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"I need a short cut and I really want to get to...."
Like Lassen it's a mainly, almost completely suburban street-- but it features, trees and a lovely view- and more importantly wide roads, well paved and its clean. So should you want to avoid higher traffic (East/West) roads like Roscoe and Nordoff this street is for you! Unfortunately because of CSUN it is cut off btw a truly epic east/west journey which is why should you want to meander you can go up to Lassen or Devonshire... Use this recommend if you're avoiding the freeway and just want to feel like you're moving through a place not at all like LA. I recommend it for a healthy and much needed change of pace.
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"A dash of magic on a mostly unremarkable street"
I use this street for a lot of shortcuts. It gets me to La Brea to the west quicker and if I'm coming from Hollywood proper it's a fast way to get over to Los Feliz Blvd to the east. It can get jammed however on typical peak times. There are at least 3 notable stops should you ever find yourself on this street- a newly opened Crepe shop @ Cahuenga, further east at Bronson there is a row of shops set up like a viewing station for the Sci-Ti Celebrity center... should your eyes not be drawn too frequently to the dark windows and spires you will find an awesome coffee shop, bookstore, small theatre and a few excellent restaurants. Just adjacent to there you have Victor's Deli- great steak fries and a winestore, and a bit overpriced but lovely Mayfair Market. Should you find yourself in need of a quick picnic if you're planning on heading up Canyon Dr/Bronson (home of the original 60's bat cave!) or further up to view the LA skyline... this little corner has a lot of charm, but can be a bit crowded-- with hipsters and neighborhood locals but come on down and make yourself feel a part. It's one of my favorites. (Even further east- bonus round- is Franklin at Vermont... home to "House of Pies".)