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A collection of neighborhoods northeast of downtown Pasadena, California. This area has long been home to the Pasadena redneck bloc, consisting mainly of Cajuns, Cubans, Italians, and Beck; though there are a good deal of Oreos, Salvadorans. The area is also a hotbed of rude boy culture.

If you want some idea of what North Lake is like, just listen to the song "Loser."

Rich people from Oak Knoll have been afraid to drive through this area since the early '70s.
"I have to go to this party in North Lake."
"Do you have a gun?"
by Monty Park June 22, 2009