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Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, often called simply L.A., is the largest city in the state of California and the second-largest (only to New York City) in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a total area of 4,850 square miles and is home to roughly 13 million people. Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by Spanish Captain Rivera y Moncada, yet it was not incorporated as a municipality until April 4, 1850—five months before California achieved statehood. It is the county seat of Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles area is one of the world's centers of culture, science, technology, international trade, and higher education, and is home to world-renowned institutions in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. The city and its immediate surrounding vicinity lead the world in producing popular entertainment—such as motion pictures, television, and recorded music—which forms the base of Los Angeles's international fame and global status.


Recent city comments:

  • Former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Building, L.V. (guest) wrote 2 days ago:
    Did you happen to work there in Sept of 1970? I was born and adopted out of that hospital.
  • Former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Building, L.V. (guest) wrote 2 days ago:
    I was born at Cedars of Lebanon hospital in 1970... I just learned today that I was born in the building where the Church of Scientology is now located.. How creepy!
  • "Owlwood", 141 S. Carolwood, Carol Ann LaVella (guest) wrote 9 days ago:
    I worked for Ghazi Aita 1979 - 1993 running the estates (Owlwood & next door 10060 Sunset Blvd - where The movie, My Tudor was filmed.) I became fully involved in Ghazi Aita's 5 offshore corporations when he was appointed ambassador to the UN as he had to divest his business interests. Greg Hagins (deceased) and I were contacted several times by Mr. Gross during the writing of his book.
  • Former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Building, Raquel (guest) wrote 11 days ago:
    I was also born there. Mae West birthday no less. Actually it still looks like a hospital. Passing it in five minutes coincidently
  • Former site of Fenmore Apartments, Ron Jones wrote 12 days ago:
    I Used To Live There In The 1970s!
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