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Slauson Avenue is a major east–west thoroughfare traversing the southern part of Los Angeles County, California. It was named for the land developer and Los Angeles Board of Education member J. S. Slauson. It passes through Culver City, Ladera Heights, View Park-Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, City of Inglewood, South Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Maywood, Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Whittier, and Santa Fe Springs. It starts at McDonald Street in Culver City and ends at Santa Fe Springs Road, where it becomes Mulberry Drive in Whittier. Mulberry Drive ends at Scott Avenue in South Whittier.

Slauson Avenue
Maintained byLocal jurisdictions
Nearest metro station
West endMcDonald Street in Culver City
SR 90 / I-405 in Culver City
I-110 in Los Angeles
I-5 in Commerce
SR 19 in Pico Rivera
I-605 in West Whittier-Los Nietos
East endSanta Fe Springs Road in Whittier
Slauson Ave & Slauson/I-110 Metro Silver Line Station.


Metro RailEdit

There are two major transit stations (one light rail and one bus rapid transit) on Slauson Avenue. They include the Slauson Station of the Metro Blue Line

Metro BusEdit

Slauson/I-110 Station of the Metro Silver Line. Both stations are elevated above ground. Metro Local lines: 108 and 358 operate on Slauson Avenue.

The eastern terminus of the State Route 90, the Marina Freeway, is at Slauson Avenue. In Los Angeles, the street is south of Washington Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, but north of Gage Avenue and Florence Avenue.


Slauson Avenue is also famous for a former Bethlehem Steel mill located on the 3300 block. At one time Slauson Avenue was a center for urban heavy industry in Los Angeles; the ATSF Harbor Subdivision once ran along Slauson Avenue. It is also known for the Simply Wholesome Vegetarian restaurant and Health food store, as well as the historic Jet Inn motor hotel.[1]

Revitilization ProjectEdit

Portions of Slauson Avenue have been revitalized with a new tree-lined barrier, new LED street and traffic lights and metro local bus benches. The project was officially completed on May 2017. [2]

In popular cultureEdit

Nipsey HussleEdit

Rapper Ermias Asghedom (1985–2019), professionally known as Nipsey Hussle, was from Los Angeles. He frequently referred to Crenshaw and Slauson Avenue in his music, and was nicknamed Neighborhood Nip for that reason.[3] He owned Marathon Clothing store on the intersection. The intersection was named Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square in April 2019 to honor him.[4]

The Tonight ShowEdit

The avenue became well-known to non-Angelenos around the U.S. because of Johnny Carson's running joke about the "Slauson Cutoff" during his "Tea-Time Movie" sketches on The Tonight Show.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Jet Inn". Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  2. ^ "Slauson Revitilization Project". Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ Simani, Ellis; Roberts, Randall; Roberts, Krishnakumar (April 4, 2019). "How Nipsey Hussle saw Slauson Avenue". Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  4. ^ Cosgrove, Jaclyn (April 9, 2019). "Crenshaw and Slauson intersection to be named in honor of Nipsey Hussle". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-04-10.