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Los Angeles

Los Angeles



Los Angeles (Listeni/lɒs ˈænəls/ loss AN-jə-ləs or loss AN-jə-liss) (Spanish for "The Angels"),[14] officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in the state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m).

Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood. The city experienced rapid growth with the discovery of oil.[15]

The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles metropolitan area and the Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contains 13 million[16] and over 18 million people, respectively, as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world as well as the second-largest in the United States. Los Angeles is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the United States. The city's inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos.

Nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a global city with a diverse economy in entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research. It has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index. The city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area (CSA) has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $831 billion (as of 2008), making it the third-largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production. Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984, and is currently bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Jack Kemp
bornJuly 13, 1935
Los Angeles, California, United States
height6ft 1in
The Byrds
Adam Lambert
American singer, songwriter, and actor
bornJanuary 29, 1982
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Paris Hilton
American television personality, actress and fashion entrepreneur
bornFebruary 17, 1981
New York City, New York, U.S.
Resides inBeverly Hills, California, United States

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Two Los Angeles Lakers players accused of sexually harassing women
FOX News  –  March 22, 2016
The Los Angeles Lakers' struggles on the court were compounded by off-court controversy Monday after a woman accused two members of the team of sexually harassing her and her mother. The alleged incident took place Sunday night. Alexis Jones said she and ...
Los Angeles Rams will not change uniforms until 2019
FanSided  –  March 22, 2016
The Los Angeles Rams are still checking off their to-do-list and today they let some fans know about the possible uniform change. They have been busy as of late with deals to secure office space for the Rams in Agoura Hills, a training-camp facility at UC ...
Los Angeles man gets prison for $13M Verizon phone scam
Washington Times  –  March 22, 2016
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Los Angeles man is going to federal prison for a fraud scheme that involved buying 30,000 iPhones from Verizon. Karen Galstian was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison for that scam and an unrelated bank fraud. Galstian ...
Los Angeles will host 2018 NBA All-Star game
Sports Out West  –  March 22, 2016
The NBA is expected to announce a deal which will bring the NBA All-Star game back to the Staples Center in 2018. The league will make the announcement before Tuesday’s Memphis Grizzlies versus Los Angeles Lakers game, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Dodgers schedule bone scan for Andre Ethier
United Press International  –  March 22, 2016
With Opening Day only two weeks away, the Los Angeles Dodgers are beginning to worry about outfielder Andre Ethier, who remained on crutches three days after fouling a pitch off his right shin. The team scheduled Ethier to have a bone scan taken Monday.
Los Angeles Fashion Awards honor Lady Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld and more
Los Angeles Times  –  March 21, 2016
New York-based glossy fashion industry gossip sheet the Daily Front Row, a mainstay of fashion weeks around the world in print and a daily presence online, staged its second Fashion Los Angeles Awards last night, with honorees including Lady Gaga, model ...
Los Angeles Rams Post-Free Agency Draft Plans
HNGN  –  March 21, 2016
The Los Angeles Rams will have a lot of work to do if they would like to not see their welcome back season in L.A. tarnished by poor offensive play. The Rams were relatively small participants in free agency as they have managed to sign most of their own ...
Case Keenum Announced As Starting QB For Los Angeles Rams
lasportshub.com  –  March 21, 2016
Case Keenum has been announced as the starting quarterback in Los Angeles next season. Amid all of the talk regarding what the Los Angeles Rams should do with their quarterback situation, it appears as though the team doesn’t want to look further than ...
Case Keenum Named Los Angeles Rams’ Starting Quarterback To Begin 2016 Season
Rant Sports  –  March 21, 2016
The end of the Rams’ time in St. Louis was hampered by lackluster quarterback play, and as they head to Los Angeles the draft looks like the only hope to change that next season. General manager Les Snead seems resigned to that fact, with his declaration ...
Justin Bieber's Mom Pattie Mallette Supports Him at Los Angeles Show Following Estrangement
Entertainment Tonight Online  –  March 21, 2016
It appears Justin Bieber and his mother, Pattie Mallette, have repaired their relationship. Mallette attended her son's concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night, a surprise to his fans given that the "Love Yourself" singer called their ...
Where Los Angeles Flippers Are Raking in the Biggest Gains
Curbed  –  March 21, 2016
House flippers seem to be present in pretty much every neighborhood in Los Angeles, paying all cash and driving up prices, but some 'hoods are certainly more attractive than others to those looking to buy, fix, and sell as quickly as possible. (A flipped ...
A Night in Los Angeles With DJ Khaled at Power 106
The Huffington Post  –  March 21, 2016
Most people follow a daily routine. During the week they wake up early, go to work and get home around six o'clock. Not DJ Khaled. He wakes up early, goes to work and -- right when the rest of the world is starting to settle down for the night -- he keeps ...


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