Tomaso Anthony Milone is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization. He played in Major League Baseball for the Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets. Born and raised in Saugus, Milone attended Saugus High School, where he was a standout as a pitcher and hitter. Milone won All-State honors twice, was the Foothill Player of the Year his senior season, in which he hit.474 and threw a perfect game, finishing the year with a 9-2 record and a 1.04 ERA. Milone attended the University of Southern California, playing for the USC Trojans baseball team; as a freshman, Milone was named the number two starter in the rotation and went 7-4 with a 4.94 ERA in 16 starts. In his sophomore season, Milone struggled, going 3-7 with a 6.17 ERA. His junior season would prove to be his best, Milone went 6-6 with a 3.51 ERA and was the number one starter in the rotation. In the summer, Milone competed for the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Chatham A's, won the B.
F. C. Whitehouse Award, given to the best pitcher in the league. Milone finished the summer 6-1 with a 2.92 ERA. Milone was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 10th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Milone made his major league debut on September 2011, against the New York Mets. Milone struck out Angel Pagan of the New York Mets for his first career strikeout, hit a three-run home run on the first pitch of his first Major League at bat, becoming the 27th player in major league history to do so, he left the game after pitching one-third innings. On December 23, 2011, Milone was traded with A. J. Cole, Derek Norris and Brad Peacock to the Oakland Athletics for Gio González and Robert Gilliam. Milone started the regular season in the #3 starting rotation spot behind Brandon McCarthy and Bartolo Colon. Milone was the only starting pitcher in the A's rotation to last all season without getting injured and had started the most games for the A's during the 2012 season, he pitched his first complete game of his career on June 20 defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Milone had started game 2 of the ALDS, but the A's had lost to a no decision in the bottom of the 9th inning. Milone finished the season with a 13–10 record and with 137 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.74 Milone was optioned to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats on August 3, 2013. Milone finished the season with 12 wins in 28 games, 26 of them starts. Milone started the 2014 season in the A's rotation as the fifth starter. Despite owning a record of 6-3 and a 3.55 ERA in 16 starts, Milone was sent down to AAA. After his demotion he demanded a trade. On July 31, 2014, the Athletics traded Milone to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Sam Fuld. Milone started in five games for the Twins before being shut down with a neck injury. Milone had a bounce back season in 2015 going 9-5 with a 3.92 ERA in 128.2 innings. Milone struggled in 2016 going 3–5 with a 5.12 ERA and after the season he declined being outrighted to Triple-A Rochester by electing free agency. On December 14, 2016, Milone signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
He was designated for assignment on May 1, 2017, when the team purchased the contract of Rob Scahill. With the Brewers he was 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA. On May 7, 2017, the New York Mets claimed Milone off waivers. With the Mets, he was 0-3 with a 8.56 ERA. In 2017 between the two teams, right-handed batters had a higher batting average against him.348, than against all other MLB pitchers in 30 or more innings. On December 20, 2017, the Washington Nationals signed Milone to a minor league contract, with an invite to spring training. On July 26, 2018, he was called up in place of Stephen Strasburg in the rotation. Milone was reassigned to the bullpen on August 18. On September 4, Milone was outrighted off the roster. For the season he was 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA. He declared free agency on October 2, 2018. On December 6, 2018, Milone signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners. Milone's four-seam fastball ranges from 87–89 mph, he complements it with a cutter and changeup, as well as a rare two-seam fastball.
Milone's repertoire against left-handed hitters tends to be fastball-cutter-curveball, while against right-handers it is fastball-changeup-cutter. He uses his changeup in 2-strike counts against righties, his curve is his best swing-and-miss pitch with a whiff rate of about 33%. Milone has shown good control early in his career, with a walk rate under 2 per 9 innings. Milone married Tina Sarnecki, they welcomed their first child, daughter Mia, in July 2016. List of players with a home run in first major league at-bat Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference USC Trojans bio Tommy Milone on Twitter
Harry Carey (actor)
Henry DeWitt Carey II was an American actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars. One of his best known performances is as the President of the Senate in the drama film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he was the father of Harry Carey Jr., a prominent actor. Carey was born in the New York, a son of Henry DeWitt Carey. A prominent lawyer and judge of the New York Supreme Court, his wife Ella J.. He grew up on Bronx. Carey was a cowboy, railway superintendent, author and playwright, he attended Hamilton Military Academy studied law at New York University. When a boating accident led to pneumonia, he wrote a play, while recuperating and toured the country performing in it for three years, his play was successful, but Carey lost it all when his next play was a failure. In 1911, his friend Henry B. Walthall introduced him to director D. W. Griffith, with whom Carey would make many films. Carey's Broadway credits include But Not Goodbye, Ah, Heavenly Express.
