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Old 12-07-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: SELA
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What definition of "East L.A." do you use? Do you consider East L.A., in common verbal usage, just as the official unincorporated community, the census-designated place (which includes City Terrace), as the region including Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and El Sereno, or something broader?
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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The place on the "Chico and the Man" intro.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: SELA
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The place on the "Chico and the Man" intro.
I was asking Angelenos, not chapetes.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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I think of East Los Angeles as that unincorporated area of the county east of Boyle Heights.

I use 'Eastside' to cover both Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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To the OP, as you have alluded to the term East Los Angeles means different things to different people.

One of the more well known historical surveys of East LA was written in 1983 by Ricardo Romo (History professor at the Univ. of Texas). Romo's book uses the term East LA to encompass both the unicorporated parts of LA County AND those portions of the City of Los Angeles (e.g. "Boyle Heights") east of Downtown LA.

Amazon.com: East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio (9780292720404): Ricardo Romo: Books
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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The place on the "Chico and the Man" intro.

The Chico and the Man intro shows street scenes from both Boyle Heights (City of LA) AND shots along Atlantic Blvd (in the unincorporated part of LA County called East LA).
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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east LA to most people will be the whole eastside (ELA, boyle heights, lincoln heights, el sereno). in LA, east LA might mean the same thing, but more specifically the countys unincorporated part of East LA, tho not including the rest of the east side. to some, east LA includes commerce and montebello. i use East LA when referring to East LA proper. i also use boyle heights for boyle heights. "the east side" when referring to the other neighborhoods east downtown LA/ river.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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east LA to most people will be the whole eastside (ELA, boyle heights, lincoln heights, el sereno). in LA, east LA might mean the same thing, but more specifically the countys unincorporated part of East LA, tho not including the rest of the east side. to some, east LA includes commerce and montebello. i use East LA when referring to East LA proper. i also use boyle heights for boyle heights. "the east side" when referring to the other neighborhoods east downtown LA/ river.
I think there is a large portion of Los Angeles residents who know nothing about what is on the other side of the LA river. Therefore, a lot of Angelenos mistakenly consider everything east of DT to be "East LA".
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:21 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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I must be of the younger crowd cause I'm thinking more of 'born in east LA' than chico and the man.

But if I really had to say, I'd say, it's where I go to Al n Beas for that delicious combo burrito.
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