Talk:Crenshaw, Los Angeles

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Since the Hahns actually lived in Morningside Park, which is south of the Baldwin Hills adjacent to the city of Inglewood, the reference to them here should perhaps be removed. --Slightlyslack 06:20, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The James Hahn article says:
Hahn lives in the Los Angeles community of San Pedro; he was formerly married to Monica Hahn.
Are all of those assertions correct? Is Morningside Park in San Pedro? Cheers, -Willmcw 06:36, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)
James Hahn moved to San Pedro when he got married. Morningside Park is in South Central, adjacent to Inglewood, and is where Kenneth Hahn lived essentially his entire life. I'm not sure if Pedro was even in Kenny Hahn's old supervisoral district. I found this out from the biographical sketch of Hahn that the LAT published a week before the runoff.--Slightlyslack 19:14, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I;ve hcanged the bio to say that he grew up in the Morningside Park district of South Central. His elementary school is located by the 105 and 110 intersection, between Figueroa and Vermon, south of Manchester. His official bios say that he lives "with his family" in San Pedro. Our bio says that he is no longer married. Do you recall of the Times gave any info on his current marital status? Thanks, -Willmcw 21:47, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)
This is the Hahn bio from the LAT (reg required). Hahn is separated from his wife, and has custody of the kids. --Slightlyslack 01:48, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the reference. Unfortunately it is just on his childhood. At least we got some facts corrected. Good work. -Willmcw 02:47, Jun 3, 2005 (UTC)

Is it necessary for Crenshaw Boulevard to redirect to this page? The street goes down beyond the neighborhood and it goes all the way to the beach. Floydspinky71 22:16, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

I think that it's Ice-T who's from Crenshaw - not Ice Cube.

Correct...Ice-T graduated from Crenshaw High School in 1976. One note: The article states that the Faithdome is located in the Crenshaw District. It was originally located on Crenshaw Blvd, hence The Crenshaw Christian Center. It is now located in the Vermont Knolls Community as is the community where James Hahn grew up. Also the area south of Manchester between Figueroa and Vermont is not Morningside Park.

Howcum nobody in all these years pointed out that Morningside Park is in Inglewood, California? BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 00:23, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

"Crenshaw" versus "Crenshaw District"[edit]

This needs to be changed. When people in L.A. speak of "Crenshaw", they are referring to the Boulevard, and not the community. When people speak of the community, they will say "Crenshaw District". Therefore, it is incorrect to say James Hahn or Ice Cube are "from Crenshaw", when it is a street and a high school, and not a city or neighborhood. (RTistic (talk) 02:00, 30 December 2008 (UTC))

Boundaries of Crenshaw[edit]

As it stands now, the article gives Vernon Ave as the northern boundary of Crenshaw. I don't think that's right. I've always thought anything south of the 10 and west of Jefferson Park and east of Culver City was also part of Crenshaw. If you look at the Jefferson Park article, it describes Crenshaw as being to the west of Jefferson Park.

The Baldwin Hills article says the area north of Baldwin Village is Mid-City, Los angeles, California but, the mid-city article says that Crenshaw is south of Mid-City.

Why doesn't the city of Los Angeles just declare some official boundaries?


^I agree with this 100%. It makes no sense saying that the border is Vernon, seeing that the shopping district, mall, Church, and all else is up to 2 or 3 miles north of Vernon. This needs to be fixed. (RTistic (talk) 02:02, 30 December 2008 (UTC))

Photo[edit]

Does anyone really think a picture of the freeway exit ramp is the most representative image of Crenshaw there is? I'm not from Crenshaw, but I think this needs to be fixed. Add a picture of some community gathering point, or some homes, or a street, or something! Not an offramp from a freeway that helped demolish part of the city.

Agree, and perhaps we can find a picture that doesn't look like it came from Dark Shadows :)

This photo absolutely needs to change. I'm also not from Crenshaw, but this photo doesn't show anything about the neighborhood and doesn't add to the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.94.51.229 (talk) 06:08, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Replaced photo per this discussion. New photo is the African American mural at 52nd st and Crenshaw Blvd, hopefully a more informative and interesting image.Nomotiv867 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:37, 21 January 2010 (UTC).

Statistics[edit]

There seems to be a problem with the statistics of population in this article. they add up to 117.1% Dangaz 06:53, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

It's a crowded area. ;) But seriously... "Hispanic" is not a race so it overlaps with the others. I'm not sure what the source for these statistics is so we can't double check them. -Will Beback · · 17:14, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
This is primarily because in statsical sense (e.g. the U.S. Census Bureau), "Hispanic" could be of any race. --Moreau36 (talk) 18:04, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Bunker Hill, Los Angeles which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 19:30, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Interested editors can also comment at Talk:Los Angeles Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 03:50, 28 April 2010 (UTC)