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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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  • Villa Carlotta, Michael (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    Villa Carlotta was built before the Chateau Elysee so would really check your facts. One just as to go around the corner to Victor's Deli and look at the old pictures from the 1920's and see that the Villa Carlotta is standing and the Chateau Elysee is still a private residence. Pictures tell the truth and are worth these few words.
  • The Dream Center (Formerly The Queen of Angels Hospital 1926-1989), Carol Ann Cozby Lain wrote 4 days ago:
    My mother Lucy Guitterez trained there. Later she met my father, L. B. Cozby. He was in the navy. Later they moved back to Floydada Texas where my father was born and they farmed until daddy died March 31st, 2013. Momma is now 98 years old and lives with me. She is still an R.N., but of course no longer practices. I also became nurse, but never reached the excellence that she was. She speaks of famous people she met while nursing there. George Raft, Jimmy Cagney, she helped take care of his mom and "Micky C." Micky Cohan.
  • 10346 Moorpark Street, Travaler (guest) wrote 14 days ago:
    Bob Hope estate
  • Burger King, SFV (guest) wrote 17 days ago:
    Chik Fil A now.
  • Kestler Ave Elementary School, SFV (guest) wrote 17 days ago:
    I don't want to log in to correct it, but this should be Kester Avenue Elementary School (and Magnet school), not Kestler. Designed by Neutra.
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