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Abraham Lincoln University (ALU) and Abraham Lincoln University School of Law is an accredited online school based in Los Angeles, California, offering degrees at all levels.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Adenostoma fasciculatum (chamise or greasewood) is a flowering plant native to Oregon, Nevada, California, and northern Baja California.
AECOM (formerly known as AECOM Technology Corporation) is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients.
The AFI Conservatory is a private not-for-profit graduate film school in the Hollywood Hills district of Los Angeles.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Aimee Semple McPherson (Aimée, in the original French; October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee or simply Sister, was a Canadian-American Pentecostal evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s,Obituary Variety, October 4, 1944.
Air pollution occurs when harmful or excessive quantities of substances including gases, particulates, and biological molecules are introduced into Earth's atmosphere.
Alicante, or Alacant, both the Spanish and Valencian being official names, is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca, the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community.
Alliant International University is a private, benefit corporation higher education institution based in San Diego, California.
Alta California (Upper California), founded in 1769 by Gaspar de Portolà, was a polity of New Spain, and, after the Mexican War of Independence in 1822, a territory of Mexico.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a two-year performing arts conservatory with bi-coastal facilities at 120 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, and at 1336 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The American Jewish University, formerly the separate institutions University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin Institute, is a Jewish institution in Los Angeles, California.
American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Americans who are Jews, whether by religion, ethnicity or nationality.
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 referred to as the Mafia or the Mob, though "the Mob" can refer to other organized crime groups) or Italian-American Mafia, is the highly organized Italian-American criminal society.
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.
The American University (AU or American) is a private United Methodist-affiliated research university in Washington, D.C., United States.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.
The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California.
An angel is generally a supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies.
Angels Flight is a landmark narrow gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Angelus Temple is a Pentecostal megachurch of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, California, United States.
Antioch University is a non-profit 501(c)(3) private university system in the United States with five campuses located in four states.
Area codes 213 and 323 are California telephone area codes in the North American Numbering Plan.
Area codes 310 and 424 are California telephone area codes that cover the West Los Angeles and South Bay areas of Los Angeles County, including Santa Catalina Island (located south of the mainland portion of Los Angeles County).
Area codes 818 and 747 are California area codes that primarily cover the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California.
Armenian Americans (ամերիկահայեր, amerikahayer) are citizens or residents of the United States who have total or partial Armenian ancestry.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was an early packet switching network and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of belief in the existence of deities.
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Auckland is a city in New Zealand's North Island.
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County.
The Azusa Street Revival was a historic revival meeting that took place in Los Angeles, California, and is the origin of the Pentecostal movement.
Łódź (לאדזש, Lodzh; also written as Lodz) is the third-largest city in Poland and an industrial hub.
The Bahá'í Faith (بهائی) is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people.
Baldwin Hills is a neighborhood in South Los Angeles, California.
Ballona Creek is an U.S. Geological Survey.
Banc of California Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Beirut (بيروت, Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.
Bel Air Church (also known as Bel Air Presbyterian Church) is a conservative church of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is located in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Bell Block (originally, “Bell’s Row”) was a building in Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California.
The Bella Union Hotel in Los Angeles, California, constructed in 1835, is California Historical Landmark No.
Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.
Biola University is a private, Christian university and is located approximately 16 miles (26 km) from downtown Los Angeles, in La Mirada, California.
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, also known as (OBF) Original Blood Family, are a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California.
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 Bloomberg Terminals, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg's mobile platforms.
The Blue Line is a light rail line running north-south between Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, passing through Downtown Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Watts, Willowbrook, Compton, Rancho Dominguez and Long Beach in Los Angeles County.
Bordeaux (Gascon Occitan: Bordèu) is a port city on the Garonne in the Gironde department in Southwestern France.
Boyle Heights is a neighborhood of almost 100,000 residents east of Downtown Los Angeles in the City of Los Angeles, California.
The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark located at 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
Bus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS, busway, transitway) is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system.
Busan, formerly known as Pusan and now officially is South Korea's second most-populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.5 million inhabitants.
The Butterfield Overland Mail in California was created by the United States Congress on March 3, 1857, and operated until June 30, 1861.
Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner, is a 1986 book published by Viking about land development and water policy in the western United States.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
The California Army National Guard (CA ARNG) is the land force component of the California National Guard, one of the reserve components of the United States Army and is part of the National Guard of the United States.
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.
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 Spanish term with widely varying interpretations.
Cambodian Americans (ជនជាតិខ្មែរអាមេរិកាំង) are Americans of Khmer descent.
The Canada–United States border, officially known as the International Boundary, is the longest international border in the world between two countries.
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.
Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California.
The Cathedral Center of St.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, informally known as COLA or the Los Angeles Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
Ceanothus L. is a genus of about 50–60 species of nitrogen-fixing shrubs or small trees in the family Rhamnaceae.
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.
Center Theatre Group is a non-profit arts organization located in Los Angeles, California.
Central America (América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast.
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 United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).
Central Los Angeles is a 57.87-square-mile (149.88 km²) region of Los Angeles County, California, comprising twenty-three neighborhoods within the city of Los Angeles, as well as Griffith Park, the city's largest public park.
Century City is a 176-acre (71.2 ha) neighborhood and business district in Los Angeles County's Westside.
Cesar Chavez Avenue (Spanish: Avenida César Chávez) is a major east–west thoroughfare in Downtown Los Angeles, the Eastside and East Los Angeles, measuring 6.19 miles (9.96 km) in length.
Chaparral is a shrubland or heathland plant community found primarily in the US state of California and in the northern portion of the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico.
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is a private, non-profit, historically black 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 general law.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
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, which includes American-born Chinese, are Americans who have full or partial Chinese ancestry.
