Now it's the Westside being stretched

The Times' L.A. Now blog, in reporting Chris Brown's apology, locates the incident with Rihanna in "the Westside neighborhood of Hancock Park." Well, I guess it is west of the Times building. Hancock Park, for the uninitiated, is east of Beverly Hills, La Cienega, La Brea, Highland and any other starting point for the "Westside" you are likely to hear. Indeed, June Street — where the incident occurred — is just six blocks west of Cahuenga, which Los Angeles Magazine recently classified as the Eastside. LA Observed reader Niko emails: "Sometimes I think the squabbling over geographical boundaries can be a little overblown. But come on, Hancock Park is a 'Westside neighborhood???' That really does get to me..." On the other hand, everyone on Spring Street is a tad distracted this weekend.

Meanwhile: Times gets grief from some readers about falling into the Silver Lake-is-Eastside trap.

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