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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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  • Laurel & Hardy - the "Music Box" steps, Beto (guest) wrote 2 days ago:
    Wow. I used to walk these steps as a kid with my mother on her way to work. A damn dog would run up and down on the left side of the stair case, terrorizing me half way up the climb. Never knew it had historical meaning until now. Thanks, Aaron Rift!
  • 1700 San Remo Drive, Not true (guest) wrote 20 days ago:
  • Crazy Gideon's, Shneider wrote 23 days ago: thats what it is now.
  • Former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Building, Marci Lynn Manta Riggs wrote 27 days ago:
    I was born there april 18th 1962....wonder if theres a way to see which room my mother stayed in.
  • The Dream Center, Mike (guest) wrote 28 days ago:
    I was new there in Dec 1968. Treated nice i'm sure and the bill was under 50 bucks.
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