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Los Angeles County's Historic Women Behind the Badge and the Bench
These are the women who made history in Los Angeles County as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, public defenders and judges.
Women Who Built L.A. Freeways
If you've driven across the freeways of Los Angeles County, you've probably driven across the work of these women.
Do Tornadoes Occur in Los Angeles County?
L.A. has wildfires. It has earthquakes. Does L.A. also have tornadoes?
The Five U.S. Presidents Who Had a Home in L.A.County
Five U.S. Presidents, at some point in their lives, made their home in Los Angeles County.
L.A.'s African American Legacy in Science, Engineering & Medicine
Eleven people connected to Los Angeles County broke racial barriers and made their marks in science, engineering, medicine.
African American History & the Founding of Los Angeles
L.A.’s founders were perhaps the most ethnically diverse group of founders for any major city in America. Half of them were of African descent.
Los Angeles County Home Values by Zip Code
What is the typical single-family home value in your zip code?
Deadliest Mass Shootings in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County has fortunately not seen the most horrific mass shootings in the nation. However, including the most recent shooting in Monterey Park, it has seen some terrible incidents.
Professional Football in Los Angeles County
The Rams have a long history with Los Angeles. Yet, even before them, among others, were the Shamrocks, the Stars, the Bulldogs, and the Dons.
Southern California's First Christmas Tree
It was believed to be the first Christmas tree ever erected anywhere in Southern California.
Judaism in Los Angeles County
Outside of Israel, Los Angeles County is home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the world.
Environmental Organizations in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County has an array of environmental organizations seeking to improve and protect our natural environment and educate and engage residents to do our part.
Original People of Los Angeles County
About 3,000 years ago, people began permanently populating what is now Los Angeles County. Their descendants are still here.
Veterans in Los Angeles County
A quarter million U.S. military veterans live in Los Angeles County - more than in any other county in the United States. More than 18,000 are women.
Los Angeles County Voter Turnout
In three of the five mid-term elections from 2002 through 2018 (elections halfway between presidential elections), more than half of registered voters in Los Angeles County turned out to vote. In fact, close to 60 percent of registered Angelenos voted in the mid-term election of 2018.
Los Angeles County Voter Turnout
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.
Los Angeles County's Registered Voters by Political Party
Los Angeles County is essentially a "Sea of Blue," where Democrat party voter registrants dominate. However, there are a few enclaves where registered Republicans hold sway. There is even one community where "No Party Preference" registrations outnumber all other party registrations.
Mysterious L.A.: The Woman in White of Elysian Park
She is said to have haunted Elysian Park since at least World War II.
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.: Underwater Alien Base Off Malibu?
An unusual geologic feature exists underwater off the coast of Malibu. Some think it may actually be extraterrestrial.
Los Angeles City Council's Less-Than-Honorable Resignations
Only a handful of Los Angeles City Council members had to leave office for less-than-honorable reasons.
Now is the Time to Prepare For This...
A very serious earthquake is highly probable for Southern California. Now is the time to prepare for it.
Hispanics/Latinos in Los Angeles County - By the Numbers
Hispanics/Latinos are the largest and second oldest ethnic population in Los Angeles County. Here is a quick numerical profile.
2022 Homeless Numbers for Los Angeles County
After missing a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new "point-in-time" count of homelessness in Los Angeles County was conducted in 2022. Here are the numbers.
Foreign-Born Population of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County may arguably be one of the most international metropolitan areas in the world. One in every three residents was born outside the United States.
Los Angeles Unified School District by the Numbers
The Los Angeles Unified School District enrolls more than a half million students and ranks as the nation's second largest school district. Here is a statistical snapshot.
Tuition - Four-Year Colleges & Universities in L.A. County
Some of Los Angeles County's colleges and universities are not only among the highest rated, but also among the most expensive.
Largest Foundations in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County's largest foundation, if it were a public corporation, would rank, by assets, 400th on the Fortune 500 list of corporations.
Record Temperatures in Los Angeles
August tends to be the warmest month in Los Angeles. September is the month in which our highest temperatures have been reached.
The 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles
It was announced that the opening ceremonies for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, will be on July 14, 2028. The 2028 Games, like previous Olympiads in Los Angeles, will yet again mark a first in Olympic history.
