The newest L.A. place

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They say Los Angeles is a city of disconnected communities, and now there's another one. Toluca Woods, the part of Toluca Lake north of Camarillo Street, gets official recognition with a city sign today, the Daily News says. Oldtimers insist the neighborhood has gone by Toluca Woods informally since the 1920s, but I don't get why they want to be thought separate from Toluca Lake, which has a wealthy, celebrity-friendly image that eludes most Valley places. For instance, an adjacent neighborhood wants to shed its North Hollywood address and invent the place name of Toluca Terrace — that kind of civic sleight of hand I understand.


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