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1. Southern California – Southern California, often abbreviated as SoCal, is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises Californias 10 southernmost counties. The region is described as eight counties, based on demographics and economic ties, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara. The more extensive 10-county definition, which includes Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, is used and is based on historical political divisions. Southern California is an economic center for the state of California. The 8-county and 10-county definitions are not used for the greater Southern California Megaregion, the megaregions area is more expansive, extending east into Las Vegas, Nevada and south across the Mexican border into Tijuana.5 million people. With over 22 million people, Southern California contains roughly 60 percent of Californias population, located east of Southern California is the Colorado Desert and the Colorado River at the border with Arizona. The Mojave Desert is located at the border with the state of Nevada while towards the south is the Mexico–United States border, within Southern California are two major cities, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as three of the countrys largest metropolitan areas. With a population of 3,792,621, Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second most populous in the United States. South of Los Angeles and with a population of 1,307,402 is San Diego, the second most populous city in the state and the eighth most populous in the nation. The counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside are the five most populous in the state, the motion picture, television, and music industry are centered in the Los Angeles area in Southern California. Hollywood, a district within Los Angeles, gives its name to the American motion picture industry, headquartered in Southern California are The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures, Universal, MGM, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Brothers. Universal, Warner Brothers, and Sony also run major record companies, Southern California is also home to a large homegrown surf and skateboard culture. Companies such as Vans, Volcom, Quiksilver, No Fear, RVCA, some of the worlds biggest action sports events, including the X Games, Boost Mobile Pro, and the U. S. Open of Surfing, are all held in Southern California. Southern California is also important to the world of yachting, the annual Transpacific Yacht Race, or Transpac, from Los Angeles to Hawaii, is one of yachtings premier events. The San Diego Yacht Club held the Americas Cup, the most prestigious prize in yachting, from 1988 to 1995, Southern California is home to many sports franchises and sports networks such as Fox Sports Net. Many locals and tourists frequent the Southern California coast for its popular beaches, the desert city of Palm Springs is popular for its resort feel and nearby open spaces. Southern California is not a geographic designation and definitions of what constitutes Southern California vary. Geographically, Californias North-South midway point lies at exactly 37°958.23 latitude, around 11 miles south of San Jose, however, when the state is divided into two areas, the term Southern California usually refers to the 10 southernmost counties of the state
2. California – California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area. Located on the western coast of the U. S, California is bordered by the other U. S. states of Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona and shares an international border with the Mexican state of Baja California. Los Angeles is Californias most populous city, and the second largest after New York City. The Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nations second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, California also has the nations most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The Central Valley, an agricultural area, dominates the states center. What is now California was first settled by various Native American tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spanish Empire then claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its war for independence. The western portion of Alta California then was organized as the State of California, the California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom. If it were a country, California would be the 6th largest economy in the world, fifty-eight percent of the states economy is centered on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5 percent of the states economy, the story of Calafia is recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián, written as a sequel to Amadis de Gaula by Spanish adventure writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo. The kingdom of Queen Calafia, according to Montalvo, was said to be a land inhabited by griffins and other strange beasts. This conventional wisdom that California was an island, with maps drawn to reflect this belief, shortened forms of the states name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000. The Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups also were diverse in their organization with bands, tribes, villages. Trade, intermarriage and military alliances fostered many social and economic relationships among the diverse groups, the first European effort to explore the coast as far north as the Russian River was a Spanish sailing expedition, led by Portuguese captain Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, in 1542. Some 37 years later English explorer Francis Drake also explored and claimed a portion of the California coast in 1579. Spanish traders made unintended visits with the Manila galleons on their trips from the Philippines beginning in 1565
