Los Angeles, California, United States Information And Events

Los Angeles California, United States Information And Events
Also Known As:
L.A., City of Angels, LA
Location: California, United States
Official Website: http://www.lacity.org/
Coordinates: 34.05° N, 118.25° W

Los Angeles Fun Facts

Population of Los Angeles was 3,857,799 in the year 2012.

Though it is not native to the area, the official tree of Los Angeles is the Coral Tree (Erythrina caffra) and the official flower of Los Angeles is the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae).

The city of Los Angeles is the home of several major league professional sports teams.

Sample list of famous events happened in Los Angeles:

  • Battle of Rio San Gabriel
  • Pacific War
  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
  • Los Angeles Times bombing
  • United States immigration reform protests
  • Summer Olympics
  • Kansas State-San Francisco 1981 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Game
  • Rebecca Schaeffer Murder
  • Elle Macpherson's attempted extortion
  • Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Paralympics
  • Hour Film Project
  • Pan American Games
  • Tour of California
  • The 13th Milken Institute Global Conference
  • Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's volleyball
  • The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973
  • Outfest
  • O. J. Simpson murder case
  • Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
  • Annual Grammy Awards
  • Democratic National Convention
  • People's Choice Awards
  • X Games Los Angeles 2013
  • Art Directors Guild Awards 1999

Sample list of books written and focused on Los Angeles:

  • "Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies"
  • "From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir"
  • "L.A. Outlaws"
  • "Bad Boy Brawly Brown: An Easy Rawlins Mystery"
  • "L.A. Noir: The City as Character"
  • "The Architecture of Entertainment: LA in the Twenties"
  • "Bright Shiny Morning"
  • "Wild L.A.: A Celebration of the Natural Areas in and Around the City"
  • "Company Men: White-Collar Life and Corporate Cultures in Los Angeles, 1892-1941"
  • "The Future Once Happened Here: New York, D.C., L.A., and the Fate of America's Big Cities"
  • "Laci: Inside the Laci Peterson Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library)"
  • "Forever Liesl: A Memoir of The Sound of Music"

There were about 460,303 mortgages in Los Angeles in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The highest recorded temperature in downtown Los Angeles is 113 °F (45 °C) on September 27, 2010 and the lowest recorded temperature is 24 °F (−4 °C) on December 22, 1944.

List of sports teams from Los Angeles:

  • Los Angeles Lakers ( Basketball )
  • Los Angeles Clippers ( Basketball )
  • Los Angeles Dodgers ( Baseball )
  • Chivas USA ( Football )
  • Los Angeles Kings ( Ice Hockey )
  • Los Angeles Sharks ( Ice Hockey )
  • Monster ( Ultimate )
  • UCLA Bruins men's basketball ( Basketball )
  • USC Trojans men's basketball ( Basketball )
  • USC Trojans football ( American football )
  • Hollywood Scarlets ( Roller derby )
  • Rocket Queens ( Roller derby )
  • Rising Stars ( Roller derby )
  • Loyola Marymount Lions Men's Basketball ( Basketball )

Besides the rail service provided by Metrolink and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles is served by inter-city passenger trains from Amtrak.

List of airports near Los Angeles:

  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Whiteman Airport
  • LAPD Hooper Heliport
  • Van Nuys Airport

The Port of Los Angeles is located in San Pedro Bay in the San Pedro neighborhood, approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Downtown.

Sample list of fictional characters lived in Los Angeles:

  • Cyvus Vail ( from "Buffyverse" )
  • Helen Brucker ( from "Buffyverse" )
  • Winifred Burkle ( from "Buffyverse" )
  • Linwood Murrow ( from "Buffyverse" )
  • Daniel Holtz ( from "Buffyverse" )
  • Justine Cooper ( from "Buffyverse" )

Los Angeles is located in Los Angeles County, California, United States of America.

Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve.

The greatest snowfall recorded in downtown Los Angeles was 2 inches (5 cm) in 1932.

