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What is the South Bay? 4/29/99

This is from the 2/1/96 Daily Breeze newspaper and Stephanie Walton. Thanks to both. [Are my comments.]

"Q: South Bay Boundaries
What cities are included in the South Bay?

Local historians say the term South Bay springs from cities along the southern portion of the Santa Monica Bay. [The Santa Monica Bay is the ocean southwest of Los Angeles.]

As the area developed, however, the informal term coined by the Daily Breeze has come to encompass the area from the Los Angeles International Airport and Inglewood on the north to Carson on the east and Wilmington and San Pedro (also known as the harbor area) on the south. [I believe the Random Lenghts newspaper in San Pedro thinks of itself, the peninsula, Long Beach and etc. as part of the Los Angeles/Long Beach harbor area.]

Sixteen cities in the southwest portion of Los Angeles County have banded together to form the South Bay Cities Council of Governments [], a voluntary joint-powers authority for regional cooperative planning and advocacy on issues of mutual interest. [Try to say that fast, three times.]

Established 12 years ago as the South Bay Cities Association, the group changed its name as its work and goals became less social and more civic oriented.

Members are Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, and Los Angeles (representing Westchester, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Wilmington and San Pedro)." [L.A. represents the last five cause they are not cities, rather section of L.A. with their own name. The three cities with Beach are sometimes called the Beach Cities although other cities also have a beach.]

2/19/99 - For their current "South Bay's Best" poll, they also include five more cities: Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey, Venice, Culver City, and Mar Vista. Do they plan to add these to the South Bay, or do they just want to sell more ads?

The South Bay Smart Shopper (gone by 8/10/01) was at www.sbsmartshopper. org, about itself, says that initially - "This site will focus on the heart of the South Bay: an area bounded by Hawthorne Boulevard, Pacific Coast Highway [PCH], Aviation Boulevard, Artesia Boulevard in the cities of Torrance, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach."

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