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The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry.
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AECOM (formerly known as AECOM Technology Corporation) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
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The AFI Conservatory is a private not-for-profit film graduate film school in Los Angeles, CA.
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African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-American Los Angeles–based evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s.
Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials into Earth's atmosphere, causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such as food crops, or the natural or built environment.
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Alliant International University is a private, benefits-corporation higher education institution based in San Diego, California.
Alta California (Upper California) was created as a separate province in 1804 out of the northern part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain province of Las Californias.
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The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a two-year performing arts conservatory with facilities located in Manhattan, New York City – at 120 Madison Avenue, and in Hollywood, California – at 1336 North La Brea Avenue.
American Apparel is an American clothing manufacturer, designer, distributor, marketer and retailer based in Los Angeles, California, created by Dov Charney who was born in Montreal, Quebec.
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The American Jewish University, formerly the separate institutions University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin Institute, is a Jewish, non-denominational educational institution in Los Angeles, California.
American Jews, also known as Jewish Americans, are American citizens who are Jews, either by religion, ancestry, or both.
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The American Lung Association is a voluntary health organization whose mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.
The American Mafia, commonly known as the Mafia, Italian Mafia, Italian Mob, or the Mob in the United States, is an Italian American criminal society that originated and developed from the Sicilian Mafia.
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The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is a college conservatory for the performing arts located in New York City and Los Angeles, California.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), formerly known as the American Public Transit Association, is a nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate for the advancement of public transportation programs and initiatives in the United States.
American University (AU or American) is a private research university in Washington, D.C., United States, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, although the university's curriculum is secular.
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The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a partially government-funded American passenger railroad service.
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The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, United States.
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Angels Flight (or Angel's Flight) is a landmark narrow gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles, California.
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Angelus Temple was the central house of worship of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, California.
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Antioch University is a private university in the United States with five campuses located in four states.
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Area code 213 is a California telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan.
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Area code 323 is a California telephone area code that It covers, roughly, the area of central Los Angeles (including Hollywood but excluding Downtown Los Angeles and its immediately adjoining neighborhoods such as Koreatown, Echo Park, and Chinatown).
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Area code 661 is a California telephone area code that covers the majority of California's Kern County, as well as part of Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, and Tulare County.
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Area code 310 is a California telephone area code that was split from area code 213 on November 2, 1991.
Area code 818 is a California telephone area code that consists largely of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California.
The Arena Football League (AFL) is the highest level of professional indoor American football in the United States.
Armenian Americans (ամերիկահայեր) are citizens or residents of the United States who have total or partial Armenian ancestry.
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The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was an early packet switching network and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP.
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Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
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Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities.
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Athens (Αθήνα, Athína,; Ἀθῆναι, Athēnai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
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Atlanta (locally) is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2013 population of 447,841.
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Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country.
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Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County.
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Łódź (לאדזש, Lodzh;, or) is the third-largest city in Poland.
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The Bahá'í Faith (fa Bahá'iyyat, بهائية Bahá'iyya In English, "Bahá'í" is pronounced with two syllables according to the on the Bahá'í World News Service Website (Bahá'í: Ba-HIGH). In Persian, بهائی is pronounced with three syllables. The exact realization of the English pronunciation varies. The Oxford English Dictionary has, Merriam-Webster has, and the Random House Dictionary has, all with three syllables. See and – A Guide to Pronunciation part 1 and 2, for more pronunciation instructions.) is a monotheistic religion which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind.
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Baldwin Hills is a highly diverse community and affluent neighborhood in South Los Angeles.
Ballona Creek is an U.S. Geological Survey.
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Beirut (بيروت; Biblical Hebrew: בְּאֵרוֹת Be'erot; Hebrew: ביירות Beirut; Latin: Berytus; Beyrouth; Beyrut; Պէյրութ Beyrut) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.
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Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany.
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Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light.
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A blind thrust earthquake occurs along a thrust fault that does not show signs on the Earth's surface, hence the designation "blind".
The Bloods are a primarily, though not exclusively, African American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California.
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Bloomberg News is an international news agency headquartered in New York, United States and a division of Bloomberg L.P. Content produced by Bloomberg News is disseminated through the Bloomberg terminal, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg's mobile platforms.
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The Blue Line is a light rail line running north-south between Long Beach and Downtown Los Angeles, passing through Downtown LA, South Los Angeles, Watts, Willowbrook, Compton, and Long Beach in Los Angeles County; it is one of six lines in the Metro Rail System.
Bob Hope Airport is a public airport three miles (5 km) northwest of downtown Burbank, in Los Angeles County, California.
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Bordeaux (Gascon: Bordèu; Bordele) is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.
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Boyle Heights is a working-class, predominantly Mexican American, youthful neighborhood of almost 100,000 residents east of Downtown Los Angeles in the City of Los Angeles.
The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark located at 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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Breed Street Shul, also known as Congregation Talmud Torah of Los Angeles or Breed Street Synagogue, is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California.
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Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").
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Bus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS, busway) is a bus-based mass transit system.
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Busan (부산 or 釜山(), officially Busan Metropolitan City), romanized as Pusan before 2000,This romanization of the city's name is in McCune-Reischauer.
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Business Insider is an American business, celebrity and technology news website launched in February 2009 and based in New York City.
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Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner, is a 1986 book published by Viking (ISBN 0-14-017824-4) about land development and water policy in the western United States.
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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
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The California chaparral and woodlands is a terrestrial ecoregion of lower northern, central, and southern California (United States) and northwestern Baja California (Mexico), located on the west coast of North America.
A California earthquake forecast, the 2008 Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, Version 2 (UCERF 2), has been prepared by the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities (WGCEP).
Proposition 13 (officially named the People's Initiative to Limit Property Taxation) was an amendment of the Constitution of California enacted during 1978, by means of the initiative process.
The California Republic was a short-lived, unrecognized state that, for a few weeks in 1846, militarily controlled the area to the north of the San Francisco Bay in the present-day state of California.
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California Shipbuilding Corporation built 467 Liberty and Victory ships during World War II, including ''Haskell''-class attack transports.
The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature.
State Route 2 (SR 2) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California.
The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature.
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is a public comprehensive university in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the 23 universities in the California State University (CSU) system.
California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN) is a public university in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States, in the San Fernando Valley.
Californio (historical and regional Spanish for "Californian") is a term used to identify a Spanish-speaking, mostly Roman Catholic people (or people of Latin American descent, regardless of race), born in Alta California from the time of the first Spanish colonies established by the Portolá expedition (1769) up until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848), in which Mexico ceded Alta California to the United States of America.
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Cambodian Americans are Americans born or raised in (or descended from those born or raised in) Cambodia, the majority of which are of Khmer descent.
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The Canada–United States border, officially known as the International Boundary, is the longest international border in the world, shared between Canada and the United States of America, the second and fourth largest countries by area respectively.