Minimum Wages in Los Angeles County
Minimum wage earners in Los Angeles County are seeing improved wages, better than in most of the rest of the country. However, the hourly wage in the county varies, depending on where you work.
Los Angeles County Jail System by the Numbers
Los Angeles County, being the nation's largest county, also has the largest jail system in the nation.
Historic L.A. LGBTQ in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Four historic and accomplished LGBTQ scientists in Los Angeles County.
Median Household Income by Community and Race in Los Angeles County
Household income varies dramatically between communities and races.
Causes of Death for Angelenos
In recent years, more than 80,000 residents of Los Angeles County die each year. Here is a breakdown by cause, sex, race, age group, and region of the county.
Angelenos Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
About 12,000 service men and women from Los Angeles County have given their lives in America's principal wars since 1941.
"Most Chinese" Communities in America
The ten "most Chinese" communities in America are all in Los Angeles County and all in just one corner of the county.
Asians in Los Angeles County - By the Numbers
Asians are the third largest ethnic/racial group in Los Angeles County. Here are their numbers.
Largest Employers in Los Angeles County
There are more than 5 million people at work in Los Angeles County. Almost 1 in 5 are employed by this list of the county's largest employers.
The Warming of Los Angeles
Since the 1940s, Los Angeles has gotten warmer. It appears that the future Los Angeles will be warmer yet.
L.A., We Want Your Taxes
According to the latest available data, not only does Los Angeles County pay the most income tax of any county in the United States, it could fund any of the national budgets of most nations in the world.
Solid Waste Disposal in Los Angeles County
During 2020, Los Angeles County generated more than 31 million tons of solid waste. Where does it all go?
Some Notable Women in Los Angeles History
A list of some of the women who had signficant impact in the history of Los Angeles County.
Median Home Values in Southern California Counties
Southern California counties continue to see a dramatic increase in home values.
Prepare for the Big One
Angelenos really, really need to be prepared for a major earthquake. Here's how.
Los Angeles County's Most Regrettable Sheriffs
Some of those who served as Sheriff of Los Angeles County didn't behave as citizens would have hoped. One of them currently wears the star.
February 19, 1942 - The Day 37,000 Angelenos Were Ordered Removed From Los Angeles County
America was at war and some of its citizens were considered to be threats.
Henry J. Lewis - First African American Instrumentalist in a Major Symphony Orchestra
Until the mid-20th century, no African American had ever played in a major symphony orchestra. That changed in 1948 Los Angeles, with a young musical prodigy.
William J. Powell - Black Aviation Pioneer
Until 1929, African Americans were dissuaded from being in aviation. That began to change after William Powell arrived in Los Angeles.
The Rams in the Super Bowl (and Other League Championship Games)
The Rams have appeared in five Super Bowls and become NFL champions in two of them.
The Grapevine in Southern California
This stretch of highway is almost as well known to Angelenos as the Hollywood Freeway.
Largest Publicly-Owned Companies Based in L.A. County
The combined market value of the 23 largest publicly-owned companies headquartered in Los Angeles County is about $600 billion. They employ more than half a million people worldwide.
Life Expectancy in Los Angeles County
Generally, Los Angeles County residents are projected to live longer than Americans overall. However, this apparently doesn't apply equally across our population.
Most Popular Radio Stations in Los Angeles Market
The Los Angeles metro area is the second largest market for radio in the nation, with more than 80 percent of 11.4 million listeners, age 12 and older, tuning in on any given week. Of the 112 on-air stations available to L.A. County listeners, which ones are the most popular?
Christmas in Early Los Angeles
The earliest description of Christmas in L.A. sounded fun, but, perhaps, a bit different than today.
12 Things You Should Know About the La Brea Tar Pits
Among the amazing museums you can visit in Los Angeles, one is extraordinarily unique.
Median Household Income by Zip Code in Los Angeles County
Median household income ranges from $21,635, in one Los Angeles County zip code, to $209,531, in another, among the county's 282 zip codes.
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.
L.A.'s Draftees During the Vietnam War
On Veterans Day, we celebrate all who in served this country in military service. Here we wish to note the young Angelenos who involuntarily gave up their personal freedoms and, for some, even their lives for this country.