The Chinese massacre of 1871 was a race riot that occurred on October 24, 1871, in Los Angeles, California, when a mob of around 500 white and mestizo persons entered Chinatown and attacked, robbed, and murdered Chinese residents.
Chinese temple architecture refer to a type of structures used as place of worship of Chinese Buddhism, Taoism or Chinese folk religion/Shenism, where people revere ethnic Chinese gods and ancestors.
Christian fundamentalism began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries among British and American Protestants at merriam-webster.com.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
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.
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.
A city proper is the area contained within city limits.
City status is a symbolic and legal designation given by a national or subnational government.
City-Data is an Illinois-based social networking and information website that presents data and information pertaining to United States cities, and offers public online forums for discussion.
The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (formerly known as the Criminal Courts Building) is the county courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C.) is a United States federal law designed to control air pollution on a national level.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
CNNMoney.com is a financial news and information website, operated by CNN.
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.
The Cohen crime syndicate, or the Siegel crime syndicate, was an Italian-American Mafia / Jewish Mafia crime family created by New York Jewish American mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel in the early 1930s.
The Colburn School is a performing arts school with a focus on music and dance located in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the Museum of Contemporary Art and across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Everyday language, everyday speech, common parlance, informal language, colloquial language, general parlance, or vernacular (but this has other meanings too), is the most used variety of a language, which is usually employed in conversation or other communication in informal situations.
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 was 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 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.
Conservative Judaism (known as Masorti Judaism outside North America) is a major Jewish denomination, which views Jewish Law, or Halakha, as both binding and subject to historical development.
In the United States, an administrative or political subdivision of a state is a county, which is a region having specific boundaries and usually some level of governmental authority.
The County of Los Angeles Public Library is the 2nd largest public library system in the United States which serves residents living in 49 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County, California.
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish.
Crenshaw Christian Center is a US megachurch based in South Los Angeles, California and New York City.
Crenshaw, normally referred to as the Crenshaw District, is a neighborhood in South Los Angeles.
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.
The Crips, also known as Original Crip Homies (OCH), are a gang based in the coastal regions of Southern California.
A curtain wall system is an outer covering of a building in which the outer walls are non-structural, utilized to keep the weather out and the occupants in.
The Daily Breeze is a print and digital news media company based in Torrance, California.
Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit.
David Rieff (born September 28, 1952, Boston) is an American non-fiction writer and policy analyst.
The Deaflympics (previously called World Games for the Deaf, and International Games for the Deaf) are an International Olympic Committee (IOC)-sanctioned event at which deaf athletes compete at an elite level.
The word diocese is derived from the Greek term διοίκησις meaning "administration".
Dodger Stadium, occasionally called by the metonym Chavez Ravine, is a baseball park located in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the home field to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.
The Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States.
The Douglas Aircraft Company was an American aerospace manufacturer based in Southern California.
Downey is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 58,000 people.
Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of a surface's water and sub-surface water from an area.
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, or East L.A., is an unincorporated area in Los Angeles County, California.
Eastern California is a region defined as either the strip to the east of the crest of the Sierra Nevada or as the easternmost counties of California in the United States.
The Eastern Orthodox Church, also known as the Orthodox Church, or officially as the Orthodox Catholic Church, is the second-largest Christian Church, with over 250 million members.
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.
Eilat (help; 'aylaat or 'aylat, also 'Um 'al-Rashrash) is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port and popular resort at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba.
El Camino Real (Spanish for The Royal Road, also known as The King's Highway), sometimes associated with Calle Real (within the US state of California), usually refers to the 600-mile (965-kilometer) road connecting the 21 Spanish missions in California (formerly Alta California), along with a number of sub-missions, four presidios, and three pueblos, stretching at its southern end from the San Diego area Mission San Diego de Alcalá, all of the way up to the trail's northern terminus at Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma, just above San Francisco Bay.
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.
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 taking in 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.
Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain.
An electric car is a plug-in electric automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using energy typically stored in rechargeable batteries.
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is a graduate school of traditional Oriental medicine in Santa Monica, California.
Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is an American politician currently serving as the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles.
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.
Eschscholzia californica (California poppy, golden poppy, California sunlight, cup of gold) is a species of flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family, native to the United States and Mexico.
In sociology, an ethnic enclave is a geographic area with high ethnic concentration, characteristic cultural identity, and economic activity.
The Expo Line is a light-rail line that runs between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is a for-profit 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.
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 the fourth governor of Alta California, from 1775 to 1782.
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 the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
Filipino Americans (Mga Pilipinong Amerikano) are Americans of Filipino descent.
The film industry or motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking, i.e., film production companies, film studios, cinematography, animation, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution; and actors, film directors, and other film crew personnel.
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.
The First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles (First A.M.E. or FAME) is a megachurch in Los Angeles, California, United States, part of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is a historic church at 540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Mexican Empire (Imperio Mexicano) was a short-lived monarchy and the first independent post-colonial state in Mexico.
The First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood has had a significant impact on both the Presbyterian Church and evangelical Christianity around the world.
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 in length, with some notable breaks along the route.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
Fort Moore was the second of two historic U.S. Military Forts in Los Angeles, California, during the Mexican–American War.
The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Saint Francis of Assisi.
Freedom Communications, Inc., was an American media conglomerate that operated daily and weekly newspapers, websites and mobile applications, as well as Coast Magazine and other specialty publications.
Frontline (styled by the program as FRONTLINE) is the flagship investigative journalism series of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), producing in-depth documentaries on a variety of domestic and international stories and issues, and broadcasting them on air and online.
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 y Rovira (1716–1786) was a Spanish soldier and administrator in New Spain.
In the systems of local government in some U.S. states, a general-law municipality, general-law city, or statutory city is a municipality whose government structure and powers are defined by the general law of its state.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.
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 Back 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.
The Getty Villa is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Giza (sometimes spelled Gizah or Jizah; الجيزة; ϯⲡⲉⲣⲥⲏⲥ, ⲅⲓⲍⲁ) is the third-largest city in Egypt and the capital of the Giza Governorate.
A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network.
The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) is a ranking of the competitiveness of financial centres based on over 29,000 financial centre assessments from an online questionnaire together with over 100 indices from organisations such as the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The Gold Line is a light rail line running from Azusa 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 Gramercy Park neighborhood of Los Angeles is a 1.13-square-mile district in Los Angeles, California, within the South Los Angeles region.
TCL Chinese Theatre is a movie palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, United States.
The Great Depression began in August 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession.
Greater Los Angeles is the second-largest urban region in the United States, encompassing five counties in southern California, extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County on the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the southeast.
The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, consisting of the Kantō region of Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolis, as well as the prefecture of Yamanashi of the neighboring Chūbu region.
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 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.
Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park.
Gross metropolitan product (GMP) is a monetary measure of the value of all final goods and services produced within a metropolitan statistical area during a specified period (e.g., a quarter, a year).
Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong.
Guatemalan Americans (guatemalo-americanos, norteamericanos de origen guatemalteco or estadounidenses de origen guatemalteco) are Americans of full or partial Guatemalan descent.
Health Net, Inc., a Centene company, is an American health care insurance provider.
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.
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.
Heteromeles arbutifolia (more commonly by Californian botanists), commonly known as toyon, is a common perennial shrub native to extreme southwest Oregon, California, Baja California, and British Columbia.
Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.
The term Hispanic (hispano or hispánico) broadly refers to the people, nations, and cultures that have a historical link to Spain.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.
Historic Filipinotown is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, making 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 Los Angeles Chargers previously played in San Diego, California as the San Diego Chargers from 1961 to 2017 before relocating back to Los Angeles where the team played their inaugural 1960 season.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Hollywood Boulevard is a major east–west street in Los Angeles, California.
The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Hollywood Burbank Airport, formerly known as Bob Hope Airport is a public airport northwest of downtown Burbank, in Los Angeles County, California.
The Hollywood Sign (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is an American landmark and cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California.
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is a state-chartered public agency.
The 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.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (or The Huntington) is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) and located in Los Angeles County in San Marino, California.
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain).
Hyde Park is a neighborhood in the South Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California.
Indian Americans or Indo-Americans are Americans whose ancestry belongs to any of the many ethnic groups of the Republic of India.
The Indigenous peoples of California (known as Native Californians) are the indigenous inhabitants who have lived or currently live in the geographic area within the current boundaries of California before and after the arrival of Europeans.
Inglewood is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California.
An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo.
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG), commonly referred to as the Foursquare Church, is an 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 devices worldwide.
Interstate 10 (I-10) is the southernmost cross-country interstate highway in the American Interstate Highway System.
Interstate 5 (I-5) is the main Interstate Highway on the West Coast of the United States, running largely parallel to the Pacific coast of the continental U.S. from Mexico to Canada.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, is a network of controlled-access highways that forms part of the National Highway System in 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 an American newspaper and website covering the stock market, international business, finance and economics.
Iranian Americans or Persian Americans are U.S. citizens who are of Iranian ancestry or who hold Iranian citizenship.
Ischia is a town and comune on Ischia island in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
IslamThere 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).
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 2017 of $US 6.9 billion.
Jacksonville is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Florida and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.
are Americans who are fully or partially of Japanese descent, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
Joan Crespí or Juan Crespí (March 1, 1721 – January 1, 1782) was a Franciscan missionary and explorer of Las Californias.
John Gately Downey (June 24, 1827 – March 1, 1894) was an Irish-American politician and the seventh governor of California from January 14, 1860 to January 10, 1862.
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.
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (Portuguese:João Rodrigues Cabrilho) (born 1499, died January 3, 1543) was a maritime navigator, known for exploring the West Coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire.
Saint Junípero Serra y Ferrer, O.F.M., (Juníper Serra i Ferrer) (November 24, 1713August 28, 1784) was a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order 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, New Spain.
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.
The Kabbalah Centre International is a non-profit organizationworldwide located in Los Angeles, California that provides courses on the Zohar and Kabbalistic teachings online as well as through its regional and city-based centers and study groups worldwide.
KABC-TV, channel 7, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Kaunas (also see other names) is the second-largest city in Lithuania and the historical centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
KCAL-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 9, is an independent television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
KCBS-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 43), is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
KCET, channel 28, is a non-commercial educational, independent television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States owned by KCETLink.
KCOP-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is a MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, United States.
Kevin Owen Starr (September 3, 1940 – January 14, 2017) was an American historian and California's State Librarian, best known for his multi-volume series on the history of California, collectively called "Americans and the California Dream." After an impoverished childhood, he received degrees from various universities where he studied history and literature.
KMEX-DT, virtual and UHF digital channel 34, is a Univision owned-and-operated television station licensed to Los Angeles, California, United States, serving as the West Coast flagship station of the Spanish-language network.
KNBC, channel 4, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Korean Americans (Hangul: 한국계 미국인, Hanja: 韓國系美國人, Hangukgye Migukin) are Americans of Korean heritage or descent, mostly from South Korea, and with a very small minority from North Korea, China, Japan and Post-Soviet states.
The Korean language (Chosŏn'gŭl/Hangul: 조선말/한국어; Hanja: 朝鮮말/韓國語) is an East Asian language spoken by about 80 million people.
Koreatown is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, centered near Eighth Street and Irolo Street.
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.
KTLA, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 31), is a CW-affiliated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
KTTV, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
KVEA, virtual channel 52 (UHF digital channel 39), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station broadcasting in Los Angeles, California, United States.
L.A. LIVE is an entertainment complex in the South Park District of Downtown Los Angeles, California.
L.A. Record is an independent music magazine originally published weekly as a broadsheet poster.
LA Galaxy, also known as the Los Angeles Galaxy, is an American professional soccer franchise based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), as a member of the Western Conference.
La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, (The Church of Our Lady Queen of the Angels), is a historic Roman Catholic church in El Pueblo de los Ángeles Historical Monument in northern downtown Los Angeles, California, United States.
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.
La Opinión is a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, USA and distributed throughout the six counties of Southern California.
LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.
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 residing within city limits as of 2015, the most recent year for which official population census results, estimates or short-term projections are available for most of these cities.
Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is a K–12 school district headquartered in Calabasas, California, United States.
Leimert Park is a residential neighborhood in the South Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California.
Leymus condensatus, with the common name giant wildrye and syn. Elymus condensatus, is a wild rye grass native to California and northern Mexico.
Liberty ships were a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World War II.
The Library of America (LOA) is a nonprofit publisher of classic American literature.
Lillian Faderman (born July 18, 1940) is an American historian whose books on lesbian history and LGBT history have earned critical praise and awards.
California is a state located in the Western United States.
This is a list of cities and/or their metropolitan areas in the world by GDP.
The U.S. 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, 2015 by the United States Census Bureau.
This List of largest houses in the Los Angeles metropolitan area includes 12 single-family residences that are known to equal or exceed 30,000 square feet of livable space within the main house.
The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has defined 383 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the United States and seven for Puerto Rico.
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.
A list of museums located within Los Angeles County of southern California.
A list of music venues in Los Angeles, California.
The following is a list of notable people who were either born in, lived in, are current residents of, or are otherwise closely associated with or around the city of Los Angeles, California, United States.
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 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 (Փոքր Հայաստան) is a community that is part of the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.
Little Bangladesh is a four-block area around 3rd Street and Alexandria Avenue in Central Los Angeles, officially designated by the City of Los Angeles in 2010 that became a commercial center for immigrants from Bangladesh.The area includes restaurants, shops and art galleries but also has a residential neighborhood with a low-income and mid to aging population of about 100 residents.
Little Ethiopia is located in the Mid-Wilshire District of Central Los Angeles.
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 regional service planning agencies of the State of California.
The Lockheed Corporation was an American aerospace company.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Long Beach Airport is a city-owned public airport three miles northeast of downtown Long Beach, in Los Angeles County, California.
Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California.
The Los Angeles Angels are an American professional baseball franchise 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.
The Los Angeles Basin is a sedimentary basin located in southern California, in a region known as the Peninsular Ranges.
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 and online news source 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 Chargers are a professional American football team based in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
The Los Angeles City Attorney is an elected official who serves as the city of Los Angeles' government’s lawyer and as a criminal prosecutor for misdemeanor violations.
Los Angeles City College (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, abbreviated by the team as the LA Clippers, are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Common Council was the predecessor of the Los Angeles, California, City Council.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (LAC BOS) is the five-member governing body of Los Angeles County, California.
The District Attorney of Los Angeles County is the district attorney (DA) for Los Angeles County, California, United States.
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 agency that operates public transportation for the County of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles.
The Superior Court of Los Angeles County is the California Superior Court located in Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2017.
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 paid 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 an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Downtown News is a free weekly newspaper in Los Angeles, California, serving the Downtown Los Angeles area.
Los Angeles Football Club is an American professional soccer franchise based in Los Angeles, California that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the Western Conference.
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) provides fire fighting, fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, and fire prevention for 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 international airport serving Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale is a professional chorus in Los Angeles, California, and one the resident companies of both the Los Angeles Music Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an American outdoor sports stadium located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Los Angeles Metro Rail is an urban rail transporation system serving Los Angeles County, California.
The Los Angeles metropolitan area, also known as Metropolitan Los Angeles or the Southland, is the 18th 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.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil or LAP) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Pierce College, also known as Pierce College and Pierce, is a community college that serves 22,000 students each semester in the northern Chalk Hills of Woodland Hills, a community within the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Plaza is located in 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 police department of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Public Library system (LAPL) serves the residents of the City of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
The Los Angeles River (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.
The Los Angeles Sentinel is a weekly African-American-owned newspaper published in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is a community college located in the unincorporated area of West Athens, California in the Los Angeles County, 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).
The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, or LASED for short, also referred to as City of Champions Stadium, is an open-air stadium and entertainment complex district under construction in Inglewood, California, United States.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
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 and the 2nd largest public school district in the United States.
Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) 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.
Los Feliz is a hillside neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, abutting Hollywood and encompassing part of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Loughborough University (abbreviated as Lough for post-nominals) is a public research university 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.
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.
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.
Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a private, co-educational university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions located in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia.
In the U.S. education system, magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
Makati, officially the City of Makati (Lungsod ng Makati, Siyudad ng Makati), in the Philippines, is one of the sixteen cities that make up Metro Manila.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
The Manchester Evening News (MEN) is a regional daily newspaper covering Greater Manchester in North West England.
Manchester Square is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, within the South Los Angeles region.
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.
Mark Anchor Albert, KM (born March 13, 1961) is a Los Angeles attorney, philanthropist, impresario and lay Catholic leader.
Mary was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus, according to the New Testament and the Quran.
Marymount California University is a Catholic, coeducational university in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles is the official head and chief executive officer of Los Angeles, California.
The mayor–council government system is a system of organization of local government.
McCarty Memorial Christian Church is a Gothic Revival church of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) located at 4101 West Adams Boulevard in the historic West Adams district of Los Angeles, California.
The media of New York City are internationally influential and include some of the most important newspapers, largest publishing houses, biggest record companies, and most prolific television studios in the world.
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.
A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.
Men's Central Jail is a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department county jail for men in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Menlo Park is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States.
