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

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

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Overlooking Santa Clarita from Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon.

Santa Clarita Valley

Overlooking Santa Clarita from Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon.
The Sand Fire burning in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in 2016. Wildfires of varying strengths occur periodically around the valley.

The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) is part of the upper watershed of the Santa Clara River in Southern California.

The Santa Rosa Mountains, with other Coachella Valley ranges.

Santa Rosa Mountains (California)

The Santa Rosa Mountains are a short mountain range in the Peninsular Ranges system, located east of the Los Angeles Basin and northeast of the San Diego metropolitan area of southern California, in the southwestern United States.

The Santa Rosa Mountains are a short mountain range in the Peninsular Ranges system, located east of the Los Angeles Basin and northeast of the San Diego metropolitan area of southern California, in the southwestern United States.

The Santa Rosa Mountains, with other Coachella Valley ranges.

The Santa Rosa Mountains extend for approximately 30 mi along the western side of the Coachella Valley within Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties in Southern California.

San Bernardino Valley

San Bernardino Valley

San Bernardino Valley
Occasional January snowfall in the eastern San Bernardino Valley, Shandin Hills are visible in the background.
Junction of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. The I-210 (Foothill Freeway) runs parallel, I-215 intersects leading to the Cajon Pass.
New San Bernardino International Airport Terminal

The San Bernardino Valley (Valle de San Bernardino) is a valley in Southern California located at the south base of the Transverse Ranges.

The Oxnard Plain

Oxnard Plain

Large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California, United States surrounded by the mountains of the Transverse ranges.

Large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California, United States surrounded by the mountains of the Transverse ranges.

The Oxnard Plain
Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Paula, and Camarillo, Oxnard Plain, California
Farmworkers picking crop
Oxnard Plain, 1975
Santa Clara river watershed
Groundwater diagram in relation to the hydrorologic and hydro-social cycle
Snowy Plovers nest at several beaches

The Santa Clara River is one of the largest river systems along the coast of Southern California and only one of two remaining river systems in the region that remain in their natural states.

San Diego–Tijuana

International transborder agglomeration, straddling the border of the adjacent North American coastal cities of San Diego, California, United States and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

International transborder agglomeration, straddling the border of the adjacent North American coastal cities of San Diego, California, United States and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

San Ysidro Border Inspection Station in 1922
The Downtown San Diego skyline seen at night. At 2.1 mile long, the Coronado Bay Bridge stands as the longest bridge in the region and Southern California.
Paseo de los Heroes in Tijuana.
Fisherman at border fence, Playas de Tijuana
June Gloom over the South Coast
Torrey Pines State Reserve, home to Pinus torreyana torreyana, the sole location worldwide of the subspecies.
A leopard shark and two blacksmith chromis observed in kelp forest habitat at Birch Aquarium
Mountains and faults within and near San Diego–Tijuana
Cerro de Las Abejas.
Chula Vista Bayfront of Chula Vista, 3rd largest city in the region
Oceanside Pier of Oceanside, 4th largest city in the region
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)
Otay Mesa Port of Entry pedestrian facility
US-Mexico border crossing from the American side.
Cruise ship terminal at the Port of San Diego
An industrial park in Tijuana's outskirts
Qualcomm Corporate Headquarters
Kasatka (Shamu) performing at SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego during July 4 
fireworks
Tijuana's Cultural Center's OMNIMAX theater.
Interior of a bar in Tijuana
Avenida Revolución, one of Tijuana's prime entertainment districts.
View of San Diego skyscrapers along Harbor Drive
San Diego Trolley Blue Line heading towards Tijuana
San Diego traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest international border crossing in the world
A Federal Highway in Tijuana's North.
Cabrillo Freeway (SR 163) leading into Downtown San Diego
Highway that connects Tijuana and Ensenada, locally known as "La Escénica"
Dole fruit containers at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. 185 million bananas were imported through the Port of San Diego each month in 2008.
Plane flying into San Diego International Airport
Front of Tijuana International Airport
Traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego-Tijuana
CETYS University's post-graduate studies building.
Area codes of the metropolitan area
Sempra Corporate Headquarters in San Diego
Balboa Park
San Diego Museum of Man
Tijuana's House of Culture.
The Caesar salad finds roots in the cross border culture of 1920s American Prohibition, when San Diegans would take trips to Tijuana to legally consume alcohol. Caesar salad was invented by an Italian immigrant living in San Diego who owned a popular restaurant for drinking in Tijuana. Today, young San Diegans under 21 still cross into Tijuana for the 18 years old drinking age.
Surfers in Cardiff
Estadio Caliente
Petco Park during a Padres game

The majority of cross-border trips into the United States are those made by commuters into the Greater San Diego area and Southern California as a whole.

