stores, a Boba tea shop, anime shops, Japanese artisan stores, a few historic nurseries.
In recent years, the businesses have expanded to Korean and Chinese cuisines with popular restaurants including Seoul Tofu and ROC Kitchen. The neighborhood appeals to a wide demographic with cheap eat as well as upscale restaurants and a banquet center on the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Sawtelle Boulevard. One interesting site is the consulate of Saudi Arabia, located next to a ramen restaurant and an esoteric Japanese magazine store. Homes south of this portion of Sawtelle Boulevard are inhabited by a large Japanese American population. Many of the homes exhibit landscapes true to Japanese tradition. After passing Olympic Boulevard, Sawtelle Boulevard continues as a four-lane boulevard running parallel to the San Diego Freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard. After entering Culver City, Sawtelle Boulevard swerves east, crosses Sepulveda Boulevard and ends at Overland Avenue in Culver City. Sawtelle, Los AngelesLittle Tokyo Sawtelleblvd.com: Sawtelle Boulevard community website
Metro Local is a bus service type in Los Angeles County operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This retronym designation was placed to differentiate it from the Metro Rapid service. Metro Local buses cover both local, limited-stop, shuttle bus services. Metro Local buses are distinguished by their prominent orange color. Based on availability of equipment, units in non-Metro Local livery may be placed into service on lines that use Metro Local buses. There are bus lines that are operated under contract with MV Transportation, Southland Transit, Transdev. Metro Local buses can be found on 400-series and 500-series routes, which are Metro Express routes with different fare structures and routing. Metro buses are given line numbers; this method was devised by the SCRTD, Metro's predecessor. All service operated by Metro as of 28 June 2018. Local bus service to/from other areas; the line numbering begins at line 2 and proceeds counterclockwise around Downtown Los Angeles, ending at line 96 East/west service, not serving Downtown Los Angeles.
North/south service, not serving Downtown Los Angeles. Limited-stop versions of traditional local routes, which make fewer stops and operate during peak times. Most limited-stop routes are designated by placing a 3 before a main line number. Most limited-stop routes have been replaced by Metro Rapid routes. Shuttles, special routes and local service within one or two adjacent neighborhoods and/or jurisdictions. Former Metro Local Routes
Atlantic Boulevard (Los Angeles County)
Atlantic Boulevard/Atlantic Avenue/Los Robles is a major north-south thoroughfare in eastern Los Angeles County, California. The street passes through the cities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, East Los Angeles, Eastside Los Angeles, Vernon, Bell, South Gate, Lynwood and Long Beach. Atlantic Boulevard starts off as a southerly continuation of Los Robles Avenue at Huntington Drive in northern Alhambra, ends on East Ocean Boulevard in Downtown Long Beach. Through most of its route from Maywood south, Atlantic travels parallel to the Long Beach Freeway and the Los Angeles River. South of Randolph Street, Atlantic Boulevard becomes Atlantic Avenue at the city border of Maywood and Bell. Atlantic crosses, with access: Interstate 10, State Route 60, Interstate 5, Interstate 710, State Route 91, Interstate 405, former State Route 42, State Route 1, it passes underneath, without freeway access, Interstate 105. Bus service along Atlantic Boulevard between Huntington Drive and Artesia Boulevard is provided by Metro Local line 260 and Metro Rapid line 762.
Bus service south of Artesia Boulevard is provided by Long Beach Transit line 61. The Metro Gold Line Atlantic Station is at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Pomona Boulevard in East Los Angeles, it is the southeastern terminus of the Gold Line currently. It connects the East Los Angeles community to Downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley, other Metro rail lines. Streets in Los Angeles County, California Los Angeles County Parks Department: Atlantic Avenue Park — 570 South Atlantic Boulevard, East Los Angeles
Sierra Highway or El Camino Sierra is a road in Southern California, United States. El Camino Sierra refers to the full length of a trail formed in the 19th century, rebuilt as highways in the early 20th century, that ran from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe following parts of modern State Route 14, U. S. Route 395 and State Route 89. Two portions of this road are signed as Sierra Highway; the first is an old alignment of SR 14/U. S. Route 6 from Los Angeles to Mojave; this road is signed with the unusual designation of State Route 14U through the city of Santa Clarita. The second part signed. Traversing the extremes of California, from the Mojave Desert to the Sierra Nevada, El Camino Sierra has been advertised to the world as a highway to showcase the natural beauty of California as far back as 1910. Though most of Sierra Highway was bypassed in the early 1970s with freeways, the road is still well known; the portion through the San Gabriel Mountains is noted as the primary filming location for the film Duel.
