A report on Southern California

San Diego Marina district
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
Topography of the border region
Percent of households with incomes above $150k across LA County census tracts.
Köppen climate types of southern California
Proctor Valley in Chula Vista
Autumn of 2008 in southern California.
Satellite view of southern California, including the Channel Islands
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
Northridge earthquake shake map
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
Downtown San Bernardino
Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine
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

Geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

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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.

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.

Inland Empire

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Yucca Valley, within the Morongo Basin, is halfway between the San Bernardino Valley and the Arizona state line.
A map of the United States, highlighting the twin counties of the Inland Empire
Drawing of San Bernardino (1852)
Arlington Heights Citrus Groves, Riverside circa 1903
View of the San Bernardino Valley from the San Bernardino Mountains. The Santa Ana Mountains are visible in the distance.
This map, created by the Regional Plan Association, illustrates the Southern California megaregion.
Regional Plan Association map of the USA showing the eleven emerging megaregions
Boxcars, Rialto, California
Housing construction in Fontana, looking northeast along Interstate 15. Since 1980, the city's population has grown by 170,000.
I-10–I-215 Interchange traffic, south of downtown San Bernardino
sbX Green Line's Civic Center Station in downtown San Bernardino
sbX Hospitality West Station, downtown San Bernardino
The Redlands California Temple is one of four LDS temples in Southern California.
California State University, San Bernardino
University of California, Riverside
Lamb of God playing at Ozzfest at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, San Bernardino, 2007
At 330 ft high, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa tower is the tallest building in the Inland Empire. Concerts and events are booked inside.
California Theatre in downtown San Bernardino
Inland Empire 66ers playing at San Manuel Stadium in downtown San Bernardino

The Inland Empire (IE) is a metropolitan area and region inland of and adjacent to coastal Southern California, centering around the cities of San Bernardino and Riverside, and borders Los Angeles County to the west.

Riverside County, California

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Yucca pines near Ryan Mountain Trail in Joshua Tree National Park
Riverside County Historic Courthouse
The 161-foot, 48-bell, carillon tower at the University of California, Riverside.

Riverside County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

Orange County, California

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Orange County map, 1921
Laguna Beach (with Newport beach in background).
Los Angeles County before the secession of Orange County in 1889
A billboard for Nixon's Restaurant in Orange County, circa 1955
One of the few remaining farms near the ocean, 1975. Photo by Charles O'Rear.
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, Southern Orange County
View of Newport Center and the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Harbor
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
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley from over Costa Mesa
Major facilities in the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, plus the locations of the adjacent downtowns
MainPlace Mall
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely populated areas.
The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Newport Center and Fashion Island
State Route 1 winds down the coast over Corona Del Mar State Beach
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
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.
Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.

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

Los Angeles

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Major city in the U.S. state of California.

Major city in the U.S. state of California.

Felipe de Neve led the Los Angeles Pobladores in founding the city in 1781.
Hill Street, looking north from 6th Street, c. 1913. Notable sites include Central Park (today's Pershing Square) (the trees, lower left), Hotel Portsmouth (lower right), and the Hill Street tunnel (at end of street).
General George Patton during a welcome-home parade in Los Angeles, June 9, 1945
Satellite photo showing the city of Los Angeles
Nighttime photograph of South Bay (Los Angeles County), 2017, with the Pacific Ocean to the left (dark region), Palos Verdes next to the right (few lights), San Pedro in the center foreground, and Terminal Island in the right foreground (bright region)
Oldest palm tree in Los Angeles, 2019, with the Los Angeles Coliseum in the background
A view of Downtown Los Angeles in the background and the Hollywood district with the circular Capitol Records Building in the foreground
MacArthur Park in Westlake
A clear evening view of Mount Lee and the Hollywood Sign from the Griffith Observatory lawn
The city is often covered in smog, December 2005.
Percentage of households with incomes above $150k across LA County census tracts
Map of racial and ethnic distribution in Los Angeles, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the mother cathedral for the Los Angeles archdiocese.
Homeless people outside city hall, 2021
The LAPD on May Day 2006 in front of the new Caltrans District 7 Headquarters
Employment by industry in Los Angeles County (2015)
Kaiser Sunset Hospital in Los Angeles. Kaiser Permanente was the largest non-government employer in Los Angeles County in 2018.
Hollywood Bowl
The Dolby Theatre, venue for the Academy Awards
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dodger Stadium
Crypto.com Arena is a sports arena, home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Sparks.
The Tom Bradley Room, making up the whole interior of L.A. City Hall's 27th floor
Los Angeles branch of the California State Normal School on Vermont Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, between 1882 and 1914. The site is now occupied by the Los Angeles Central Library.
California State University, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Central Library is in Downtown Los Angeles.
Former Los Angeles Times headquarters in the Civic Center
The Fox Plaza in Century City, headquarters for 20th Century Fox
The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, connecting the Century Freeway (I-105) and the Harbor Freeway (I-110)
Los Angeles Metro Rail and Metro Transitway map
The Vincent Thomas Bridge is at Terminal Island.
A sign near City Hall points to the sister cities of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Metro Rail and Metro Transitway map

The city of Los Angeles lies in a basin in Southern California.

San Bernardino County, California

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Don Antonio María Lugo was granted the right to settle the San Bernardino Valley in 1839 by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado.
San Bernardino County horticulture exhibit at World Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
Cadiz Dunes Wilderness
SBC Sheriff's department operates a sizable fleet of helicopters. Shown here are a Bell 212 (foreground) and a Sikorsky S-61 at the air unit's Rialto Airport headquarters.

San Bernardino County, officially the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, and is located within the Inland Empire area.

Pictographs in the Burro Flats Painted Cave in Simi Valley

Ventura County, California

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Pictographs in the Burro Flats Painted Cave in Simi Valley
Mission San Buenaventura is a Spanish mission founded in 1782 by the Franciscan order.
Map of Ventura oil and gas fields
Orange grove outside of Santa Paula, California
Typical rush-hour traffic in Ventura
53 percent of the county's total area is made up of national forest land.
Map of Ventura County with physiographical place names
Coastline at Point Mugu State Park
Simi Valley in the valley of the same name, in the southeast corner of the county
Summit of Mount Pinos, the highest point in the county
Emma Wood State Beach is located west of the City of Ventura.
Sunset over the Topatopa Mountains in northern Ventura County
Walkway by Arroyo Simi in Simi Valley
Swimming hole in the Ventura River
Pacific Coast Highway (CA 1) in Solromar
Overlap SR 23/US 101 (Ventura Freeway)

Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California.

Coachella Valley

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The Coachella Valley is an arid rift valley in the Colorado Desert of Southern California's Riverside County.

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.