Canoga Park is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Capitol Records Building, also known as the Capitol Records Tower, is a Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District building that is located in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Carey McWilliams (December 13, 1905 – June 27, 1980) was an American author, editor, and lawyer.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, informally known as COLA or the Los Angeles Cathedral, is a Latin Church cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.
CBRE Group, Inc. is a US-American commercial real estate company with headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
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Church of Scientology Celebrity Centres are Scientology churches that are open to the general public but are intended mostly for "artists, politicians, leaders of industry, sports figures and anyone with the power and vision to create a better world." The Celebrity Centre International was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1969 by Yvonne Gillham, a Sea Org member who worked with L. Ron Hubbard.
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Center Theatre Group is a non-profit arts organization located in Los Angeles, California.
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The Central Coast is an area of California, United States, roughly spanning the coastal region between Point Mugu and Monterey Bay.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the U.S. Government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is a private, non-profit, Historically Black College and University and a Minority Serving Institution located in Willowbrook, unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, United States.
In the United States, a charter city is a city in which the governing system is defined by the city's own charter document rather than by state, provincial, regional or national laws.
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Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.
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Chinatown is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, California that became a commercial center for Chinese and other Asian businesses in Central Los Angeles in 1938.
Chinese Americans, also known as American Chinese or Sino-Americans, are Americans of full or partial Chinese – particularly Han Chinese – descent.
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ChristianityFrom the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
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The Chumash are a Native American people who historically inhabited the central and southern coastal regions of California, in portions of what is now San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, extending from Morro Bay in the north to Malibu in the south.
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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles is a 1990 book by Mike Davis examining how contemporary Los Angeles has been shaped by different powerful forces in its history.
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City-Data is a Illinois-based social networking and information website that presents data and information pertaining to U.S. cities, and offers public online forums for discussion.
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The Claremont Colleges are an American consortium of five undergraduate and two graduate schools of higher education located in Claremont, California, a city east of downtown Los Angeles and west of downtown San Bernardino.
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The Clean Air Act is a United States federal law designed to control air pollution on a national level.
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).
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The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.
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Coastal sage scrub, also known as coastal scrub, CSS, or soft chaparral, is a low scrubland plant community of the California coastal sage and chaparral subecoregion, found in coastal California and northwestern coastal Baja California.
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The Colburn School is a music, dance, and drama school located in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the Museum of Contemporary Art and across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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A Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is composed of adjacent Metropolitan (MSA) and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (µSA) in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.
The Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge is a vertical-lift bridge in the Port of Los Angeles.
Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city centre, and the middle to outer suburbs beyond 15 km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters — people who travel on a daily basis.
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Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Conservative Judaism is a modern stream of the Reform movement in Judaism, which views Religious Law (Halakha) as binding, yet also regards it as subject to historical development.
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Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using intermodal containers (also called shipping containers and ISO containers) made of weathering steel.
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In the United States, a county is a political and geographic subdivision of a state, usually assigned some governmental authority.
The County of Los Angeles Public Library is the 6th largest public library system in the United States which serves residents living in 51 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County, California.
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.
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Crenshaw, also known as The Crenshaw District, is a neighborhood and district in the southwestern area of the city of Los Angeles, California.
The Crescenta Valley is a small inland valley in Los Angeles County, California lying between the San Gabriel Mountains on the northeast and the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills on the southwest.
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Crime in the United States has been recorded since colonization.
The Crips are a primarily African-American gang.
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A curtain wall system is an outer covering of a building in which the outer walls are non-structural, but merely keep the weather out and the occupants in.
The Daily Breeze is a print and digital news media company based in Torrance, California.
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Phoenix dactylifera (date or date palm) is a flowering plant species in the palm family Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit.
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David Rieff (born September 28, 1952, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American nonfiction writer and policy analyst.
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The demographics of Los Angeles are determined by population surveys such as the American Community Survey and the United States Census.
A diocese, from the Greek term διοίκησις, meaning "administration", is the district under the supervision of a bishop.
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Dodger Stadium, occasionally called by the metonym Chavez Ravine, is a baseball park located in Downtown Los Angeles, California, the home field of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.
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The Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States.
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The Douglas Aircraft Company was an American aerospace manufacturer based in Southern California.
Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 50,000 people.
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Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from an area.
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East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is a community college of the Los Angeles Community College District in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park.
East Los Angeles (often shortened to East L.A.) is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.
The Eastside of Los Angeles County, California, is a geographic region that includes the neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights within the city of Los Angeles and also East Los Angeles, California, an unincorporated area.
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Echo Park is a densely populated neighborhood of 43,000+ residents in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Eilat (Hebrew: Eilat.ogg; ايلات) is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port and popular resort located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba.
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El Niño is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (commonly called ENSO) and is associated with a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific (between approximately the International Date Line and 120°W), including off the Pacific coast of South America.
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The El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument, also known as Los Angeles Plaza Historic District and formerly known as El Pueblo de Los Ángeles State Historic Park, is a historic district located at the oldest section of Los Angeles, known for many years as "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula".
An electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries or another energy storage device.
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Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is a graduate school of traditional Oriental medicine located in Santa Monica, California.
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Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is the current mayor of Los Angeles and a former member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 13th District.
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Erythrina caffra, the Coast Coral Tree or African coral tree, is a tree native to southeastern Africa, which is often cultivated and has introduced populations in India.
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Eschscholzia californica (California poppy, Californian poppy, golden poppy, California sunlight, cup of gold) is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae, native to the United States and Mexico, and the official state flower of California.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share).
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In sociology, an ethnic enclave is a geographic area with high ethnic concentration, characteristic cultural identity, and economic activity.
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The Expo Line is a light-rail line that currently runs between Downtown Los Angeles and Culver City.
Farmers Field was a planned sports and events stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, California, United States, at the current site of the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, adjacent to Staples Center.
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Farmers Insurance Group (informally Farmers) is a U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides other insurance and financial services products.
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is a for-profit private college in California.
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock mass movement.
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Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems by non-military government agencies and government contractors.
Felipe de Neve (1724–1784) was a Spanish governor of Las Californias, an area that included present-day California (United States), Baja California (Mexico) and Baja California Sur (Mexico).
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The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
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Filipino Americans (Tagalog: Pilipino Amerikano) are Americans of Filipino descent and comprise about 3.4 million people, or 1.1% of the U.S. population.
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The film industry or motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking, i.e., film production companies, film studios, cinematography, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution; and actors, film directors and other film crew personnel.
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A film school is any educational institution dedicated to teaching aspects of filmmaking, including such subjects as film production, film theory, digital media production, and screenwriting.
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The Mexican Empire (Imperio Mexicano) was the first independent post-colonial state in Mexico.
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In broadcasting, a flagship (also known as a flagship station) is the broadcast station which originates a television network, or a particular radio or television program that plays a key role in the branding of and consumer loyalty to a network or station.This includes both direct network feeds and broadcast syndication, but generally not backhauls.
