LOS ANGELES (CBS) — “It’s the price you pay to live in L.A.” That is the motto of a new website hoping to curb Angelenos’ fears of the impending 405 shutdown.

Car-mageddon.com is looking to put a positive spin on the weekend closure of the world’s busiest freeway July 15-18. The website details bars, restaurants and shops near the affected areas offering “Carmageddon” deals.

Here are a few deals on tap: Harvelle’s in Santa Monica is offering $5 Irish Car Bombs and Cadillac Margaritas, O’Brien’s on Wilshire will have $3 beers and $5 well drinks and Body Wellness on Santa Monica Boulevard is giving stranded Westsiders a free yoga or Pilates class.

Specials are categorized into areas located along the 405: the Westside, Mid City, the Eastside and the Northside and directions to business offering them are also available.

Car-mageddon.com was created by five Santa Monica residents looking to “put a positive spin on an otherwise ominous occasion.”

Comments (19)
  1. diosdado1001 says:

    Why people are making a big deal out of this? It just a weekend, and for those who work in hospitals, leave home earlier to make it in time, (if you are a responsible employee). O)therwise, leave at the samee time, as usual.
    It is just the freeway that will be closed!!! Besides, employees don’t have to wait to the last minute to get to work. Hospital employees are not the only ones, everybody is planning ahead how to go around. You are just like the other morons complaining about the closure. And doctors don’t work more than other professionals, they just get a clipboard, walk fast just to make others believe they work harder and longer hours.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      Why does everyone act like this is the end of the world? A little over 48 hours and the attention this is getting, more than a soldier getting killed for this Country. I hope it is closed until Wednesday morning. I have a great area. Gated community(keeps out all the dirt bags) six miles away is the freeway. I don’t have to take the freeway though, I know my way around you cry baby losers.

  2. Andreas says:

    I live in Santa Monica and I work the weekends in San Fernando Valley. I already set a friend house in The Valley to stay there until monday July 18. Not a big dealo. You find tour solutions.

  3. Herb McDougle says:

    Will this effect any strip clubs? Meaning, will I be able to go to strip clubs with the 405 shut down? I’m flying in from Michigan on Thursday to start a Los Angeles strip club tour. I’m just hoping that my tour isn’t effected by this.

    1. Router says:

      Either you’re joking or you are one of the stupidest humans ever. Why would you waste all that money on nasty girls you can’t even touch? Pattaya, my friend.

  4. jondb01 says:

    Yes it’s the busiest freeway in the world. Yes it will be shut down for a weekend. The problem is that if the cleanup of the debris that’s created by the demolition of the Mulholland Bridge extends into Monday or later, that will cause havoc for every one that needs access through that passageway.

  5. noneoff says:


    Shut your pie hole!!!!

  6. wasp says:

    I can’t believe how ignorant White people are . They are making your place better and actually improving your area and you are upset…you disgust us.

    1. Scott says:

      Who’s making it better, illegals? You’re a moron. If there were no illegals driving there wouldn’t be a traffic problem. Do you remember when mexicans stayed home in protest a few years ago? There was no traffic. Illegals drive with no insurance, no licenses and always hit and run when they’re in accidents. Go back to YOUR country and if you want to be an American, come here legally.

    2. Jeff says:

      We white people “disgust you”? Bwahahahaha!!! Yeh, and you illegal brown people are just so appealing. Gotta love what you did to your own country, Mexico. That place is in great shape! One can only hope America can one day be as appealing and clean as Mexico. Gtfoh.

  7. AJ says:

    Quit making such a big deal out of this. Freeways close all the time, no freaking big deal – find an alternate route. I mean come on, this is LA, the land of Freeways, side streets, and short cuts…

  8. Betsy says:

    There are lots of other way around the freeway. Believe it or not, there was a time in America where freeways didn’t exist and you had to drive your car on the highway….past all those places that are run down now because everyone takes the freeway instead of driving past them.

  9. noneoff says:


    What do illeagals have to do with story. Please read and understand the news clip before you comment.

    1. Jeff says:

      What does it have to do with the story? Uhhhh, what about Randy the Macho Man Savage? Ever heard of him? Duh! Ohhhhh Yehhhhhhhhhhh! Whachu gonna do when the macho man comes for yyyyyouuuuuu!!!!

  10. D says:

    Epic scope. Better one weekend than dragged out over another 5 years, I suppose. Fingers and toes crossed it finishes in the planned 53-hours. Friday closure for me is the scariest part.

    As a joke, I designed two commemorative shirts for those house-locked and/or stranded like we will be. (http://alturl.com/sydc6). Sold a bunch. Does not bode well for the public’s confidence in them finishing on time.

  11. Lily@idriveyourcar says:

    Wow, it’s a bit absurd how extreme that was made out to be. Looking back on it, did everyone survive and make it to work on time? Life isn’t always about the luxury items.

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