On January 13, 1847, at this table, in what is now Los Angeles, the future of California was settled.
It is the oldest and, arguably, most prestigious of all post-season college football games. It is "the Granddaddy of them all."
It was believed to be the first Christmas tree ever erected anywhere in Southern California.
Among many wonderful holiday lighting displays around Los Angeles County is the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting display in the world.
Los Angeles County offers the largest (and, arguably, the most exciting) retail landscape in the United States.
So, what are the chances of a major earthquake here in the Los Angeles region?
He was the "dark horse" candidate for Sheriff of Los Angeles County and now he has broken a number of century-old precedences.
It is the oldest children's theater company in Los Angeles and the longest-running puppet theater in the country. It had to bid good-bye to its theater of 55 years.
There are more military veterans in Los Angeles County than in any other county in the United States. More than 16,000 of them are women.
In Los Angeles County elections, only 1 out of every 3 eligible voters, on average, selects who governs us and how we are governed. Oftentimes less.
We call these superhot winds the "Santa Ana" or, sometimes, "Santana" Winds. Perhaps we are getting it all wrong.
Mysterious L.A.: The Curse of Griffith Park
It is the great park of Los Angeles, but lore says that it is cursed.
Mysterious L.A.: The Monster of Elizabeth Lake
Lore has it that a monster once terrorized a lake in Los Angeles County.
At one time, the Los Angeles region was surrounded by a secret ring of nuclear-tipped missiles.
Above the Los Angeles metropolis are towering mountain ranges rising up to 10,000 feet.
Los Angeles County holds the unfortunate distinction of having the largest jail population in the nation.
What will the racial diversity of Los Angeles County look like 40 years from now?
Los Angeles County once rivaled Detroit as a center for auto manufacturing.
Including the second largest school district in the nation among them, they educate about 1.5 million K-12 students each year.
The Los Angeles Basin is actually a gigantic bowl of sand.
Minimum wage earners in Los Angeles County are beginning to see improved wages, better than in many other parts of the country. However, what you earn can vary significantly, depending on where in the county you work.
It became an iconic Los Angeles eatery that blended Japanese, American, pop atomic-age and punk rock culture.
Population-wise, as in pretty much every other category, the city of Los Angeles is the "900-pound gorilla" of Los Angeles County. But, which of the other 87 cities have large populations?
July is always a hot month for Los Angeles and August, on average, is the hottest. There is another month, however, that is more likely to break heat records.
The median value of homes in Southern California are perhaps now the highest they have been. Ever.
Los Angeles is nicknamed the "Gang Capital of the United States."
Name a major U.S. city where a mayor resigned from office to lead a lynch mob.
We use one all the time. Some are historical. Some are about our most iconic industry.
While a war for freedom raged across two oceans, one of the worst episodes of racial violence in 20th century America ignited in Los Angeles.
Fifty years ago, amidst a nation torn by conflict at home and abroad, millions looked to Kennedy in hope. That came to an end on a kitchen floor in Los Angeles.
Since 1869, 30 servicemembers from Los Angeles County have been awarded the nation's highest award for valor.
Is Spanish really a foreign language to Los Angeles?.
Cars, Trucks and Los Angeles Freeways
Of course, not every vehicle on L.A. freeways is registered here and not every vehicle registered here is on the freeway at the same time. Just enough of them are. That is why Los Angeles ranks as the most traffic-congested city in the world.
What makes Los Angeles County the "Capital of Asian America?"
140 major neighborhoods make up the City of Los Angeles. Here are their populations and racial compositions.
There are only two cities in the world in which big wild cats freely roam.
There are eight threatening volcanoes in California. Is the Los Angeles region in the danger zone?
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.
People from Los Angeles are commonly called "Angelenos." So what are people from Burbank or Long Beach called?
The 25 largest Los Angeles County-based companies employ more than 600,000 people worldwide.
They were pioneers, police officers, aviators, activists, leaders.
America's largest local preservation organization not only works to preserve L.A. history, but to eagerly share it.
Since 1929, the Academy Awards Ceremony has been held at nine different locations in Los Angeles (and one in Santa Monica).
Angelenos of Japanese ancestry are ordered to leave everything behind for relocation camps.
People of African descent have been in Los Angeles since, well, the beginning of Los Angeles.
In 1948, a couple's lawsuit against Los Angeles County led to California becoming the first state to end laws against interracial marriage.
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.
What are those bells atop shepherd's crook-shaped poles along streets and highways in Los Angeles County (and throughout California)?
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.
Among Los Angeles County's colleges and universities are some of the best in the nation.
There are more than 5 million people at work in Los Angeles County. Almost 1 in 5 work for the county's largest employers.
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.
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.
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.
The oldest large-scale Christmas lighting display in the world and a seasonal delight to generations of Christmastime visitors.
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.
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.
People began permanently populating what is now Los Angeles County about 3,000 years ago. Their descendants are still here.
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.
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 have been in the World Series 20 times (11 times for Los Angeles, winning 5 of the 11).
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 greater Los Angeles radio market has 11.5 million potential radio listeners. Three of every four adult Angelenos listen to their radio every day.
The San Andreas Fault offers a 19% chance of a 6.7+ earthquake within the next 30 years. It's TIME to prepare.
And, perhaps, our first known homicide case.
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.
They were the founding families of Los Angeles on September 4, 1781
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.