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"City of the Angels"

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Los Angeles is approximately 3,957,875 (2005), 3792621 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,299,963 (1990), 1318168 (2010).
The amount of land area in Los Angeles is 1215.589 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Los Angeles is 468.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 75.438 sq kilometers.
The distance from Los Angeles to Washington DC is 2437 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 351 miles. (as the crow flies)
Los Angeles is positioned 34.11 degrees north of the equator and 118.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Los Angeles elevation is an average of 330 feet above sea level; the range is 275 to 5,080 (Elsie Peak) feet above sea level.
Los Angeles average annual rainfall is 14.68 inches per year
Los Angeles average temperature is (mean)Yearly-64.4; Spring-62; Summer-73; Fall-68; Winter-58 degrees F.


Near the Pacific Coast in Southern California
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diverse. 214 square miles of the city are comprised of mountains and hills.
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balmy and moderate, generally with dry summers and wet winters.
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History & History Related Items

The Governor of California in 1781, Don Felipe de Neve, came to this site and named the spot El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula, which translated means, The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Pordiuncula. The name was quickly shortened to Los Angeles. It wasn't until 1846 that Los Angeles began to grow. This is when the US claimed California and people began to come here. The gold rush caused more unrest even in the southern part of the state. At this time, the lawlessness became so bad that Los Angeles was referred to as Los Diablos or the Devils. In the 1860's the railroads came furthering fueling the influx of settlers. By the turn of the century, oil was found and more settlers came into town. In 1913, when water was piped in from the Owens Valley in Northern California, the population soared, doubling by the 1920's. The war years brought more manufacturing and industry and with it, more people. Los Angeles is a diverse city, ethnically as well as in the business world. Los Angeles has become one of the United State's major cities and urban centers. It is a leading manufacturing, commercial, transportation, financial and international trade center. All types of manufacturing are found here. Much Aerospace industry is also located in the area. The entertainment industry has broadcasting as well as producing centers in the area as well. Tourism has also become a major part of the Los Angeles economy.
There is an extensive system of freeways and major transcontinental and regional railroad lines. Los Angeles International Airport is one of the busiest in the U.S. The port of Los Angeles-Long Beach, on San Pedro Bay, handles more cargo than any other U.S. port on the Pacific Coast. Today, Los Angeles has a high-rise skyline, with many tall buildings and offices downtown.

Here is a history page for Los Angeles with a number of links.
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The founding of Los Angeles

4 September 1781

The incorporation of Los Angeles

April 4, 1850


Griffith Park

Autry Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way
Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-667-2000
Please call to confirm hours and fees, if any.
This museum pays homage to the American West from prehistoric times until the present. There is also a special museum just for kids. Don't miss this attraction.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 857-6000

Natural History Museum at Los Angeles
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 744-3466
All types of exhibits may be seen here. Don't miss the dueling dinosaurs - a complete skeleton of a T-Rex and a Triceratops. Dinosaur Hall offers many other fantastic exhibits.

The La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-934-page
Thousands of years ago, all kinds of creatures met their death in the sticky tar here.

The Great Western Forum
3900 West Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood CA 90301
info: 310-419-3100
info: 310-673-1300

Staples Center at the corner of 11th Street and Figueroa next to the LA Convention Center.
Home of the Lakers, Clippers, Sparks, Kings, and Avengers
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213-742-7100

The L.A. Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena
3939 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: 213-748-6136
About 3 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to the University of Southern California campus.

Dodger Stadium
1750 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA
Tickets (213) 224-1400
This stadium opened in 1962!

Universal Studios
Hollywood Freeway (I-101) at Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (818) 508-9600

Paramount Pictures Corporation
834 S Plymouth Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90005-3731
Phone (213) 956-5000

Los Angeles Zoo
in Griffith Park
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027-1498
Phone: 323-644-6400
The Los Angeles Zoo is home to 1,200 animals representing 350 species. The Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the year except December 25

Wells Fargo History Museum
333 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-253-7166

Museum of Chinese American History
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza #400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
PHone: 310-553-8403
Please call to confirm hours and fees
At the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Become informed and amazed as you walk through this center. Sections include: The Tolerancenter, The Holocaust Section, Multimedia Learning Center, Artifacts and Documents of the Holocaust, Special Exhibits and various programs at the museum.

