||10-04-13 10:10 PM
Originally Posted by ovoleg
I need to seriously explore this!
Metrolink will get you to downtown (Union Station) pretty efficiently although it isn't cheap.
But getting from Downtown to Long Beach on public transit is going to be a challenge.
The entire trip (Northridge/Union Station/Long Beach) will be 2.5 hours at least... and the same or worse on the way home. Of course driving won't be a whole lot faster given the traffic, as other posters have pointed out.
You can play with this using google maps and see the alternatives.
Good luck; I concur that getting a place in PV would be your best bet if you can find a place that you like within your budget.
-Tom in SoCal