Mysterious L.A.: The Monster of Elizabeth Lake?
Lore has it that a monster once terrorized those who lived near a lake in Los Angeles County.
Mysterious L.A.: The Devil's Gate - Gateway to Hell?
The Devil's Gate area has long been cast in a mysterious and dark shadow.
Mysterious L.A.: UFOs Over Los Angeles County
Airplanes, helicopters, blimps and drones aren't the only craft said to fly in the skies over Los Angeles County.
Mysterious L.A.: Haunted in Los Angeles County
The live appearances of some of L.A.'s famous residents may not be so live.
Hispanic Heritage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Four people of Hispanic and Los Angeles heritage who set high bars (some literally) in math, science and engineering.
Iconic Spanish Names of Los Angeles County
These Spanish names are seen on signs, buildings, and places all over Los Angeles County. Who were these people?
Remembering 9/11 Victims from Los Angeles County
On September 11, 2001, as a result of terrorist attacks, 2,996 people died in New York City, Washington, D.C. and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Of these, 25 were from Los Angeles County.
2020 vs. 2010 - New U.S. Census Numbers for Los Angeles County
The new U.S. Census numbers for 2020 are now out. How different is Los Angeles County's population than in 2010?
The Big One is Coming. Prepare For It.
There is at least a 36 percent chance of a large, very destructive earthquake in the Los Angeles region. We should prepare ourselves and our families for "The Big One."
The Cost to Fill Your Tank
Summer 2021 gasoline prices in Los Angeles County were the highest in seven years.
Los Angeles County in the Tokyo Olympics, 2021
Competing with the U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo were 65 athletes with ties to Los Angeles County.
The Growth of L.A. County's Population Since 1850
In just under 170 years, Los Angeles County's population went from less than 4,000 people to more than 10 million.
If Los Angeles County Were Itself a State...
The population of Los Angeles County alone is larger than that of most U.S. states. Population-wise, if Los Angeles County were itself actually a state on its own (and, geographically, it is larger than either of the states of Rhode Island or Delaware), where would it rank among U.S. states?
Enrolled in College - L.A. County High School Graduates, 12 Months Later
How many Los Angeles County high school graduates are found in college 12 months after graduation?
L.A.'s Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders
Los Angeles County's Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population may be relatively small amidst the county's larger population. It is, however, the second largest such population of any U.S. county (second only to Honolulu County, Hawaii).
Who is "Middle Class" in Los Angeles County?
Most Americans think of themselves economically as "middle class." The Pew Research Center helped us see if that's true for Angelenos.
Religious Affiliation in Los Angeles County
In the Los Angeles area, 75 percent of adults are said to claim some sort of religious affiliation. Although the largest share are Catholic believers, they are not even close to a majority of L.A.'s people of faith.
Los Angeles County's Women Veterans
Women from Los Angeles County have served this country admirably in uniform. We are also home to one of the largest number of women veterans in the United States.
Another Angeleno Lands on Mars
NASA's fifth Mars rover has successfully landed on Mars. The rovers are all built and operated from our own back yard.
At One Time: An Unpopular President in L.A.
Although Abraham Lincoln is today ranked as one of America's greatest presidents, he was, at one time, deeply unpopular in Los Angeles County.
From Slavery to Entrepreneur
She was a remarkable woman with a remarkable story, still speaking to us from Los Angeles long-ago.
A Fight for the Right to Care in Los Angeles
Los Angeles was the setting for a significant early 20th century civil rights victory.
Mexico's Last Stand in California
In January 1847, Los Angeles was the final holdout against a U.S. military invasion of Mexican California. On the morning of January 8, anxious defenders were dug in for a fight, anxiously awaiting approaching American troops.
L.A.'s First Pandemic Christmas
As we make our way through what has become a horrific pandemic holiday season, it may help to know that Angelenos have survived this before. It may even sound familiar.
First Public Hanukkah Menorah on the West Coast
Public Christmas trees have been a beloved feature of American holiday seasons since the early 20th century. Public Hanukkah menorahs, however, the most important symbol of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, are more recent. Los Angeles saw one of the earliest installations.
Disability in Los Angeles County
Almost one million people in Los Angeles County manage their lives with a physical disability.