3. 1932 Summer Olympics – The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was a major worldwide multi-athletic event which was celebrated in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. No other cities made a bid to host these Olympics, held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. Fewer than half the participants of the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932, even U. S. President Herbert Hoover skipped the event. The organizing committee put no record of the finances of the Games in their report, the selection process for the 1932 Summer Olympics consisted of one bid, from Los Angeles, which ultimately hosted the games. The selection was made at the 23rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy, an Olympic Village was built for the first time, in affluent Baldwin Hills, occupied by the male athletes. Female athletes were housed at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, the victory podium was used for the first time. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was known in 1932 as Olympic Stadium, Tenth Street, a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, was renamed Olympic Boulevard in honor of the Games of the Tenth Olympiad. Babe Didrikson won two medals in the javelin and the hurdles event. She also competed in a jump-off for a silver in the high jump and her technique in the jump-off was ruled illegal, leaving Didrikson with second place. In field hockey, only three nations took part, the host nation lost both matches, 1-24 to India and 2-9 to Japan, but still won a bronze medal. Polands Stanisława Walasiewicz won the medal in the womens 100 m. After her death in 1980, it was discovered that she was intersex, the executive council of the IAAF suspended Paavo Nurmi from international amateur athletics four months before the Games, pending an investigation into his amateur status. Less than three days before the 10,000 m, the seven members of the council formed a special commission, eddie Tolan won both the 100 m and 200 m sprint events. Romeo Neri won three medals in gymnastics. Helene Madison won three medals in swimming, while the Japanese upset the mens events and took all. Takeichi Nishi was the gold medalist with his horse Uranus in the show jumping individual event. Nishis gold medal is Japans only gold medal in the event to this day. Nishi would later die in 1945 as an officer stationed in the defense of the island of Iwo Jima, kusuo Kitamura won the gold medal in the mens 1500 meter freestyle swimming race
4. 160th Regiment State Armory – The Wallis Annenberg Building is a building located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1912 and designed by architect J. W. Wollett and it seated 1,800 for the event. It also served as a hall and ballroom during the early-. In 1947, the armory was converted into a bowling alley and it later served as a roller derby venue. The building is currently an annex of the California Science Center, serving as the Science Center School and the Amgen Center for Science Learning since 2004
5. Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills is a residential community and affluent neighborhood in the South region of Los Angeles, California. It is located in the namesake Baldwin Hills range overlooking the Los Angeles Basin and it is bordered on the west by Culver City and it shares the eastern border of Crenshaw Boulevard with Leimert Park. The Baldwin Hills ZIP Code is 90008 and the area code is 323. Baldwin Hills starts at Martin Luther King Boulevard going up to the base of the hills of Baldwin Hills Estates, Baldwin Hills from Martin Luther King Blvd on the North, Marlton Avenue on the East, La Brea Avenue of the West and Baldwin Hills Estates on the South. The landform Baldwin Hills have long been drilled for petroleum with active oil wells in the mid-hills along La Cienega Boulevard, as the oil fields close, some of the otherwise undeveloped land is being acquired by agencies for the publics benefit. The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is a major jewel enhancing the community with park activities, the headwaters of Ballona Creek are in the hills and park which then flows west into the Santa Monica Bay. Lucky Baldwin, Baldwin Hills and other surrounding geography are named for the famous 19th century horse racing and land development pioneer, Elias J. Lucky Baldwin. Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera, historic early 19th century eastern hills Rancho land grant. Sanchez Adobe de Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera, the adobe was once the center of the rancho. In the 1920s, an addition was built linking the structures, Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes, original early 19th century western section Rancho land grant. Olympic Village, View Park, close to Baldwin Hills, was the site of the very first Olympic Village ever built, for the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. Built for male only, the village consisted of several hundred buildings, including post and telegraph offices, an amphitheater, a hospital, a fire department. Female athletes were housed at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, the Olympic Village was demolished after the Summer Olympic Games. 1963 Baldwin Hills Dam disaster, see disasters below and it includes the so-called Dons, winding streets with modernistic homes and modern low-rise condominiums with panoramic views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. It has creative street names as Don Luis, Don Felipe, Don Lorenzo, Don Miguel, Don Ortega, the neighborhood is characterized by hillside houses with swimming pools, and modern condominiums. Baldwin Vista is north of Coliseum Street and west of the thoroughfare, La Brea Boulevard, with slightly smaller homes. Village Green, originally named Baldwin Hills Village and within Baldwin Vista, is a historic Mid-Century modern garden city developed by Walter H. Leimert multi-family residential and it was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2001. The units are now condominiums on very spacious grounds, attracting seniors, young families, Baldwin Village, since 1990 the city has promoted use of the official name Baldwin Village. Located in Baldwin Hills northeastern, flat section, between King Drive and La Brea Avenue and it consists largely of two-story apartment complex buildings of ten or more units, often originally surrounding a swimming pool and gardens, built in the late 1950s
6. Brentwood, Los Angeles – Brentwood is an affluent neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles, California. It is the home of seven private and two public schools, originally part of a Mexican land grant, the neighborhood began its modern development in the 1880s and hosted part of the pentathlon in the 1932 Summer Olympics. It was the site of the 1994 O. J. Simpson murder case, Brentwood is also home to many celebrities such as actors and actresses. Brentwood was part of the Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica, Modern development began after the establishment of the 600-acre Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors in the 1880s. A small community sprang up outside that facilitys west gate, taking on the name Westgate, annexed by the City of Los Angeles on June 14,1916, Westgates 49 square miles included large parts of what is now the Pacific Palisades and a small portion of todays Bel-Air. Westgate Avenue is one of the last reminders of that namesake, the Sunset Fields Golf Club, known as the Brentwood Country Club since 1941, hosted the running part of the modern pentathlon event in the 1932 Summer Olympics. The preceding statement is incorrect and caused by a confusion of Olympic events & locations, Brentwood Country Club was known as Brentwood Country Club at the time of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. It appears as Brentwood Country Club at 590 Burlingame Avenue in the Los Angeles City Directory for 1933, a 1927 Los Angeles Times article describes the beginning of construction on Sunset Fields Golf Course near Crenshaw Boulevard between Vernon Avenue and Santa Barbara Avenue. The book, Leimert Park, states, The Sunset Fields Golf Course in Leimert Park was also the location of another official Olympic venue, the close proximity of the Olympic games to the neighboring community of Leimert Park brought much attention to the development. The Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles,1932 - Official Report says, The Cross Country Run of the Modern Pentathlon was held at 9,00 A. M. on the course of Sunset Fields Golf Club of Los Angeles. The remainder involved the climbing of a steep hill, to the level of the Olympic Village, thence down a narrow draw by a winding path. The start and finish were a short distance in front of the clubhouse, the confusion may have arisen because part of the route of the Equestrian Cross Country portion of Modern Pentathlon may have crossed Brentwood Country Club. This event used the route of Phase D of the Cross Country portion of the Equestrian Three-Day Event competition, as in 1932, the address of Brentwood Country Club of Los Angeles is still 590 South Burlingame Avenue. This building was the establishing shot for the Mar Vista Rest Home that provided a key scene in the 1974 film Chinatown. Within minutes, Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60 mph sent burning brush aloft, more than 300 police officers helped evacuate 3,500 residents during the 12-hour fire, and some 2,500 firefighters battled the blaze, pumping water from neighborhood swimming pools to douse flames. Pockets of the fire smoldered for several days, even as firefighters battled what was to become a Bel Air disaster, another fire erupted in Santa Ynez Canyon to the west. That blaze was contained the next day after consuming nearly 10,000 acres and nine structures and burning to within a mile of Bel Air, Brentwood was the site of the 1994 stabbing death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, outside Simpsons Bundy Drive condominium. Nicoles ex-husband, football player and actor O. J, Simpson, was acquitted of the murders, but was later found liable for the deaths in a civil trial
