The 213 area code is making a big comeback.
The California Public Utilities Commission says we're running out of 323 area codes, and it'll start distributing 213 instead next year.
L.A.'s area codes are more than a number: Some of us are so attached to these numerical prefixes that we wouldn't dare part with them.
Here's what our listeners had to say about SoCal area codes on Facebook:
We heard from a Valley girl on Twitter:
We heard from locals all over SoCal via our Public Insight Network:
"People ask me sometimes where 213 is, and I proudly tell them Los Angeles. Even when I lived in LA, I felt like most of the 213 numbers I dialed were for businesses. I liked having a number that showed 213 was more than downtown office buildings; it was students and families, lifelong Angelenos and newcomers alike. To me, 213 is a part of LA that is not always glamorous and is often neglected, but it's resilient.”
"I'm old enough to remember [the 213] area code applying to almost everyone I knew!
You can weigh in on our Facebook page here.
KPCC's social media producer and 213-er Kristen Lepore joined host A Martinez with more. To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.