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05/01/2013 02:22 pm ET Updated Jul 01, 2013

Eastside Vs. Westside: 5 Ways Of Looking At It - Los Angeles - News - The Informer

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What you think of as the Eastside or the Westside of Los Angeles might not necessarily be the same as others: Latinos, African Americans, gangs, history and the actual map all have different perspectives on where the Westside ends and the Eastside begins.

Indeed, few crosstown rivalries involve such ingrained (and often wrong-headed) notions as L.A.'s Eastside-Westside divide. It's as if self-proclaimed Eastsiders are from Venus and Westsiders are from Mars.

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