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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"

Los Angeles Times article, Lizard People's Catacomb City Hunted, January 29, 1934.

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

Radio tower on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills. Photo courtesy of 466654 & and Pixabay.com.

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

Home destroyed in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) News Photo.

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

Prehistoric La Brea Woman imagined in display at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

And, perhaps, our first known homicide case.

Wealthiest People in Los Angeles County

Doheny Mansion, once home to one of Los Angeles' wealthiest families. Now on the campus of Mount St. Mary's University.

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

Photo of Mural by Millard Sheets. Photo by Charles C. Pierce. Courtesy of the California Historical Society & USC Library.

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

Origin of the Name "Los Angeles"

Portion of "The Virgin With Angels," painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1900.

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.