Foothill Boulevard is a major road in the city and county of Los Angeles, as well as an arterial road in the city and county of San Bernardino, stretching well over 60 miles (110 kilometers) in length, with some notable breaks along the route.
Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc.
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The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 large U.S. corporations as ranked by their gross revenue, after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur.
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Franciscans are people and groups (religious orders) who adhere to the teachings and spiritual disciplines of St Francis of Assisi and of his main associates and followers, such as St Clare of Assisi, St Anthony of Padua, and St Elizabeth of Hungary, among many others.
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Freedom Communications, Inc., is a media conglomerate that operates daily and weekly newspapers, websites and mobile applications, as well as Coast Magazine and other specialty publications.
Frontline is a public affairs television program that produces and broadcasts in-depth documentaries about various subjects.
Gallery Row is a district in Downtown Los Angeles designated by the City Council in 2003 to promote the concentration of art galleries along Main Street and Spring Street and to create a thriving, pedestrian-friendly, culturally abundant, urban neighborhood.
Gaspar de Portolá i Rovira (1716–1786) was a soldier and administrator in New Spain; explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey; governor of Las Californias and first Governor of Alta California (1768–1770).
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A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on the Earth to be specified by a set of numbers or letters.
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.
The Gerald Desmond Bridge is a through arch bridge that carries four lanes of Ocean Boulevard from Interstate 710 in Long Beach, California, west across the Cerritos Channel to Terminal Island.
The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust.
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The Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA, is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
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Giza (sometimes spelt Gizah or Jizah; ⲅⲓⲍⲁ; الجيزة), is the third largest city in Egypt.
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A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system.
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The Gold Line is a light rail line running from Pasadena to East Los Angeles via Downtown Los Angeles serving several attractions, including Little Tokyo, Union Station, the Southwest Museum, Chinatown, and the shops of Old Town Pasadena.
The Government of Los Angeles operates as a charter city (as opposed to a general law city) under the Charter of the City of Los Angeles.
The Great Depression began in August 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession.
The Greater Los Angeles Area is the second-largest urban region in the United States, encompassing five counties in the southern part of the U.S. state of California, extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County on the east, with Los Angeles County and Orange County in the center.
The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, consisting of the Kantō region of Japan as well as the prefecture of Yamanashi.
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The Green Line is a light rail line running between Redondo Beach and Norwalk within Los Angeles County; it is one of six lines forming the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system.
The grid plan, grid street plan or gridiron plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid.
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Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park.
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GMP is calculated annually by the Bureau of Economic Analysis within the United States Department of Commerce.
Guangzhou (Mandarin 廣州 Guǎngzhōu, also known as Canton, and less commonly as Kwangchow)"".
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Guatemalan Americans (guatemalo-americanos, norteamericanos de origen guatemalteco or estadounidenses de origen guatemalteco) are Americans of full or partial Guatemalan descent.
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Health Net, Inc. is a health care provider to those that are low income and or people needing the assistance.
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Helianthus nuttallii (Nuttall's sunflower) is a species of sunflower native to northern, central, and western North America, from Newfoundland west to British Columbia, south to Missouri, New Mexico, and California.
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The Henry Ford Bridge, also known as the Badger Avenue Bridge, carries the Pacific Harbor Line railroad across the Cerritos Channel to Terminal Island from San Pedro, to serve the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.
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Herbalife International is an American multinational multi-level marketing corporation that develops, markets and sells nutrition supplements, weight management, sports nutrition and personal-care products.
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Heteromeles arbutifolia (more commonly by Californian botanists), commonly known as toyon, is a common perennial shrub native to extreme southwest Oregon, California and Baja California.
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Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life, in South Asia, most notably in India and Nepal.
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Hispanic (hispano, hispánico hispánico, hispaniar., hispà) is an ethnonym to people of country heritage that speak the Spanish language, in some definitions, to ancient Roman Hispania, which roughly comprised the Iberian Peninsula including the contemporary states of Spain, Portugal, Andorra and the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.
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Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (hispanos, latinos) are Americans descending from the countries of Latin America and Iberia.
Historic Filipinotown is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, that makes up the southwest portion of Echo Park.
The establishment of America's transcontinental rail lines securely linked California to the rest of the country, and the far-reaching transportation systems that grew out of them during the century that followed contributed to the state’s social, political, and economic development.
The professional American football team now known as the St. Louis Rams previously played in the Greater Los Angeles Area from 1946 to 1994.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
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Hollywood Boulevard is a street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, splitting off Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
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The Hollywood Bowl is a 1920s amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States that is used primarily for music performances.
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The Hollywood Sign (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California.
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The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is a state-chartered public agency.
Hughes Aircraft Company was a major American aerospace and defense contractor founded in 1932 by Howard Hughes in Glendale, California as a division of Hughes Tool Company.
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle and electric vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) propulsion system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain).
Indian Americans or Indo-Americans are Americans of Indian ancestry.
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The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, commonly referred to as the Foursquare Church, is a Protestant evangelical Pentecostal Christian denomination founded in 1923 by preacher Aimee Semple McPherson.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link billions of devices worldwide.
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Interstate 10 (I-10) is the southernmost transcontinental highway in the American Interstate Highway System.
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Interstate 5 (I-5) is the main Interstate Highway on the West Coast of the United States, running largely parallel to the Pacific Ocean, Union Pacific Railroad's former Southern Pacific's Coast Route and U.S. Highway 101 from Mexico to Canada, through the states of California, Oregon and Washington.
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The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeway System, Interstate System, or simply the Interstate) is a network of controlled-access highways that forms a part of the National Highway System of the United States.
In meteorology, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude.
Investor's Business Daily (IBD) is a weekday newspaper in the United States, covering international business, finance, and economics.
Iranian-Americans (also referred as Persian-Americans), are Americans of Iranian ancestry or people possessing Iranian and American dual citizenship.
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Ischia is a town and comune on Ischia island.
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Islam (There are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster). The most common are (Oxford English Dictionary, Random House) and (American Heritage Dictionary). الإسلام,: Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~. In Northwestern Africa, they do not have stress or lengthened vowels.) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (circa 570–8 June 632 CE), considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God.
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"It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own": A New History of the American West is a history of the American West.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is the world's wealthiest art institution with an estimated endowment in 2011 of $US 5.6 billion.
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Jacksonville is the largest city by population in the U.S. state of Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.
Jakarta,Pronounced in Indonesian language:.
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The ethnic group comprises Americans who are fully or partially of Japanese descent, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
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John Wayne Airport is an international airport in Orange County, California, United States, with its mailing address in the city of Santa Ana, hence the IATA airport code.
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Juan Crespí (March 1, 1721 – January 1, 1782) was a Franciscan missionary and explorer of Las Californias.
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Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (João Rodrigues Cabrilho; born 1499, died January 3, 1543) was a navigator and explorer, known for exploring the West Coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire.
Junípero Serra y Ferrer, O.F.M., (Juníper Serra i Ferrer) (November 24, 1713August 28, 1784) was a Roman Catholic Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, in what was then Alta California in the Province of Las Californias in New Spain.