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1681
Phone: 310-440-7300
TDD: 310-440-7305
Admission to the center is free. Parking is $ 5.00 per car and reservations are required. For more info, please call the number above.
Included at the center are: the J.Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, the Getty information Institute and the Getty Grant Program.

LAPD Historic Museum and Community Education Center
Phone: 323-344-9445
See thousands of items all documenting the history of the department. It also houses an education center.

The Laugh Factory, in Hollywood, is one of the best known comedy clubs in the world and its stage has been graced by such stars as Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Dave Chappelle, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and many more.

Book your travel arrangements now on Everything Los Angeles: Deals, Maps and More!
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Los Angeles City Government

The City Flag and the The City Seal.

The City of Los Angeles website
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles 90012
Phone: 213-485-2121

Los Angeles has a Mayor-Council-Commission form as provided by Freeholders' Charter effective July 1, 1925. The Mayor, the City Controller, and City Attorney are elected by the people every four years. Fifteen City Council members, representing fifteen districts are elected by the people for four-year terms.

The Los Angeles Police Department

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

The Los Angeles Fire Department
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Business Telephone: (213) 485-5971

The Port of Los Angeles
425 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, California 90731
Phone: 310-SEA-PORT
The port complex occupies 7500 acres of land and water along 35 miles of waterfront.

Los Angeles World Airports
including Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys Airport and Palmdale Airport.
1 World Way
Los Angeles, California 90045
Phone: 310-646-5252
TDD: 310-665-0370


Los Angeles is the county seat for the County of Los Angeles

County of Los Angeles website.
email to the LA County

Los Angeles Historical Events

2002, August 5
Death of Chick Hearn - Long-time Los Angeles Lakers Announcer
Chick Hearn (27 November 1916 - 5 August 2002) died today from complications following brain surgery. He fell in the backyard of his Encino home and struck his head. He was 85 years old. He was born Francis Dayle Hearn in Aurora, Illinois. His nickname of Chick came about when friends played a joke on him during his days as an amateur basketball player. They gave him a box which he thought held some sneakers, but instead, he found a chicken when he opened the box.

He and his wife, Marge, would have been married 64 years on August 13. They had two children, a girl and a boy, but both died prior to their father. They have a close relationship with their granddaughter, Shannon, and her family.

Chick was the only play-by-play announcer the Los Angeles Lakers ever had. He became the announcer at the start of the 1960-61 season when the team moved to Los Angeles from Minneapolis. He set an unprecedented record of calling 3,338 consecutive Lakers games beginning on 21 November 1965, at the LA Sports Arena, before he missed a game in December 2001 because of heart surgery for a blocked aortic valve. During his recovery, he fell and broke a hip. Nevertheless, true to his past efforts, Hearn returned to work on April 9th to broadcast the Lakers' playoff games. Before the streak began, he had only missed two games, both for reasons out of his control - a previous engagement to call another game and bad weather which grounded his plane. When the Lakers moved their home to the Staples Center in 1999, the press room was named for Chick Hearn.

Chick was known for coining many basketball phrases that have become standard in the sport. Among these are: Slam Dunk, Air Ball, Dribble drive, Finger roll, No-look pass, Give and go, Ticky-tack foul, Triple-double, Throws up a brick, Pressure cooker, Picked his pocket, Charity Stripe and Garbage Time.

Hearn also had a trademark saying when he felt the Lakers had pretty much wrapped up a game. Anyone who has ever listened to a Lakers game will recognize the phrase

"The game's in the refrigerator. The door's closed, the light's out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard and the Jell-O's jiggling.!

Chick Hearn first called a Lakers game in March 1961 and called his last game on 12 June 2002 when the Lakers completed their sweep of the New Jersey Nets in the NBA Finals and earned their ninth NBA title since coming to LA in 1960. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and the American Sportscasters Hall of Fame. The Lakers will never be the same without him. He will be greatly missed by all.