Carey first appeared in a film in 1908. He was contracted to make four films—not only acting but doing his own stunt work, he is best remembered as one of the first stars of the Western film genre. In 1909, Carey began working for the Biograph Company. In 1911, he was signed by D. W. Griffith, his first film for Griffith was a sea story. One of his most popular roles was as the good-hearted outlaw Cheyenne Harry; the Cheyenne Harry franchise spanned two decades, from A Knight of the Range to Aces Wild. Carey starred in Straight Shooting. Carey's rugged frame and craggy features were well suited to outdoor adventures; when sound films arrived, Carey displayed an assured, gritty baritone voice that suited his rough-hewn screen personality. He was the logical choice for the title role in MGM's outdoor jungle epic Trader Horn. By this time Carey in his fifties, was too mature for most leading roles, the only starring roles that he was offered were in low-budget westerns and serials, he soon settled into a comfortable career as a memorable character actor.
Among his other notable roles were that of M/Sgt. Robert White, crew chief of the bomber "Mary Ann" in the 1943 Howard Hawks film Air Force and Mr. Melville, the cattle buyer, in Hawks's Red River. Carey made his Broadway stage debut in Heavenly Express with John Garfield. Carey married at least twice and a third time. Census records for 1910 indicate; some references state that he was married to an actress named Fern Foster. His last marriage was in 1920 to actress Olive Fuller Golden, "daughter of John Fuller Golden, one of the greatest of the vaudevillians." Harry and Olive were together until his death in 1947. They purchased a 1,000-acre ranch in Saugus, north of Los Angeles, turned into Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in 2005; the Careys had a daughter. Harry Carey, Jr. nicknamed Dobe, who would become a character actor, most famous for his roles in westerns. Father and son both appear in the 1948 film, Red River, mother and son are both featured in 1956's The Searchers. A long-time cigar smoker, Harry Carey died in 1947 from coronary thrombosis, at the age of 69, believed to have been aggravated by a bite from a black widow spider a month earlier.
He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery in the family mausoleum in the New York. For his contributions to the film industry, Harry Carey has a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1521 Vine Street; the star was dedicated February 8, 1960. In the 1948 John Ford film, 3 Godfathers, Carey is remembered at the beginning of the film and dubbed "Bright Star of the early western sky..." As an homage to him, John Wayne held his right elbow with his left hand in the closing shot of The Searchers, imitating a stance Carey himself used in his films. According to Wayne, both he and Carey's widow Olive wept. In 1976, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1987, his name was emblazoned along the Walk of the Western Stars on Main Street in Old Town Newhall in Santa Clarita, California. List of actors with Academy Award nominations Harry Carey on IMDb Harry Carey at the Internet Broadway Database Harry Carey at Find a Grave Harry Carey at Virtual History Finding aid authors: Mary Downs and John Murphy.
"Harry Carey papers". Prepared for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Provo, UT. Retrieved May 16, 2016
Santa Clarita Valley
The Santa Clarita Valley is part of the upper watershed of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre Rancho San Francisco Mexican land grant. Located in Los Angeles County, its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita which includes the communities of Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia. Adjacent unincorporated communities include Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Val Verde, the new master planned community of Newhall Ranch; the Santa Clarita Valley is bordered by the Lake Piru area, including the community of Val Verde, Los Padres National Forest, Castaic Lake to the northwest, Sierra Pelona Mountains and Angeles National Forest to the north and northeast, San Gabriel Mountains to the east and southeast, Santa Susana Mountains to the south and southwest, Ventura County and the Santa Clara River Valley to the west. To the west-northwest lies the Topatopa Mountains. Santa Clarita Valley is connected to a wide array of other nearby valleys: the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Basin via Newhall Pass to the south.
Downstream lies the Santa Clara River Valley, given the moniker Heritage Valley by the tourism bureau representing Piru and Santa Paula. Upstream is Soledad Canyon which contains the communities of Vincent, Acton and Agua Dulce; the Santa Clara River was named by Spanish explorers for Claire of Assisi. The valley became known as "little Santa Clara" in deference to the Northern California mission and city of Santa Clara, California. In time, "little Santa Clara" became "Santa Clarita." Santa Clarita Valley is about 20 miles from the Burbank Bob Hope Airport, about 35 miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport. It is home to the 262-acre theme park Six Flags Magic Mountain and the gated waterpark Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, it offers a variety of family-oriented activity centers such as the Mountasia Family Fun Center, Copper Horse Riding Ranch and the Ice Station Valencia and shopping centers, golf courses and theaters, luxurious day spas, outdoor recreation areas like Castaic Lake, Placerita Canyon, Towsley Canyon Park, as well as acres of parkland, animal sanctuaries like the Gentle Barn and Gibbon Conservation Center, over 70 miles of paseos and trails for hiking and biking, more.
