Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Smug Angelenos Snub Cities of the Foothills: BUMP

Note: In an attempt to further incite local outrage, we'll be bumping this post to the top of the page periodically. Regular posting does continue below, so repeat visitors should just scroll down for the latest and greatest.

I kid you not. One of the comments on ms2, the backyard page for Mayor Sam (one of the grand old dames of the LA blogging scene) snidely insulted all those small "independent" cities surrounding Los Angeles. Mayor Sam thought it a sufficiently serious charge to invite comments and we'd suggest you weigh in defense of our humble hometowns. I reproduce the offending comment in full:

For all intents and purposes, Alhambra is a suburb of the eastside of L.A. Without a "real" city like Los Angeles to hang onto the skirt tails of and drive their economies, these little "independent" cities that carry so much self-important pride (while they look down their noses at L.A.) - like Glendale, Alhambra, South Pasadena, El Monte, West Hollywood - even Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Long Beach might as well be Needles or Tucumcari, New Mexico.

They're as captive and indentured to the real city here, as is Hollywood and the SFV.

It's apparent that these sentiments would apply to the many other smaller communities that comprise the San Gabriel Valley and foothill cities. If you'd care to contest those scurrilous assertions, hasten over to ms2 and write a comment of your own. See also the even more scurrilous assertions made below.

6 comments:

Aaron Proctor said...

I hope I'm not coming off as a "smug Pasadenan" - I mean - I am very critical of the goings-on in our city...but...I'd rather live here than Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a great city I like to spend my money in - but living in is a different story.

Jill said...

Poor silly person who wrote that! Beauty and love and human connection and pain and suffering and diversity and sharing are everywhere, and all places where people live are worthy of love.

Jill said...

P.S. I was talking about the commenter you were quoting, not The Proctor's comment.

I love living here, too.

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