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Old 06-21-2021, 09:20 PM
 
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I lived in Gardena, California in the mid 90's. It felt more like the "barrio" back then. It's been over 20 years since has passed. I'm currently in L.A. and I'm just discovering how beautiful California really is. I was a kid in the 90's so I didn't know any better nor was there GPS use back in those days for anyone to maneuver with ease. My guess is Gardena was West L.A. County? I'm currently in Commerce/Montebello so my guess is this is East L.A. area. It does feel like a world away from Gardena despite being only 30 minutes away. I could see the mountains in this side of town. I didn't realize it gets this chilly in California!
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:22 PM
 
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Wut?
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:53 PM
 
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This isn't helpful.

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Wut?
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Old 06-22-2021, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Corona del Mar, CA - Coronado, CA
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My guess is Gardena was West L.A. County? I'm currently in Commerce/Montebello so my guess is this is East L.A. area.
I'd call Gardena Central LA and I always thought of Gardena as Asian, more than anything.


West LA and East LA are specific places. If you want to discuss the western side of LA County and the eastern side of LA County, I would not capitalize the words western and eastern.
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Old 06-22-2021, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Norteh Bajo Americano
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Do people who live outside LA city say east LA west LA, refer to county. You hear terms Sfv or valley, SGV or 626, South bay, Harbour cities, South central, SCV, others.
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Old 06-22-2021, 07:01 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I lived in Gardena, California in the mid 90's. It felt more like the "barrio" back then... My guess is Gardena was West L.A. County?
Gardena is considered part of the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. East Los Angeles is an unincorporated area in the Eastside region of Los Angeles.
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Old 06-22-2021, 07:12 AM
 
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Gardena is solidly South Bay. It has a large Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population; great Hawaiian food too!

To me, the 105 separates it from South LA communities like Inglewood, Lennox, South Central. The 110 separates it from Compton which is now mostly Latino, and I wouldn't consider Compton the South Bay. Areas South and West of Gardena (Torrance/Redondo/Carson) are all South Bay.

If you call Long Beach the South Bay, Long Beachers will argue with you - even that part of Long Beach west of the 710.

Gardena has some cute neighborhoods. A lot of my coworkers over the years lived around there.
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Old 06-22-2021, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Unplugged from the matrix
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The real East LA (next to Boyle Heights) vs West LA might as well be two different cities or even countries. In once you might want to know a little Spanish and know someone from the neighborhood. In the other you won't need either of those things.
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Old 06-22-2021, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I lived in Gardena for 12 years from 1977 to 1989. It’s considered one of the South Bay cities although there are areas with a Gardena zip code that are actually in the Harbor Gateway (City of LA) and in the County. Although the population is fairly diverse, it’s still retained much of its Asian (Japanese/Korean) influence and character. Most of the Asian businesses can found along Redondo Beach Boulevard, Artesia Boulevard and Western Avenue.
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Old 06-23-2021, 06:04 PM
 
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I lived in Gardena, California in the mid 90's. It felt more like the "barrio" back then. It's been over 20 years since has passed. I'm currently in L.A. and I'm just discovering how beautiful California really is. I was a kid in the 90's so I didn't know any better nor was there GPS use back in those days for anyone to maneuver with ease. My guess is Gardena was West L.A. County? I'm currently in Commerce/Montebello so my guess is this is East L.A. area. It does feel like a world away from Gardena despite being only 30 minutes away. I could see the mountains in this side of town. I didn't realize it gets this chilly in California!
couldnt understand what you are trying to say, but i definitely know Gardena is still the "barrio"
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