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LA: Eastside, Westside, and Who Gives A Shit?

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"Which Way LA?" of KCRW in Santa Monica took time out from their busy audio-wallpaper environs to pose a Burning Question: Which is more LA? Eastside or Westside? 
Since this is either deadly serious, or a frolicsome ratings stunt, people are gonna get hurt. Think of it as two fat, naked, bald men, slippery with salad oil, fighting over comb. 

Already somebody's feeling left out. The Valley, for instance. Better luck next time. 
So here are the original questions, with my M-80 answers attached.
1] Which is better, the Westside or the Eastside? Why? Eastside. I sojourned in the People's Republic of Santa Monica, summer of 86. Smug levels were already building. I lived for 28 yrs in the Melrose/Fairfax. Seven yrs ago I moved to the western slope of the Silver Lake Alps. 
 2] What is the boundary that separates the Westside from the Eastside? Do you cross those boundaries? What are you willing to drive across town for? 405 = far westside boundary, with WLA drafting in its wake.…