Residents waited along the road, their trucks and SUVs parked in the dirt near the hillside. The faint smell of smoke lingered in the air.
Ali Reza Ahmadian, 34, was trying to get supplies to his father and sister, who live across the street from Zuma Beach. The downtown Los Angeles resident had been able to get food and water to his dad this week, but he couldn’t get through Thursday.
“They were letting people with local driver’s licenses in,” he said. “Then they had escorts. Now it’s a hard shutdown.”