San Diego Marina district
Orange County map, 1921
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
Laguna Beach (with Newport beach in background).
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
Los Angeles County before the secession of Orange County in 1889
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
A billboard for Nixon's Restaurant in Orange County, circa 1955
Topography of the border region
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.
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, Southern Orange County
Köppen climate types of southern California
View of Newport Center and the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Harbor
Proctor Valley in Chula Vista
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.
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley from over Costa Mesa
Satellite view of southern California, including the Channel Islands
Major facilities in the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, plus the locations of the adjacent downtowns
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
MainPlace Mall
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely populated areas.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
Newport Center and Fashion Island
Northridge earthquake shake map
State Route 1 winds down the coast over Corona Del Mar State Beach
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
Downtown San Bernardino
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
Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.
Disneyland in Anaheim
Interstate and state highway system of Southern 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.
University of California, Los Angeles
California Institute of Technology
Blooming Roses at Huntington Library in San Marino, Los Angeles County, April 2022

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

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Greater Los Angeles

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Greater Los Angeles in yellow and peach; urbanized areas in gray; Los Angeles proper lined in blue; Los Angeles metropolitan area lined in red.
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Downtown Los Angeles in 2016
Many areas are completely filled with houses, buildings, roads, and freeways as observed in Vermont Vista, a Los Angeles neighborhood.
Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles Basin at dawn
Aerial view of Newport Beach in Orange County
San Bernardino Valley
The Ventura coast
Port of Long Beach
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park
Laguna Beach coastline is popular for sunbathers
Warner Brothers Studios in the San Fernando Valley
Los Angeles Zoo
Cal State LA's The Golden Eagle, consisting of two adjoining structures separated by a promenade.
Rush hour on the Harbor Freeway, Downtown
Map of LA County Metro
Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles
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.
Los Angeles
Long Beach
Anaheim
Map of LA County Metro

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.

Santa Ana River

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Map Santa Ana River
Mill Creek (pictured) is one of the main headwaters tributaries of the Santa Ana River.
The channeled mouth of the Santa Ana River between Huntington Beach and Newport Beach
The Transverse Ranges were formed by uplift along the San Andreas Fault. Santa Ana Canyon is between the first and second ridges and Big Bear Lake is in the background.
This segment of the Santa Ana River just downstream of Seven Oaks Dam marks the beginning of the inland riparian zone
Bernardo Yorba Adobe was built by Mexican settlers in Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana in 1835
The Santa Ana River near Riverside
The Santa Ana River flooding in 1938, just downstream of Santa Ana Canyon. This view, taken by a Los Angeles Times photographer from a United Air Lines "Mainliner", shows flooded agricultural fields in central Orange County, with the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Army Corps of Engineers map of the 100-year floodplain of the Santa Ana River
The Prado Flood Control Basin on the Santa Ana River has one of the largest remaining riparian zones along the main stem.
The Santa Ana River bicycle path
The Orangewood Avenue bridge near Angel Stadium of Anaheim

The Santa Ana River is the largest river entirely within Southern California in the United States.

It rises in the San Bernardino Mountains and flows for most of its length through San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, before cutting through the northern Santa Ana Mountains via Santa Ana Canyon and flowing southwest through urban Orange County to drain into the Pacific Ocean.

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).

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.

San Diego County, California

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County in the southwestern corner of the state of California, in the United States.

County in the southwestern corner of the state of California, in the United States.

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.

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.

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 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.

California

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State in the Western United States.

State in the Western United States.

A map of California tribal groups and languages at the time of European contact
The coat of arms granted to the Californias by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza
Mission San Diego de Alcalá drawn as it was in 1848. Established in 1769, it was the first of the California Missions.
Map showing Alta California in 1838, when it was a sparsely populated Mexican province
The flag used by Juan Bautista Alvarado's 1836 movement for Californian independence
The Russians from Alaska established their largest settlement in California, Fort Ross, in 1812.
The Bear Flag of the California Republic was first raised in Sonoma in 1846 during the Bear Flag Revolt.
Yokayo, a village of Pomo people in Ukiah (Mendocino County), c. 1916
Hollywood film studios, 1922
The "Birthplace of Silicon Valley" garage, where Stanford University graduates Bill Hewlett and David Packard developed their first product in the 1930s
A topographic map of California
Big Sur coast, south of Monterey at Bixby Bridge
Yosemite National Park
Cylindropuntia bigelovii in the Joshua Tree National Park
Köppen climate types in California
Death Valley, in the Mojave Desert
Five of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season.
A Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) in Joshua Tree
A forest of redwood trees in Redwood National Park
Sea otter in Morro Bay, California
Mission San Diego de Alcalá, first of the Spanish missions in California
Sunset at Venice Beach
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984.
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

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.

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.

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.

Newport Beach, California

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Newport Beach was originally part of Rancho San Joaquín, granted in 1842 to José Andrés Sepúlveda, a famed Californio vaquero.
Newport Beach on July 18, 2014
Newport Beach California
Dover and Pacific Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA
Newport Coastal Path
Linda Isle, Newport Beach, California
The Lido Peninsula
Balboa Island, Newport Beach California. January 2013
West Newport Beach
Upper Newport Bay
Toyota Tacoma in service with the NBFD Lifeguard.
Newport Harbor
Balboa Pier
Orange Coast College sailing school
yacht Zapata II
Cabo San Lucas Race Start 2013
Fishing on the Newport Beach Pier
Newport Beach Boardwalk
Fashion Island in Newport Center
Newport Center
Beer Can Races in Newport Beach
Balboa Pavilion on Main Street
Balboa Pier
Lovell Beach House
Newport Pier
The Wedge (surfing)
Balboa Bay Resort
Newport Beach Boat Show
Orange County Museum of Art

Newport Beach is a coastal city in Orange County, California, United States.

One guest on You Bet Your Life in 1954 was mayor of Newport Beach and specifically noted that Balboa was a congregating point for southern Californian young people over Easter break, with 35,000 visiting the town of 18,000.