My SimCity cities were usually nodes of residential/commercial or industrial zones, connected by mass transit. With a major seaport. And parks. They did not look like Metro Los Angeles.
However, by way of a couple blogs today, I did find out that we are FINALLY getting the Expo Line to Culver City. It’s finally been approved. Westsiders, rejoice! (For more detail, see links – newly repaired thanks to commenter Julio)