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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. It is an alpha world city having a population of over four million people and spanning 498 square miles. 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:

  • Charlie's Angels Mansion, SteveO (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    Home to Robert A. Day, chairman of Keck Foundation.
  • 300 Bel Air Road, SteveO (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    Now owned by William Keck III; grandson of William Keck, founder of Standard Oil.
  • Pandora's Box 1962 - 1966, Stacey Sanderson wrote 8 days ago:
    Stan West was the other member. This is Vaughn Sanderson's daughter. I just saw Stan tonight at the Hip Kitty in Claremont performing with the Stan West Band. Great blues!!!!
  • New Leimert Park Light Rail Station Construction, Dwight Sturtevant wrote 14 days ago:
    All Buildings here will be Leveled for Train Station Plaza
  • California Highway Patrol - Central Los Angeles Station (590), John is dumb (guest) wrote 17 days ago:
    They are Highway patrol, where should the station be 20 miles from the highway?
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