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June Gloom is a southern California term for a weather pattern that results in cloudy, overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early summer, most commonly in the month of June.
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The Kabbalah Centre International is a non-profit organization for spiritual connection, guidance, and education headquartered in Los Angeles, California, that provides courses on the Zohar and Kabbalistic teachings online as well as through its regional and city-based centres and study groups worldwide.
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KABC-TV, channel 7, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
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Kaunas (also see Kaunas' other names) is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life.
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Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
KCBS-TV, channel 2, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Kevin Starr (born September 3, 1940) is an American historian, best known for his multi-volume series on the history of California, collectively called "Americans and the California Dream.".
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Korean Americans (Korean: 한국계 미국인, Hanja: 韓國系美國人, Hangukgye Migukin) are Americans of Korean heritage or descent, mostly from South Korea, with a small minority from North Korea.
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Korean (조선말, see below) is the official language of both South Korea and North Korea, as well as one of the two official languages in China's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.
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Koreatown is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, centered near Eighth Street and Western Avenue.
KTBN-TV, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 33), is the flagship television station of the Christian religious broadcaster Trinity Broadcasting Network serving the Los Angeles, California area.
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L.A. LIVE is an entertainment complex in the South Park District of Downtown Los Angeles, California.
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L.A. Record is an independent music magazine originally published weekly as a broadsheet poster.
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The LA Galaxy, also known as the Los Angeles Galaxy, is an American professional soccer club, based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California, that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), in the Western Conference of the league.
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La Niña is a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that is the counterpart of El Niño as part of the broader El Niño–Southern Oscillation climate pattern.
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La Opinión is a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, USA and distributed throughout the six counties of Southern California.
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LA Weekly is a free weekly tabloid-sized alternative weekly in Los Angeles, California.
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This is a list of the 100 largest cities in Southern California by population.
This is a list of the 50 largest cities in the Americas by population.
Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is a K–12 school district headquartered in Calabasas, California, United States.
Leymus condensatus, with the common name giant wildrye and syn. Elymus condensatus, is a wild rye grass native to California and northern Mexico.
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The Liberty ship was a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World War II.
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The Library of America (LOA) is a nonprofit publisher of classic American literature.
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Life magazine, stylized LIFE, was an American magazine that ran weekly from 1883 to 1972, published initially as a humor and general interest magazine.
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Lillian Faderman (born July 18, 1940) is an American historian whose books on lesbian relationships and romantic friendship in history have earned critical praise and awards.
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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
This is a list of cities and/or their metropolitan areas in the world by GDP.
The state of California is divided into 58 counties.
This is a list of elected officials serving the city of Los Angeles, California.
This is a List of hotels in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
This is a list of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. State of California ranked by population, based on estimates for July 1, 2014 by the United States Census Bureau.
One concept which measures the world's largest cities is that of the metropolitan area, which is based on the concept of a labor market area and is typically defined as an employment core (an area with a high density of available jobs) and the surrounding areas that have strong commuting ties to the core.
This list of museums in Los Angeles is a list of museums located within the City of Los Angeles, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing.
This list of museums in Los Angeles County, California comprises nonprofit organizations, government entities, university art galleries, and private businesses that make their collections or exhibits available for public viewing.
A list of music venues in Los Angeles, California.
The following is a list of notable people who were either born in, are current residents of, or are otherwise closely associated with or from the city of Los Angeles, California, USA.
This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.
This list of tallest buildings in Los Angeles ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California by height.
The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the United States.
The following is a list of all light rail systems in the United States, ranked by ridership. Also included are those urban streetcar/trolley systems that are providing regular public transit service (i.e. operating year-round and at least five days/week).
The following is a list of all heavy rail rapid transit systems in the United States.
Little Armenia is a community that is part of the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.
Little Bangladesh is a five-block area around Third Street and Alexandria Avenue in Central Los Angeles, officially designated by the City of Los Angeles in 2010.
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Little Ethiopia is the stretch of Fairfax Avenue in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, northeast of the Crestview neighborhood, northwest of the Picfair Village district, east of the Carthay Square district and west of Wilshire Vista district.
Little Tokyo, also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America.
Local Agency Formation Commissions (or LAFCOs) are political entities associated with each of the 58 counties of the State of California that oversee the formation and development of local governmental agencies in those counties.
California has an extensive and complicated system of local government that manages public functions throughout the state.
The Lockheed Corporation (originally the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerospace company.
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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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Long Beach Airport is a city-owned public airport three miles northeast of downtown City of Long Beach, in Los Angeles County, California.
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Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are an American professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California.
The Los Angeles Aqueduct system, comprising the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Owens Valley aqueduct) and the Second Los Angeles Aqueduct, is a water conveyance system, built and operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
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The Los Angeles Basin is located in southern California, in a region known as the Peninsular Ranges.
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The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners also commonly known as the Los Angeles Police Commission is a five-member body of civilian-only, appointed officials which oversees the LAPD.
The Los Angeles Business Journal, established in 1979, is a weekly newspaper in Los Angeles, California, which provides award-winning comprehensive coverage of local business news.
The Los Angeles California Temple (formerly the Los Angeles Temple), the tenth operating and the second-largest temple operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), is on Santa Monica Boulevard in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Los Angeles City Attorney is an elected official whose job is to prosecute all of the misdemeanor criminal offenses in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles City College, known as LACC, is a public community college in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles City Controller is an official in the government of the city of Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of the City of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles City Hall, completed 1928, is the center of the government of the city of Los Angeles, California, and houses the mayor's office and the meeting chambers and offices of the Los Angeles City Council.
The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (LAC BOS) is the nonpartisan five-member governing body for Los Angeles County, California.
The District Attorney of Los Angeles County prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes that occur within the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County, California.
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) is a Visual and Performing Arts high school located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (branded as Metro; formerly branded as MTA or LACMTA) is the public transportation operating agency for the County of Los Angeles formed in 1993 out of a merger of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County, also known as L.A. County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is a county in the U.S. state of California.
The Los Angeles crime family is an Italian American criminal organization based in California, as part of the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra).
The Los Angeles Daily News is the second-largest-circulating daily newspaper of Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation, commonly referred to as LADOT, is a municipal agency that oversees transportation planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations within the City of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team in Los Angeles, California, who are members of the National League West division of Major League Baseball (MLB).
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The Los Angeles Downtown News is a free weekly newspaper in Los Angeles, California, serving the Downtown Los Angeles area.
The Los Angeles Film School (informally LA Film School) is a for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees in majors relating to the entertainment industry.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD/LA City Fire) provides fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials to the city of Los Angeles, California, United States.
Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) is one of two community colleges serving the South Bay region of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Harbor Region is a 193.09-square-mile area in Los Angeles County, California, which includes thirteen neighborhoods or cities.
This article aims to compile various depictions of Los Angeles in popular culture.
