He was just joking about meeting for drinks in my East HollyWoodland Hood.<quoted text> I will follow Rob's advice and refrain from comment only to say that since when has history been abolished!?! We will leave it at that and let others make their own conclusions in relation to current environment and personal choice of where to live and where to play.
My wife says my problem is that I pay TOO much attention to history.
I grew up in the suburbs where all the A students went to UCLA, B to CSUN, C to L.A. Pierce. I'm about the only one who went right to USC. And everyone ribbed me about going to school in 'Watts'.
Truth is, I wouldn't trade it. It was an integral part of my becoming a man, looking the locals in the eye and smiling.
Now the area is enjoying another round of renaissance, and I hope it sticks.
I sure don't begrudge you schooling in Westwood, no doubt that's fine.