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Old 03-12-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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I have a story to share regarding this.
I'm from Pasadena, and I have a cousin who lives in Garden Grove, in the OC. Well my cousin has always bash LA County and has always felt superior because she lives in the OC.

So then this one time, we went up north to San Francisco, and we stop to get gas at a rural Chevron, near where the I-580 and I-5 meet.
Well the lady at the gas station was super nice and starting making conversation with us. So she then ask where we were from, my cousin in a heart beat said "Oh I'm from the OC"... the lady started blankly and said "where?" , so my cousin repeated "From the OC... Garden Grove".... again the lady was "oh i don't know where that's at...is it in California" lol

Then my cousin answered "yes.. you know Disneyland...the OC"... and the lady quickly said "Oh you mean LA!!" lol

By this time, my cousin was annoyed lol
But yes, the farther you go away, southern CA simply becomes LA to most people.....

Personally, living in Pasadena, I 100% identify as being part of LA and not so much the SGV...tbh.
LOL..very funny. We all know people like your cousin.



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Same reason everyone from the San Fernando Valley claims their from LA. It's just easier to understand geographically i guess. And most people understand the span of the LA county, whereas a lot of people that aren't locals don't know anything or much at all about SFV. Its easier to contextualize i guess
Do you even live here? As already stated the SFV is City of LA. Years ago I had someone try and say it wasn't. Well I said "Does it say Sherman Oaks Fire Dept or Encino Police, of course not, because it's City of LA not just LA county.

And most people I know who live in the valley or
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:28 AM
 
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The valley isn't LA.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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The valley isn't LA.
Actually, most of the SFV and all of the SGV are in L.A. county. Look it up on a regional map of L.A. (a few links to which have been posted on this thread).

25 photos of the San Fernando Valley before it joined LA in 1915:
https://la.curbed.com/2017/8/7/16104...re-los-angeles
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The valley isn't LA.
What do you mean is not...

All of the SFV with the exception of City of San Fernando, is part of City of LA, not just LA County, but City of LA.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Pasadena, located within the region of the SGV, is in Los Angeles County.
Yeah, you are 100% correct.
But personally, I've always felt Pasadena is more connected to LA than to the rest of the SGV.... Idk.. maybe is just me.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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A true generation X-r (born between 1965 and 1984) ...
There appears to be no objective definition for Gen X.

I remember when the term was first invent, but that "Gen X" author. Forget his name. He put it at those born between 1965 - 1980.

But check out these other sites, with their own definitions.

Huff Po places Gen X as born 1960 - 1981. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris...b_5253931.html

There's also 1965 - 1979 Generation X (born 1965-1979) | Generation Y

And 1966 - 1976 Generations X,Y, Z and the Others – WJSchroer

And 1961 - 1981 Who Is Generation X? 1961 - 1981
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:29 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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Fun Fact: Billy Idol was front man for a band called Generation X, and with them he recorded Dancing with Myself before going solo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9uds68OhBs
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:49 PM
 
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Actually, most of the SFV and all of the SGV are in L.A. county. Look it up on a regional map of L.A. (a few links to which have been posted on this thread).

25 photos of the San Fernando Valley before it joined LA in 1915:
https://la.curbed.com/2017/8/7/16104...re-los-angeles
Yeah, but when you grow up in LA County, when you meet someone else who grew up in LA County, you say the city you grew up in. If it's the SFV, you say the valley. If it's SGV, you say san gabriel. if you grew up in Norwalk, you say Norwalk.

If you grew up in Santa Monica, you say Santa Monica. Only if you are east of the 405, west of dodger stadium, north of the 10, south of the 101, do you say "I grew up in LA" to another LA County resident.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I totally relate to this. I live in Diamond Bar but spend most of my free time (as well as professional life) in Central LA, and whenever someone asks where I live and I say "Diamond Bar" their eyes glaze over and they're like, "where?"

On my profile on a dating app I say, "I work in DTLA, live in the San Gabriel Valley." and I had one guy start arguing with me that Diamond Bar was in the IE and not the SGV. I legitimately had to send him a geographical map of the San Gabriel Valley with a red circle around Diamond Bar lmao.

But generally if I'm in the LA area, I say I live in Diamond Bar. Because I don't live in the City of Los Angeles (yet). But if I'm anywhere else, if people who live 30 miles from me don't know where Diamond Bar is, how is anyone else? So I save time and say LA.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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I was one of those kids but repped it on AOL when I in fact lived in the So Bay.

But I was born in the 213 Lincoln Hts represent. So, I am 100% qualified to the claim unlike so many others ;P
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