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COUNCIL BACKS CHANGE TO SOUTH LOS ANGELES.

Byline: Harrison Sheppard Staff Writer

The community formerly known as South Central Los Angeles will now be called South Los Angeles in official city documents and signs under a City Council decision approved Wednesday.

The action was designed to alter the public's perception of the city's African-American neighborhoods, after community members complained that the name was used to symbolize crime, poverty and racial problems.

``It was used as a term when something bad happened,'' said Helen Johnson, a retired beautician and community resident who suggested the name change. ``It was always South Central L.A. Now, anywhere south of the freeway is South Central.''

Councilman Nate Holden expressed skepticism that changing the name would solve any of the community's problems, but voted for the change anyway.

``You're in South Los Angeles and the same problems and crime that are happening in South Central will happen in South Los Angeles,'' Holden said.
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Date:Apr 10, 2003
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