I owe you, Richard Ankrom. Thanks to you, I made it to Atwater Village.
Here's the story. This February I came to Los Angeles to help scope out the move. I landed at LAX and immediately hopped on the freeways toward AV.
I had never driven in LA. I was understandably distracted by the size of the city, the speed of the traffic, the smell of the rental car. Navigating highway 110, my brain seized on one primary objective: Exit I-5 North.
Exiting from the 110 to I-5 North is much easier than it used to be, isn't it Richard? Thanks to your frustrations with California freeway signs - and your generous, elaborate fix involving aluminum, button reflectors and an orange safety vest - that downtown tangle of ramps and tunnels is a little more navigable for Newbies like me.
So thank you, Richard Ankrom. I'm glad, nearly five years later, your fix remains. And I'm glad you're not in jail.
June 29, 2006
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