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Yesterday's LA City Nerd Quiz Answered Today

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Says the nerd...

Maybe 5 questions were too much to start with? Maybe they were too hard. Sadly, with only one serious response and only one correct answer out of those five - it's a sad state of affairs for LA City Nerdisms. Let's help correct that by at least adding 5 new tidbits of LA City Nerdism into the vernacular:

1. Before the 2005 opening of LAPD's Mission Division in the San Fernando Valley, what was the last LAPD Division to be added?

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Back in the 1970s, it was Southeast Division that was the last LAPD Division to open a station until Mission Division opened their station in 2005. It might have been confusing, as it has the same basic floorplan as both Pacific Division and Devonshire Division stations.

2. At the turn of the 20th Century, where was the only place within a mile of the coast in California that blacks were allowed to own property?

The community in Venice that was reserved for blacks in the first part of the 20th century when restrictive covenants existed was Oakwood. It was where the people who helped build Abbott Kinney's "Venice of America" were allowed to buy homes. It's had quite a storied past since then, too.