San Diego Marina district
Orange County map, 1921
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
A map of California tribal groups and languages at the time of European contact
Laguna Beach (with Newport beach in background).
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
The coat of arms granted to the Californias by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza
Los Angeles County before the secession of Orange County in 1889
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
Mission San Diego de Alcalá drawn as it was in 1848. Established in 1769, it was the first of the California Missions.
A billboard for Nixon's Restaurant in Orange County, circa 1955
Topography of the border region
Map showing Alta California in 1838, when it was a sparsely populated Mexican province
One of the few remaining farms near the ocean, 1975. Photo by Charles O'Rear.
Percent of households with incomes above $150k across LA County census tracts.
The flag used by Juan Bautista Alvarado's 1836 movement for Californian independence
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, Southern Orange County
Köppen climate types of southern California
The Russians from Alaska established their largest settlement in California, Fort Ross, in 1812.
View of Newport Center and the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Harbor
Proctor Valley in Chula Vista
The Bear Flag of the California Republic was first raised in Sonoma in 1846 during the Bear Flag Revolt.
Aerial view of an edge city: Irvine Business Complex (top), John Wayne Airport runway (upper center), South Coast Metro buildings (lower center) and below, the South Coast Plaza mall
Autumn of 2008 in southern California.
Yokayo, a village of Pomo people in Ukiah (Mendocino County), c. 1916
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley from over Costa Mesa
Satellite view of southern California, including the Channel Islands
Hollywood film studios, 1922
Major facilities in the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, plus the locations of the adjacent downtowns
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
The "Birthplace of Silicon Valley" garage, where Stanford University graduates Bill Hewlett and David Packard developed their first product in the 1930s
MainPlace Mall
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
A topographic map of California
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely populated areas.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
Big Sur coast, south of Monterey at Bixby Bridge
The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
Yosemite National Park
Newport Center and Fashion Island
Northridge earthquake shake map
Cylindropuntia bigelovii in the Joshua Tree National Park
State Route 1 winds down the coast over Corona Del Mar State Beach
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
Köppen climate types in California
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
Death Valley, in the Mojave Desert
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
Downtown San Bernardino
Five of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season.
1965 aerial photo of Anaheim Disneyland, Disneyland Hotel with its Monorail Station. The Disneyland Heliport, surrounding orange groves, Santa Ana Freeway (now I-5) and the Melodyland Theater "in the round," and part of the City of Anaheim. Anaheim Stadium can be seen under construction near the upper left.
Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine
A Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) in Joshua Tree
Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.
Disneyland in Anaheim
A forest of redwood trees in Redwood National Park
Interstate and state highway system of Southern California
Sea otter in Morro Bay, California
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's combined Super Chief-El Capitan pulls into Los Angeles's Union Passenger Terminal on September 24, 1966.
Mission San Diego de Alcalá, first of the Spanish missions in California
University of California, Los Angeles
Sunset at Venice Beach
California Institute of Technology
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984.
Blooming Roses at Huntington Library in San Marino, Los Angeles County, April 2022
Torrance High School, one of the oldest high schools in continuous use in California
The University of California, Berkeley is the first and oldest campus of the UC system.
The Claremont Colleges east of L.A. include some of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the U.S.
A tree map depicting the distribution of occupations across California
Orange Grove outside of Santa Paula
The Googleplex in Mountain View, California, is the corporate headquarters of Google. Silicon Valley is a center for the global technology industry.
Economic regions of California
Moss Landing Power Plant, located on the coast of Monterey Bay
Solar Energy Generating Systems, located in the Mojave Desert
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange in Los Angeles, one of California's tall "stack" interchanges
Map of California showing the primary roadways
Amtrak California train in Pinole
Aerial view of the Delta–Mendota Canal (left) and the California Aqueduct, at the Interstate 205 crossing west of Tracy
California budget 2022-2023
The California State Capitol in Sacramento
Democrats Jerry Brown and Eric Garcetti. Brown served twice as Governor of California and Garcetti is currently serving as Mayor of Los Angeles.
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Köppen climate types in California
A topographic map of California
The famous Tunnel tree at Yosemite National Park in May of 2022
Death Valley, in the Mojave Desert

Southern California (commonly shortened to SoCal) is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

- Southern California

Orange County is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in Southern California.

- Orange County, California

The region generally contains ten of California's 58 counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.

- Southern California

After a series of defensive battles in Southern California, the Treaty of Cahuenga was signed by the Californios on January 13, 1847, securing American control in California.

- California

Orange County had remained largely Republican until the 2016 and 2018 elections, in which a majority of the county's votes were cast for Democratic candidates.