El Camino Sierra connects Los Angeles with Lake Tahoe along the eastern edge of California, serving the counties of Los Angeles, Inyo, Alpine and El Dorado. The highway exists. North of Mojave, El Camino Sierra is better known by the numbered designations in current use. While traversing the state, the highway crosses several mountain passes; the highway crests the San Gabriel Mountains via Soledad Pass. While in the Sierra Nevada the highway crosses Sherwin Summit, Deadman Summit, Conway Summit, Devil's Gate Pass, Monitor Pass and Luther Pass. Sierra Highway begins at Tunnel Station within the northernmost limits of the City of Los Angeles, where it intersects with San Fernando Road; this junction was the intersection of U. S. Route 99 and U. S. Route 6, it is located adjacent to the intersection of the replacement freeways, the Newhall Pass interchange of Interstate 5 and State Route 14. The highway serves as one of the main thoroughfares of Santa Clarita. Through the city, Route 14 was moved to a freeway alignment in 1971.
As a result, this portion is signed California State Route 14U, the U signifying "un-relinquished". Formal specifications for Route 14U are not published on Caltrans logs, but the route's existence is acknowledged in Caltrans' bridge inventory logs. According to the City of Santa Clarita, Caltrans maintains Sierra Highway from 500 feet north of Newhall Avenue to Whispering Leaves Drive; the remaining part of Sierra Highway through the City of Santa Clarita is maintained by the City and not part of the 14U designation. Sierra Highway, modern Route 14, a main line of the Union Pacific Railroad all cross the San Gabriel Mountains, cresting the mountains at Soledad Pass; the three transportation arteries use different paths up the mountains, separating at Santa Clarita and converging near Acton. Sierra Highway uses Mint Canyon, the railroad uses Soledad Canyon and the modern Route 14 is a hybrid route using the ridges and side canyons between the two older routes; these canyons are formed by its tributaries.
Upon exiting the mountains, Sierra Highway enters the Antelope Valley and serves as one of the main streets of Palmdale and Rosamond. The highway runs parallel to the railroad, becoming a frontage road. Just shy of Mojave the freeway portion of Route 14 ends, while the frontage road becomes a dirt path and terminates. From this point, the canonical route of Sierra Highway joins State Route 14, passing through downtown Mojave. North of Mojave the alignments of State Routes 14 and 89, U. S. Route 395 have not changed since first paved, are called El Camino Sierra. Significant portions have been upgraded to a divided highway; the highway cuts across Red Rock Canyon State Park to follow a series of valleys along the crest of the Sierra Nevada. While traversing the Owens Valley, the Sierra Highway passes Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, 10,000 feet above the highway; as of 2009, the only other signed section of Sierra Highway is a portion of U. S. 395 past the separation with U.
S. 6 in Bishop. U. S. 395 was rebuilt on a new alignment on the ascent around Crowley Lake. Unlike the highway relocation in southern California, the old alignments have been renamed, now called Lower Rock Creek Road, Old Sherwin Grade, Crowley Creek Road. From here to Lake Tahoe, the highway crosses mountainous terrain inside the Sierra Nevada, giving the highway its name. While in the Sierra Nevada, the road passes by attractions such as Mammoth Mountain, Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake. El Camino Sierra separates from U. S. 395, just prior to the Nevada state line at Topaz Lake, following SR 89. This is the only portion of the route not used year-round, as Caltrans closes Route 89 over Monitor Pass during winter months. Motorists destined for Lake Tahoe during the winter closures can continue along US 395 into Nevada, return to California via Nevada State Route 88 or Nevada State Route 207; the first recorded journey along what would become El Camino Sierra was by Jedediah Smith in 1826. The trail was in common use by prospectors passing through the area because of the California Gold Rush and Comstock Lode.
