Place:West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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NameWest Los Angeles
TypeUnknown
Located inLos Angeles, California, United States
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West Los Angeles (often referred to as West L.A.) is an affluent district in the Westside region of the City of Los Angeles, California.

The district lies in a small part of what the larger region by the same name, when locals use the name they may be referring to the district or the larger region known as the "Westside."

History

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After colonization by the Spanish, most of what is now West Los Angeles became part of the Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica. With the arrival of Anglo settlers after the Mexican-American War, the original Californio landowners sold out, or were forced from their holdings, and by the beginning of the 20th century the area was mostly bean and wheat fields. Many Japanese immigrants settled in the district, establishing orchards and nurseries in the process. Some of these nurseries are still in business today, along the stretch of Sawtelle Boulevard between Olympic and Santa Monica Boulevards.

The core of what is now West Los Angeles, including the West Los Angeles government center at Santa Monica and Purdue, was incorporated as the City of Sawtelle. In the 1920s, West L.A. was annexed by the City of Los Angeles.

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