This coming weekend, September 29th and 30th, the 405 will be completely closed — again! Starting around 10 p.m. on Friday and lasting until 5 a.m. on Monday, 10 miles of one of the busiest sections of one of the nation’s busiest highways will be empty. No cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles — nothing. Quiet. No fumes. Everyone hopes that like last year when the highway was cleared for the first part of the Sunset Boulevard overpass demolition everything will go better than planned, that the freeway will open earlier than expected and that Los Angelenos and their visitors will find things to do close by and use public transportation whenever possible. We had several private luxury tours by helicopter last year because our guests wanted to see a long and empty stretch of major highway. I think we might do the same thing this year. It’s easy to get from Hollywood to Beverly Hills to Malibu to downtown Los Angeles in a helicopter.