Silver Lake residents: We are not Eastsiders

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Silver Lake photo by Eric Allix Rogers via Flickr/CC.

For someone who’s not a native Angeleno, the distinction of East versus Westside can be a little confusing.

Those hip, creative neighborhoods northwest of downtown LA, like Silver Lake, Echo Park and Los Feliz are often referred to as the Eastside.

But a group of Silver Lake residents has had enough. Anne-Marie Johnson is one of them. She co-authored a motion that’ll be voted on at tonight’s Silver Lake Neighborhood Council meeting that definitively states that Silver Lake is NOT the Eastside, and she spoke to KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis.