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Old 09-18-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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I'm writing a magazine articles about people with long commutes to or from Los Angeles.

If you have a really long commute, I'd like to talk to you. Please email me and let me know where you commute to and from and the average time it takes.

Include an email or phone contact and I'll get in touch with you for a brief interview. Thanks! Ben K. email: tbkinla at yahoo dot com.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Could Beverly Hills fit into this? Even after nine years here I'm still confused as to what constitutes "true" LA, are you speaking specifically about say DTLA or more generally (greater Los Angeles area)?

My husband commutes there from here in the SGV and it's about 40 miles. About 70 minutes if it's a very off non-rush-hour time, up to 2.5 hours during rush hour, especially on a Friday. If it's a fit, I can ask if he wants to email you.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: N. Glendale, AZ
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Before I move back out of LA again I used to live in Westlake Village and worked in Downtown. Took about 55 minutes everyday.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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Before I move back out of LA again I used to live in Westlake Village and worked in Downtown. Took about 55 minutes everyday.
that's actually quite impressive. you must have commuted when there was very little congestion, either a long time ago or very early in the morning.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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When I lived in SoCal, Pasadena to Calabasas (about 40 miles, one-way) for several years. Always left home early (6:00 AM) and arrived by 6:45-7:00 AM. Going home, I left at 4:00 PM and arrived home by 4:50 PM to 5:10 PM. These were perfect conditions (no accidents or rain). Accidents or rain could cause a 90 minute to 2 hour commute, each way.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I used to do Anaheim to Century City. That was cray but i had an alternative schedule.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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that's actually quite impressive. you must have commuted when there was very little congestion, either a long time ago or very early in the morning.
That's what I was thinking.

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Old 09-18-2014, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I commuted for a year between Forest Falls (in the San Bernardino Mountains) and DTLA. Do I get the win for epic commuting? It took 2-3 hours each way, depending on traffic and snow. I briefly also rented a room in the City that year, but that had its own challenges. Once I got a permanent position that I really liked, I moved, and I've now been here in Los Angeles for the last 3 years. My commute still takes 40 minutes by car or 1.5 hours on the train (South Pas to Northridge). I don't like the valley, so I resigned myself to permanently having a long commute.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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I think I win. Albany (Alameda County) to Signal Hill. Of course I didn't do it daily!
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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I commuted for a year between Forest Falls (in the San Bernardino Mountains) and DTLA. Do I get the win for epic commuting? It took 2-3 hours each way, depending on traffic and snow.
Yes I think you win. That is one nasty commute.
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