Los Angeles

Los Angeles (i/lɒs ˈænəls/ loss AN-jə-ləs or loss AN-jə-liss) (Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in the state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m).

Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood. The city experienced rapid growth with the discovery of oil.

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LAUSD’S outgoing superintendent offers to ‘be around’ to help with transition

Daily Breeze 23 Apr 2021
(Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ... (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ... (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ... Before he was superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner was publisher of the Los Angeles Times....

A bitter custody battle and three young lives lost

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 23 Apr 2021
LOS ANGELES -- Erik Denton was supposed to see his three young children last April 11, the one day every other week that he was allowed to be with them ... A week ago, a Los Angeles judge agreed to move the case to Tulare County, where a hearing was scheduled for Wednesday ... She told The Los Angeles Times....

L.A. County now offering limited walk-up appointments for COVID-19 vaccines at select sites

The Los Angeles Times 23 Apr 2021
Walk-up appointments are being offered at Los Angeles County’s mass COVID-19 vaccination sites through Monday, though officials said supply will dictate how many people they can accommodate ... 1st St., Los Angeles ... “Although transmission has been slowed in Los Angeles County, people ......

After a fro-yo feud with Demi Lovato, L.A.'s Bigg Chill emerges unscathed

The Los Angeles Times 23 Apr 2021
Revered for its photogenic fro-yo mountains and decadent vegan cookie dough, the sweet spot is a West Los Angeles staple among locals who have enjoyed its chilly treats for more than three decades ... Justo Garcia serves a customer Thursday at the Bigg Chill frozen yogurt shop in Los Angeles. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)....

With final $23.3 million payment, Ontario airport transfer of ownership is complete

The Press Enterprise 23 Apr 2021
In a surprise move and ahead of schedule, Ontario International Airport this week made its final payment to the city of Los Angeles to complete the purchase of the airport that began nearly five years ago ... Wapner was a leading figure in the transfer of the airport from Los Angeles....

Today’s Headlines: A new U.S. climate pledge, but will the world follow?

The Los Angeles Times 23 Apr 2021
— Walk-up appointments are being offered at Los Angeles County’s mass COVID-19 vaccination sites through Monday, though officials said supply will dictate how many people they can accommodate ... At the time, they were made at a Los Angeles company called Dodge Trophies ... The Los Angeles company made the Academy Awards statuettes for decades....

Vice Co-Founder Shane Smith Bags Record Price for Los Angeles Hacienda

Barrons 23 Apr 2021
Shane Smith, the co-founder of Vice Media, sold his Mediterranean-style Los Angeles home this week for $48.7 million, a record high for Santa Monica and the surrounding community ... Mr ... “It was a beautiful hacienda, but dilapidated ... More. Los Angeles Home Sales Log Best Start to the Year Since 2004. Mr ... The chef's kitchen ... From Penta. Good Company ... Mr ... Mr ... ....

‘Our marriage was resurrected’: Terry and Rebecca King Crews talk healing and faith

The Los Angeles Times 23 Apr 2021
“I just laid on the floor and mourned the death of my future and my dreams and all the things that I had hoped for between the two of us and for our children,” the singer-songwriter said, sitting next to her husband during a candid conversation with Los Angeles Times writer Michael Ordoña on Thursday....

Marketing drives up the cost of college

The Bryan Eagle 23 Apr 2021
Think about attending our school, they said. We have the prettiest campus ... (Sure, it’s not.) ... And, as a Los Angeles Times story relates in detail, the next part is about yield — the few weeks during which students choose which school to attend, if they are lucky enough to have a choice ... Karin Klein is a Los Angeles Times editorial board member .......

Hollywood’s beauty secrets: The extreme regime that helps the A-list get Oscar ready

Irish Independent 23 Apr 2021
It’s all systems go in Los Angeles this week as A-listers prepare for Sunday’s 2021 Academy Awards ... But the preparation doesn’t end there ... Buffed bodies ... They generally prepare months in advance,but they now “kick it up a notch” a week or two before the event ... Chapter 3, others will be looking for a quick fix. Expand ... / ... ....

Two new Post Malone albums could be on the way soon

NME 23 Apr 2021
“Discussing dates to drop the 1st one sooner than u think! I won’t tell u the title name just yet maybe next week.” ... The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Statham as “H”, who, as a caption for the trailer describes, “goes to work at a cash truck company that moves hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles every week.”....

Is this an 'Asterisk Oscars' or a sign of things to come?

Hindustan Times 23 Apr 2021
and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles River ... Just the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards saw one of Los Angeles’ most iconic movie theaters, the Cinerama Dome, along with ArcLight Cinemas, go out of business....

Dylan Hernandez: Former Dodger Yu Darvish has come a long way from World Series meltdown

Marietta Daily Journal 23 Apr 2021
LOS ANGELESYu Darvish was navigating San Diego traffic this week when he cracked a joke over his car's speaker phone system about how he'd prefer to not be booed too loudly at Dodger Stadium. Actually, he was told, ... ....