Sample list of famous people who were born in Los Angeles:

  • Candace Kita ( Model, Actor, Radio personality, Author, Writer and Flautist )
  • Kristy McNichol ( Actor and Singer )
  • Tisa Farrow ( Actor, Nurse and Model )
  • Kane Kosugi ( Actor, Voice Actor, Martial Artist and Stunt Performer )
  • Jonah Hill ( Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter and Voice Actor )
  • Penelope Sudrow ( Actor )
  • Joshua John Miller ( Actor, Writer, Novelist, Child Actor and Screenwriter )
  • John Rubinstein ( Composer, Actor, Theatre Director, Film Score Composer, Television Director, Radio personality and Conductor )
  • Erica Gavin ( Actor )
  • Pat Smear ( Guitarist, Musician and Songwriter )
  • Tracee Ellis Ross ( Actor and Television producer )
  • Jake Gyllenhaal ( Actor and Film Producer )
  • Eric Avery ( Musician, Songwriter and Actor )
  • Lela Rochon ( Actor )
  • Rushton Moreve ( Musician, Songwriter and Bassist )
  • Hunter Carson ( Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer and Film Director )
  • Diane Delano ( Actor and Voice Actor )
  • Andy Samuel ( Actor )
  • Mike Henry ( American football player and Actor )
  • Grant Imahara ( Actor )
  • Briana Evigan ( Actor, Choreographer, Dancer and Singer-songwriter )
  • Michael Welch ( Actor, Model and Voice Actor )
  • Kenny Morrison ( Actor )
  • Harold Budd ( Composer, Musician, Professor and Poet )
  • Kyle Sullivan ( Actor )
  • Michael D. Antonovich ( Politician )
  • Lee Aaker ( Actor and Carpenter )
  • Lauren Chapin ( Actor )
  • Scott Clifton ( Actor and Musician )
  • Mackenzie Astin ( Actor )
  • Coy Watson, Jr. ( Actor, Photographer and Camera Operator )
  • Lee Meriwether ( Actor and Model )
  • Natalie Cole ( Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Pianist, Performer and Songwriter )
  • Mary Ann Jackson ( Actor and Child Actor )
  • Matthew Beard ( Actor and Child Actor )
  • Kenny Washington ( American football player, Police officer and Actor )
  • Billie Thomas ( Actor and Child Actor )
  • Arthur P. Jacobs ( Film Producer )
  • Bart Andrus ( American football player and Coach )
  • Nesby Glasgow ( American football player )
  • John O'Brien
  • Brian Jones
  • Eugene A. Obregon
  • Charles Drake ( American football player )
  • David Fulcher ( American football player )
  • Adrian Picardi ( Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Editor and Cinematographer )
  • Michael Cooper ( Basketball player and Basketball Coach )
  • Jim Sears
  • Tracy Murray ( Basketball player )
  • Kevin Gaines ( Police officer )

Los Angeles is about 1,301.97 square kilometers with a population of 3,857,799 in the year 2012.

Sample list of films shot in Los Angeles:

  • True Romance ( starring Christian Slater as Clarence Worley, Patricia Arquette as Alabama Whitman, Gary Oldman as Drexl Spivey )
  • Chinatown ( starring Jack Nicholson as J. J. Gittes, Faye Dunaway as Evelyn Cross Mulwray, John Huston as Noah Cross )
  • City of Angels ( starring Nicolas Cage as Seth, Meg Ryan as Dr. Maggie Rice, Andre Braugher as Cassiel )
  • 50 First Dates ( starring Adam Sandler as Henry Roth, Drew Barrymore as Lucy Whitmore, Rob Schneider as Ula )
  • The Still Life ( starring Danny Pintauro as Stefan, Rachel Miner as Robin, Jason Barry )
  • Crash ( starring Sandra Bullock as Jean Cabot, Don Cheadle as Det. Graham Waters, Matt Dillon as Officer John Ryan )
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off ( starring Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, Alan Ruck as Cameron Frye, Mia Sara as Sloane Peterson )
  • Chávez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story
  • The Sting ( starring Paul Newman as Henry Gondorff, Robert Redford as Johnny Hooker, Robert Shaw as Lonnegan )
  • Sicko
  • 48 Hrs. ( starring Nick Nolte as Jack Cates, Eddie Murphy as Reggie Hammond, Annette O'Toole as Elaine )
  • Citizen Kane ( starring Joseph Cotten as Jedediah Leland, Dorothy Comingore as Susan Alexander Kane, Ruth Warrick as Emily Monroe Norton Kane )
  • Koyaanisqatsi ( starring Lou Dobbs )
  • Blazing Saddles ( starring Cleavon Little as Bart, Gene Wilder as Jim, Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr )
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane ( starring Andrew Dice Clay as Ford Fairlane, Priscilla Presley as Colleen Sutton, Wayne Newton as Julian Grendel )
  • Alien Nation ( starring James Caan as Detective Sgt. Matthew Sykes, Mandy Patinkin as Detective Samuel 'George' Francisco, Terence Stamp as William Harcourt )
  • Another 48 Hrs. ( starring Nick Nolte as Jack Cates, Eddie Murphy as Reggie Hammond, Brion James as Ben Kehoe )
  • Bachelor Party ( starring Tom Hanks as Rick Gassko, Tawny Kitaen as Debbie Thompson, Robert Prescott as Cole Whittier )
  • Believers ( starring Johnny Messner, Daniel Benzali, Deanna Russo )
  • Blue Thunder ( starring Roy Scheider as Officer Frank Murphy, Malcolm McDowell as Col. F.E. Cochrane, Candy Clark as Kate )
  • Boogeyman 2 ( starring Michael Graziadei, Mae Whitman as Alison, Tobin Bell )
  • Breakin' ( starring Shabba Doo as Ozone / Orlando, Michael Chambers as Turbo / Tony, Lucinda Dickey as Kelly / Special K )
  • City Limits ( starring James Earl Jones, Rae Dawn Chong as Yogi, John Stockwell )
  • Cloverfield ( starring Mike Vogel as Jason "Hawk" Hawkins, Lizzy Caplan as Marlena Diamond, Odette Annable as Beth McIntyre )
  • The Dark Knight ( starring Michael Caine as Alfred J. Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, Aaron Eckhart as Two-Face )
  • Eating Raoul ( starring Robert Beltran as Raoul, Mary Woronov, Ed Begley, Jr. )
  • Fear City ( starring Jack Scalia as Nicky Parzeno, Tom Berenger as Matt Rossi, Billy Dee Williams as Al Wheeler )
  • Fencewalker ( starring Natalie Dormer, Xzibit, Katie Cassidy as Karen )
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood ( starring Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees, Lar Park Lincoln as Tina Shepard, Terry Kiser as Dr. Crews )
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man ( starring Mickey Rourke as Harley Davidson, Don Johnson as Marlboro, Chelsea Field )
  • The Last Boy Scout ( starring Bruce Willis as Joseph Cornelius 'Joe' Hallenbeck, Damon Wayans as Jimmy Dix, Chelsea Field as Sarah Hallenbeck )
  • License to Wed ( starring John Krasinski as Ben Murphy, Mandy Moore as Sadie Jones, Eric Christian Olsen as Carlisle )
  • The Loved One ( starring Margaret Leighton as Mrs. Helen Kenton, Milton Berle as Mr. Kenton, Anjanette Comer as Aimee Thanatogenous )
  • Modern Girls ( starring Virginia Madsen, Cynthia Gibb, Daphne Zuniga )
  • Moving Violations ( starring John Murray, Jennifer Tilly as Amy Hopkins, Brian Backer )
  • My Chauffeur ( starring Deborah Foreman as Casey Meadows, Julius Harris as Johnson, Howard Hesseman as McBride )
  • Novel Romance ( starring Traci Lords, Sherilyn Fenn as Liza Normane Stewart, Mariette Hartley )
  • Pacific Heights ( starring Michael Keaton, Matthew Modine, Melanie Griffith as Patty Palmer )
  • Point Break ( starring Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, Gary Busey as FBI Agent Angelo Pappas )
  • Real Genius ( starring Val Kilmer as Chris Knight, Gabriel Jarret as Mitch Taylor, William Atherton as Prof. Jerry Hathaway )
  • Repo Man ( starring Emilio Estevez as Otto Maddox, Harry Dean Stanton as Bud, Tracey Walter as Miller )
  • River's Edge ( starring Crispin Glover as Layne, Keanu Reeves as Matt, Ione Skye as Clarissa )
  • Skin Deep ( starring John Ritter as Zachary 'Zach' Hutton, Alyson Reed, Vincent Gardenia )
  • Tapeheads ( starring John Cusack as Ivan Alexeev, Tim Robbins as Josh Tager, Josh Tager )
  • The Terminator ( starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator, Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor )
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day ( starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator, Edward Furlong as John Connor, Robert Patrick as T-1000 )
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ( starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator, Kristanna Loken as T-X, Claire Danes as Kate Brewster )
  • They Live ( starring Roddy Piper as George Nada, Keith David as Frank Armitage, Meg Foster as Holly Thompson )
  • Tough Guys ( starring Eli Wallach as Leon B. Little, Charles Durning as Deke Yablonski, Burt Lancaster as Harry Doyle )
  • Valley Girl ( starring Nicolas Cage as Randy, Deborah Foreman as Julie Richman, Joyce Hyser )

