Talk:West Los Angeles

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According to an October 1, 1928 Los Angeles Times artice, The University branch of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce adopted the name West Los Angeles for "the territory lying between Mulholland High Way on the north, National Boulevard and Venice Boulevard on the south and between Fairfax avenue and the Pacific Ocean . . .." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.137.255.105 (talk) 00:51, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Confusion[edit]

I'm confused. The boundaries for West Los Angeles seem to be almost identical to the boundaries for Sawtelle (the LA district.) Wouldn't the area east of the 405 freeway, west of Century City, North of Olympic Blvd, and South of Santa Monica Blvd also be considered West Los Angeles? That area isn't technically part of Rancho Park or Westwood, also some people would consider that area part of those neighborhoods —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.94.89.42 (talk) 18:01, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah... it seems like West L.A. has never been clearly defined. There is clear conflict between the boundaries of the first two sources. Also, there appears to be no clear name for the region east of the 405, between Palms Blvd and "West L.A." As a life-long resident of "West L.A.," I always considered this a part too. I think part of the problem is that West L.A. can be taken to mean generally western Los Angeles minus the separate cities (Santa Monica, Culver, Beverly Hills), and then minus distinct neighborhoods (Westwood, Brentwood, Mar Vista, Beverly Glen)... that's where it seems to get messy - which neighborhoods are separate, which are a part? In terms of real estate, the whole placed is divided up into distinct "neighborhoods" though no one really calls one part "Westdale" or "Westside Village," but others such as "Palms" seem to stick. Faunablues (talk) 06:58, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

This article is not about West Los Angeles[edit]

My feeling is that reliable sources refer to what WP calls Westside (Los Angeles County), the rest of the world calls West Los Angeles. The region described in this article is a teensy part of West Los Angeles that's essentially Sawtelle, as noted above, or partly Palms, or something. It's not a real place. The population is only 12K, for goodness sake. I think it'd be best to redirect this entire page to the Westside article, or move that to here, or something I know not what. One of the problems is that we'll keep getting good faith edits like this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=West_Los_Angeles&diff=507212719&oldid=507135717 where a RS says that some place is in West Los Angeles, meaning the Westside in WP-speak, and then everyone has to get out maps and figure out what's going on.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 15:29, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Miracle Mile[edit]

According to the definition of WLA used in this article, the Miracle Mile is not a part of it. It is clearly a part of the West Side, but that is not what this article about. Whether or not the subject of this article exists is another question. I don't believe it does. However, as long as we're going to have the article we might as well stick to the definition used in it.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 02:03, 31 December 2012 (UTC)