12691639, L.A. can even confuse natives because we see some areas as cities|
Posted by -DJ R-Tistic-, Wed Jan-07-15 05:01 AM
of their own, although they're technically within Los Angeles the city, such as Hollywood....but then, we have a grip of "cities" that are just seen as unincorporated Los Angeles, but still say "Los Angeles" as the mailing address and may even count toward the total city population. Such as the whole damn Valley, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, all that. Ladera Heights is the same way...unincorporated, but then Baldwin Hills is actually in the city.
Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Compton, those are all separate cities. But the fact that there's places on each side of Inglewood and Beverly Hills that are seen as L.A. city, it really just makes them feel like huge neighborhoods within the city that happened to have their own mayor and even PD's. It's all confusing, really.