List of Los Angeles's nicknames:

  • L.A.
  • City of Angels
  • LA

There were about 31,330 foreclosures in Los Angeles in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

You can get to Los Angeles by air, train and/or bus:

  • You can take a plane and go to:
    • Bob Hope Airport
    • Los Angeles International Airport
    • LA/Palmdale Regional Airport
    • Ontario International Airport
    • Long Beach Airport
    • John Wayne Airport
  • You can take a train and go to:
    • Los Angeles Union Station
    • Burbank–Bob Hope Airport
  • You can take a bus and go to:
    • North Hollywood
    • Los Angeles Union Station
    • 1716 East 7th Street

Los Angeles was followed by San Francisco/Oakland, Washington, D.C.

There were 1,276,609 households in Los Angeles in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

There were 1,356,047 addresses in Los Angeles in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Los Angeles is in the Pacific Time Zone.

The unemployment rate of Los Angeles was 7.84% in the year 2008.

Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.

Los Angeles is irregularly shaped and covers a total area of 502.7 square miles (1,302 km2), comprising 468.7 square miles (1,214 km2) of land and 34.0 square miles (88 km2) of water.

Sample list of songs about Los Angeles:

  • Glory of the 80’s ( composed by Tori Amos, lyrics written by Tori Amos )

Singly, the Port of Los Angeles is the busiest container port in the United States and the largest cruise ship center on the West Coast of the United States – The Port of Los Angeles' World Cruise Center served about 800,000 passengers in 2009.

Los Angeles's official website is http://www.lacity.org/

Here are average temperatures and rainfall of Los Angeles by month ( based on last 5 years ) :

Min Temp (°C)Max Temp (°C)Rainfall (mm)

Sample list of fictional characters born in Los Angeles:

  • Connor ( from "Angel" )
  • Poison ( from "Final Fight" )
  • Molly Walker ( from "Heroes" )
  • She-Hulk ( from "Marvel Universe" )
  • Fido ( from "Snow Crash" )
  • Frank Drebin Jr ( from "The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult" )
  • Lt. Frank Drebin ( from "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" )
  • Jane Spencer Drebin ( from "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" )

The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 13 million and over 18 million people in Combined statistical area respectively as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in the United States.

Los Angeles held 1932 Summer Olympics and 1984 Summer Olympics.

Sample list of tourist attractions in Los Angeles:

  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • TCL Chinese Theatre
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Getty Center
  • Museum of Tolerance
  • Griffith Park
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • Olvera Street
  • Ralph J. Bunche House
  • Centinela Adobe
  • Judson Studios
  • Dodger Stadium
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Disneyland
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Staples Center
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Los Angeles Zoo
  • Palisades Park
  • UCLA Meteorite Collection
  • Bob Baker Marionette Theater
  • Caltrans District 7 Headquarters
  • El Mercado de Los Angeles
  • Brockman Building

Despite the congestion in the city, the mean travel time for commuters in Los Angeles is shorter than other major cities, including New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago.

The economy of Los Angeles is driven by international trade, entertainment (television, motion pictures, video games, recorded music), aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism.

Sample list of newspapers published in Los Angeles:

  • Los Angeles Times
  • La Opinión
  • Los Angeles Daily News
  • Sing Tao Daily
  • Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Daily Bruin
  • Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
  • Los Angeles Free Press
  • The Korea Times
  • Hoy
  • Asbarez
  • Rafu Shimpo
  • The Tidings
  • Pacific Citizen
  • LA CityBeat
  • Urdu Times
  • New Times LA
  • LA Youth
  • City News Los Angeles
  • Daily Trojan
  • The Oarsman
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Angeleno

Despite the failure to build a new stadium for an NFL team, Los Angeles is still expected to return to the league through expansion or relocation.[citation needed ] On August 9, 2011, the LA City Council approved plans to build Farmers Field, which may become home to an NFL team in the future.

Sample list of people who were the mayor of Los Angeles:

  • Eric Garcetti ( Current Mayor, from 01 Jul 2013 )
  • Antonio Villaraigosa ( Mayor, from 01 Jul 2005 to 01 Jul 2013 )
  • James Hahn ( Mayor, from 01 Jul 2001 to 01 Jul 2005 )
  • Thomas Foster ( Mayor, from 09 May 1855 to 07 May 1856 )

Los Angeles's geo-coordinates are 34.05° N, 118.25° W.

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