Mestizo is a term traditionally used in Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines that originally referred a person of combined European and Native American descent, regardless of where the person was born.
Metrolink is a commuter or regional rail system in Southern California; it consists of seven lines and 62 stations operating on of rail network.
The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), also known as the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC), is an international Protestant Christian denomination.
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 (mexicoamericanos or estadounidenses de origen mexicano) are Americans of full or partial Mexican descent.
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 in the United States and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Mexico) from 1846 to 1848.
Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.
Mexico City, or the City of Mexico (Ciudad de México,; abbreviated as CDMX), is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.
A microclimate is a local set of atmospheric conditions that differ from those in the surrounding areas, often with a slight difference but sometimes with a substantial one.
Mid-City is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California.
Mid-Wilshire is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Mike Davis (born 1946) is an American writer, political activist, urban theorist, and historian.
Michael Nelson 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 on May 21, 2013.
The Miracle Mile is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California.
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is a fully functioning Roman Catholic mission and a historic landmark in San Gabriel, California.
Mount Lukens is a mountain peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles County, Southern California.
Mount San Antonio, colloquially referred to as Mount Baldy, is the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County, California.
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 (MS), also known as MS-13 (the 13 representing their Sureño affiliation), is an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California, in the 1980s.
Mulatto is a term used to refer to people born of one white parent and one black parent or to people born of a mulatto parent or parents.
Multiculturalism is a term with a range of meanings in the contexts of sociology, political philosophy, and in colloquial use.
Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry of "two or more races".
Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
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.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.
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 in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 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 that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Los Angeles, California.
National University (NU) is a private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
The Viceroyalty of New Spain (Virreinato de la Nueva España) was an integral territorial entity of the Spanish Empire, established by Habsburg Spain during the Spanish colonization of the Americas.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The New York metropolitan area, also referred to as the Tri-State Area, is the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass, at 4,495 mi2 (11,642 km2).
Non-Hispanic whites or whites not of Hispanic or Latino origin (commonly referred to as Anglo-Americans)Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1994--Merriam-Webster See original definition (definition #1) of Anglo in English: It is defined as a synonym for Anglo-American--Page 86 are European Americans who are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity, as defined by the United States Census Bureau.
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, extreme northeastern Asia, and parts of Iceland and the Azores.
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 17.18-square-mile region of Los Angeles County, comprising seven neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles.
Northrop Corporation was a leading United States aircraft manufacturer from its formation in 1939 until its 1994 merger with Grumman to form Northrop Grumman.
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.
The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.
Oaktree Capital Management is an American global asset management firm specializing in alternative investment strategies.
Occidental College is a private liberal arts college located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (often abbreviated Oxy in reference to its ticker symbol) is an American multinational petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations in the United States, the Middle East, and Latin America.
An "oil field" or "oilfield" is a region with an abundance of oil wells extracting petroleum (crude oil) from below ground.
Olvera Street (Calle Olvera) is a historic district in downtown Los Angeles, and a part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument.
Ontario International Airport is a public airport two miles east of downtown Ontario, a city in San Bernardino County, California, US, about west of Downtown San Bernardino and east of Downtown Los Angeles.
The Orange Line is a bus rapid transit line in the Metro Busway network in Los Angeles County, California.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
Orthodox Judaism is a collective term for the traditionalist branches of Judaism, which seek to maximally maintain the received Jewish beliefs and observances and which coalesced in opposition to the various challenges of modernity and secularization.
Otis College of Art and Design is a private art school and design school in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States, participating in 24 sports at the NCAA Division I level.
The Pacific Electric, nicknamed the Red Cars, 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.
Pacific Islands Americans, also known as Oceanian Americans, Pacific Islander Americans, or Native Hawaiian and/or other Pacific Islander Americans, are Americans who have ethnic ancestry among the indigenous peoples of Oceania (viz. Polynesians, Melanesians and Micronesians).
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.
Pacific Palisades is a coastal neighborhood in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, located among Brentwood to the east, Malibu and Topanga to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north.
The Pacific Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Rim comprises the lands around the rim of the Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico.
The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.
Paul Glover (born July 18, 1947) is a community organizer, author, and former university professor currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pío de Jesús Pico (May 5, 1801 – September 11, 1894) was a Californio rancher and politician, the last governor of Alta California (now the State of California) under Mexican rule.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement"Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals",.
Pershing Square is a small public park in downtown Los Angeles, California, one square block in size, bounded by 5th Street to the north, 6th Street to the south, Hill Street to the east, and Olive Street to the west.
Peter Christopher Sebastian Theroux (born 1956) is an American writer and translator.
The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface.
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American fact tank based in Washington, D.C. It provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Phoenix canariensis is a species of flowering plant in the palm family Arecaceae, native to the Canary Islands.
Platanus racemosa is a species of plane tree known by several common names, including California sycamore, western sycamore, California plane tree, and in North American Spanish aliso.
Playa del Rey (Spanish for "Beach of the King" or "King's beach") is an affluent beachside community in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California.
Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular science and technology.
The Port of Long Beach, also known as the Harbor Department of the City of Long Beach, is the second-busiest container port in the United States, after the Port of Los Angeles, which it adjoins.
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.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.
Porziuncola, also called Portiuncula (in Latin) or Porzioncula, is a small Catholic church located within the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Assisi in the frazione of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated about from Assisi, Umbria (central Italy).
The Press-Telegram is a paid daily newspaper published in Long Beach, California.
The private sector is the 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.
Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933.
Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, or mass transit) is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.
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 in Los Angeles, running between downtown and the Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown districts.
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.
Queen of Heaven is a title given to Mary, mother of Jesus, by Christians mainly of the Roman Catholic Church, and also, to some extent, in Anglicanism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Quercus agrifolia, the California live oak or coast live oak, is a highly variable, often shrubby evergreen oak tree, a type of live oak, native to the California Floristic Province.
The Rampart scandal refers to widespread police corruption in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang unit of the LAPD's Rampart Division in the late 1990s.
Rapid transit or mass rapid transit, also known as heavy rail, metro, MRT, subway, tube, U-Bahn or underground, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.
Reconstructionist Judaism is a modern Jewish movement that views Judaism as a progressively evolving civilization and is based on the conceptions developed by Mordecai Kaplan (1881–1983).
The Red Line is a heavy rail subway line running between Downtown Los Angeles and North Hollywood via the districts of Hollywood and Mid-Wilshire.
Reform Judaism (also known as Liberal Judaism or Progressive Judaism) is a major Jewish denomination that emphasizes the evolving nature of the faith, the superiority of its ethical aspects to the ceremonial ones, and a belief in a continuous revelation not centered on the theophany at Mount Sinai.
Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. (RSAC), is the largest metals service center operator in North America and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Peter Reyner Banham, FRIBA (2 March 1922 – 19 March 1988) was an English architectural critic and 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.
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 a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
A riparian forest or riparian woodland is a forested or wooded area of land adjacent to a body of water such as a river, stream, pond, lake, marshland, estuary, canal, sink or reservoir.
Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an African-American taxi driver who became known internationally as the victim of Los Angeles Police Department brutality, after a videotape was released of several police officers beating him during his arrest on March 3, 1991.
Roger Michael Cardinal 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.
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).
Ron Shalom Galperin is an American politician and lawyer.
The Rose Bowl is a United States outdoor athletic stadium, located in Pasadena, California, a northeast suburb of Los Angeles.
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County.
Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).
Salvador, also known as São Salvador, Salvador de Bahia, and Salvador da Bahia, is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Salvadoran Americans (salvadoreño-americanos, norteamericanos de origen salvadoreño or estadounidenses de origen salvadoreño) are Americans of full or partial Salvadoran descent.
The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly through California.
San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.
The San Fernando Valley is an urbanized valley in Los Angeles County, California, defined by the mountains of the Transverse Ranges circling it.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.
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.
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 ("Holy Savior") is the capital and the most populous city of El Salvador and its eponymous department.
The Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry down-slope winds that originate inland and affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California.
Santa Ana (Spanish for "Saint Anne") is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California.
Santa Catalina Island (Tongva: Pimugna or Pimu) 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.
The Santa Monica Mountains is a coastal mountain range in Southern California, paralleling the Pacific Ocean.
The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California.
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Sawtelle is a district in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, partially within the West Los Angeles subregion, 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 religious beliefs and practices launched in May 1952 by American author L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86).
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Second Baptist Church is a historically African-American Baptist church located in South Los Angeles, California.
Secularity (adjective form secular, from Latin saeculum meaning "worldly", "of a generation", "temporal", or a span of about 100 years) is the state of being separate from religion, or of not being exclusively allied with or against any particular religion.
A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate.
Sepulveda Boulevard is a major street and transportation corridor in the City of Los Angeles and several other cities in western Los Angeles County, California.
The Sierra Club is an environmental organization in the United States.
Sikhism (ਸਿੱਖੀ), or Sikhi,, from Sikh, meaning a "disciple", or a "learner"), is a monotheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about the end of the 15th century. It is one of the youngest of the major world religions, and the fifth-largest. The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism, articulated in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib, include faith and meditation on the name of the one creator, divine unity and equality of all humankind, engaging in selfless service, striving for social justice for the benefit and prosperity of all, and honest conduct and livelihood while living a householder's life. In the early 21st century there were nearly 25 million Sikhs worldwide, the great majority of them (20 million) living in Punjab, the Sikh homeland in northwest India, and about 2 million living in neighboring Indian states, formerly part of the Punjab. Sikhism is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, the first Guru (1469–1539), and the nine Sikh gurus that succeeded him. The Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, named the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib as his successor, terminating the line of human Gurus and making the scripture the eternal, religious spiritual guide for Sikhs.Louis Fenech and WH McLeod (2014),, 3rd Edition, Rowman & Littlefield,, pages 17, 84-85William James (2011), God's Plenty: Religious Diversity in Kingston, McGill Queens University Press,, pages 241–242 Sikhism rejects claims that any particular religious tradition has a monopoly on Absolute Truth. The Sikh scripture opens with Ik Onkar (ੴ), its Mul Mantar and fundamental prayer about One Supreme Being (God). Sikhism emphasizes simran (meditation on the words of the Guru Granth Sahib), that can be expressed musically through kirtan or internally through Nam Japo (repeat God's name) as a means to feel God's presence. It teaches followers to transform the "Five Thieves" (lust, rage, greed, attachment, and ego). Hand in hand, secular life is considered to be intertwined with the spiritual life., page.
The Silver Line is a limited-stop bus route with some bus rapid transit features operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Simi Valley is a synclinal valley in Southern California in the United States.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or 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.
Smog is a type of air pollutant.
South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.
The South Bay is a region of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, located in the southwest corner of Los Angeles County.
South Los Angeles is a region in southern Los Angeles County, California lying to south of downtown Los Angeles, California.
Southern California (colloquially known as SoCal) is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises California's southernmost counties.
SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, California, is an independent, non-profit school offering undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees in architecture.
The Southern Pacific (or Espee from the railroad initials- SP) was an American Class I railroad network that existed from 1865 to 1998 that operated in the Western United States.
Southwestern Law School (formerly known as Southwestern University School of Law and Southwestern College of Law) is a private, non-profit, ABA-accredited law school in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California, with about 870 students.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
The Spanish Empire (Imperio Español; Imperium Hispanicum), historically known as the Hispanic Monarchy (Monarquía Hispánica) and as the Catholic Monarchy (Monarquía Católica) was one of the largest empires in history.
Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.
The Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified States Sports partners in 172 countries.
The Special Olympics World Games are an international sporting competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities, organized by the IOC-recognised Special Olympics organisation.
Split (see other names) is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula. Home to Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE, the city was founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) in the 3rd or 2nd century BC. It became a prominent settlement around 650 CE when it succeeded the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona. After the Sack of Salona by the Avars and Slavs, the fortified Palace of Diocletian was settled by the Roman refugees. Split became a Byzantine city, to later gradually drift into the sphere of the Republic of Venice and the Kingdom of Croatia, with the Byzantines retaining nominal suzerainty. For much of the High and Late Middle Ages, Split enjoyed autonomy as a free city, caught in the middle of a struggle between Venice and the King of Hungary for control over the Dalmatian cities. Venice eventually prevailed and during the early modern period Split remained a Venetian city, a heavily fortified outpost surrounded by Ottoman territory. Its hinterland was won from the Ottomans in the Morean War of 1699, and in 1797, as Venice fell to Napoleon, the Treaty of Campo Formio rendered the city to the Habsburg Monarchy. In 1805, the Peace of Pressburg added it to the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy and in 1806 it was included in the French Empire, becoming part of the Illyrian Provinces in 1809. After being occupied in 1813, it was eventually granted to the Austrian Empire following the Congress of Vienna, where the city remained a part of the Austrian Kingdom of Dalmatia until the fall of Austria-Hungary in 1918 and the formation of Yugoslavia. In World War II, the city was annexed by Italy, then liberated by the Partisans after the Italian capitulation in 1943. It was then re-occupied by Germany, which granted it to its puppet Independent State of Croatia. The city was liberated again by the Partisans in 1944, and was included in the post-war Socialist Yugoslavia, as part of its republic of Croatia. In 1991, Croatia seceded from Yugoslavia amid the Croatian War of Independence.
SRI International (SRI) is an American nonprofit research institute headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles.
Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa (the Cape Provinces and KwaZulu-Natal).
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.
In the American entertainment industry, the studio zone, also known as the thirty-mile zone (TMZ), is the area traditionally marked roughly around a radius from the intersection of West Beverly Boulevard and North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.
Sufism, or Taṣawwuf (personal noun: ṣūfiyy / ṣūfī, mutaṣawwuf), variously defined as "Islamic mysticism",Martin Lings, What is Sufism? (Lahore: Suhail Academy, 2005; first imp. 1983, second imp. 1999), p.15 "the inward dimension of Islam" or "the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam",Massington, L., Radtke, B., Chittick, W. C., Jong, F. de, Lewisohn, L., Zarcone, Th., Ernst, C, Aubin, Françoise and J.O. Hunwick, “Taṣawwuf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, edited by: P. Bearman, Th.
The Summer Olympic Games (Jeux olympiques d'été) or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event that is hosted by a different city every four years.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, known retroactively as Super Bowl I and referred to in some contemporaneous reports, including the game's radio broadcast, as the Super Bowl, was played on Sunday, January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
Super Bowl VII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Miami Dolphins and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Washington Redskins to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1972 season.
Sureños (Spanish: Southerners), 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.
Syagrus romanzoffiana, the queen palm or cocos palm, is a palm native to South America, from Paraguay and northern Argentina (mostly Misiones Province) north to western Brazil and northern Uruguay and west to eastern Bolivia.
Sycamore is a name which has been applied at various times and places to several different types of trees, but with somewhat similar leaf forms.
Syracuse University (commonly referred to as Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU) is a private research university in Syracuse, New York, United States.
Taipei, officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially known as the Republic of China, "ROC").
Taschen is an art book publisher founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany.
Tehran (تهران) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province.
Tehrangeles (تهرانجلس), also known as Little Persia, is a portmanteau deriving from the combination of Tehran, the capital of Iran, and Los Angeles.
Tel Aviv (תֵּל אָבִיב,, تل أَبيب) is the second most populous city in Israel – after Jerusalem – and the most populous city in the conurbation of Gush Dan, Israel's largest metropolitan area.
The Telegraph Herald, locally referred to as the TH, is a daily newspaper published in Dubuque, Iowa, for the population of Dubuque and surrounding areas in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Telemundo is an American Spanish-language terrestrial television network owned by Comcast through the NBCUniversal division NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
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.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) in College Station, Texas is the largest transportation research agency in the United States.
Thai Americans ชาวอเมริกันเชื้อสายไทย (formerly referred to as Siamese Americans) are Americans who, or whose ancestors, came from Thailand.
Thai Town (Thai language: ไทยทาวน์) is a six-block area in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; it is the only designated "Thai Town" in the United States.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), often informally known as the Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members 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, and filmmaking, as well as the abundance of tourist and amusement attractions in the region.
The Forum is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Inglewood, California, United States, adjacent to Los Angeles.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, 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 (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
The Theme Building is an iconic Space Age structure at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Thrillist is an online media website covering food, drink, travel and entertainment.
Tijuana is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula, located at the center of the Tijuana and the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan areas.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
TomTom NV is a Dutch company that produces traffic, navigation and mapping products.
The Tongva are Native Americans who inhabited the Los Angeles Basin and the Southern Channel Islands, an area covering approximately.
The Treaty of Cahuenga, also called the "Capitulation of Cahuenga," ended the fighting of the Mexican–American War in Alta California in 1847.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish), officially titled 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 (1846–1848).
The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is an international Christian-based broadcast television network and the world's largest religious television network.
A tsunami (from 津波, "harbour wave"; English pronunciation) or tidal wave, 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.
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.
U.S. Bank Tower, formerly Library Tower and First Interstate Bank World Center, is a skyscraper at 633 West Fifth Street in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States.
U.S. Route 101, or U.S. Highway 101 (US 101) is a north–south United States Numbered Highway that runs through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, on the West Coast of the United States.
