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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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  • The Dream Center (Formerly The Queen of Angels Hospital 1926-1989), Rich Rodebeck (guest) wrote 8 hours ago:
    I was born there in 1955 & my mother was born here in grandmother was born @ home in Long Beach. Native Californian all the way!
  • Toluca Lake, Shneider wrote 3 days ago:
    So where is the lake?
  • Bench at the Center of Los Angeles, Dimo (guest) wrote 8 days ago:
    There is no longer a bench there, and yes, the geographic "Center of L.A." is in the vicinity.
  • CBS Television City, joewikimapia (guest) wrote 13 days ago:
    "Everything was made here" - he said, slightly exaggerating. Elvis made his first Ed Sullivan show appearance here while starring in Love Me Tender.
  • Site of the arrest and beating of Rodney King , Freedom is not free (guest) wrote 16 days ago:
    Yep, not much here as I live relatively close. Serves a drunk 0.19 colored person right to stop in a location where there is likely to be no witnesses. Got to love those lying elitist peace officers for protecting us.
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