I found this at Curbed L.A., a video about how various LA streets got their names. The info is fascinating, the delivery deathly. I have no idea what they were thinking. The narration is the worst, voices that might have well have been processed through a computer. I can't believe the National History Museum of LA was responsible — do they want to perpetuate the myth that history is deadly boring? Come on, guys, you're in Hollywood!
Anyway, thanks to the video, I finally found out how to pronounce Micheltorena Street! Hallelujah! It's me chell tor ena. Micheltorena was a Spanish governor. Turns out a lot of street names like La Cienega are named after big rancheros.