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Can a Volcanic Eruption Occur in Los Angeles?

Volcanic Eruption

There are eight threatening volcanoes in California. Is the Los Angeles region in the danger zone?

Licensed Hospitals in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County's 124 hospitals serve more than 10 million people and range in size from 12 beds at Catalina Island Medical Center to almost 900 beds at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

What Do You Call People From...

Local Names From Agoura Hills to Whittier

People from Los Angeles are commonly called "Angelenos." So what are people from Burbank or Long Beach called?

Largest Publicly-Owned Companies Based in Los Angeles County

Parade at Disneyland

The 25 largest Los Angeles County-based companies employ more than 600,000 people worldwide.

Some Notable Women in Los Angeles History

Portrait of Biddy Mason, 1818-1891

They were pioneers, police officers, aviators, activists, leaders.

Los Angeles Conservancy

Los Angeles Conservancy Art Deco Tour

America's largest local preservation organization not only works to preserve L.A. history, but to eagerly share it.

Locations of the Academy Awards Ceremony

First Academy Awards, 1929

Since 1929, the Academy Awards Ceremony has been held at nine different locations in Los Angeles (and one in Santa Monica).

Executive Order 9066, February 19, 1942

Families of Japanese ancestry await processing at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, 1942

Angelenos of Japanese ancestry are ordered to leave everything behind for relocation camps.

African American History & the Founding of Los Angeles

Founding of Los Angeles by Millard Sheets

People of African descent have been in Los Angeles since, well, the beginning of Los Angeles.

Perez vs. Sharp - End to California Miscegenation Laws


In 1948, a couple's lawsuit against Los Angeles County led to California becoming the first state to end laws against interracial marriage.

Animal Shelters of Los Angeles County

Pets need love, too.

In recent years, approximately 102,000 dogs and cats each year are taken just into the shelters of Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles.

Mission Bells Along El Camino Real

First El Camino Real Bell, 1906

What are those bells atop shepherd's crook-shaped poles along streets and highways in Los Angeles County (and throughout California)?

Orchestras of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County boasts one of the finest orchestras in the world, along with more than two dozen other formally-organized orchestras, the most in any U.S. county.

4-Year+ Colleges & Universities in Los Angeles County

CalTech Beckman Institute, Pasadena

Among Los Angeles County's colleges and universities are some of the best in the nation.

Largest Employers in Los Angeles County

Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park

There are more than 5 million people at work in Los Angeles County. Almost 1 in 5 work for the county's largest employers.

Mexico's Last Stand in California

At the beginning of 1847, Los Angeles was the final Mexican holdout against the U.S. invasion of California. On the morning of January 8, anxious defenders were dug in for a fight, anxiously awaiting the approaching American force.

Snow in Los Angeles

It is given that snow falls in the mountains of Los Angeles County, but on our swaying palm trees? Yes, our palm trees have been covered with snow.

Wildfires of Los Angeles County

Wildfire Flames

Los Angeles County has a long history of wildfires. These are the biggest, most destructive and one ranks among the deadliest in U.S. history.

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena

The oldest large-scale Christmas lighting display in the world and a seasonal delight to generations of Christmastime visitors.

Seasonal Rainfall in Downtown Los Angeles, 1877-2016

Rainfall at the Getty Center in Los Angeles

The last full rainfall season, 2016-2017, for Downtown Los Angeles ended with a season total of 19 inches, breaking a five-year stretch of feeble season totals each totaling less than 10 inches. This was longest stretch of season totals under 10 inches since Los Angeles began keeping rainfall records in 1877.

Unauthorized Immigrants in Los Angeles County

Immigration March in Los Angeles, 2006

An estimated one million immigrants in Los Angeles County did not arrive here legally. In Los Angeles' history, they are not the first to do so.

Original People of Los Angeles County

Original Native People of Los Angeles County

People began permanently populating what is now Los Angeles County about 3,000 years ago. Their descendants are still here.

Veterans in Los Angeles County

US Army Troops in the Vietnam War

Los Angeles County has the largest population of military veterans of any U.S. county (comprising 1.5% of all the nation's veterans). Almost 20,000 of them are women, the largest population of female veterans in the nation.

Homelessness in Los Angeles County

Homeless in Los Angeles County

About 50,000 to 60,000 people find themselves homeless on any given night in Los Angeles County. They are the second largest homeless population in the United States.

The Dodgers in the World Series

The Dodgers have been in the World Series 19 times (10 times for Los Angeles, winning 5 of the 10).

Mysterious L.A.: The Devil's Gate - Gateway to Hell?

The Devil's Gate area has long drawn the attention of paranormal enthusiasts.

Mysterious L.A.: Legend of the "Lizard People"

in 1934, the Los Angeles public became intrigued by an engineer's search for a ancient lost civilization that was supposed to have existed underground.

The Second Largest Radio Market in the Nation

The greater Los Angeles radio market has 11.5 million potential radio listeners. Three of every four adult Angelenos listen to their radio every day.

Mexico City is a Wake-Up Call, Los Angeles

The San Andreas Fault offers a 19% chance of a 6.7+ earthquake within the next 30 years. It's TIME to prepare.

One of the Earliest Known Angelenos

And, perhaps, our first known homicide case.

Wealthiest People in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County has one of the highest concentrations of billionaires in the United States. The 29 richest people here have a combined wealth of $124 billion.

Poor, Seeking a Better Life, Mostly Dark-Skinned, All Spanish-Speaking

They were the founding families of Los Angeles on September 4, 1781

Origin of the Name "Los Angeles"

There is probably no other major city in America or even in the world whose original name is as disputed as that of Los Angeles.