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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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  • Windward Circle, Scott Batson wrote 1 day ago:
    If any of the entry lanes has a stop sign, it’s not a modern roundabout. If you could play a game of football in the center landscaped area, it’s not a modern roundabout. If the circular roadway has a stop sign, yield sign or signal, it’s not a modern roundabout. If you don’t have to slow down to enter it, it’s not a modern roundabout. If you have to change lanes in the circular roadway to exit, it’s not a modern roundabout. If you can easily drive faster than 20 mph in the circular roadway, it’s not a modern roundabout. If it has a park for pedestrians, or a building, in the middle, it’s not a modern roundabout. Many people confuse other and older styles of circular intersections with modern roundabouts. East coast rotaries, large multi-lane traffic circles (Arc D’Triomphe, Dupont Circle), and small neighborhood traffic circles are not modern roundabouts. If you want to see the difference between a traffic circle, a rotary (UK roundabout) and a modern roundabout (UK continental roundabout), go to to see pictures.
  • Windward Circle, Scott Batson wrote 1 day ago:
    Traffic circle, not a roundabout.
  • The Dream Center (Formerly The Queen of Angels Hospital 1926-1989), Bruce (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    I was born at Queen of Angels on Christmas night 1949, my parents making the drive across pre-freeway Los Angeles on surface streets from the Eastmont area of East LA. I also had surgery there in 1973. Missing from the film list but one with good interior and exterior views is the 1978 romantic comedy "House Calls" with Walter Mattau, Glenda Jackson, and Art Carney.
  • Daniel Lanois' House, Dean Christian Bradley wrote 9 days ago:
    Greatest producer living. Recorded at his Kingsway Studio. Band: Water Album: Nipple ©1995 MCA Records/Universal Links to Music & Video: Water iTunes Nipple by Water "Seeds" Video
  • 830 North Orlando Avenue, phiz wrote 9 days ago:
    Former Mae West residence. Was leased by actress Bettie Davis for a time as well.
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