Los Angeles International Airport is the primary airport serving the Greater Los Angeles Area, the second-most populated metropolitan area in the United States.
The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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The Los Angeles Master Chorale is a professional chorus in Los Angeles, California.
For the board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Motordrome. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports stadium in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, at Exposition Park, that is home to the Pacific-12 Conference's University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team.
The Los Angeles metropolitan area, also known as Metropolitan Los Angeles or the Southland, is the 20th largest metropolitan area in the world and the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Los Angeles Mission College is a two-year community college located in the Sylmar district of Los Angeles, California.
The Music Center (officially named the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County) is one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States.
The Los Angeles Opera is an American opera company in Los Angeles, California.
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil, LAP, or LAPO) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Los Angeles Pierce College, also known as Pierce College and just Pierce, is a community college that serves more than 23,000 students in the northern Chalk Hills of Woodland Hills, a community within the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.
The Pobladores ("townspeople") of Los Angeles refers to the 44 original settlers and 4 soldiers who founded the city of Los Angeles, California in 1781.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the law enforcement agency of Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Public Library system (LAPL) serves the residents of the City of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles River (also known as the L.A. River) starts in the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains and flows through Los Angeles County, California, from Canoga Park in the western end of the San Fernando Valley, nearly southeast to its mouth in Long Beach.
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The Los Angeles Sentinel is a weekly African-American-owned newspaper published in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is a community college located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California, United States, near the city of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Sparks are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
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The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.
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Los Angeles Trade–Technical College (L.A. Trade–Tech) is a public community college in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in the U.S. state of California.
Los Angeles Valley College is a community college located in the Valley Glen district of Los Angeles, California in the east-central San Fernando Valley.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of Los Angeles, California.
Loughborough University (abbreviated as Lough for post-nominals) is a public research university located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England.
A low-emission vehicle is a motor vehicle that emits relatively low levels of motor vehicle emissions.
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A low-rise is a building that is only a few stories tall or any building that is shorter than a high-rise, though others include the classification of mid-rise.
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Loyola Law School is the law school of Loyola Marymount University, a private Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, in Los Angeles, California.
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Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a private, co-educational university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions located in the Westchester community of Westside Los Angeles, California.
Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia.
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In the U.S. education system, magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula.
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Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization that is the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league, sanctioned by U.S. Soccer, that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
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Makati, officially the City of Makati (Lungsod ng Makati), in the Philippines, is one of the sixteen cities that make up Metro Manila.
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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 514,417 in 2013.
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The Manchester Evening News (MEN) is a regional daily newspaper covering the Manchester area of the United Kingdom.
Marc Reisner (September 14, 1948 – July 21, 2000) was an American environmentalist and writer best known for his book Cadillac Desert, a history of water management in the American West.
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Mark Anchor Albert, KM (born March 13, 1961) is a Los Angeles attorney, philanthropist, impresario and lay Catholic leader.
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Marymount California University is an independent, Catholic, coeducational, and residential university offering a liberal arts program that leads to associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees.
The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles is the official head and chief executive officer of Los Angeles, California.
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The mayor–council government system is one of the two most common forms of local government in the United States.
A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area (DMA), television market area, or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content.
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The term Mediterranean climate is one typical of the Mediterranean Basin and is a particular variety of subtropical climate.
Menlo Park is an affluent city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States.
Mestizo (Peninsular Spanish:, Latin American Spanish) is a term traditionally used in Spain and Spanish America to mean a person of combined European and Amerindian descent, or someone who would have been deemed a Castizo (one European parent and one Mestizo parent) regardless if the person was born in Mexico or outside of Latin America.
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Metro Rail is an urban rail system serving Los Angeles County, California.
Metrolink is a commuter rail system serving Southern California; it consists of seven lines and 55 stations operating on of rail network.
In the United States, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is a geographical region with a relatively high population density at its core and close economic ties throughout the area.
Mexican Americans (mexico-americanos or estadounidenses de origen mexicano) are Americans of full or partial Mexican descent.
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The Mexican War of Independence (Guerra de Independencia de México) was an armed conflict, and the culmination of a political and social process which ended the rule of Spain in 1821 in the territory of New Spain.
The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War, the U.S.–Mexican War or the Invasion of Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States and the Centralist Republic of Mexico (which became the Second Federal Republic of Mexico during the war) from 1846 to 1848.
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Mexico (México), officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a federal republic in North America.
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Mexico City (Ciudad de México, officially known as México, D. F., or simply D. F.) is the federal district (distrito federal), capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the union.
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Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen (September 4, 1913 – July 29, 1976) was a gangster based in Los Angeles and a member of the Jewish Mafia.
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A microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area.
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Middle Eastern Americans are Americans with origins or citizenship from the Middle East.
Mike Davis (born 1946) is an American writer, political activist, urban theorist, and historian.
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Michael Nelson "Mike" Feuer (born May 14, 1958) is an American politician and lawyer who has been serving as Los Angeles City Attorney since July, 2013, after defeating incumbent City Attorney Carmen Trutanich by a wide margin on May 21, 2013.
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The Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is a fully functioning Roman Catholic mission and a historic landmark in San Gabriel, California.
Mount Lukens is a mountain located in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California in the United States.
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Mount San Antonio, commonly known as Mount Baldy, at 10068ft is the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County, California.
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Mount Saint Mary's University (known as Mount St. Mary's College until January 2015) is a private, independent, Catholic liberal arts college, primarily for women, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Mount Washington is a neighborhood in the San Rafael Hills of Northeast Los Angeles, California.
Mara Salvatrucha (commonly abbreviated as MS-13) is an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California.
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Mulatto is a term originally used to refer to a person who is born from one black parent and one white parent; or to persons of two Mulatto parents.
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Mulholland Drive is a street and road in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California.
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Multilingualism is the use of more than two languages, either by an individual speaker or by a community of speakers.
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Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry of "two or more races".
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Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
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A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is an American museum, the stated mission of which is "to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform and entertain through our archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to our resources." It is located in Chicago, Illinois.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California.
is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan.
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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 30 member clubs: 23 in the United States and 7 in Canada.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere.
This is a list of National Register of Historic Places listings in Los Angeles, California.
National University (NU) is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th largest in the United States.
In the United States, Native Americans are considered to be people whose pre-Columbian ancestors were indigenous to the lands within the nation's modern boundaries.
New Spain (Nueva España) was the colony comprising Spain's possessions in the New World north of the Isthmus of Panama.
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New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
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The New York metropolitan area includes the most populous city in the United States (New York City); counties comprising Long Island and the Mid- and Lower Hudson Valley in the state of New York; the five largest cities in New Jersey (Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, and Edison) and their vicinities; six of the seven largest cities in Connecticut (Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, and Danbury) and their vicinities; and five counties in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Newport–Inglewood Fault is a right-lateral fault in Southern California.
Non-Hispanic whites or whites not of Hispanic or Latino origin are people in the United States, as defined by the Census Bureau, who are of the white race and are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity.
