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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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  • Sonny & Cher Residence (former), MS17 (guest) wrote 1 day ago:
    Not True, Tony Curtis owned both this house and Owlwood off Sunset, He sold this to Sonny and Cher and they later bought Owlwood from him. Then Divorced.
  • 22612 Sylvan Street, J Tomczyk (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    The real house is the one to the left with the red tile roof.
  • Regent Theater, Liam (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    Mitchell Frank has transformed the Regent into a music venue. In the process, Knitting Factory Entertainment restored the marquee and completely restored or reworked the interior. So far, this adaptive reuse has not disturbed the neighbors nor has it added to the general disorder of the area.
  • The Last Bookstore, Liam (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    To call it "second-hand" is misleading since they sell new releases. They also host book-signings, sell vinyl records, and host near weekly book and poetry readings. They are more than a second-hand bookstore.
  • Silver Spoon restaurant, Ross (guest) wrote 5 days ago:
    Closed :(
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