Yaangna - Early Los Angeles Community
For a period of time, it was the largest community in what is now Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County's Earliest Known Resident
Long before Wilshire Boulevard and Hollywood, she lived here. It did not seem, however, to end well.
Presidential Election Results, Los Angeles County, 1852-2020
Who did Los Angeles County voters select to become the next U.S. president in presidential elections since 1852?
Lakers in the NBA Finals
The Los Angeles Lakers lead the NBA for total number of NBA Championships and total Final games won.
Mortality in Los Angeles County
63,000 people die each year in Los Angeles County. What are the leading causes?
Friendship in the Face of Injustice
It is one thing to speak out against injustice. It is another to accept it as your own.
Cost of Educating a Pupil, K-12, in Los Angeles County
What does it cost to provide a public education for our kids in Los Angeles County?
The Late, Great Animal Amusements of Los Angeles County
Angelenos once mounted ostriches and alligators, gawked at celebrity lions, threw peanuts at monkeys, and cheered killer whales.
Things Invented or Introduced in Los Angeles County
16 things that were invented or introduced in right in our own backyard.
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.
Los Angeles County Consumer Spending
As happened across the nation, after the COVID-19 outbreak, consumer spending in Los Angeles County fell considerably from January through July 2020. Source: Opporutnity Insights Economic Tracker.
California's First Independence Day Celebration
California's first Independance Day celebration was held in Los Angeles in 1847, but, Angelenos then may have found a bit of irony in it.
The Segregated Beaches of Los Angeles County
For a period of time, for some Angelenos who wished to enjoy a day at the beach, their options were limited.
Long Before Stonewall, LGBTQ Angelenos Rose Against Injustice
By the time of the historic 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York, LGBTQ Angelenos had already risen up against unrelenting police abuses.
This May Have Been L.A.'s Largest Wave of Unemployment Ever
Almost one million Angelenos found themselves unemployed in April 2020. This was likely the worst unemployment experienced by Los Angeles County since the Great Depression.
The Asian Capital of the United States
Los Angeles County is home to the largest Asian population in the United States and some of the largest ethnic Asian populations outside Asia.
Joining Together to Make Face Shields for L.A.'s Frontline
Join a collective effort to manufacture face shields for front-line workers in Los Angeles County.
Poverty Guidelines in Los Angeles County
At what point does one fall beneath the poverty level in Los Angeles County?
Fastest Growing Occupations in Los Angeles County
Here are projections for the fastest growing occupations in Los Angeles County.
California's Joan of Arc
She is the only Native American woman known to have led a revolt against white domination.
Coyotes in Los Angeles County
Besides humans, they are considered the top predator in Los Angeles County.
Pet Ownership in Los Angeles County
More than half of Los Angeles County households are estimated to have at least one type of pet animal or another. How many pet households are in your community and what kind of pets do they own?
When Los Angeles Last Faced a Pandemic
Today's coronavirus threat is not the first time Angelenos faced a frightening pandemic. We can learn something from that last experience.
America's First Woman Police Officer
Los Angeles Police Officer Alice Stebbins Wells was the first woman in America to serve fully as a police officer.
A Pioneering Woman Attorney
If you today face a criminal charge and cannot afford to hire a defense attorney, thank Clara Shortridge Foltz.
Los Angeles in "The Green Book"
From 1939 through 1966, this guidebook was indispensible for many African American visitors to the Los Angeles area and other major U.S. cities.
Little Ethiopia in Los Angeles
It is the only Los Angeles neighborhood to recognize an African culture. It also made U.S. history.
Los Angeles County in the U.S. Congress
Among those members of Congress representing Los Angeles County, prominently involved in the current impeachment process in Washington D.C., is Adam Schiff (Democrat, 28th District) and Kevin McCarthy (Republican, 23rd District). Los Angeles County is represented by 18 of the 53 people elected from California to the U.S. House of Representatives. It has the largest congressional roster representing any county in the United States.
Greetings From Los Angeles:
Vintage Postcard Views of Los Angeles County
Take a tour of Los Angeles County's past through our online exhibit of more than 500 vintage postcards.
Los Angeles Seasonal Rainfall Since 1877
Los Angeles has recorded each season's total rainfall since 1877.
