San Diego Marina district
Greater Los Angeles in yellow and peach; urbanized areas in gray; Los Angeles proper lined in blue; Los Angeles metropolitan area lined in red.
Orange County map, 1921
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
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Laguna Beach (with Newport beach in background).
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
Downtown Los Angeles in 2016
Los Angeles County before the secession of Orange County in 1889
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
Many areas are completely filled with houses, buildings, roads, and freeways as observed in Vermont Vista, a Los Angeles neighborhood.
A billboard for Nixon's Restaurant in Orange County, circa 1955
Topography of the border region
Downtown Los Angeles
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.
Los Angeles Basin at dawn
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, Southern Orange County
Köppen climate types of southern California
Aerial view of Newport Beach in Orange County
View of Newport Center and the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Harbor
Proctor Valley in Chula Vista
San Bernardino Valley
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.
The Ventura coast
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley from over Costa Mesa
Satellite view of southern California, including the Channel Islands
Port of Long Beach
Major facilities in the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, plus the locations of the adjacent downtowns
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park
MainPlace Mall
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
Laguna Beach coastline is popular for sunbathers
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely populated areas.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
Warner Brothers Studios in the San Fernando Valley
The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
Los Angeles Zoo
Newport Center and Fashion Island
Northridge earthquake shake map
Cal State LA's The Golden Eagle, consisting of two adjoining structures separated by a promenade.
State Route 1 winds down the coast over Corona Del Mar State Beach
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
Rush hour on the Harbor Freeway, Downtown
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
Map of LA County Metro
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
Downtown San Bernardino
Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles
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
UCLA–USC rivalry, both universities are located in Los Angeles and are members of the Pac-12 Conference. The rivalry between the two is among the more unusual in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports, because the campuses are only 12 miles (19 km) apart, and both are located within the same megacity.
Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.
Disneyland in Anaheim
Los Angeles
Interstate and state highway system of Southern California
Long Beach
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.
Anaheim
University of California, Los Angeles
Map of LA County Metro
California Institute of Technology
Blooming Roses at Huntington Library in San Marino, Los Angeles County, April 2022

Greater Los Angeles is the second-largest metropolitan region in the United States with a population of 18.5 million as of 2021, encompassing five counties in southern California extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County in the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the southeast.

- Greater Los Angeles

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

- Orange County, California

It includes the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second most populous urban agglomeration in the United States.

- Southern 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

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Santa Ana, California

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Don Bernardo Yorba, a prominent Californio ranchero, owned all of Santa Ana and served as its alcalde (mayor).
José Andrés Sepúlveda, a famed Californio vaquero, purchased most Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, but lost his land claim after the U.S. Conquest of California.
The original Mission Revival style Santa Ana Public Library, built 1901-05.
A city poster, circa 1932.
The Spanish Revival style Lathrop Jr. High School, demolished 1970.
Downtown Santa Ana.
Centennial Regional Park.
The historic California Churrigueresque style Santora Building.
The Pacific Symphony Center.
The historic Casa del Rey.
The Ebell Society of Santa Ana.
Historic Downtown Santa Ana.
Downtown Santa Ana.
W.H. Spurgeon Building.
The Bowers Museum.
The West End Theatre.
Historic YMCA Building.
Santa Ana Post Office.
Santa Ana City Hall.
Mater Dei High School.
California Coast University.
The Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center was built in 1985.
Discovery Cube Orange County.

Santa Ana is a city and the county seat of Orange County, California.

Located in the Greater Los Angeles region of Southern California, the city's population was 310,227 at the 2020 Census, making Santa Ana the 13th-most populous city in California and the 4th densest large city in the United States (behind only New York City, San Francisco, and Boston).

I-5 looking south toward Downtown San Diego, January 2002

Interstate 5 in California

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Major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, stretching from the Mexican border at the San Ysidro crossing to the Canadian border near Blaine, Washington.

Major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, stretching from the Mexican border at the San Ysidro crossing to the Canadian border near Blaine, Washington.

