What's in a Name?
What if your neighborhood was known by more than one name? Would people be confused about where you live? Would you get lost going home? Does it matter, if you live in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles, that your neighborhood is called Agoura, Cornell, Lobo Canyon, Malibu Canyon, Malibu Valley, or Triunfo Canyon?
The neighborhood south of the 101 Fwy in the Santa Monica Mountains, bordered by the 101 Freeway to the North, Malibu to the South, Westlake Village to the West, and Cornell R. to the East is called different things by different folk. The names Malibu Valley, Malibu Creek, or Malibu Canyon are bantered about by vintners hoping to capitalize on the hip and slick Malibu moniker.
The Thomas Guide has always labeled the area CORNELL. The Multiple Listing Service for the Local Board of Realtors has a label called CORNELL that is just gathering dust, as agents refuse use it, lumping properties in the Old Agoura category which is also known as RURAL AGOURA.
In this weeks local newspaper, in the same issue, one article validates the use of the name CORNELL,
and another designates the same area Malibu Coast American Viticultural Area.
No wonder the area, rich in natural flora and fauna, and relatively sparsely populated, was until now, Los Angeles County's best kept secret.
What do you think?