While still a dirt road, several people began promoting El Camino Sierra as a scenic route. In 1910, the Los Angeles Times announced that Governor Gillet had announced funding to construct a new road to connect El Camino Real with Yosemite Natio
Main Street (Los Angeles)
Main Street is a major north-south thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California. It serves as the east-west postal divider for the county as well, it begins as a continuation of Valley Boulevard west of Mission Road in Lincoln Heights as'North Main Street'. It ends at the Port of Los Angeles. At 9th Street, it merges with Spring Street in Downtown LA, between Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and 9th Street, Main Street shares a one-way couplet with Spring Street. Main Street begins as a continuation of Wilmington Boulevard, a small street in the neighborhood of Wilmington, Los Angeles. Nearly 2 miles north at the intersection of Lomita Boulevard, it becomes Main Street and enters into the city of Carson. Main Street carries Metro Local lines 10, 33, 48, 55, 68, 76, 83, 92, 355, as well as Metro Rapid line 733. Caltrans District 7 Headquarters Carrillo House Don Abel Stearns House The Downtown Independent Farmers and Merchants Bank of Los Angeles building LA Fashion District Hall of the Amigos del País Higgins Building Hotel Rosslyn Annex Lincoln Park Los Angeles City Hall Los Angeles Plaza Historic District Round House St. Vibiana's Cathedral Triforium United States Court House
Venice Boulevard is a major east–west thoroughfare in Los Angeles, running from the ocean in the Venice district, past the I-10 intersection, into downtown Los Angeles. It was known as West 16th Street under the Los Angeles numbered street system; the western terminus of Venice Boulevard is Ocean Front Walk in Venice. Proceeding easterly, it assumes the designation California State Route 187 crossing Lincoln Boulevard; the route passes through the Mar Vista neighborhood. Further east, it forms the boundary between Palms and Culver City and passes near Sony Pictures Studios. Continuing northeast into the Crestview neighborhood in West Los Angeles, the SR 187 designation terminates at the intersection with Cadillac Avenue and the ramp carrying traffic from westbound I-10. Continuing to parallel Washington Boulevard directly to its south, as it does for much of its length, the route proceeds between the Pico-Robertson neighborhood in West Los Angeles and Lafayette Square in Mid-City, through the Mid-Wilshire district, through Arlington Heights and Harvard Heights, dips under the Harbor Freeway, continues into the heart of downtown Los Angeles, where it turns into East 16th Street at Main Street.
Metro Local line 33 and Metro Rapid line 733 operate on Venice Boulevard. The Metro Expo Line serves a rail station at its intersection with Robertson Boulevard. Prior to 1932, West 16th Street ended at Crenshaw Boulevard. In that year part of the Pacific Electric Railway right of way was taken and Venice Boulevard was cut through from La Brea Avenue to Crenshaw. At that time West 16th Street was renamed Venice Boulevard. Venice High School is located near the intersection with Walgrove Avenue. Loyola High School is located by Vermont Avenue; the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery lies on Venice
Alameda Street is a north-south street in Los Angeles County, California. It is 21 miles in length, running from Harry Bridges Boulevard in Wilmington. For much of its length, Alameda runs through present and former industrial corridors, is paralleled by Southern Pacific Railway tracks. Alameda Street runs on the east side of the Old Plaza, Los Angeles, once ran along the westside of Old Chinatown. In the late 19th century, Alameda Street and Commercial Street were Los Angeles' original red-light district. South of Union Station, Alameda Street enters Little Tokyo and the former Warehouse District, now the Arts District. At one time, a lot on Alameda and 8th was a haven for free-speech demonstrations. At 27th Street, Alameda Street splits into two roadways divided by the 10-mile Mid-Corridor Trench: a local roadway on the east and the main Alameda Street to the west. Here, Alameda Street intersects with Slauson Avenue, Florence Avenue, Firestone Boulevard and Imperial Highway; each of these streets is grade-separated from the rail line.
Though Alameda Street has interchanges with I-10, CA-91 and Interstate 405, it does not have an interchange with I-105 near Watts. Alameda Street is designated California State Route 47 between the California State Route 91 and Henry Ford Avenue. There are few at-grade crossing with other streets in this portion of Alameda, with Artesia Boulevard, Del Amo Boulevard, Carson Street, 223rd Street Sepulveda Boulevard, Pacific Coast Highway, all flying over Alameda while being connected to it with connector ramps. Alameda Street descends into a tunnel between California State 91 and Del Amo Boulevard, at which point the Alameda Corridor crosses from the east to the west of Alameda. South of Henry Ford Avenue, Alameda Street continues for another 1.4 miles in Wilmington before ending at Harry Bridges Boulevard. Alameda Street has a long history of Southern Pacific Railroad tracks parallel to it. Before the building of Union Station, Southern Pacific trains would travel along Alameda between Naud Junction and the Southern Pacific Arcade Station on 5th Street.
Though Southern Pacific rerouted its downtown tracks to the LA River, Alameda still carries SP tracks between 27th Street and the Port of Los Angeles. This area is known as the Alameda Corridor. With the 2002 completion of the Alameda Corridor in a trench adjacent to Alameda, the trackage is now shared by the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. Los Angeles Union Station fronts onto Alameda Street. Metro Local Line 202 runs along Alameda Street between Pacific Coast Highway. Metro Local Line 58 served Alameda Street between Union Station and Washington, but was discontinued in 2005. Three Metro Gold Line Stations are located on Alameda Street: Little Tokyo/Arts District, Union Station, Chinatown. Union Station is served by the Red and Purple lines, as well as Metrolink and Amtrak