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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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  • San Fernando Drag Strip, phiz wrote 2 days ago:
    The San Fernando Drag Strip ran adjacent to the northwest side of the runway.
  • San Fernando Drag Strip, ted (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    if memory serves - I think the beginning was on an abandoned runway of that airport.
  • Helms Bakeries Building, dbr9tifosi (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    La Dijonaise, a French Bistro, is located in this block. In terms of value, the best in LA. Their bread is always fresh and their French Onion soup is magnifique.
  • Joey's Cafe, dbr9tifosi (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    Their chicken piccata used to be par excellence. Quality has slipped a wee bit but still respectable. Great corner to people watch.
  • Vito's Pizza, dbr9tifosi (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    Best high value pizza in LA. I never leave disappointed.
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