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North American Aviation (NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo Command and Service Module, the second stage of the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle orbiter and the B-1 Lancer.
The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a telephone numbering plan that encompasses 25 distinct regions in twenty countries primarily in North America, including the Caribbean and the U.S. territories.
The North American Plate is a tectonic plate covering most of North America, Greenland, Cuba, the Bahamas, and parts of Iceland and the Azores.
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The North Coast of California (also called the Redwood Empire or the Redwood Coast) is the region in Northern California that lies on the Pacific coast between San Francisco Bay and the Oregon border.
Northeast Los Angeles is a region of the city of Los Angeles, northeast of Downtown, east of the Los Angeles River, bounded on the north by the cities of Glendale and Pasadena, and bounded on the east by several cities of the San Gabriel Valley.
Northrop Corporation was a leading United States aircraft manufacturer from its formation in 1939 until its merger with Grumman to form Northrop Grumman in 1994.
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Northwest Los Angeles or Northwest of Downtown is a term for several neighborhoods near the central area of Los Angeles, California that are north and west of the city center of Los Angeles, California.
Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles Asistencia was originally founded in early 1784 within the burgeoning Pueblo de Los Ángeles as an asistencia (or "sub-mission") to the nearby Mission San Gabriel Arcángel.
The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California.
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Oakland is a major West Coast port city in the U.S. state of California.
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Oaktree Capital Management is a global asset management firm specializing in alternative investment strategies.
Occidental College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in the Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California, United States.
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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) is an American, Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, the Middle East region, and South America.
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Olvera Street is in the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, and is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument.
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LA/Ontario International Airport, formerly and still commonly known as Ontario International Airport, is a public airport two miles east of downtown Ontario, a city in San Bernardino County, California, US, and about 38 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles.
The Orange Line is one of two lines on the Metro Liner network in Los Angeles County, California.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
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Orthodox Judaism is the approach to religious Judaism which subscribes to a tradition of mass revelation and adheres to the interpretation and application of the laws and ethics of the Torah as legislated in the Talmudic texts by the Tanaim and Amoraim.
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Otis College of Art and Design is a private art school and design school in the Westchester neighborhood of Westside Los Angeles, California.
Pacific Electric, also known as the Red Car system, was a privately owned mass transit system in Southern California consisting of electrically powered streetcars, interurban cars, and buses and was the largest electric railway system in the world in the 1920s.
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Pacific Islands Americans, also known as Oceanian Americans, are Americans who have ethnic ancestry of indigenous inhabitants of Oceania.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions.
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The Pacific Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean.
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The Pacific Rim are the lands around the rim of the Pacific Ocean.
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The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−8).
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The Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12) is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States.
The Palos Verdes Hills are a low mountain range on the southern coast of Los Angeles County, California.
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Paramount Pictures Corporation (commonly known as Paramount Studios or simply Paramount, and formerly known as Famous Players-Lasky Corporation) is a film studio, television production company and motion picture distributor, consistently ranked as one of the "Big Six" film studios of Hollywood.
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Paul Glover (born July 18, 1947) is a community organizer currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pío de Jesús Pico (May 5, 1801 – September 11, 1894) was the last governor of Alta California (now the State of California) under Mexican rule.
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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
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Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
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Peter Christopher Sebastian Theroux (born 1956) is an American writer and translator.
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The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.
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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous in the United States.
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Phoenix canariensis is a species of flowering plant in the palm family Arecaceae, native to the Canary Islands.
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Playa del Rey (Spanish for "Beach of the King" or "King's beach") is a beachside community in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California.
Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular technology.
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The Port of Long Beach, also known as Long Beach's Harbor Department, is the second-busiest container port in the United States, after the Port of Los Angeles, which it adjoins.
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The Port of Los Angeles, also called America's Port, is a port complex that occupies of land and water along of waterfront and adjoins the separate Port of Long Beach.
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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the county seat of Multnomah County, located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
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The Press-Telegram is a paid daily newspaper published in Long Beach, California.
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The private sector is that part of the economy, sometimes referred to as the citizen sector, which is run by private individuals or groups, usually as a means of enterprise for profit, and is not controlled by the state (areas of the economy controlled by the state being referred to as the public sector).
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Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933.
Public transport (North American English: public transportation or public transit) is a shared passenger transport service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, carpooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement.
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El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles (the Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels) was the Spanish civilian pueblo founded in 1781, which by the 20th century became the American metropolis of Los Angeles.
The Purple Line is a heavy rail subway line operating between Downtown Los Angeles and Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown, Los Angeles, California in Los Angeles; one of six lines on the Metro Rail System.
The Queen of Angels Foundation is an association of lay faithful of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to fostering devotion to Mary, Mother of Jesus.
Quercus agrifolia, the California live oak, or coast live oak, is an evergreen oak (highly variable and often shrubby), native to the California Floristic Province.
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The LAPD Rampart scandal refers to widespread corruption in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang unit of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division in the late 1990s.
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Rapid transit, also known as metro, subway, underground, or colloquially as "the train", is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.
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Reconstructionist Judaism, also known as the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities, is a modern American-based Jewish movement based on the ideas of Mordecai Kaplan (1881–1983).
The Red Line is a heavy rail subway line running between Downtown Los Angeles via the districts of Hollywood and Mid-Wilshire to North Hollywood within Los Angeles where it connects with the Orange Line (bus rapid transit) service for stations to the Warner Center in Woodland Hills and Chatsworth.
The term Reform Judaism is today used for a confessional division within Judaism, especially in North America and the United Kingdom.
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Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. (RSAC), is a Fortune 500 company and the largest metals service center (MSC) corporation in North America.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in Canary Wharf, London, England, United Kingdom and a division of Thomson Reuters.
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Peter Reyner Banham, FRIBA (2 March 1922 – 19 March 1988) was an English architectural critic and prolific writer best known for his theoretical treatise Theory and Design in the First Machine Age (1960) and for his 1971 book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies.
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Richard White (born May 28, 1947) is an American historian, a past President of the Organization of American Historians, and the author of influential books on the American West, Native American history, railroads, and environmental history.
The Ring of Fire is an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
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Rodney Glen King III (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American taxi driver who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.
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Roger Michael Mahony KGCHS (born February 27, 1936) is an American cardinal and retired prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1985 to 2011.
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The Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Archidioecesis Angelorum in California, Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles) is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. state of California.
Romneya is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the poppy family (Papaveraceae).
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Ron Shalom Galperin is an American politician and lawyer.
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The Rose Bowl is an outdoor athletic stadium in Pasadena, California, just outside of Los Angeles.
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Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of government of Sacramento County.
Saint Petersburg (p) is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city).
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Salvador, formerly São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos ("Holy Savior of the Bay of All Saints") and known colloquially as Bahia or Salvador da Bahia, is the largest city and the third-largest urban agglomeration on the northeast coast of Brazil; it is the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia.
