LAist Quiz: Inaccurate Place Names in SoCal
Hollywood Park racetrack is the Southern Californian version of the "Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?" brainteaser.The misnamed landmark is located in Inglewood, not Hollywood, and it's a race course, not a park. There is some tangential Hollywood connection since it was founded in 1938 as The Hollywood Turf Club by many film stars, directors and producers.
We're not sure what the excuse is for Bellflower's Hollywood Sports Park and many other establishments that borrow Hollywood's cachet by adding the word to signs and names.
Gertrude Stein once wisecracked that "there's no there, there" in California, but it's awfully confusing if "there" isn't even where it's supposed to be.
What are some other misnamed Southern Californian landmarks or locations?