This coming Sunday (March 17, 2013) is the LA Marathon, which runs from Dodger Stadium to near the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica.
Close to our neighborhood, portions of Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard will be closed for much of the day. You can see the route map here.
If you need to go to the Hollywood Hills, San Fernando Valley, or other points north, we recommend that you drive east on Melrose Avenue and get on the 101 Freeway.
Whatever you do, don’t try to drive on local roads into Hollywood, West Hollywood or Beverly Hills – unless you want to get stuck in a massive traffic jam.