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Old 12-24-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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What about Compton, Inglewood, Huntington Park, Hawthorne, East LA, Athens, Maywood,...? And you do realize that Long Beach is in LA County? How could it possibly be in the same category as OC and Ventura??
I know Long Beach is part of LA county but it has little to do with LA. You are NOT from LA if you are from Long Beach.

East LA, ok, fine I'll put in the category of MDR and Ladera - unincorporated areas right next to LA but with a strong connection and culture to LA. If you grew up in East LA and end up moving to New York City, I'd say you have a right to acknowledge you were from LA

Huntington Park and Maywood are suburbs of LA that are 99% Latino and have little to do with the rest of LA (and I'm not talking race - Koreatown/Westlake is also heavily Latino but still very LA). If I grew up in Maywood and went to Utah, I would still say I'm from a suburb near LA

I put Hawthorne and Inglewood in the South Bay category because they are. They are suburbs of LA and NEAR LA but NOT LA. OK!

South Central LA may have similar demographics to Inglewood but one is undoubtedly LA (historically, culturally, location) and one is not!
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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The number of Hispanics or other minorities isn't part of my thought process for deciding how "LA" a community might be. In general I consider cities that border LA to be more "LA" although Carson borders LA on two sides and I don't consider us to be "LA".
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Lynwood, Huntington Park, and Southgate High Schools are in the LOS ANGELES Unified School District - along with many other schools in the Los Angeles city limits - but accrding to the above poster - people from these cities can't say they are from LA!
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Egads! So many rules we must learn and obey!
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Lynwood, Huntington Park, and Southgate High Schools are in the LOS ANGELES Unified School District - along with many other schools in the Los Angeles city limits - but accrding to the above poster - people from these cities can't say they are from LA!
You mean two above because I think that they are just as much "LA" as other cities outside the LA city limits. Where I live is also LAUSD, but maybe a little less LA than those.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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Well, look, people in "LA" (the areas I listed) have a collective experience. Whether you're from Culver City, South Central, Beverly Hills, or Northridge, there is a common understanding. People from Hawthorne and Huntington Park do not have this.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Well, look, people in "LA" (the areas I listed) have a collective experience. Whether you're from Culver City, South Central, Beverly Hills, or Northridge, there is a common understanding. People from Hawthorne and Huntington Park do not have this.
Huntington Park is 6 miles from DTLA, it's actually a lot closer to "LA" than Northridge.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Well, look, people in "LA" (the areas I listed) have a collective experience. Whether you're from Culver City, South Central, Beverly Hills, or Northridge, there is a common understanding. People from Hawthorne and Huntington Park do not have this.
I would question whether one's upbringing and/or collective experience in Beverly Hills mirrors that of South Central.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Earth
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It's because of the TV show (lots of people think you're talking about Florida when you say Orange County anyway),
Or Texas. Or New York. Or New Jersey.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I put Hawthorne and Inglewood in the South Bay category because they are. They are suburbs of LA and NEAR LA but NOT LA. OK!
Calm down dear, your disgruntled is showing.
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