Santa Clarita is home to a number of historical sites, such as the oil drilling town Mentryville, Walk of Western Stars, William S. Hart Ranch and Museum. Santa Clarita Valley has a rich Western heritage, since 1994, it has hosted an annual Cowboy Festival, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year; the Santa Clarita Valley is home to many school districts such as Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, Castaic Union School District, Newhall School District, Saugus Union School District, Sulphur Springs School District, William S. Hart Union High School District, with several elementary, junior high, high schools within these districts. Many of these schools in these districts have been awarded with the California Distinguished and National Blue Ribbon School Award; the Santa Clarita Valley includes three colleges. One is a private university called The California Institute of the Arts, otherwise known as CalArts and is located in Valencia. CalArts is run by President Ravi Rajan; the second college is College of the Canyons, a public two-year community college that operates within the Santa Clarita Community College District.
The colleges main campus is located in Valencia with a smaller satellite campus located in Canyon Country. Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook is president of the college and chancellor of the Santa Clarita Community College District; the Master's University is a private Christian college located in Santa Clarita Valley. Santa Clarita, California Placerita Canyon State Park Newhall Pass Rancho San Francisco Disney—Golden Oak Ranch Monogram Movie Ranch—Melody Ranch Santa Susana Mountains Santa Clara River Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society website
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. 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 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, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
Mandy Gonzalez is an American actress and singer, best known for her leading roles on Broadway. She originated the role of Nina Rosario in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of the musical In the Heights. In 2010 and 2011, she played Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked. On September 6, 2016, she assumed the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway production of Hamilton. Gonzalez was raised in California's Santa Clarita Valley, her father is Mexican and her mother is Jewish. Gonzalez attended Saugus High School in California, she attended the California Institute of the Arts for one year. Gonzalez worked as a background singer for Bette Midler's Millennium Tour. After that she moved to New York City, where she worked as a coat check attendant while attending open calls. Prior to her appearances on Broadway, Gonzalez appeared in the off-Broadway production of Eli's Comin', a musical, based on the lyrics and music of songwriter Laura Nyro that ran off-Broadway in 2001. Gonzalez won an Obie Award for her performance.
In 2001, Gonzalez made her debut on Broadway in the role of Princess Amneris in the Tim Rice/Elton John musical Aida as the standby for Idina Menzel. In 2002, she played the role of Sarah in the short-lived Broadway musical Dance of the Vampires, she returned to Aida as Amneris, opposite Toni Braxton and Will Chase. In 2005, she appeared in the Broadway musical Lennon, based on the life of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, She played multiple roles, including Lennon himself; the show played a limited 91 performances on Broadway. Gonzalez starred as Nina Rosario in the original Broadway cast of In the Heights. Gonzalez created the role of Nina in the show's Off-Broadway production and received a Drama Desk Award for her portrayal. Gonzalez had been offered the role of Elphaba on the first national tour of Wicked, which she would have taken over from Shoshana Bean in January 2007. In 2010, the opportunity arose for her to play Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, she replaced Dee Roscioli on March 23, 2010.
Not long into her run as the green witch, she won the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Female Replacement. On January 30, 2011, she gave her final performance in the role, after which she was replaced by Teal Wicks. Gonzalez had appeared in the ensemble in one of the musical's first readings. In September 2016, she joined the Broadway cast of Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler Church, replacing Renée Elise Goldsberry. Gonzalez appeared on television in The Good Wife, Third Watch, Guiding Light, Madam Secretary, her films include Across the Pieter Gaspersz' After. In 2016, Gonzalez starred in the ABC thriller Quantico playing the recurring role of Agent Susan Coombs. Gonzalez can be heard on the original Broadway cast recording of In the Heights and in the Disney animated film Mulan II as the singing voice of Su, she released her first solo album, Fearless, on October 20, 2017. The title song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and star of In the Heights and Hamilton; the song "Fearless" tells the story of how her parents fell in love as pen-pals during the Vietnam War, of the #FearlessSquad.
