Where is the Eastside in L.A.?

02/19/2014 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Defining just where the Eastside is in Los Angeles is a tricky task, and it's likely to conjure up issues of race, history and community identity. "People adopt names, but they're not just names," said Ali Modarres, director of urban studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. "They're full of meaning, nuances, history, cultural and political relationships." Against this backdrop, the neighborhood council in Silver Lake has decided that the community should no longer be referred to as being part of the Eastside.

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