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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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  • Former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Building, Flip Fitch wrote 13 days ago:
    I was born there, too, October 26th 1960 8:43 a.m. Would love to know what room my mom was in but she died in 2001.
  • Adohr Dairy (site), Richard Waldinger wrote 14 days ago:
    My brother and I knew Adobe Farms well. We grew up on Corning St and Sawyer. We played around the farm most days after school. Rick Waldinger
  • Gillis beach, Deborah Siverling wrote 18 days ago:
    Went to Gillis Beach in late 60s and early 70s. It was very family friendly and noisy with the planes. Glad to hear it is cleaner now. I miss those beautiful homes that overlooked the beach.
  • The Dream Center, W Bates (guest) wrote 22 days ago:
    I was born there in 1942 as a preemie. Doctor told my folks I probably would die. Nuns wouldn't let me and I'm now 74 years old. My Mom told me the 'bill' was $24.00 and she was in hospital three days (standard at that time), while I was there for over two weeks. Just found it is gone. I had recently found a photo of it my Mom had so thought I'd look it up. Glad to see it is still being used for God's work.
  • Babe Brandelli's Brig, David Weild wrote 27 days ago:
    I was watching No Retreat and decided to Google Brandelli's and stumbled across this. Seems to be quite a famous little spot. Ps No Retreat, No Surrender 's still an iconic movie !!
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