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Local News in Brief : ‘The Jungle’ Is Renamed

A Crenshaw District neighborhood nicknamed “The Jungle” decades ago because of its tropical vegetation was redesignated Baldwin Village on Friday by the Los Angeles City Council.

Councilwoman Ruth Galanter said she sought the name change because residents felt the old nickname had a bad connotation due to crime in the area.

The area is bounded by La Brea Avenue, Marlton Avenue, Rodeo Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Santo Tomas Road.

A Galanter aide said new signs designating the 10,000-resident neighborhood would soon be erected.

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