88 Cities and 138 Other Communities
The City of Los Angeles is one among 87 other cities and 138 unincorporated communities that make up the "crazy-quilt" that is Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County Archives & Records Center
Here, Los Angeles County keeps and dispenses copies of 94 years of its court files, dated from 1910 through 2004.
Most Popular Radio Stations in the Los Angeles Area
With more than 11 million potential listeners every day, the Los Angeles metro area is the second largest radio market in the nation. So, what stations do we like to listen to?
Los Angeles County Origins of Some Famous Food Empires
Some well-known restaurant empires had their origins right here in Los Angeles County.
Emergency Rooms in Los Angeles County
In 2018, there were 3,238,050 visits to the 75 hospital emergency departments in Los Angeles County.
Gasoline Prices in Los Angeles County
March 1990 was when Los Angeles County last saw gasoline prices below $1.00 per gallon. By 2008, it hit its record peak.
Mysterious L.A.: The Blackburn Cult
Animal sacrifices, cadaver preservation, disappearing people. The Blackburn Cult was among the strangest of religious cults to have started in Los Angeles.
Mysterious L.A.: The Legend of an Underground World
The legend of a civilization of "lizard people" living below what is now Los Angeles is one of L.A.'s great folklores.
Mysterious L.A.: The Mysterious Battle of Los Angeles, 1942
What did anti-aircraft gunners shoot at for more than an hour in the skies over Los Angeles during the early morning of September 25, 1942?
Mysterious L.A.: Bigfoot in Los Angeles County
There are stories of a large, hair-covered, foul-smelling, bipedal creature frightening hikers, campers and hunters in the mountains of Los Angeles County since the 1960s.
The Hispanic/Latino Population of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County has the largest Hispanic/Latino population of any county in the United States. So, who is this Hispanic/Latino population?
How Angelenos Commute to Work
What U.S. Census surveys tell us about how Los Angeles County commuter patterns have changed over the last 30 years.
20 Interesting Things About Pasadena
Let's start with one of the most beautiful public buildings in Southern California. Then there's booze, silly string, occultists, comedy, one amazing athlete...
Wireless Use in Los Angeles County - By the Numbers
Just how much are people on their wireless devices in Los Angeles County?
From Downey, California, to the Moon
50 years ago, human beings accomplished what was arguably our most amazing engineering feat ever – to set foot upon the surface of the moon. Downey had an important part in making that happen.
Fashion Schools in Los Angeles County
The $18 billion fashion industry in Los Angeles County is the largest in the nation. It is supported by an impressive array of local fashion schools.
Ten Wonderful July 4th Fireworks Shows Around Los Angeles County
Angelenos have a variety of great venues in which to celebrate Independence Day with fun and fireworks. Here are ten to enjoy, among other places, on an island, in a ball park or cemetery or among monster trucks.
22 Interesting Things About Avalon & Santa Catalina Island
No. You do not need a passport to visit the island, although, some have argued differently.
The Founding Father of Los Angeles
He planned and arranged the establishment of this little settlement near the Los Angeles River.
What People Earn by Occupation in Los Angeles County
Explore the range of earnings among 727 different occupations in Los Angeles County.
Two of America's Earliest Battlefield Casualties in Iraq - Immigrants
Two U.S. Marines from Los Angeles County were the 1st and 49th Americans in the Iraq War to have sacrificed their lives for their country. At the time of their deaths, however, these two American marines were not actually American.
Very Ancient in Southern California
Some say that, besides geology and fossils, there is nothing ancient in Southern California. Actually, there exists something here that is 13,000 years old and still lives. Yet, that may not be for much longer.
How Surfing Came to Southern California
This young Hawaiian introduced to Southern California what was, even in 1907, an ancient sport: Surfing.
Median Household Income by Zip Code - Los Angeles County
At the high end, one zip code has a median household income of $184,722. At the low end, it's $12,864.
Largest Religious Bodies in Los Angeles County
More than half of Angelenos are affiliated with religious groups. And they range far and wide.
Certified Farmers Markets in Los Angeles County
We may be one of the most urbanized regions in the nation, but we still have direct access to farmers.
Movie and Television Studios in Los Angeles County
They are perhaps the most exotic factories in the world...and perhaps in human history.