I-5 looking south toward Downtown San Diego, January 2002
I-5 southbound in San Diego toward Mexico, September 2012
I-5 crosses the Los Angeles River twice; the northern of these is on the border between Los Angeles and Glendale
I-5 northbound prior to entering the Newhall Pass Interchange
I-5 in the Newhall Pass Interchange, where it meets I-210 and SR 14 in northern Los Angeles
I-5 in the Central Valley, looking south near Derrick Avenue in Fresno County
I-5 in the Central Valley between Tracy and Patterson
I-5 southbound approaching Weed and Mount Shasta
View of the Grapevine loops looking north toward the San Joaquin Valley c. 1920, before the Ridge Route Alternate was built off to the left
A section of the 1915 Ridge Route in Lebec, abandoned when US 99 (later upgraded to I-5) was constructed over the Tejon Pass in order to make the travel straighter and safer

I-5 is known colloquially as "the 5" to Southern California residents and "5" to Northern California residents due to varieties in California English.

I-5 enters Orange County at the Cristianitos Road exit.

I-405 is a bypass route of I-5, running along the southern and western parts of Greater Los Angeles from Irvine north to near San Fernando.

San Diego

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Major city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border.

Major city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border.

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

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 urban area of San Diego extends beyond the administrative city limits and had a total population of 2,956,746, making it the third-largest urban area in the state, after that of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and San Francisco metropolitan area.

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.

The July 10, 2021 front page
of the Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Daily newspaper that started publishing in Los Angeles in 1881 and is now based in the adjacent suburb of El Segundo.

Daily newspaper that started publishing in Los Angeles in 1881 and is now based in the adjacent suburb of El Segundo.

The July 10, 2021 front page
of the Los Angeles Times
The July 10, 2021 front page
of the Los Angeles Times
Chandler and Otis 1917
Rubble of the L.A. Times building after the 1910 bombing
Times newspaper vending machine featuring news of the 1984 Summer Olympics
Abandoned Los Angeles Times vending machine in Covina, California, in 2011
Partial front page of the Los Angeles Times for Monday, April 24, 1922, displaying coverage of a Ku Klux Klan raid in an L.A. suburb
Front page of the debut (March 25, 1903) issue of the short-lived The Wireless, published in Avalon
2009 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus
<center>The 1886 Times building, northeast corner 1st/Broadway</center>
<center>Times 1886 building after bombing on October 1, 1910</center>
1912 Times building, demolished in 1938
Los Angeles Times Building, corner of 1st/Spring
<center>The 1948 Crawford Addition (or Mirror Building), NW corner 2nd/Spring, 2020</center>
1973 Pereira Addition, SE corner 1st/Broadway

She speculated that the paper's revenue shortfall could be reversed by expanding coverage of economic justice topics, which she believed were increasingly relevant to Southern California; she cited the paper's attempted hiring of a "celebrity justice reporter" as an example of the wrong approach.

The Times closed its San Fernando Valley printing plant in early 2006, leaving press operations to the Olympic plant and to Orange County.

By the mid-1940s, the Times was the leading newspaper in terms of circulation in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Long Beach, California

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City in Los Angeles County, California.

City in Los Angeles County, California.

Don Juan Temple purchased Rancho Los Cerritos, covering modern-day Long Beach, in 1843.
In 1844, Juan Temple built the Casa de los Cerritos, the oldest building in Long Beach, in a Monterey Colonial style.
The First National Bank of Long Beach at the turn of the century
Long Beach pier, 1905
Long Beach boardwalk, 1907
Oil field in Long Beach, 1920
Ford's Long Beach Assembly in 1930
Worker in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer.
C-47 transport planes being built in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach during World War II
Downtown, Shoreline Marina, and the Port of Long Beach, 2010
Neighborhood map of the City of Long Beach
Panoramic view of Long Beach
View from Signal Hill to Villa Riviera and port cranes (c. 2009)
Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve
Map of racial distribution in Long Beach, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
The Wrigley neighborhood
View of downtown from the Queen Mary at night
Downtown Long Beach at dusk
Two young men at the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade and Festival in 2015.
RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor
Bluff Park, and the Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath and Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
Walking trail in the El Dorado Nature Center
The Belmont Heights neighborhood
Rancho Los Alamitos
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
2005 Grand Prix of Long Beach, showing turn 10 and the Long Beach skyline
Long Beach Marine Stadium, created to host the rowing events for the 1932 Summer Olympics
Waves at Long Beach and the Bixby Hotel under construction, circa 1906
Veterans Memorial Stadium, home to the Long Beach City College football team
Long Beach Civic Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 2019
US Post Office-Long Beach Main
The Long Beach Naval Shipyard and the USS David R. Ray, Tarawa, and Essex in 1993. In the background is the original Gerald Desmond Bridge.
The Walter Pyramid at California State University, Long Beach
Northwest-facing view of the harbor and port at dusk
Long Beach Cruise Terminal
The "Passport" shuttle
A Metro Blue Line train arrives at the Downtown Long Beach Station (the service was renamed to the A Line in 2019 and the station renamed to Transit Mall Station in July 2013).
Long Beach Airport with Mount San Antonio and Timber Mountain in the background

