city in southern California, U.S., founded 1781; the modern name is short for the original, given variously as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles or El Pueblo de la Reyna de los Ángeles.
City in southern California, sprawling over nearly five hundred square miles.
Note: Second most populous city in the United States.
Note: A center of the entertainment industry; Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles.
Note: Los Angeles suffers from serious smog pollution created by industry and large numbers of automobiles.
Note: The scene of the Watts Riots in 1965 and of another serious riot in 1992, triggered by the acquittal of white police officers accused of beating an African-American man named Rodney King.