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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.


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  • The Dream Center (Formerly The Queen of Angels Hospital 1926-1989), Shirley (guest) wrote 2 days ago:
    I spent 2 weeks at Queen of Angels in June 1950 with a ruptured abscessed appendix (was 16 at the time) and the Chief of Surgery performed the operation. Had special nurses and they all took very good care of me. I am blessed to still be here.
  • 1525 San Vicente Boulevard, disfigurehead wrote 4 days ago:
    Home of The Dog Bowl
  • 2650 Benedict Canyon Drive, vadim (guest) wrote 11 days ago:
    gene simmons house
  • "La Collina" Benjamin R. Meyer Estate/House in HBO's "Entourage", Rpss (guest) wrote 12 days ago:
    Don't forget, it was Phil Spector's house from 1965-1986. Beautiful Spanish architecture.
  • Charles Chaplin Residence (former), Susan Belohovek wrote 15 days ago:
    I heard a rumor that all the keys were shaped like a C is this true. Susan
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