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Silver Lake Is Not on East Side of LA, Nor an Eastside Neighborhood

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council voted 13-3 on Friday to revise its rules to say that "Silver Lake is not located on the east side of Los Angeles nor is it accurate to refer to Silver Lake as an Eastside neighborhood or community."

The vote comes as some residents of Lincoln Heights and Boyle Heights have pushed back against the inclusion of communities such as Echo Park and Silver Lake under the Eastside label. Both are west of the LA River.

—City News Service
Zeppo99 February 08, 2014 at 09:24 PM
Interesting that the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is citing communities with majority Latino populations as the reason for not referring to Silver Lake as the Eastside. In fact, friends of mine who have lived in Silver Lake for 30 years say the scuttlebutt is that fellow homeowners say that East in LA is associated with Mexicans and they don't want friends and family from other areas to think they live in a Mexican area.
Dan Schwartz February 09, 2014 at 10:00 AM
The photo at the top isn't a file photograph. I took it. The least you could do is credit me.
Steven King February 10, 2014 at 01:21 PM
1st. nice photo Dan (messed up they took your photo with out giving credit) 2ed. Zepp I think you hit the nail on the head but I think there choice was also motivated my an increase in property value for not be connected with the east side. I have lived in Silver lake from 1997 on and the invasion of west siders has had a negative influence on Silver lake and our city council.

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