1902, April 2
The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles on April 2, 1902.

Los Angeles Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017-1418
Phone: 213-482-1311
Fax: 213-580-1490

Century City Chamber of Commerce
2029 Century Park East
Concourse Level
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-553-2222
Fax: 310-553-4623

French-American Chamber of Commerce
6380 Wilshire Blvd # 1608
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5018
Phone: 323-651-4741

Westchester-LAX Chamber of Commerce
9800 s. Sepulveda Blvd, #214
Los Angeles, CA 90045-5209
Phone: 310-645-5151
Fax: 310-645-0130

German American Chamber of Commerce
5220 Pacific Concourse Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-6277
Phone: 310-297-7979
Fax: 310-297-7966

Los Angeles Community News

10 August 2016 - Teen Shoots At Police And Is Killed By Return Fire. Jesse Romero was being chased by Police who were responding to a "tagging" call. Romero, while being chased, turned and shot at the officers. He then was shot after rounding a corner and died at the scene.

Los Angeles Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017-1418
Phone: 213-482-1311
Fax: 213-580-1490

Century City Chamber of Commerce
2029 Century Park East
Concourse Level
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-553-2222
Fax: 310-553-4623

French-American Chamber of Commerce
6380 Wilshire Blvd # 1608
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5018
Phone: 323-651-4741

Westchester-LAX Chamber of Commerce
9800 s. Sepulveda Blvd, #214
Los Angeles, CA 90045-5209
Phone: 310-645-5151
Fax: 310-645-0130

German American Chamber of Commerce
5220 Pacific Concourse Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-6277
Phone: 310-297-7979
Fax: 310-297-7966

Los Angeles Libraries

Los Angeles City Library
Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street
Los Angeles, California 90071
Phone: 213-228-7000
Fax: 213-228-7069

Los Angeles County Public Library
1610 E. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001-2522
PHone: 323-581-8028

Los Angeles Schools

Los Angeles Unified School District
1320 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017-1410
Phone: 213-241-1000
Phone: 818-997-2300
Phone: 310-515-3000
24 hour district update: 213-241-4500 (English) Fax: 213-481-2909


Cal State University
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032-4226
Phone: 323-343-3314

Immaculate Heart College Center
425 Shatto Place
Los Angeles, CA 90020-1712
Phone: 213-386-3116
Fax: 213-386-6334

Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: 323-953-4000
Fax: 323-953-4013

Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Ave.
Sylmar, California 91342
Phone: 818-384-7600

Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 213-763-7000
TDD: 213-763-5375

Loyola Marymount University
7900 Loyola Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Phone: 310-338-2700
Fax: 310-338-2722

Mount St. Mary's College
12001 Chalon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1526
Phone: 310-476-2237
Fax: 310-440-3257
The Da Camera Society was founded at Mount St. Mary's College in 1973 to foster the return of chamber music to the salons for which it was originally intended.

10920 Wilshire Blvd #200
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6504
Phone: 310-825-4321

University of Southern California
3535 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
University Park Campus: (213) 740-2311
Health Sciences Campus: (323) 442-2000

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
13315 W Washington Blvd, Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 310-577-3000
Fax: 310-577-3033
Toll-free: 877-YOSAN4U
Yo San University was founded in 1989 as a non-profit educational institution offering a four-year Master's degree in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, a community teaching clinic and continuing education for practicing professionals. The University is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), and currently has over 120 students enrolled from around the country and the world. As part of its commitment to promoting community health, Yo San regularly hosts free public lectures on a wide variety of healthy living topics. Los Angeles


The population of Los Angeles was:
1930 - 1,238,048
1940 - 1,504,277
1950 - 1,970,358
1960 - 2,479,015
1970 - 2,811,801
1980 - 2,968,579
1990 - 3,485,557
1995 - 3,547,700
2000 - 3,694,820
2001 - 3,747,800
2002 - 3,807,800
2003 - 3,859,400
2004 - 3,913,783
2005 - 3,957,875

In the 1990 census, it shows that 38% of the citizens of Los Angeles were born outside the United States.
Population figures are from the 1980,1990,2000 census and from California Department of Finances data.


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