The album's seven tracks include songs written by Bill Sherman, Jennifer Nettles, Tom Kitt. It includes an acoustic version of her signature In The Heights song "Breathe", a remake of the classic song "Que Sera, Sera", "Life Is Sweet", a duet with Christopher Jackson her In the Heights and Hamilton co-star and longtime friend. Gonzalez debuted her solo show titled Fearless, at the Cafe Carlyle for two weeks from October 24 to November 4, 2017, she performed songs from her album as well as many others. Many of her In the Heights friends visited onstage, such as Karen Olivo, Janet Dacal, Priscilla Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Christopher Jackson joined her as an opening night surprise. On May 4, 2017, Gonzalez started a social media group on Twitter and Instagram called the Fearless Squad, as an online movement open to anyone who embraces its defined moral rules: Gonzalez named the title track of her first album, Fearless, in honor of the group. Mandy Gonzalez Will Fly Into Wicked in March Mandy Gonzalez Joins WICKED on Broadway as Elphaba Mar. 23!
Articles from the Daily News Wicked's Mandy Gonzalez Is'That Girl' With Broadway.com Audience Award Win "Mandy Gonzalez credits". Broadway World. Archived from the original on 2008-10-23. Official website
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Los Angeles County, California
Los Angeles County the County of Los Angeles, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of the U. S. state of California, is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2017. As such, it is the largest non–state level government entity in the United States, its population is larger than that of 41 individual U. S. states. It is the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world, with a Nominal GDP of over $700 billion—larger than the GDPs of Belgium and Taiwan, it has 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas and, at 4,083 square miles, it is larger than the combined areas of Delaware and Rhode Island. The county is home to more than one-quarter of California residents and is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U. S, its county seat, Los Angeles, is California's most populous city and the nation's second largest city with about 4 million people. Los Angeles County is one of the original counties of California, created at the time of statehood in 1850.
The county included parts of what are now Kern, San Bernardino, Inyo, Tulare and Orange counties. In 1851 and 1852, Los Angeles County stretched from the coast to the border of Nevada; as the population increased, sections were split off to organize San Bernardino County in 1853, Kern County in 1866, Orange County in 1889. Prior to the 1870s, Los Angeles County was divided into townships, many of which were amalgamations of one or more old ranchos, they were: Azusa El Monte Azusa and El Monte Townships were merged for the 1870 census. City of Los Angeles Los Angeles Township Los Nietos San Jose San Gabriel Santa Ana. For the 1870 census, Annaheim district was enumerated separately. San Juan. San Pedro. Tejon When Kern County was formed, the portion of the township remaining in Los Angeles County became Soledad Township According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 4,751 square miles, of which 4,058 square miles is land and 693 square miles is water. Los Angeles County borders 70 miles of coast on the Pacific Ocean and encompasses mountain ranges, forests, lakes and desert.
The Los Angeles River, Rio Hondo, the San Gabriel River and the Santa Clara River flow in Los Angeles County, while the primary mountain ranges are the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains. The western extent of the Mojave Desert begins in the Antelope Valley, in the northeastern part of the county. Most of the population of Los Angeles County is located in the south and southwest, with major population centers in the Los Angeles Basin, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley. Other population centers are found in the Santa Clarita Valley, Pomona Valley, Crescenta Valley and Antelope Valley; the county is divided west-to-east by the San Gabriel Mountains, which are part of the Transverse Ranges of southern California, are contained within the Angeles National Forest. Most of the county's highest peaks are in the San Gabriel Mountains, including Mount San Antonio 10,068 feet ) at the Los Angeles-San Bernardino county lines, Mount Baden-Powell 9,399 feet, Mount Burnham 8,997 feet and Mount Wilson 5,710 feet.
Several lower mountains are in the northern and southwestern parts of the county, including the San Emigdio Mountains, the southernmost part of Tehachapi Mountains and the Sierra Pelona Mountains. Los Angeles County includes San Clemente Island and Santa Catalina Island, which are part of the Channel Islands archipelago off the Pacific Coast. East: Eastside, San Gabriel Valley, portions of the Pomona Valley West: Westside, Beach Cities South: South Bay, South Los Angeles, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Gateway Cities, Los Angeles Harbor Region North: San Fernando Valley, Crescenta Valley, portions of the Conejo Valley, portions of the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley Central: Downtown Los Angeles, Mid-Wilshire, Northeast Los Angeles Angeles National Forest Los Padres National Forest Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Los Angeles County had a population of 9,818,605 in the 2010 United States Census; the racial makeup of Los Angeles County was 4,936,599 White, 1,346,865 Asian, 856,874 African American, 72,828 Native A