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Salvadoran Americans (salvadoreño-americanos, norteamericanos de origen salvadoreño or estadounidenses de origen salvadoreño) are Americans of full or partial Salvadoran descent.
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The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 1300 km (810 miles) through California.
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San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.
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The San Fernando Valley (known locally and in surrounding areas as "The Valley") is an urbanized valley located in Los Angeles County, southern California, defined by the mountains of the Transverse Ranges circling it.
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San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.
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1906 earthquake and fire The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, but distributed throughout the state from the Sacramento area and Emerald Triangle south to Santa Barbara County.
The San Gabriel Mountains are a mountain range located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, United States.
The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of Southern California, lying generally to the east of the city of Los Angeles.
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San Gorgonio Mountain, also known locally as Mount San Gorgonio, or Old Greyback, is the highest peak in Southern California and the Transverse Ranges at.
San Pedro Bay is an inlet on the Pacific Ocean coast of southern California, United States.
San Pedro is a community within the city of Los Angeles, California.
San Salvador (English: Holy Savior) is the capital city of El Salvador, and the capital of the San Salvador department.
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The Santa Ana Mountains are a short peninsular mountain range along the coast of Southern California in the United States.
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The Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry down-slope winds that originate inland and affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California.
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Santa Ana is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California.
Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina.
Santa Monica Bay is a bight of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, United States.
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The Santa Monica Mountains is a mountain range in Southern California, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the United States.
The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California and is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark.
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Sawtelle is a district in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, partially within the West Los Angeles subregion like the Palms district, that may refer to (1) a larger district that is part of the city of Los Angeles, (2) a smaller unincorporated area of the County of Los Angeles that by definition is not part of the municipality of Los Angeles, or (3) a combination of these, sometimes known as the Sawtelle area.
Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by American science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, who lived from 1911 until 1986.
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Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.
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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (popularly known as the Seattle P-I, the Post-Intelligencer, or simply the P-I) is an online newspaper and former print newspaper covering Seattle, Washington, United States, and the surrounding metropolitan area.
The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington.
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Secularity (adjective form secular, from Latin saecularis meaning "worldly" or "temporal") is the state of being separate from religion, or not being exclusively allied with or against any particular religion.
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A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not extremely.
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Sepulveda Boulevard is a street in Los Angeles, California, which stretches some 42.8 miles (about 69 km) from Rinaldi Street at the north end of the San Fernando Valley to the city limits of Hermosa Beach, where it "jumps" east and continues on to Long Beach.
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The Sierra Club is an environmental organization in the United States.
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Sikhism, or Sikhi (from Sikh, meaning a disciple, or a learner), is a monotheistic religion founded in South Asia in the 15th century.
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The Silver Line is a limited-stop bus route with some bus rapid transit features.
Simi Valley is a synclinal valley in Southern California in the United States.
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Smog is a type of air pollutant.
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The South Bay is a region of the southwest peninsula of Los Angeles County, California.
South Los Angeles, formerly and still popularly South Central Los Angeles, is a 51.08-square-mile region of Los Angeles County, California, comprising 25 neighborhoods within the city of Los Angeles and three unincorporated districts.
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Southern California is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises California's southernmost 10 counties.
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The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California, is an independent, non-profit school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture.
The Southern Pacific Transportation Company, earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad.
Southwestern Law School (formerly known as Southwestern University School of Law and Southwestern College of Law) is a private, ABA-accredited law school located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California, with about 1,000 students.
The Spanish Empire (Imperio español) was one of the largest empires in world history and one of the first of global extent.
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Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries.
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The Special Olympics World Games are an international sporting competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities, organized by Special Olympics.
Split (Spalato, see Name section) is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia.
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SRI International (SRI) is an American nonprofit research institute headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
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Staples Center is a large multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles.
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Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa (the Cape Provinces and KwaZulu-Natal).
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The StubHub Center (formerly the Home Depot Center) is a multiple-use sports complex located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
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The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropic circle of latitude (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and the 38th parallel in each hemisphere.
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Sufism (تصوف, Ta'sawwuf), according to its adherents, is the inner mystical dimension of Islam.
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The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad (French: Jeux olympiques d'été), first held in 1896, are an international multi-sport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Olympic Committee.
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Sunkist Growers, Incorporated is a citrus growers' non-stock membership cooperative composed of 6,000 members from California and Arizona.
Sureños, Sur 13, or Sureños X3 are groups of loosely affiliated gangs that pay tribute to the Mexican Mafia while in U.S. state and federal correctional facilities.
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Syagrus romanzoffiana (queen palm or cocos palm) is a palm native to South America, from Paraguay and northern Argentina north to eastern Brazil and west to eastern Bolivia.
Sylmar is a moderately diverse neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.
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Syracuse University, commonly referred to as Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU, is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary (later becoming Genesee College), founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York, in 1831. Following several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church. The campus is located in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features an eclectic mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. SU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration,, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. Syracuse University athletic teams, known as the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports. SU is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference for all NCAA Division I athletics, except for women's ice hockey, and the rowing team. SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
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Taipei (literally means "North of Tai(wan)"), officially known as Taipei City, is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan.
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Taschen is an art book publisher founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany.
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TCL Chinese Theatre is a cinema palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, United States.
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Tehran (also Romanized as Tehrān) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province.
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Tehrangeles is a portmanteau deriving from the combination of Tehran, the capital of Iran, and Los Angeles.
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Tel Aviv (תל־אביב, تل أبيب) or Tel Aviv-Yafo (תל אביב-יפו) is the second most populous city in Israel after Jerusalem.
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In the Latter Day Saint movement, a temple is a building dedicated to be a house of God and is reserved for special forms of worship.
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), a temple is a building dedicated to be a House of the Lord, and they are considered by church members to be the most sacred structures on earth.
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The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) in College Station, Texas is the largest transportation research agency in the United States.
Thai Americans (formerly referred to as Siamese Americans) are Americans of Thai descent.
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Thai Town (Thai language: ไทยทาวน์) is a neighborhood in the East Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church or, informally, the Mormon Church) is a Christian restorationist church that is considered by its followers to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.
The Entertainment Capital of the World is an advertising slogan first coined to refer to Los Angeles due to the presence of Hollywood, and the area's radio, television, music, & filmmaking, as well as the abundance of tourist and amusement attractions in the region.
The Forum (known for sponsorship purposes as The Forum Presented by Chase, previously known as the Great Western Forum and commonly known as the Fabulous Forum and the L.A. Forum) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Inglewood, California, a city adjacent to Los Angeles.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multiplatform American media brand founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood motion picture, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Korea Times is a Korean language Monday-Saturday newspaper published in Los Angeles, California.
The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
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The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States.
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The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.
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The Theme Building is an iconic landmark structure at the Los Angeles International Airport within the Westchester neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles.
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Thrillist Media Group is a digital media company consisting of three brands: food, drink and travel property Thrillist; technology and lifestyle site Supercompressor; and fashion site JackThreads.
Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area.
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Time (styled within the magazine as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.
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The Tongva are Native Americans who inhabited the Los Angeles Basin and the Southern Channel Islands, an area covering approximately.
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The Treaty of Cahuenga, also called the "Capitulation of Cahuenga," ended the fighting of the Mexican-American War in Alta California in 1847.
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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish), officially entitled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848, in the Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo (now a neighborhood of Mexico City) between the United States and Mexico that ended the Mexican–American War (1846–48).
The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is an international Christian-based broadcast television network.
A tsunami (plural: tsunamis or tsunami; from 津波, lit. "harbor wave"; English pronunciation), also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake.
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The twenty-foot equivalent unit (often TEU or teu) is an inexact unit of cargo capacity often used to describe the capacity of container ships and container terminals.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
U.S. Route 101, or U.S. Highway 101, is a north–south U.S. highway that runs through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, on the West Coast of the United States.
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A state of the United States of America is one of the 50 constituent political entities that shares its sovereignty with the United States federal government.
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The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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Unchurched Belt refers to a region in the far Western United States that has low rates of religious participation.
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Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters." Their most visible missions include.
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The United States home front during World War II supported the war effort in many ways, including a wide range of volunteer efforts and submitting to government-managed rationing and price controls.
The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress (a bicameral legislature).
Universal Studios Inc. (also known as Universal Pictures), is an American film studio, owned by Comcast through its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal,Lieberman, David.
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University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.
The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private not-for-profit and nonsectarian research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in the city area of Los Angeles, California.
Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl describes the expansion of human populations away from central urban areas into low-density, monofunctional and usually car-dependent communities.
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The USC School of Cinematic Arts (formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, or CNTV) is a private film school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California.
The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, founded in 1884 and dedicated in 1999, is one of the premier music schools in the United States.
The USC Trojans are the athletic teams representing the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
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USS Iowa (BB-61) is the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named in honor of the 29th state.
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Van Nuys Airport is a public airport in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley section of the city limits of Los Angeles, California.
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Vancouver officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada.
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Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine owned by Penske Media Corporation.
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Roman Catholic veneration of Mary, Mother of Jesus, which has grown over time in importance, is manifested not only in prayer but also in the visual arts, poetry and music.
Venice is a residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles.
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The Victory ship was a class of cargo ship produced in large numbers by North American shipyards during World War II to replace losses caused by German submarines.
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Vietnamese Americans (Người Mỹ gốc Việt) are Americans of Vietnamese descent.
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The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a -long suspension bridge, crossing the Los Angeles Harbor in the U.S. state of California, linking San Pedro, Los Angeles, with Terminal Island.
The Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government.
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The Vultee Aircraft Corporation became an independent company in 1939 and had limited success before merging with the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in 1943 to form the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, or Convair.
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The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown of Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry.
Warner Center is located in the southwestern corner of the San Fernando Valley within the City of Los Angeles and specifically within the communities of Woodland Hills, and Canoga Park.
Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.
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Washingtonia filifera, also known as desert fan palm or California fan palm or California palm, is a flowering plant in the palm family (Arecaceae), and native to the southwestern U.S. and Baja California.
Washingtonia robusta (Mexican fan palm or Mexican washingtonia) is a palm tree native to western Sonora, and Baja California Sur in northwestern Mexico.
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Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes.
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The Watts riots (or, collectively, Watts rebellion) took place in the Watts, Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965.
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The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town") are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park in the Watts community of Los Angeles.
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Watts is a 2.12-square-mile neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, within the South Los Angeles area.
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The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the term for the westernmost coastal states of the United States.
West Los Angeles College (also called West L.A. College or WLAC) is a community college located in the western Baldwin Hills (mountain range), adjacent to Culver City within unincorporated Los Angeles County, California.
The Western Hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of the Earth that lies west of the Prime Meridian (which crosses Greenwich, London, United Kingdom) and east of the Antimeridian, the other half being called the Eastern Hemisphere.
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The Western United States, commonly referred to as the American West or simply the West, traditionally refers to the region comprising the westernmost states of the United States.
The Los Angeles Westside is an urban region in western Los Angeles County, California.
Westwood is a commercial and residential neighborhood in the northern central portion of the Westside region of Los Angeles, California.
A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.
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White Americans are people of the United States who are considered or reported as White.
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William Mulholland (September 11, 1855 – July 22, 1935) was the head of a predecessor to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
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William Signius Knudsen (March 25, 1879 – April 27, 1948) was a leading automotive industry executive.
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Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California.
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Wilshire is an area in Los Angeles, California, north of I-10, east of Beverly Hills and the Westside, west of Westlake and south of Hollywood, and contains, or abuts the districts of Mid-City West and Mid-Wilshire.
The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a basketball association in the United States.
World Journal is a daily Chinese-language newspaper serving overseas Chinese in North America, the largest Chinese-language newspaper in the United States, and one of the largest Chinese-language newspapers outside of China, with a daily circulation of 350,000.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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Yerevan (Երևան), is the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
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ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.
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Zoroastrianism or Mazdaism is the religion ascribed to the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster, whose Supreme Being was Ahura Mazda.
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18th Street gang, also known as Calle 18, Barrio 18, La18 or Mara-18 in Central America, is a multi-ethnic transnational criminal organization that started as a street gang in the Rampart area of Los Angeles, California.
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The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was a major world wide multi-athletic event which was celebrated in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
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The 1933 Long Beach earthquake took place on March 10 at with a moment magnitude of 6.4 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe).
The 1960 Valdivia earthquake (Terremoto de Valdivia) or Great Chilean earthquake (Gran terremoto de Chile) of Sunday, 22 May 1960 was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded, rating a 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale.
The 1971 San Fernando earthquake (also known as the Sylmar earthquake) occurred in the early morning of February 9 in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California.
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1984.
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The boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles was a follow-up to the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
The 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake occurred in the southern San Gabriel Valley and surrounding communities of southern California at on October 1.
The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King riots, the South Central riots, the 1992 Los Angeles civil disturbance, 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, and the Los Angeles uprising, were a series of riots, lootings, arsons, and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles County, California, in 1992, following the acquittal of police officers on trial regarding a videotaped and widely covered police brutality incident.
The 1994 FIFA World Cup was the 15th FIFA World Cup, held in nine cities across the United States from 17 June to 17 July 1994.
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The 1994 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, United States, on 17 July 1994 to determine the winner of the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
The 1994 Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, at 4:30:55 a.m. PST and was centered in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.
The 2010 United States Census, known as "Census 2010", is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games were a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities held in Los Angeles, United States from July 25 to August 2, 2015, in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement.
The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, are a forthcoming international multi-sport event.
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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (formerly known as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation with hyphen used from its inception until 1985), also known as 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Pictures, 20CFFC, TCF, Fox 2000 Pictures or simply Fox is an American film studio, distributor and one of the six major American film studios.
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