There are car pools also that helps in the express (diamond ) lane. There is also Park and Ride Bus service and Metro trains. Most people drive alone so there is your tie-ups. Some of the freeways have monitors alerting drivers of estimated time of arrivals at destinations in LA.
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I refuse to go to LA.
Had I not had so many personal ties to Orange County, I would have like Belmont Shores. Actually, I probably would have just opted to park somewhere in Redondo, Hermosa or Manhattan Beach areas. If you are considering mulitple coastal towns, put those on your list as well. Good luck