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After 405 Freeway project, a feeling-unblocked party in Bel-Air
After 405 Freeway project, a feeling-unblocked party in Bel-Air

Carmaggedon. Jamzilla. Those were just the headlines. The southwestern corner of Bel-Air had it bad for four and a half years. As a more than $1-billion 405 Freeway improvement project moved through the Sepulveda Pass, the streets up against the freeway between UCLA and the Getty Museum became a maddening, ever-changing maze of ramp closures, lane closures, detours and unexpected dead ends. Ask Mahin White about the project, she raises a well-manicured hand and says, "Please, you're opening a can of worms." Says her friend Harold Igdaloff, 89, who lives just off the freeway: "On my street, they dug a trench 20 feet wide by 20 feet deep. Every night when I came...

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