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Old 02-08-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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Which of these areas in LA get sketchy at night and best to stay away from after dark?
- downtown
- hollywood
- santa monica

- universal city
- burbank
-glendale
- san gabriel
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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I wouldn't stay away from any of those areas (as a whole) at night, although there are some smaller subsections where I would not be comfortable walking around at night. I'd avoid Skid Row downtown, for example.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: southern california
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after dark, avoid 1716 E 7TH ST Los Angeles, greyhound bus station with a mcdonalds down the street.
stay in the bus terminal eat their food, that big mac is not worth the walk.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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i wouldn't want to be anywhere in LA after say 3am or so, but you should really be fine in any of these places prior to that.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:32 PM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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There are still a lot of shady areas of Downtown. I'd even be wary to walk in a group at night Downtown. Hollywood depends on the street you're on. Stay where there are lots of people walking and don't go down any dark alleys.

The rest seem fine (except I don't have an opinion on San Gabriel).
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:23 AM
 
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Avoid anywhere down town LA, Compton, down town long Beach.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Sawtelle District
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Parts of downtown for sure. Though if you're going out at night on the weekend with some friends to a bar, it should be fine (i.e. if you find parking near a spot like 7 Grand or Bar 107). Some streets are def. better then others.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Glendale/Los Angeles
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Glendale is fine even at 3am in the morning.. unless you are closer to the southern part or on San Fernando road where it's more industrial.. but even then..!
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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I've been in Hollywood and DTLA in the wee hours of the morning this past week. Nothing happened. how late are you talking about? Assuming you mean really late:

Anyways, DTLA east of Main is a whole 'nother animal; you'll hit Skid Row, then it turns into an eerie industrial area that stretches to the river. Lots of crazies out and about. I'd avoid that, as well as some of the sketchy places south of Olympic and east of the South Park/LA Live area. South of the 10, like Washington and Adams..near the Blue Line. Those places are VERY shady.

Without stating the totally obvious places that are to expected, Westlake is another place you must avoid/exercise caution in after dark. Not too long ago, I got into a bike accident on Lake/6th, and was too weak/injured to ride home, so I walked to the 720 bus stop at Wilshire/Alvarado. Little did I know that I'd almost fall victim to a robbery; I saw a guy checking me out, then he got on the phone and called his friend to come to where we were so that they could rob me. Luckily, I speak decent Spanish and heard what he was saying, and got the hell out of there. But, still...
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