Nevada

State in the Western region of the United States.

State in the Western region of the United States.

Mexico in 1824. Alta California included today's Nevada.
Sculpture representing a steam locomotive, in Ely, Nevada. Early locomotives played an important part in Nevada's mining industry.
Nevada territory in 1861
Mountains west of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert
A valley near Pyramid Lake
Topographic map of Nevada
Little Finland rock formation in Nevada
Köppen climate types of Nevada, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
The Las Vegas Strip looking South
Carson City Mint in Carson City. Carson City is an independent city and the capital of Nevada.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Calico basin
Great Basin National Park
The quartzite of Doso Doyabi in Great Basin National Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Mount Charleston
Population density map of Nevada
The Winnemucca Sand Dunes, north of Winnemucca
Downtown Reno
East Las Vegas suburbs
Nevada quarter
MGM Grand, with sign promoting it as The City of Entertainment
Lake Tahoe on the Nevada–California border
Goldstrike (Post-Betze) Mine in the Carlin Trend, the largest Carlin-type deposit in the world, containing more than 35000000 ozt gold
Cattle near the Bruneau River in Elko County
Ranching in Washoe County
State route shield
U.S. Route50, also known as "The Loneliest Road in America"
The Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City
The courthouse of the Supreme Court of Nevada
A map that details the federal land in southern Nevada, showing Nellis Air Force Base Complex and Nevada Test Site

There have been a number of proposals to re-introduce service to either Los Angeles or Southern California.

Bighorns in Anza-Borrego

Imperial Valley, California

Bighorns in Anza-Borrego
Salton Sea
Aerial view of Imperial Valley and Salton Sea
Imperial County Courthouse in El Centro
The Imperial Valley from the highway between Tijuana and Mexicali.
Bombay Beach sign along Highway 111
Salton Sea Beach
Fertilizing in the Imperial Valley, 1972. Photo by Charles O'Rear.
The Algodones Dunes
Off-road vehicle traffic on the dunes during the Presidents Day weekend, 2007
Colorado River
Vista of Anza Borrego
Mesquite point at Imperial NWR
The Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge
Laguna Salada, Mexicali Valley, Imperial Valley, Salton Sea and Coachella Valley (left–right)
State Route 86 north of Salton City
The New River
Fields of Imperial Valley, Salton Sea, (2008)
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The Imperial Valley (Valle de Imperial or Valle Imperial) of Southern California lies in Imperial and Riverside counties, with an urban area centered on the city of El Centro.

Alta California

Province of New Spain, formally established in 1804.

Province of New Spain, formally established in 1804.

Map of N. America showing California when it was part of New Spain. Map dated 1789 from Dobson's Encyclopedia.
Mexico in 1838. From Britannica 7th edition
Mexican departments created in 1836 (shown after 1845 Texas independence), Las Californias at far left in gray.
Map of Mexico. S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1847. New California is depicted with a north-eastern border at the meridian leading north of the Rio Grande headwaters.

Those in Southern California mainly settled in and around the established coastal settlements and tended to intermarry with the Californios.

Huntington Beach, California

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.

Los Angeles Clippers

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Bob McAdoo (11) was the NBA MVP in the 1974–75 season after averaging 34.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Clippers secondary logo
Ken Norman, the Clippers' scoring leader in 1988–89, was a key part of the team's nucleus during the late 1980s and early 1990s
Doc Rivers became head coach during the 2013 off-season.
The Clippers hosting the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the 2015 NBA playoffs first-round series
The Clippers' updated wordmark logo, unveiled on June 18, 2015.

Southern California resident Levin then decided to move the Braves to San Diego, something the league would have never allowed him to do with the Celtics.