Incorporated in 1897, Long Beach lies in Southern California in the southern part of Los Angeles County.

Orange County Transportation Authority offers limited bus service to Orange County.

Several freeways run through Long Beach, connecting it with the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

John Wayne Airport

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FAA airport diagram
Orange County Airport, the 1950s
Orange County Airport terminal, circa 1967
Orange County Airport terminal, 1971
Terminal groundbreaking, October 1988
AirCal MD-80 jet at John Wayne Airport, 1981
The bronze statue of John Wayne in the airport's main lobby, 2009
Terminals
Terminal C gate areas
Terminal C commuter gates
The shorter runway 20L at SNA, circa 2014
Private jets on the apron at John Wayne Airport at Atlantic Aviation

John Wayne Airport is a commercial and general aviation airport that serves Orange County, California, and the Greater Los Angeles area.

The area around John Wayne Airport has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb) characteristic of coastal Southern California.

University of Southern California

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Private research university in Los Angeles, California.

Private research university in Los Angeles, California.

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
Beck Bennett
Aloe Blacc
LeVar Burton
Jerry Buss
John Carpenter
Julie Chen
Warren Christopher
Jon M. Chu
Lily Collins
Teresa Teng
Ryan Coogler
Mark Z. Danielewski
Jenna Dewan
Will Ferrell
America Ferrera
Flea
Frank Gehry
David S. Goyer
Topher Grace
Macy Gray
Daryl Hannah
Dean Heller
Barron Hilton
Dexter Holland
Ron Howard
Jon Huntsman Sr.
Regina King
Pablo Kleinman
George Lucas
Takeo Miki
Ron Mix
CeCe Moore
Mohamed Morsi
Pat Nixon
Kelly Preston
Shonda Rhimes
John Ritter
Jay Roach
Mark Rober
Gene Roddenberry
Cybill Shepherd
Hilda Solis
John Wayne
Matthew Weiner
Forest Whitaker
Andrew Viterbi
Louis Zamperini
Robert Zemeckis
Shinzo Abe
Doug Emhoff
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USC is the largest private employer in the Los Angeles area, with an estimated annual impact of $8 billion on the state of 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.

Huntington Beach, California

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Huntington Beach was originally part of Rancho Las Bolsas. In 1872, Californio ranchero Ramón Yorba (pictured) was patented for half of the rancho, along with Juan José Murillo.
The Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach at sunset
Huntington Harbour from the air
Oil wells, 1926
Oil Platform Emmy HB, March 2013
San Pedro Bay Outer Continental Shelf Operations Map with oil platforms as of 2012- Edith, Elly, Ellen, Eureka (federal leases) and Ester, Emmy, Eva (state leases)
Downtown Huntington Beach
Surfers abound near Huntington City Pier.
A wooden fence along the Bolsa Chica bike path
Huntington Beach during the day
Bolsa Chica surf
Huntington Central Park
The Bolsa Chica Wetlands near the Brightwater housing development
HBFD Engine 45 on Main Street in Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach Police Department MD520N helicopter

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California, located 35 mi southeast of Downtown Los Angeles.

The population was 198,711 during the 2020 census, making it the fourth most populous city in Orange County, the most populous beach city in Orange County, and the seventh most populous city in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area.