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Los Angeles, CA is one of the most famous cities in the world despite its young age.  It is the largest city in California and the second most populated city in the United States.  LA is the largest entry point of the country for immigrants and is said to be home to people from every nation in the world.  It is a center for entertainment as well as technology, and has known phenomenal growth thanks to these and other industries.

Los Angeles City Info:

  • Name means "the angels"
  • Land Area: 4,601 sq. miles
  • Number of city owned parks: 387 (15,600 acres)
  • Number of radio stations: 35 AM; 53 FM
  • Number of television stations: 19

Los Angeles Weather and Climate:

  • Average daily temperature — Jan: 57 F; July: 71 F
  • Average annual rainfall — 14.9 inches
  • Average annual snowfall — 0 inches

Distances to other Metropolitan Areas from Los Angeles:

  • Albuquerque, NM — 785 miles
  • Denver, CO — 1,015 miles
  • Fort Worth, TX — 1,406 miles
  • Las Vegas, NV — 270 miles
  • New York, NY — 2,846 miles
  • Portland, OR — 963 miles
  • San Antonio, TX— 1,351 miles
  • San Diego, CA — 120 miles
  • San Francisco, CA — 380 miles
  • Washington, DC — 2,733 miles

Los Angeles Safety Phone # and Major Hospitals:

  • Ambulance: 911
  • Police: 911
  • Fire: 911
  • Barlow Hospital (2000 Stadium Way)
  • California Hospital Medical Center LA (1401 South Grand Avenue)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (8700 Beverly Boulevard)
  • Century City Hospital (2070 Century Park East)
  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (4650 Sunset Boulevard)
  • City of Angeles Medical Center (1711 West Temple Street)
  • East Los Angeles Doctor's Hospital (4060 Whittier Boulevard)
  • Gateways Hospital Mental Health Center (1891 Effie Street)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital (1225 Wilshire Boulevard)
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital (6041 Cadillac Avenue)
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital (4867 Sunset Boulevard)
  • Kedren Community Health Center, Inc. (4211 South Avalon Boulevard)
  • LAC + USC Medical Center (1200 N State Street)
  • LAC/Martin Luther King Jr General Hospital (12021 S Wilmington Ave)
  • Lincoln Hospital Medical Center (443 South Soto Street)
  • Los Angeles Community Hospital (4081 E Olympic Boulevard)
  • Lost Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center (2231 S Western Avenue)
  • Midway Hospital Medical Center (5925 San Vicente Boulevard)
  • Orthopaedic Hospital (2400 S Flower Street)
  • Pacific Alliance Medical Center (531 W College Street)
  • Queen of Angels/Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (1300 N Vermont Avenue)
  • San Vicente Hospital (6000 San Vicente Boulevard)
  • Santa Marta Hospital (319 N Humphreys Avenue)
  • St. Vincent Medical Center (2131 W 3RD Street)
  • Temple Community Hospital (235 N Hoover Street)
  • UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Clinic (760 Westwood Plaza)
  • UCLA Medical Center Adults Renal Transplant (10833 Le Conte Avenue BH 427, CHS)
  • USC Kenneth Norris Jr Cancer Hospital (1441 Eastlake Avenue)
  • USC University Hospital (1500 San Pablo Street)
  • Vencor Hospital — Los Angeles (5525 Slauson Avenue)
  • White Memorial Medical Center (1720 E Cesar Avenue)

Los Angeles Top Tourism Draws and Seasons:

  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Universal Studios
  • Mann's Chinese Theatre
  • Disneyland
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • La Brea Tar Pits
  • Norton Simon Museum
  • Museum of Tolerance
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain (buy Magic Mountain tickets online)
  • Petersen Automotive Museum
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Queen Mary
  • Catalin Island Conservancy
  • Natural History Museum
  • Sunset Strip
  • Medieval Times
  • Crystal Cathedral
  • Hollywood Sign
  • Union Station
  • Universal Studios, LA

Los Angeles Major Shopping Areas:

  • Los Angeles Farmer's Market
  • Third Street Promenade
  • Beverly Center
  • Santee Alley
  • Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Woodland Hills
  • Brea Mall
  • Melrose Avenue
  • Century City
  • Fashion Square

Los Angeles Major Dining Areas:

  • Hollywood
  • Downtown
  • Long Beach and the South Bay
  • Santa Monica and the Bay Cities
  • Beverly Hills and the Westside

Los Angeles Famous Landmarks & Historic Places:

  • Hollywood Sign
  • Mann's Chinese Theater
  • Rodeo Drive Street Sign
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Queen Mary
  • Walk of Fame
  • 777 Tower
  • Avila Adobe
  • Bank of America Building
  • Capitol Records Building
  • Coca-Cola Building
  • Continental Building
  • Egyptian Theater
  • Great Wall of Los Angeles
  • Heritage House
  • Historic Theater District
  • The Hollywood RockWalk
  • Pacific Park
  • Union Station
  • Homes of Stars

Los Angeles Famous Natives and Residents:

  • Busby Berkeley (choreographer and director)
  • Marge Champion (dancer and choreographer)
  • Jackie Coogan (actor)
  • Jackie Cooper (actor)
  • Linda Fratianne (figure skater)
  • Jodie Foster (actress and director)
  • John Gavin (actor and diplomat)
  • Dustin Hoffman (actor)
  • Marilyn Monroe (actress)
  • Duke Snider (baseball player)
  • Madeleine Stowe (actress)
  • Darryl Strawberry (baseball player)

Notable Moments in Los Angeles History:

  • 1542 — First Spanish explorers in LA area
  • 1769 — First Spanish settlers in LA area
  • 1771 — Mission San Gabriel Arcangel founded
  • 1800's — Gold Rush brought thousands to California and secured the admission of California into the United States
  • 1850 — Los Angeles incorporated as a city
  • 1876 — Railroads arrived
  • 1892 — Oil was discovered in the area
  • 1913 — Los Angeles Aquaduct completed
  • 1920's — Motion Picture and Aviation industries came to the area
  • 1932 — Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics
  • 1965 — Watts Riots
  • 1984 — The XXIII Olympiad was hosted in Los Angeles
  • 1992 — Los Angeles riots
  • 1994 — Northridge earthquake

Interesting facts about Los Angeles:

  • The name Los Angeles means "The Angels."
  • Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula" meaning: The Town of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angles.
  • Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.
  • There are fewer people in LA than there are automobiles.
  • Through satellite observations scientists have determined that Los Angeles is moving eastward at an estimated rate of 1/5 of an inch per year.
  • Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States.
  • LA is the birthplace of the Internet, Barbie, the DC-3, Mazda Miata, MBX and the Space Shuttle.
  • There are more than 2,000 festivals, street fairs, parades and other events each year in LA.
  • Beverly Hills has the highest average number of bathrooms per house in LA County.
  • The only surviving wooden lighthouse in the world is in LA at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.
    There are more than 4,500 technology firms in LA County.
  • Los Angeles is home to Griffith Park, the largest city-run park in the country.
  • Downtown LA is the largest government center outside of Washington, DC.
  • The only city in the world to host the Summer Olympics twice is LA.
  • Los Angeles is home to the largest Armenian community outside of Armenia.

Los Angeles Population and Demographics:

  • City of Los Angeles Population — 3,694,820 (as of the 2000 census)
  • Male — 1,841,805 (49.85%)
  • Female — 1,853,015 (50.15%)
  • White — 46.93%
  • Black — 11.24%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native — 0.8%
  • Asian — 9.99%
  • Other race — 25.7%
  • Two or more races — 5.18%
  • Hispanic/Latino — 46.53%
  • 2000 percent population 18 and over — 73.44%
  • 65 and over — 9.67%
  • Median age — 31.6
  • Median household income - $36,687

Los Angeles Colleges and Universities:

  • University of California — Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California
  • California State University — Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
  • East Los Angeles Occupational Center
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising — Los Angeles
  • Occidental College
  • Mount St Mary's College
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • Bryman College

Los Angeles Economy & Business — Notable Companies based in Los Angeles:

  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Herbalife
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Univision
  • Metro Interactive, LLC
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Guess, Inc.
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
  • TOKYOPOP
  • The Jim Henson Company
  • Paramount Pcitures
  • Robinsons-May
  • Sunkist
  • Fox Sports Net
  • KB Home
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Health Net, Inc.
  • 21st Century Insurance

Los Angeles Hispanic Community Media and Churches:

  • KBLA 1580 AM
  • KBUE 105.5 FM
  • KBUA 94.3 FM
  • KHJ 930 AM
  • KLAX 97.9 FM
  • KLTX 1390 AM
  • KLYY 97.5 FM
  • KRCD/KRCV 103.9 FM
  • KTNQ 1020 AM
  • KSSE 107.1 FM
  • KWIZ 96.7 FM
  • KWKW 1330 AM
  • KXOL 96.3 FM
  • KWHY-TV Channel 22
  • KMEX Channel 34
  • Univision Network
  • La Opinion Spanish Newspaper
  • Gestemani Ministries
  • Rosemead Centro Christiano
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