About the area:
The district is bordered by Santa Monica on the west, Brentwood on the northwest, the unicorporated Sawtelle VA Complex on the north, Westwood on the northeast, Rancho Park on the east and southeast, and Mar Vista on the south and southeast. Its major thoroughfares are Olympic, Santa Monica, Pico, Wilshire, and Sawtelle Boulevards, Barrington and Centinela Avenues, and Bundy Drive. Its generally accepted boundaries are the San Diego Freeway on the east, the Santa Monica Freeway on the south, the city limits of Santa Monica on the west, and Wilshire Boulevard on the north, though there is quite a bit of overlap past those boundaries which is still considered to be part of West Los Angeles (for example, Westwood Village is east of the San Diego Freeway and north of Wilshire). West Los Angeles could potentially be seen as going as far east as the city line of Beverly Hills, and as far north as Sunset Boulevard.
This district contains an area of Japanese-American culture along Sawtelle Boulevard which is sometimes called Sawtelle