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August 11, 1996

Re Heidi Siegmund Cuda's feature on Silver Lake ("Now That's L.A.," Aug. 4):

It's bad enough that she completely misrepresents this economically and racially diverse neighborhood, but to reduce it to a community as Anglo fashion statement is nothing short of reprehensible.

The Times also needs a better fact checker. It seems that Silver Lake has been redrawn to include parts of Los Feliz, Franklin Hills and East Hollywood and even pushes the envelope to Echo Park.

Despite the paper's downtown location, you've still got no idea what really happens east of Fairfax.

ELISABETH K. GREENBAUM

Somewhere between

East Hollywood and Silver Lake

While the attention paid to our community in Cuda's article was quite flattering, one might conclude that everyone in Silver Lake dwells on the outer limits of bohemia. We're proud of our long history of multiculturalism and arts appreciation, but for every neo-punk musician there's a studio executive, an attorney and, yes, a full-time homemaker who calls Silver Lake home.

We take pride in the pastoral view the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs offer us, the high percentage of architecturally significant homes and, best of all, the way the residents demonstrate their involvement and dedication to keeping Silver Lake a desirable place to live.

SPENCER SOO HOO

President

Silver Lake Residents Assn.

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Now that you've supplied a map, we will know which area to avoid!

LYN MORAN

San Pedro

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