7. California State Route 1 – State Route 1 is a major north-south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U. S. state of California. At a total of just over 655.8 miles, it is the longest state route in California, Highway 1 has several portions designated as either Pacific Coast Highway, Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Highway, or Coast Highway. Its southern terminus is at Interstate 5 near Dana Point in Orange County, Highway 1 also at times runs concurrently with US101, most notably through a 54-mile stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and across the Golden Gate Bridge. The highway is designated as an All-American Road, SR1 was built piecemeal in various stages, with the first section opening in the Big Sur region in the 1930s. However, portions of the route had several names and numbers over the years as more segments opened and it was not until the 1964 state highway renumbering that the entire route was officially designated as Highway 1. Highway 1 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System and is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System, however, only a few stretches between Los Angeles and San Francisco have officially been designated as a scenic highway. The Big Sur section from San Luis Obispo to Carmel is an official National Scenic Byway, the entire route is designated as a Blue Star Memorial Highway to recognize those in the United States armed forces. In Southern California, the California Legislature has designated the segment between Interstate 5 in Dana Point and US101 near Oxnard as the Pacific Coast Highway, the legislature has also designated the route as the Shoreline Highway between the Manzanita Junction near Marin City and Leggett. Smaller segments of the highway have been assigned other names by the state. The legislature has relinquished state control of segments within Dana Point, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, and Oxnard. The route annually helps bring several billion dollars to the tourism industry. Segments of Highway 1 range from a rural road to an urban freeway. Because of the former, long distance thru traffic traveling between the metropolitan areas are instead advised to use faster routes such as US101 or I-5. At its southernmost end in Orange County, Highway 1 terminates at I-5 in Capistrano Beach in Dana Point and it then travels west into the city center. After leaving Dana Point, Highway 1 continues northwest along the coast through Laguna Beach, Highway 1 then enters Newport Beach, where it is known as simply Coast Highway. Upon entering Huntington Beach, Highway 1 regains the Pacific Coast Highway designation and it passes Huntington State Beach and the southern terminus of California State Route 39 before reaching Bolsa Chica State Beach and the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. PCH then continues along the coast into Seal Beach, the city on its journey in Orange County. PCH enters Los Angeles County and the city of Long Beach after crossing the San Gabriel River, Highway 1 then continues northwest through the city to its junction with Lakewood Boulevard and Los Coyotes Diagonal at the Los Alamitos Circle, more than 2 miles from the coast
8. California State Route 118 – State Route 118 is a state highway in the U. S. state of California that begins running west to east through Ventura and Los Angeles counties in southern California. It travels from the edge of Ventura immediately northwest of Saticoy, then through Saticoy. Route 118 crosses the Santa Susana Pass and the rim of the San Fernando Valley along its route. The freeway portion of Route 118 between Moorpark and Lake View Terrace was originally named the Simi Valley-San Fernando Valley Freeway before it was designated as the Ronald Reagan Freeway in 1994. SR118 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System and is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System, however, it is not a scenic highway as defined by Caltrans. SR118 has two sections, which connect at the intersection with State Route 23. The western section of SR118 goes through the rural areas of Ventura County. The highway continues southeast before intersecting Santa Clara Avenue, where Los Angeles Avenue turns east, in the community of Somis, SR118 intersects SR34. The road continues into Moorpark, where it intersects SR23, after about 1.25 miles, SR118 and SR23 come to a freeway interchange, where SR118 continues north, and SR23 continues south. The eastern section is a freeway that starts in the cities of Moorpark and Simi Valley. The SR118 freeway initially travels north, but quickly turns east, passing near Moorpark College, SR118 continues through Simi Valley before entering Corriganville Regional Park and crossing into Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles city limits. The freeway has an HOV lane between here and Interstate 5, in Los Angeles, SR118 passes through Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park before passing through Chatsworth and interchanging with SR27. SR118 subsequently goes through Porter Ranch and Granada Hills before intersecting with I-405, following this, SR118 goes through Pacoima before terminating at an interchange with I-210. The original routing across the Arroyo Seco ran along La Cañada Verdugo Road, in 1957, the first segment of the Foothill Freeway was completed between Montana and Cañada Streets in Pasadena and Foothill Blvd and Michigan Avenue in La Cañada. SR118 ran along this freeway until 1974, when the current Foothill Freeway alignment over the Arroyo Seco was completed further to the south. SR118 was then truncated to its current terminus with I-210 near San Fernando, before the freeway was built, the route went through Simi Valley on Los Angeles Avenue and Kuehner Drive, then crossed into the San Fernando Valley on Santa Susana Pass Road. The eastern segment used Devonshire Street through the San Fernando Valley, then cut through San Fernando along Brand, during the 1932 Summer Olympics, it hosted part of the road cycling event. The SR118 freeway begun construction in 1968 and the last section of freeway opened in 1979, the segment of freeway between Balboa Boulevard and Tampa Avenue was one of the last freeway segments to be built in the Los Angeles area
9. California State Route 232 – State Route 232 is a state highway in Ventura County, California. It serves as a connector between US101, and SR118, SR232 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System. It starts on Vineyard Avenue at the U. S. Route 101 interchange near the Martinez Shopping Center, SR232 leaves the Oxnard city limits and ends at Los Angeles Avenue. At the 1932 Summer Olympics near Los Angeles, it hosted part of the cycling event when it was Vineyard Avenue. Route 154 was defined in 1933 from El Rio to Saticoy, by 2014, the route was redefined to start at US101, eliminating the part in Oxnard that had been relinquished. According to the 2003 Caltrans District 7 Master System Plan Status Map, except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, M indicates a second realignment, L refers an overlap due to a correction or change, segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The entire route is in Ventura County, California Roads portal California Highways, SR232 California @ AARoads. com - State Route 232 Caltrans, Route 232 highway conditions 2003 Caltrans District 7 Master System Plan Status Map
10. Elysian Park, Los Angeles – Elysian Park is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, encompassing Chavez Ravine, with a mostly a low-income community of 2, 600+ people. The southeastern corner of the park is near the Los Angeles River at the location where the Portolá expedition gave the river its name in 1769. The first Europeans to see areas of California camped near this spot on August 2. The park is the second largest park in Los Angeles at 600 acres and it is also the citys oldest park, founded in 1886 by the Elysian Park Enabling Ordinance. It hosted shooting as well as the part of the modern pentathlon event for the 1932 Summer Olympics. In 1964 the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park was founded to prevent the City of Los Angeles from constructing the Municipal Convention Center on 62 acres of park land, in 1968, it hosted a hippie Love-In. The Figueroa Street Tunnels take northbound State Route 110 through the park, the district is bisected near its southern tip by the Arroyo Seco Parkway, and it shares a border with Chinatown. Solano Canyon was also an old name for a ravine in the Hollywood Hills that was later named Runyon Canyon, in 2008 the city estimated that the population had increased to 2,659. The median age for residents was 31, about average for Los Angeles, the neighborhood was moderately diverse ethnically, and the percentage of Asians was comparatively high. The breakdown was Latinos,47. 6%, Asians,43. 4%, whites,3. 1%, blacks,2. 1%, and others,3. 7%. China and Mexico were the most common places of birth for the 54. 4% of the residents who were born abroad, a high figure compared to rest of the city. The median yearly income in 2008 dollars was $28,263, low for Los Angeles. The average household size of 3.1 people was high for the city of Los Angeles, renters occupied 81. 9% of the housing stock, and house- or apartment owners 18. 1%. Thirteen percent of the neighborhood residents aged 25 and older had earned a degree by 2000. The schools operating within the Elysian Park neighborhood borders are, Cathedral High School and it was founded by Archbishop John Joseph Cantwell as the first Los Angeles Archdiocesan high school for boys in fall 1925. The Christian Brothers have operated the school since its opening and it was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument number 281 in 1984. Solano Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD,615 Solano Avenue, in 1955, the school, which then had 230 pupils, was honored as one of the 221 schools given a California Distinguished School award. The Los Angeles Times reported that, At Solano Avenue Elementary School, parents chip in, teachers stick around for years, children learn, and the surrounding community claims it for their own