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Old 04-16-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: California
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The area seems to be highly influenced by Indian (and other) cultures. Haven't been in that area in quite some time. Interesting photos. Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Midwest Coast
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The area seems to be highly influenced by Indian (and other) cultures. Haven't been in that area in quite some time. Interesting photos. Thanks.
I'd say highly influenced by the Persian community.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Love these pics too. The homes are really pretty and have some charm.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Tehrangeles! You're getting close to my neck of the woods
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Was that your parking ticket?
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Was that your parking ticket?
No. I follow the signs down to a science... I'm overly paranoid when it comes to parking.

But I figured it would make a good picture to add as part of my LA memorabilia photos.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:47 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I'm surprised 100% of all the businesses on that stretch of Westwood don't have Farsi on them by now. I'm surprised it's not officially renamed Little Tehran by now.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I'd say highly influenced by the Persian community.
Persian speaking Sephardics, actually.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Persian speaking Sephardics, actually.
Is there such a thing? Persian Jews' roots in Iran go back to biblical times and their culture did not originate in Spain or Portugal.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:32 AM
 
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I'm surprised 100% of all the businesses on that stretch of Westwood don't have Farsi on them by now.
Some of that writing might be in Urdu which uses the same alphabet. Just as the Iranians too poor to live in Westwood wind up in Palms, the South Asians who can afford something better than Palms might be in Westwood....

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I'm surprised it's not officially renamed Little Tehran by now.
Matteo's and Junior's have somehow managed to survive. Since Matteo's is a well known hangout for certain Italian-American gentlemen from the Eastern US I suppose that they'll continue to survive.
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