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Old 06-26-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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hi. i want to learn something more about la. let me ask some questions about city in this thread. ok so for the start.

what people in los angeles mean when they say east la? is it this 100.000 area called east los angeles or whole region (this area east los angeles, boyle heights, terrace, el sereno etc)?

that's only for the start. i'll ask more questions later.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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There is the unincorporated area called East Los Angeles, which is not part of the city of Los Angeles, but is part of Los Angeles County.

However, the term East LA I have heard applied to at least 3 different areas.

1. The unincorporated area of East Los Angeles mentioned above
2. The neighborhoods of the city of Los Angeles east of dowtown, so Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights
3. I have also heard it applied to not just Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights, but also to Northeast Los Angeles, including Mt. Washington, Cypress Park, and the area near CSU- Los Angeles.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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yes, but what we really mean when we say los angeles. i think that people use term la more to whole la county than to just a city of los angeles. i think that it's about neighborhoods east of downtown and some places in eastern la county but im not sure. it would be quite strange to call east los angeles region without east los angeles unincorporated area like south la (people add places like compton etc but its not in city of la but in la county). but im not sure

i always thought that northeast la is different thing than east la
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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I grew up in Lincoln Heights and El Sereno. We never referred to our neighborhood as East L.A. If someone didn't know where Lincoln Heights/El Sereno was, we referred to it as Northeast l.A.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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East Los Angeles (region) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

East Los Angeles, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

East Los Angeles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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i dont want wikipedia stuff but opinions of people from la and what they call east los angeles, thanks for responses
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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For East Los Angeles I've always thought of it East of the LA River, the area south of the 10 and north of the 5. Basically East of Downtown.

Now there's the designation of "Eastside" which was either coined by people on the "Westside" or transplants which implicitly means neighborhoods East of Hollywood.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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i always thought that "east side" starts from the southeast la to east and "west side" from southwest la to west. probably main street makes the line. like you got in street names. east of main street it's E Slauson Avenue and west of Main street you got W Slauson Avenue. "Westside" ive always called area like santa monica, beverly hills, venice, brentwood etc but never consider hollywood as a part of westside. hollywood is just hollywood. meybe west hollywood. and "eastside" i think its another name for East Los Angeles region.

I mean LA neighborhoods, regions etc is not easy thing like in for example ny where you got 5 boroughs and every borough has neighborhoods. My look at LA is like this

Downtown Los Angeles - from south santa monica fwy, from west harbor fwy, from east la river and from north chinatown is last neighborhood.

South Central Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) - is under santa monica freeway. all south la neighborhoods plus compton, inglewood, athens, willowbrook, lynwood etc. im not sure about places like florence, south gate, huntington park.

East Los Angeles - East of Downtown, East LA, Boyle Heights and few more.

Northeast Los Angeles - Eagle Rock, Highland Park, pasadena etc.

Hollywood - hollywood, los feliz, silverlake

San Fernando Valley - starts probably from the glendale or burbank.

Westside - Santa Monica, West LA, Beverly etc

Wilshire - Central neighborhoods east of downtown like koreatown etc

South Bay - carson, long beach, harbor, gardena, manhattan beach and some of upscale neighborhoods

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