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Before It Was North Central

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Before we finally landed on "North Central," the historic name "Edendale" was in the running to designate the area. Today LA Times columnist Hector Tobar explains the old neighborhood: "Edendale was centered on the valley that now separates Silver Lake from Echo Park. It was one of L.A.'s original bohemian retreats and the birthplace of its film industry and gay rights movement." [LAT, image via]