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The Mailman's Neighborhood Favoritism

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In the reliably entertaining "Ask Chris" column in Los Angeles magazine, a question is posed to Chris Nichols, former chair of the L.A. Conservancy's Modern Committee, about why some addresses within city limits aren't actually listed as "Los Angeles, CA," but by their neighborhood name, i.e. Woodland Hills, San Pedro, Valley Village, and Dodgertown (Chris points out places like Silver Lake and Westwood still just go by L.A.) Apparently, managers of the city's post offices (125 now, but less soon) make the designations based on community requests, so if you have great pride in your hood it's time to make a few harassing phone calls. [Los Angeles, no direct link yet)