LA geography lesson o' the day

San-Fernando-fox11.jpgSan Fernando is not Pacoima. The first clue for the graphics editor at Fox 11 should have been the sign visible in the background that reads San Fernando City Hall.

There are 88 cities in Los Angeles County. San Fernando is one of them. Pacoima is not.

Programming note: My LA Observed on KCRW commentary tonight is about the corruption scandals plaguing the small cities of Los Angeles County — and the media's culpability. The segment airs at 6:44 p.m. on KCRW, 89.9 FM.

Personal aside: I spoke to a group of LAUSD teachers last week at the Auto Club of Southern California headquarters and I think I surprised them all by mentioning that Pacoima began as a health resort in the 1800s.

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