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.
The 2015 Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, Version 3, or UCERF3, is the latest official earthquake rupture forecast (ERF) for the state of California, superseding UCERF2.
The UCLA Bruins are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Unchurched Belt is a region in the far Northwestern United States that has low rates of religious participation.
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 Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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.
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 Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The home front of the United States in 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 United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.
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 in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, United States.
The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.
Univision is an American Spanish-language broadcast television network that is owned by Univision Communications.
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, in a process called suburbanization.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts (commonly referred to as SCA)—formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, otherwise known as CNTV—is a private media school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, was founded in 1884 and dedicated in 1999.
The USC Trojans are the athletic teams that represent the University of Southern California (USC), located in Los Angeles, California.
USS Iowa (BB-61) is the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named after the state of Iowa.
Van Nuys Airport is a public airport in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley section of the city limits of Los Angeles, California.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
The Venice Canal Historic District is a district in the Venice section of Los Angeles, California.
Venice is a residential, commercial, and recreational beachfront neighborhood within Los Angeles, California.
Very high frequency (VHF) is the ITU designation for the range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) from 30 to 300 megahertz (MHz), with corresponding wavelengths of ten to one meter.
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.
Vietnamese Americans (Người Mỹ gốc Việt) are Americans of Vietnamese descent.
The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a suspension bridge, crossing the Los Angeles Harbor in the U.S. state of California, linking San Pedro, Los Angeles, with Terminal Island.
Voice of America (VOA) is a U.S. government-funded international radio broadcast source that serves as the United States federal government's official institution for non-military, external broadcasting.
The Vultee Aircraft Corporation became an independent company in 1939 in Los Angeles County, California.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry.
Warner Center is a business development in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California.
Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Washingtonia filifera, also known as desert fan palm, California fan palm or California palm, is a flowering plant in the palm family (Arecaceae) native to the far southwestern United States 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.
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.
The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion, took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 16, 1965.
The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town" in Spanish) are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural towers, architectural structures, and individual sculptural features and mosaics within the site of the artist's original residential property in Watts, Los Angeles.
Watts is a neighborhood in southern Los Angeles, California.
West Angeles Church of God in Christ is a Pentecostal-Holiness Christian church and a member of the Church of God in Christ denomination.
The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the coastline along which the contiguous Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean.
West Los Angeles College (also called West L.A. College or WLAC) is a two-year, public community college in the western Baldwin Hills, adjacent to Culver City in Los Angeles County, California.
The Western Hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of Earth which lies west of the prime meridian (which crosses Greenwich, London, United Kingdom) and east of the antimeridian.
The Western United States, commonly referred to as the American West, the Far West, or simply the West, traditionally refers to the region comprising the westernmost states of the United States.
Westlake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California.
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.
White Americans are Americans who are descendants from any of the white racial groups of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, or in census statistics, those who self-report as white based on having majority-white ancestry.
A wildfire or wildland fire is a fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or rural area.
William Mulholland (September 11, 1855 – July 22, 1935) was an Irish American civil engineer who was responsible for building the infrastructure to provide a water supply that allowed Los Angeles to grow into the largest city in California.
William Signius Knudsen (March 25, 1879 – April 27, 1948) was a leading automotive industry executive and an American general during World War II.
Willows, also called sallows, and osiers, form the genus Salix, around 400 speciesMabberley, D.J. 1997.
Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California, extending from Ocean Avenue in the city of Santa Monica east to Grand Avenue in the Financial District of downtown Los Angeles.
Wilshire Grand Center is a skyscraper in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles, California.
The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a women's professional basketball league in the United States.
Woodbury University is a private, non-profit, coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Burbank, Los Angeles County with and a satellite campus in San Diego, both in Southern California.
World Journal is a daily Chinese language newspaper published in North America.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yerevan (Երևան, sometimes spelled Erevan) is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
The Zanja Madre (English: "Mother Ditch") is the original aqueduct that brought water to the Pueblo de Los Angeles from the Río Porciuncula (Los Angeles River).
ZIP Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.
Zoning is the process of dividing land in a municipality into zones (e.g. residential, industrial) in which certain land uses are permitted or prohibited.
Zoroastrianism, or more natively Mazdayasna, is one of the world's oldest extant religions, which is monotheistic in having a single creator god, has dualistic cosmology in its concept of good and evil, and has an eschatology which predicts the ultimate destruction of evil.
The 1900 Summer Olympics (Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1900), today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that took place in Paris, France, in 1900.
The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in 1908 in London, United Kingdom from 27 April to 31 October 1908.
The 1924 Summer Olympics (Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1924), officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris, France.
The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 30 to August 14, 1932, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
The 1933 Long Beach earthquake took place on March 10 at south of downtown Los Angeles.
The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was held in London, United Kingdom.
The 1960 Valdivia earthquake (Terremoto de Valdivia) or Great Chilean earthquake (Gran terremoto de Chile) of 22 May is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
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 that was held from July 28 to August 12, 1984, in Los Angeles (LA), California, United States.
The boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles followed four years after the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
The 1985 Summer Deaflympics, officially known as the 15th Summer Deaflympics, is an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from July 10 to July 20, 1985, in Los Angeles, California United States.
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, the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, and the Battle of Los Angeles, were a series of riots, lootings, arsons, and civil disturbances that occurred in Los Angeles County, California in April and May 1992.
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.
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 had its epicenter in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
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 2016 NFL season was the 97th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL).
The 2017 NFL season was the 98th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL).
The 2024 Summer Olympics (Jeux olympiques d'été de 2024), officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris, France.
The 2028 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad, and commonly known as LA 2028, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from July 21 to August 6, 2028, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, doing business as 20th Century Fox, is an American film studio currently owned by 21st Century Fox.
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