- California

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San Diego

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The Kumeyaay, also known as the Diegueño, have inhabited the area of San Diego for thousands of years.
San Diego's namesake is the 15th-century Spanish saint Didacus of Alcalá.
José María Estudillo served as commandant of the Presidio of San Diego and founded the Estudillo family, a powerful San Diego clan of Californios.
The 1846 Battle of San Pasqual was a decisive battle between American and Californio forces during the U.S. Conquest of California.
The namesake of Horton Plaza, Alonzo Horton developed "New Town," which became Downtown San Diego.
Balboa Park on the cover of a guidebook for the World Exposition of 1915
Satellite view of San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico
Mission Valley facing Northwest, taken from Arista Street. Mission Bay can be seen in the distance.
Normal Heights, a neighborhood of San Diego
San Diego skyline, seen in January 2021
Surfers at Pacific Beach
Coastal canyon in Torrey Pines State Reserve
San Diego viewed against the Witch Creek Fire smoke
Map of racial distribution in San Diego, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
A U.S. Navy vice admiral and an intelligence specialist celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month in San Diego
USS Midway museum ship
F/A-18 Hornet flying over San Diego and the USS John C. Stennis
View on Harbor Drive
Downtown San Diego, as seen from Coronado Island
Qualcomm corporate headquarters
Official portrait of Mayor Todd Gloria
San Diego City Council chambers
San Diego Police Department car in the city center
San Diego State University's Hepner Hall
University of California, San Diego's Geisel Library, named for Theodor Seuss Geisel ("Dr. Seuss")
The Museum of Us
Petco Park, home of the Padres since 2004
I-5 looking south toward downtown San Diego
View of Coronado and San Diego from the air
Cross Border Xpress bridge from the terminal in San Diego on the right to the main terminal of Tijuana Airport on the left

San Diego is a major city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border.

Like much of Southern California, the majority of San Diego's current area was originally occupied on the west by coastal sage scrub and on the east by chaparral, plant communities made up mostly of drought-resistant shrubs.

The Imperial Valley, including El Centro, is in the Yuma, Arizona television market while neighboring Orange and Riverside counties are part of the Los Angeles market.

San Diego County, California

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Many of the cities seen from the sky as part of the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan area.
Cleveland National Forest
Beach at Border State Park; San Diego is on the right while Tijuana is on the left.
Border fence between Tijuana (right) and San Diego's border patrol offices (left)
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
Horton Plaza, before its demolition in 2020
San Diego County Administration Center
USS Decatur (DDG-73)
North County communities. Coastal cities are in dark blue, unincorporated coastal communities are in light blue. Inland cities are in dark yellow, unincorporated inland communities are in light yellow. Parts of northern San Diego are sometimes considered part of North County, as are much of the white areas north of the city.
East County communities in red. In dark red are the cities and towns of Santee and El Cajon which mark the western edge of East County. Unincorporated communities are in light red, including Lakeside and Alpine.
South Bay communities of San Diego County. The cities and towns of National City, Chula Vista, and Imperial Beach are in dark orange. The unincorporated community of Bonita is in light orange. San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, neighborhoods of the city of San Diego, are in pink.

San Diego County, officially the County of San Diego, is a county in the southwestern corner of the state of California, in the United States.

From north to south, San Diego County extends from the southern borders of Orange and Riverside Counties to the Mexico-U.S. border and the Baja California municipalities of Tijuana and Tecate.

It is located on the Southern California coast, bordered by Oceanside to the south, San Clemente to the north, and Fallbrook to the east.

University of Southern California

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Robert M. Widney, founder of the university, photographed in 1885
The Widney Alumni House, the campus's first building
"Tommy Trojan" is a major symbol of the university, though he is not the mascot.
Doheny Library
The Bovard Auditorium houses many of USC's administrative offices as well as the auditorium
Zumberge Hall, one of the original buildings on the University Park Campus
The Center for International and Public Affairs, topped by a 5500 lb globe, is the tallest structure on campus. Built under the second master plan, it reflects a trend towards modernism during that period.
Waite Phillips Hall, home to the USC Rossier School of Education, is one of the university's main landmarks
The original Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
Bovard Hall, shortly after completion in 1921; the streets later became pedestrian-only
The Gwynn Wilson Student Union on the University Park campus
The Law School building is one of the handful of examples of Brutalist architecture on the main campus.
Mudd Hall of Philosophy
School of Cinematic Arts.
The Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
The Leavey Library, completed in the mid-1990s, reflected a shift to earlier Romanesque architecture in that era. It is USC's newest library
Interior of the Doheny Memorial Library
The Eileen L. Norris Cinema Theatre, where the THX sound system was first developed and installed by Tomlinson Holman.
The Galen Center, home of USC basketball and volleyball
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during a USC football game
USC mascot Traveler with Trojan Warrior and The Spirit of Troy
During the week prior to the traditional USC-UCLA rivalry football game, the Tommy Trojan statue is covered to prevent UCLA vandalism.
The drum major of the Spirit of Troy wears a more elaborate uniform and conducts the band with a sword.
The Song Girls celebrating a USC Trojans football victory
Fountain outside of Doheny Library with the Center for International and Public Affairs; both buildings were used in the film The Graduate as stand-ins for UC Berkeley.
Shinzo Abe
Marcus Allen
Herb Alpert
Judd Apatow
Neil Armstrong
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The University of Southern California (USC, SC, or Southern Cal) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.

USC also operates an Orange County center in Irvine for business, pharmacy, social work, and education, and the Information Sciences Institute, with centers in Arlington, Virginia, and Marina del Rey.

The USC School of Architecture was established in 1916, the first in Southern California.