OK, I have to drive on Thursday from San Diego to make a meeting around 10AM just north of LA off I-5. I am willing to believe that there is no good way across town this time of day, and the only reasonable approach is to leave early and bring emergency rations. However, if anyone has any advice as to the best way to thread my way south to north through LA during morning rush hour, leave a comment.
Update: Thanks everyone. I actually have to be in Ventura County via Santa Clarita so I will probably take the 15 and go around. I also decided to take my (teenage) kids along to get the carpool lane. Going to ditch them at Magic Mountain (not a bad fate) as I pass by. I have my iPad charged with traffic, and will just get up early.