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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.


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  • Pandora's Box 1962 - 1966, Aron Kay wrote 1 day ago:
    i am an old fairfaxer that led me to my first riot ever!!! that protest led me to working with the green power loveins and later becoming the mad yippie pie thrower
  • LAPD Rampart Community Police Station, Alc1 wrote 4 days ago:
    "One Adam 12, One Adam 12"
  • The Dream Center (Formerly The Queen of Angels Hospital 1926-1989), Receil Seymour wrote 14 days ago:
    In 1970 thru 1973, I dated a very beautiful and wonderful Nurse who worked many shifts there. I still have fond memories of her that will last forever..
  • Mount Angelus, coozemonster wrote 17 days ago:
    A little version of the Hollywood Hills in NELA
  • Young’s Market Building, coozemonster (guest) wrote 17 days ago:
    And now you can buy shoes there! Yay!
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