Largest Privately-Owned Companies Based in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County's eight largest privately-owned companies took in $30 billion and employed more than 93,000 people.
And one sells cool guitars.
Wealthiest People in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County has one of the highest concentration of billionaires in the United States. The 27 wealthiest Angelenos have a combined wealth of $123 billion.
The Arteries of Los Angeles County
If Los Angeles County freeways were straightened and lined-up end-to-end, they would almost reach Oregon or New Mexico.
The Rams in the Super Bowl & Other League Championship Games
Before they face the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, the Rams appeared in three prior Super Bowls and three League Championships before that.
Bears in Los Angeles County
By the early 20th Century, bears had been hunted to extinction in Southern California. So where do today's backyard-crashing, pool and jacuzzi-wading bears in Los Angeles County come from?
The Day Los Angeles (and all California) Became American
On January 13, 1847, at this table, in what is now Los Angeles, the future of California was settled.
Rose Bowl (Tournament of Roses) Game Results, From 1902
It is the oldest and, arguably, most prestigious of all post-season college football games. It is "the Granddaddy of them all."
Major Shopping Malls in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County offers the largest (and, arguably, the most exciting) retail landscape in the United States.
A New Sheriff in Town
He was the "dark horse" candidate for Sheriff of Los Angeles County and he ended up breaking a number of century-old precedences.
Bob Baker Marionettes Say "Goodbye" ...to Downtown Los Angeles
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.
Should They be Called "Santa Ana" or "Santana" Winds?
We call these superhot winds the "Santa Ana" or, sometimes, "Santana" Winds. Perhaps we are getting it all wrong.
Mysterious L.A.: The Monster of Elizabeth Lake
Lore has it that a monster once terrorized a lake in Los Angeles County.
The Missiles of Los Angeles
At one time, the Los Angeles region was surrounded by a secret ring of nuclear-tipped missiles.
Mountain Peaks in Los Angeles County
Above the Los Angeles metropolis are towering mountain ranges rising up to 10,000 feet.
Future Diversity of Los Angeles County
What will the racial diversity of Los Angeles County look like 40 years from now?
Los Angeles' Auto Manufacturing Past
Los Angeles County once rivaled Detroit as a center for auto manufacturing.
School Districts of Los Angeles County
Including the second largest school district in the nation among them, they educate about 1.5 million K-12 students each year.
It became an iconic Los Angeles eatery that blended Japanese, American, pop atomic-age and punk rock culture.
Most Populous Cities in Los Angeles County
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?
Hottest Time of Year
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 Most Regrettable Mayors of Los Angeles
Name a major U.S. city where a mayor resigned from office to lead a lynch mob.
Nicknames for Los Angeles
We use one all the time. Some are historical. Some are about our most iconic industry.
Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots, 1943
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.
The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Los Angeles, June 5, 1968
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.
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.
Miles of Public Roads in Los Angeles County
Vehicles Registered in Los Angeles County
Neighborhoods of the City of Los Angeles
140 major neighborhoods make up the City of Los Angeles. Here are their populations and racial compositions.
Can a Volcanic Eruption Occur in Los Angeles?
There are eight threatening volcanoes in California. Is the Los Angeles region in the danger zone?
What Do You Call People From...
People from Los Angeles are commonly called "Angelenos." So what are people from Burbank or Long Beach called?
Some Notable Women in Los Angeles History
They were pioneers, police officers, aviators, activists, leaders.
Los Angeles Conservancy
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
Since 1929, the Academy Awards Ceremony has been held at nine different locations in Los Angeles (and one in Santa Monica).
Perez vs. Sharp - End to California Miscegenation Laws
In 1947, a young Los Angeles County couple were not allowed to marry because of skin color. Their love ended up changing the law in California.
Animal Shelters of Los Angeles County
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
What are those bells placed 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
Among Los Angeles County's colleges and universities are some of the best in the nation.
Wildfires of Los Angeles County
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
The oldest large-scale Christmas lighting display in the world and a seasonal delight to generations of Christmastime visitors.
Unauthorized Immigrants in Los Angeles County
An estimated one million immigrants in Los Angeles County did not arrive here legally. In Los Angeles' history, they were not the first to do so.