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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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  • 2771 Glendower Avenue, Raphael (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    Megan Fox house
  • Zelzah-Northridge passenger Train station depot (Closed), Karl Lafong (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    Was in an episode of Highway Patrol.
  • Former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Building, Don (guest) wrote 6 days ago:
    I was born there too and my dad watched the World Series with Tyrone Power while my mother was in labor
  • Former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Building, Jen (guest) wrote 10 days ago:
    I was born there August 30, 1968 just after 9 p.m. and am searching for my birth parents... does this ring a bell for any mothers that birthed there that night and gave their baby girl up for adoption?
  • Black Dahlia corpse found here, guest (guest) wrote 12 days ago:
    The only way the city could prevent another body from being dumped there was to add a "No Parking" sign. If they can't park there, they can't dump a body there. What else could they do?
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