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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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  • Raleigh Studios-Playa Vista / Spruce Goose assembly hall, David Halver (guest) wrote 11 hours ago:
    Dreamworks didn't just "walk away" ... They were DENIED their permit because of the flimsy reasoning that a "Studio" would result in too much traffic(?); Tell that to anyone who lives on the west side and is trying to drive past the way-overcrowded housing fiasco (Playa Vista) on Lincoln Blvd & Jefferson during the weekend. What a joke! Political corruption at its best. Also for the record, Van Helsing, XXX-State of the Union, World Police, Lords of Dogtown and a ton of others were shot here. I should know as I managed the stages for a while.
  • The Scientology Center, Western United States, Eric (guest) wrote 2 days ago:
    There are more hidden cameras in this building than any other, per square foot, in LA.Watch for binoculars peering out windows as you drive by.
  • Chatsworth Nature Preserve and Reservoir (site), Phil (guest) wrote 2 days ago:
    Legend has it that the Chatsworth Reservoir was drained as a precautionary measure due to the 1972 earthquake. Yet, the fact remains that it was drained in 1969 to make way for a Diversion Tunnel to, as reports say..."Improve the Quality of Water" Other reports created from a Nuclear and Rocket Research Facility within the reservoir watershed, somewhat back this up. One report is the Preliminary Safety Evaluation of the SRE or Sodium Reactor Experiment, a Atomic/Nuclear Research Reactor located within a structure known as the Burro Flats Fault, connecting Runkle Canyon and the Chatsworth Reservoir. Before the reactor was built, concerns were that, in case of Emergency, the reservoir water would be rerouted from other reservoirs...for an indefinite period of time.
  • Paul and Judy Learning Center, TYMMCHN wrote 8 days ago:
    I lived in this house at 2713 Severence St from 1988 to 1991. I did a LOT of work on the building. I know all the details which reveal its true history. Watch "The Conjuring". It is about the Craig Family, who built the house across the street in 1888, but moved it to its present location after it was nearly demolished in a turn of the century earthquake. It sits in the riverbed, not on the bedrock (Manis House down the street replaced it).
  • 31 Beverly Park Terrace main house, phiz wrote 9 days ago:
    Former Sylvester Stallone residence.
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